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Gisele Bündchen Tops 'Forbes' List Of Highest Earning Models At $45 Million — For One Year's Work!

Fri, May 6, 2011 5:18pm EDT by Add first Comment

It pays to be beautiful — check out who else makes the Top 10 of money-making models!

Gisele Bündchen, 30, is at the top of her game — the Brazilian bombshell has been the top earning supermodel since 2004! She became a household name while modeling for Victoria’s Secret but has since had contracts with Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and this year, H&M. Keep reading to see who else made Forbes‘ list of the top-earning models!Gisele’s endorsement is so powerful that since she signed on as the face of Pantene in March 2010, sales shot up 40% in Latin America. So what does this mean for her earning power? She tops the list of the world’s biggest-earning models at $45 million in just one year.

This is a $20 million increase from the previous year. So if that football thing doesn’t work out for her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, 33, their family won’t go hungry!

Coming in at number two: Heidi Klum, 37, at a whopping $20 million — despite having left Victoria’s Secret. Heidi recently partnered with and New Balance to launch her own clothing line, in addition to signing a 20-episode deal with Lifetime to host Seriously Funny Kids, a la Bill Cosby.

Number three: Kate Moss, 37, who earned $13.5 million thanks to deals including her own bag collection through Longchamp and a Christian Dior beauty campaign.

Numbers four through ten:

Adriana Lima, $8 million

Alessandra Ambrosio, $5 million

Daria Werbowy, $4.5 million

Lara Stone, $4.5 million

Carolyn Murphy, $4.3 million

Natalia Vodianova, $4 million

Candice Swanepol, $2 million

Candice and Lara are two to watch, having taken Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes spots in last year’s list of top earning models after Miranda and Doutzen took time off to have children.

We’ll have to see if they can hold their positions through next year!

–Brooke Peoples

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