Gisele Bundchen Still Highest-Paid Model Despite Retiring From Runway
By Jackie Willis
Gisele Bundchen may continue to out-earn every supermodel in the fashion world, but newcomer Kendall Jenner has also managed to come up in the ranks on Forbes' list of the highest-earning models.
Even though Bundchen announced her retirement from the runway, she still made $44 million between June 2014 and June 2015. That's more than her husband, Tom Brady, who has a three-year deal with the New England Patriots for $27 million.
Bundchen exchanged the runway for lucrative ad campaigns this year. The 35-year-old Brazilian beauty has modeled for the likes of Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Emilio Pucci, Balenciaga and Under Armour.
The second highest-paid supermodels aren't even making half as much as Bundchen. Cara Delevingne lands the number two spot, having pulled in $9 million for her work on the runway and on the big screen.
Miranda Kerr and Joan Smalls come in at number six with $5.5 million, while Taylor Swift's pal Karlie Kloss also ties with Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio and Lara Stone at number eight, all pulling in $5 million.
When on the runway, Bundchen was certainly a force to be reckoned with, which was was seen during her last catwalk this past April at the Colcci Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Show in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Here's what a model making $44 million looks like walking down a runway: