Meet the world's highest-paid models in 2022.
We can see why being a model has become one of the most sought-after occupations in the fashion world. With supermodels like Gisele and Kendall earning millions of dollars each year, runway models have transformed into some of the highest-paid people in the fashion industry.
Kendall Jenner was named the highest-paid model once again in 2022, and she was joined by some of the biggest names in fashion, like Liu Wen, Cara Delevingne, and others.
Here is the complete list of models who have joined Kendall as the world's highest-paid model.
Liu Wen - $19 Million
Liu Wen, a Chinese model, was one of the first Asian models to dominate the fashion industry. The New York Times dubbed Wen "China's first bona fide supermodel" in 2016.
Since her debut, the model has walked the runways for designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Tom Ford, and Chanel.
Joan Smalls - $19 Million
Joan Smalls was the first Latina model to work for Estée Lauder. She has remained at the top of the list of highest-paid models ever since.
Smalls has made several major music video cameos in her career, in addition to walking in some of the largest runway shows. In 2013, the Puerto Rican model appeared alongside Beyoncé in her music video for "Yoncé."
Gigi Hadid - $20 Million
Since the beginning of her career, Gigi Hadid has dominated runway events. Hadid has amassed a fortune through a slew of editorial covers and fashion projects. Earlier this year, the 27-year-old model collaborated with Frankie's Bikinis to launch a bikini collection.
Adriana Lima - $30 Million
ever seen, still appears in fashion advertisements now and then, proving that she's still got it.
With $30 million in earnings, she is at the top of our list.
Kendall Jenner - $40 Million
Kendall Jenner is the world's highest-paid model, a record she first acquired in 2018 and has held for the past four years.
In addition to her earnings from different runway events and advertisements, the model also earns a lot of money through her appearances on The Kardashians. Jenner has launched her own tequila company, 818 Tequila.
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