Gisele Bundchen tops Forbes model list
The Brazilian supermodel earns a whopping income well above her catwalking co-stars, including Australia's Miranda Kerr.PT1M49S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-3dyes 620 349 August 19, 2014
Miranda Kerr is the equal-third most highly paid model in the world, according to rankings released today by Forbes magazine.
Kerr, who was ranked second on last year's list, tied in third spot with Kate Moss, Liu Wen and Kate Upton, each making around $US7 million ($7.57 million) in 2013/14.
None came close to Gisele Bundchen, who earned $US47 million in 2013/14 - about $US16 million more than her American football quarterback husband, Tom Brady.
Miranda Kerr has been described as a "mogul in the making", with the 31-year-old juggling modelling, writing self-help books and even designing skincare products and fine china teaware.
Bundchen has taken home $US386 million from modelling since 2001 and has lucrative contracts with global brands Chanel and H&M, as well as having deals with beauty brands.
Bundchen also gets a slice of sales from jelly sandals she designs for shoemaker Grendene and is the face of Pantene hair products and Oral-B in Brazil, where she also has her own lingerie line.
Kerr has been described as a "mogul in the making", with the 31-year-old juggling modelling, writing self-help books and even designing skincare products and fine china teaware.
Gisele Bundchen took out top spot on the Forbes list. Photo: AFP
Then there's her complex and often controversial personal life, the son she has with actor Orlando Bloom, three-year-old Flynn, and around four million Twitter followers.
"It's just who I am. I'm a bit of everything. Just like every woman, I have so many facets - there are so many different elements to who I am," Kerr says.
Forbes calculated the earnings from June 2013 to June 2014 for the models and looked at income from cosmetics, endorsements, advertising and fragrance deals.
Victoria's Secret model Doutzen Kroes came in equal-second with $US8 million ($8.66m). Photo: Getty Images
The 21 models on the Forbes list made a combined $US142 million.
Forbes' top-earning models for 2013/14
1. Gisele Bundchen - $US47 million ($50.85m)
=2. Doutzen Kroes - $US8 million ($8.66m)
=2. Adriana Lima - $US8 million ($8.66m)
=3. Kate Moss - $US7 million ($7.57m)
=3. Kate Upton - $US7 million ($7.57m)
=3. Miranda Kerr - $US7 million ($7.57m)
=3. Liu Wen - $US7 million ($7.57m)
=4. Alessandra Ambrosio - $US5 million ($5.41m)
=4. Hilary Rhoda - $US5 million ($5.41m)
=5. Natalie Vodianova - $US4 million ($4.33m)
=5. Carolyn Murphy - $US4 million ($4.33m)
=5. Karlie Kloss - $US4 million ($4.33m)
=5. Jourdan Dunn - $US4 million ($4.33m)