We all know that it is worth it to get into the modeling business, but there are some models that prove that they can not only make a living of it, but they can make a real fortune. Forbes magazine came up with a list of the models who received the highest payments this year.

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

This year the supermodel received a bit over $42 million. This is $3 million less than last year and still she is on the top of the list for the seventh time. However, we have to add that recently she had some gigs at Chanel, David Yurman, H&M, and Pantene that will definitely increase her incomes.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

The second best paid model of the year is Miranda Kerr with only $7.2 million. Although her incomes are somewhat disappointing, she is still young so she has time to reach the top. She is the current face of Mango and she is also the founder of Kora Organics.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima is the third on the list of the best paid models. She is known for having deals mostly with lingerie retailers, like MiuMiu and Donna Karan. These gigs brought her about $6 million this year.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Although some people say that modeling is a short career, it looks like she is determined to prove them wrong. Even though she is already 39 years old, she is constantly getting jobs from well-known designers such as Versace, Vogue Eyewear, Rimmel London, and Liu-Jo. These gigs, among others, brought her no less than $5.7 million.

Liu Wen

Liu Wen

The total earnings of the Chinese beauty sum up to $4.3 million. Her most profitable gigs were the ones with Tiffany & Co., Roberto Cavalli, and Estee Lauder. We can also expect to see her in the H&M catalogues this year.

Hilary Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda

The Chinese model is followed closely by Hilary Rhoda. In fact both she and Carolyn Murphy managed to gather $6 million this year, all this thanks to Estee Lauder.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

She is new to the Forbes list. This year she got $3.5 million. Although she is a newcomer that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t expect to hear from her in the future.

All these numbers might make you reconsider the modeling business. Even though it comes with a lot of sacrifices, it has some perks too …such as finding fast a rich husband.

Photo Credit: (http://www.forbes.com)

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