Top 10 Highest Paid Models in 2022

Highest Paid Models:- As soon as we listen to this, the names of international models like Kendal Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Adriana Lima pop our minds. But do you know who is the first one to top the list of highest-paid models in 2022?  If not, we have covered the list from newcomers to retired runway veterans. These are the highest-paid models in the world, according to Forbes.

What would you say if I told you that you could earn $1 million per year from modelling? Well, that’s exactly what happened to some models who signed contracts with Elite Model Management. In fact, they have represented some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss.

This year in 2022, Kendall Jenner has once again ranked on the list of highest-paid models in the world. However, some of the biggest names, such Liu Win and Joan Smalls, are on the list.

The Top 10 Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022:-

    1. Kendall Jenner
    2. Chrissy Teigen 
    3. Gisele Bundchen
    4. Rosie Hungtington
    5. Adriana Lima
    6. Cara Delevinge
    7. Gigi Hadid 
    8. Bella Hadid
    9. Joan Smalls
    10. Liu Wen
    11. Doutzen Kroes

11. Doutzen Kroes – $18 million

Doutzen Kroes - Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022

Doutzen Kroes is number 11 on the list of highest-paid models in 2022. She is a 37-year-old Dutch model and actress who began her modelling career in 2003. Soon, she was recognized and became one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels and modelled for them from 2008 to 2014. Doutzen is one of the highest-paid models, with an estimated income of $8 million, according to Forbes.

Initially, Kroes considered herself a tomboy and never took modelling seriously. However, in n 2003, she sent her photographs to a modelling agency. After two years, the readers of made her the winner of Model Of The Year. She has been the brand ambassador of several brands, including L’Oreal Paris, since 2006. Although her name has made our list of the top 11, the list is incomplete without mentioning her name.

10. Liu Wen- $19 million

LIU WEN - Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022

According to Forbes, the Chinese model Liu Wen is the next highest paid model in 2022. She is the New York Times China’s first bona fide supermodel. Liu is the first Chinese model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In addition, she is the first Asian spokesmodel for Estee Lauder cosmetics. She is currently with The Society Management Company, which handles all her modeling work.

Since her debut, Liu has walked for some of the top names in the industry, such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, and Tom Ford. Besides, she also graced the covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan, V magazine, Vogue China, etc.

9. Joan Smalls – $19 million 

Joan Smalls is the first Latina model to represent Estee Lauder cosmetics. Since then, she has become one of the most popular models in the World. In 2013, Forbes listed her as one of the World’s highest-paid models for the first time at number 8. At the same time, ranked her number 1, and she is currently one of the New Supers and Money Girls.

Born and raised in Puerto Rican, Joan has modelled for top designers and brands such as Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, etc. In addition to walking to some of the biggest runway shows, she also appeared in video cameos. In 2013, Smalls appeared next to Beyonce in the video song Yonce.

8. Bella Hadid – $19 million

Bella Hadid - Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022

We all know the Hadid sisters are famous and ruling the fashion industry. Hence, it’s pretty obvious for them to be on the list. With $19 million, Bella Hadid is 8th gighest paid models in the world. The 25-year-old Model of the year has 55.5 million followers on Instagram. From sleek walking style to effortless street style, Bella has aced it all. In 2022, she is trending on Instagram reels for the dress sprayed on the body during the Coperni runway. Enjoy the reel below!


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Bella is an American model who began her career at the age of 16. Signed with IMG models debuted with New York Fashion Week. In 2017, she broke the record of Doutzen Kroes for most vogue September cover by appearing in five editions.

7. Gigi Hadid – $20 million

The eldest of the Hadid sisters, Gigi Hadid makes around $20 million a year. She has carved a place for herself in the industry since the start of her career. She is one of the most famous supermodels in 2022.

Bella has earned her wealth by appearing in various editorial magazines and campaigns. She has appeared for Vanity Fair, Voge, and Paper Magazines. Her most walked runways are for brands like Chanel and Tommy Hilfiger. As of 2022, another reason for her being in the news is for dating Titanic star Leonardo Di Caprio.

6. Cara Delevinge – $31 million

Cara Delevinge - Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022

At number 6 on the list of highest-paid models in 2022 is Cara Delevinge. She is an English actress, model, and singer who gained popularity as a model in the industry. She made her modeling debut in 2009 and signed with Storm Model Management. In 2012 and 2014, Cara won the Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards.

She has walked the runways for brands like Burberry, Dolce, Gabbana, Jason Wu, etc. As an actor, you can see her in films like Anna Karenina, Paper Towns, and Suicide Squad. As of 2022, she has 42.5 million followers on social media.

5. Adriana Lima – $31 million

The longest-running Victoria’s Secret model, Adriana Lima is the 5th highest paid model in 2022. She is a Brazilian supermodel, spokesmodel of Maybelline cosmetics, and known for Super Bowls and Kia Motors commercials. Lima began her career at the age of 15. She participated in Ford’s Supermodel of the Brazil competition and won the Supermodel of the year in the following year.

Soon she signed with Elite Model Management Company in New York City. This is where her career took off, and she became a well-known name in the industry. In 2016, Lima held second place in Forbe’s top-earning model list.

4. Rosie Hungtinton – $32 million

Rosie Hungtintong - Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022

The 4th on the list of top ten highest-paid models in 2022 is Rosie Huntington. She is an English model and actress best known for her lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret. As an actress, she has done films such as the Transformers series and Mad Max: Fury Road. Earning $32 million, she deserves to be on the checklist.

Rosie has worked for brands such as Burberry, Marks & Spencer, and many others. She has walked the runways for Oscar De La Renta, Louis Vuitton, Versace, etc. In addition, she did ad campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, etc. Popular fashion magazines like Vogue, GQ, and Harper’s Bazar featured her on their cover pages. As of 2022, Rosie has 16.1M followers on Instagram.

3. Gisele Bundchen – $ 35 million

Gisele Bundchen is in the 3rd position on the list of highest-paid models in 2022. Although retired now, she is still one of the top earners in the industry. For more than a decade, she has appeared at the top of the list.

The multitalented Bundchen is a model actress and producer from brazil. She began her career in the 90s, and by 2001 she became one of the World’s highest-paid models. In 2007, she was ranked 16th among the richest women in the entertainment industry. While in 2014, Forbes listed her among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Gisele is known for her several acting credits, such as The Devil Wears Prada, Years of Living Dangerously, etc.

2. Chrissy Teigen – $39 million

Chrissy Teigen - Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022

Chrissy Teigen is an American model and hot-weather girl who is very popular among her fans. However, she worked for a short time as a news anchor. Teigen is one of the hottest weather girls on Instagram and 2nd highest paid model in 2022 on our list. Editorials like Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan have featured her.

In 2020, Chrissy made her professional modeling debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has participated in campaigns for Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Skullcandy headphones, Gap Factory, XOXO, UGG Australia, Rock and Republic, Billabong, Beach Bunny Swimwear, and Nine West Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Chrissy co-hosts the musical competition series Lip Sync Battle and has more than 36 million followers on Instagram.

1. Kendall Jenner – $40 million

Kendall Jenner - Highest Paid Models in the world in 2022

Kendall Jenner is the first and most deserving on the list of the world’s highest-paid models in 2022. Born on 3rd November 1995, she is a famous American model who started modeling as a career at the age of 14. Today Kendall Jenner is one of the highest-paid models in the industry, with $40 million. Recently, she was seen in the popular TV show: Keeping Up With The Kardashian.

Kendall is seen endorsing big brands like Estee Lauder, Forever 21, Prada, and many more. As a model, she has the opportunity to walk in almost every esteemed ramp walk, like, ‘Paris Fashion Week,’ ‘New York Fashion Week,’ and ‘Milan Fashion Week.

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