View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner)

Kendall Jenner – $40 million 

It is somewhat surprising but Kendall Jenner is now the highest paid model in the world. The Kardashian fame has certainly helped. She made more than $10 million in 2019 alone. She sometimes tries to do ballet and engage with her fans even while working. Kendall Jenner is one of the most influential people on Instagram. She has modelled for Estée Lauder, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfeld, among other prominent brands. 
View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele)

2. Gisele Bundchen – $35 million
Gisele Bundchen was the highest paid supermodel in the world since the 90s, until Kendall Jenner recently gained the honor. Gisele is now retired, but she still makes the highest paid list from residual earnings. Gisele has ensured that she grabs the right attention while stacking her bag for more than two decades. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel has been featured in thousands of magazine covers, runways, campaigns and even made a cameo in the classic fashion film, The Devil Wears Prada (2006). 

Rosie Huntington Whitely – $32 million
Rosie Huntington-Whitely several businesses that contribute to her wealth outside of modeling.
She has a series of lingerie and fragrance line department store Marks & Spencers. She also owns and runs a make-up brand. Like many models in the list, Rosie Huntington-Whitely has worked with big brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Elle, Vogue, and DnG. 
View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima)

Adriana Lima – $31 million
Adriana Lima first started modelling professionally after winning a beauty pageant in elementary school. She moved to New York City and officially began her career after coming second at the Ford Supermodel of the World. The Brazilian model is known for being one of the longest-running angels in Victoria’s Secret in history. Adriana has been a Maybelline cosmetics spokesmodel since 2000. 

Cara Delevingne – $31 million
Cara Delevingne recently switched her focus to becoming an actress. She has been a professional model since 2009 when she was only ten years old. Her first agency was Storm Model Management. Cara has been crowned Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards twice. Some big brands that she has worked with include Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Mulberry, and Jason Wu. 
View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid)

Gigi Hadid – $20 million
Gigi Hadid was named the International Model of the Year 2016 by the British Fashion Council. At just 25 years old, she has achieved much more than what models her age have. She has collaborated on projects with big corporates, designer houses, and fashion brands like Maybelline, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW, and Topshop. She used to be on her mom’s reality show when she was younger and she just recently had a baby!
View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Bella 🦋 (@bellahadid)

Bella Hadid – $19 million
Bella Hadid is Gigi’s sister. She is one of the youngest highest paid models in the world. She is the current face of Bulgari, Tag Heuer, and Dior Beauty. The star has over 22 million followers on Instagram. She used to date pop singer “The Weekend”.
View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Joan Smalls (@joansmalls)

Joan Smalls – $19 million
The Puerto Rican star is not a new name in showbiz. She has made a name for herself as a runway expert and always aims to stand out among the bunch. This is probably the reason why she has walked on more runways than her peers. Some of the big brands she has worked with include Estee Lauder, Moschino fragrances, Joe Fresh, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs.