THEY are the queens of the catwalk worth a combined €129 million a year.
The new Forbes list of the 21 highest paid models in the world has revealed that some of the globe’s most beautiful women command salaries that would make even some of the top footballing stars envious.
In fact these super-rich supermodels can boast multi-million pound pay packets along with their gorgeously toned bodies.
Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen heads the annual rankings, raking in a whopping €38.8 million in earnings last year – and claiming the top spot on the list for the ninth year running.
That’s despite retiring from the catwalk earlier this year.
The 35-year-old mum of two has made her loot thanks to a string of contracts, including posing in sports bras for fitness brand Under Armour, as well as advertising perfume for Chanel.
A former Victoria’s Secret Angel who began modelling aged 14, she also boasts lucrative contracts with brands like Isabel Marant, Stuart Weiztman and Balenciaga.
She recently bought a luxury 14,000 acre estate in Massachusetts, US, with American football star hubby Tom Brady, 38.
In fact she is so wealthy that while 1990s supermodel Linda Evangelista’s famously bragged that she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day, Forbes estimates that Gisele does not get out of bed for less than €106,600 a day.
British beauty Cara Delevingne came second in the Forbes list making a tidy €7.8million last year.
And the 23-year-old has raced up the rankings after only entering the list last year – making €2.7million in 2013.
Cara, who is currently dating singer St Vincent, 32, has made a mint modelling for the likes of Burberry, H&M, DKNY, Yves Saint Laurent and TAG Heuer.
She recently began an acting career too, starring in the movie Paper Towns.
But she has denied reports that she is giving up strutting her stuff on the catwalk for Hollywood saying: “I’m not stopping modelling.”
Cara’s annual earnings have now overtaken fellow Brit Kate Moss who made just €6.1million last year, though with an eye-watering €75.5million fortune in the bank the 41-year-old is still the nation’s wealthiest model.
Other well-known names appearing on the list include Dutch-English model Lara Stone.
The 31-year-old, who scooped €4.4million, divorced comedian David Walliams, 44, earlier this month.
Brazilian Adriana Lima, 34, secured third spot in the Forbes list earning €7.8million while Aussie siren Miranda Kerr, 32, was sixth with €4.8million.
Also flashing the cash is Kate Upton, 23, famous for her cleavage baring poses for the Game of War franchise grabbing a tidy €3 million.
Kim Kardashian’s little sister Kendall Jenner, 19, also made her first appearance on the list swelling her bank balance by a €3.4million thanks to work with Givenchy, Fendi, Calvin Klein and Topshop.
TOP 21 MODEL EARNERS
1 Gisele Bundchen €38.8m
2 Cara Delevingne €7.8m
3 Adriana Lima €7.8m
4 Doutzen Kroes €6.6m
5 Natalia Vodianova €6.1m
6 Miranda Kerr €4.8m
7 Joan Smalls €4.8m
8 Lara Stone €4.4m
9 Alessandra Ambrosio €4.4m
10 Candice Swanepoel €4.4m
11 Karlie Kloss €4.4m
12 Carolyn Murphy €3.8m
13 Kate Moss €3.8m
14 Liu Wen €3.8m
15 Daria Werbowy €3.8m
16 Kendall Jenner €3.4m
17 Hilary Rhoda €3m
18 Jourdan Dunn €3m
19 Kate Upton €3m
20 Anja Rubik €3m
21 Edita Vilkeviciute €3m
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