Gisele Bundchen still highest-paid model, leaves Kate Upton and Doutzen Kroes in the dust

By Daniel S Levine,

Gisele Bundchen is by far the highest-paid model in the world, keeping her reign going for over a decade. Even as new beauties like Kate Upton and Doutzen Kroes hit the scene, the Brazilian model is still at the top, even in Forbes’ latest list.

The magazine reported that Bundchen made a stunning $47 million before taxes during the last 12 months. That’s $39 million more than the runners-up, Kroes and Adriana Lima.

Bundchen, 34, is also making $16 million more than her husband, three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady. She has deals with H&M and Chanel, along with her own lines of shoes and lingerie. She is also the current face of Pantene hair products.

Her earnings would also put her among the top-earning actresses. Sandra Bullock was the top-paid actress of the year with $51 million, but Bundchen made more than the No. 2 on that list, Jennifer Lawrence.

Kroes is helped out by her work with Victoria’s Secret and L’Oreal. Lima is also another Victoria’s Secret Angel and has been posing for the company since 2000. Both Lima and Kroes brought in $8 million from the past year.

Kate Moss is also still doing well for herself, reeling in $7 million. Upton also raked in $7 million during her breakout year, which also included a movie role in The Other Woman. She’s also the face of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue models.

Miranda Kerr and Liu Wen also added $7 million. Alessandra Ambrosio and Hilary Rhoda earned $5 million. Natalia Vodianova Carolyn Murphy, Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn made $4 million each.

image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFphoto.com

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