Gisele Bundchen top-earning model for eighth year
- 19 August 2014
- From the section Entertainment
Gisele Bundchen has been named the top-earning model in the world for an eighth year in a row.
According to Forbes, the Brazilian supermodel took home an estimated $47m (£28m) before taxes and fees, in the last 12 months.
She is by far the biggest earner on the list, with Victoria's Secret stars Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima taking second place with $8m (£4.8m) each.
Bundchen has earned $386m (£231m) from modelling since 2001, said Forbes.
The 34-year-old is married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and has two children.
Forbes claim she made about $16m (£9.5) more than her husband last year.
In addition to modelling for clients including H&M, Chanel and Carolina Herrera, Bundchen also has design deals for underwear and sandals.
Kate Moss made it into fourth place on the list, taking home $7m, as did Kate Upton and Miranda Kerr.
Also in joint fourth is Liu Wen, who became the first Chinese model to walk Victoria's Secret runway.
British models Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn were newcomers to the list, earning $3.5m (£2m) and $4m (£2.4) respectively.
To compile the list, Forbes works out the earnings from June 2013 to June 2014 for the models, examining income from cosmetics, endorsements, advertising and perfume deals.
The list features the 21 highest paid models in the world, who together took home a total of $142m (£85m).