The 19 highest-paid models in the world


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Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss.

Being beautiful means big bucks.


Supermodel Linda Evangelista once said "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day," and it looks as if nothing's changed in modelling.

Models are such business powerhouses today, commanding huge salaries for a single campaign, thanks in part to their personal branding.

Kendall Jenner, the half-sister of reality-TV star Kim Kardashian, has become one the highest-paid models in just one year, and she has millions of followers on social media.

Brands know that if she puts a picture on Instagram or Twitter, she could get the label more exposure than traditional ads.


Modelling for Victoria's Secret gives models a massive boost to their careers and allows them to command some of the highest pay in the fashion world. Even Kendall Jenner made the Victoria's Secret runway this month.

We looked at Forbes' latest data, which covers the June 2014 to June 2015 period, to see who the biggest earners in the industry are.