Kendall Jenner dethrones Gisele Bündchen as world's highest-paid model

Kendall Jenner has ended Gisele Bündchen's 15-year reign as the world's highest-paid model. Forbes magazine released their annual list of super rich runway stars and Kim Kardashian's half-sister, 22, leads the way with a $22 million haul over the past year.

Gisele's $17.5 million fortune drops the Brazilian beauty to second place, ahead of Chrissy Teigen. Kendall's endorsements with the likes of Estee Lauder, Adidas, and La Perla helped her land the top spot, while her earnings from her family's hit reality TV series Keeping up With the Kardashians and the Kendall + Kylie clothing line that she runs with her sister Kylie Jenner also count.


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Kendall Jenner has been named as the world's highest-paid model
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Another Brazilian model, Adriana Lima, is fourth on the new rich list with a $10.5 million fortune from the past 12-months, while Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley tie for fifth place with $9.5 million. The top ten also features Gigi's sister Bella, Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, and Karlie Kloss, who returned to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway on Monday, November 20, in Shanghai, China after a break from the catwalk to focus on her studies.


On Monday, Beyonce was named the world's highest paid woman in music by Forbes editors. The Drunk in Love singer made $105 million before taxes from June, 2016 to June, 2017 in part because of her highly successful Lemonade album and Formation World Tour. Adele followed in second place with $69 million, while Taylor Swift came in third with $44 million. Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez rounded out the top five with $42 million and $38 million, respectively. Dolly Parton, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Barbra Streisand also placed in the top ten.

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