Brazil’s Gisele Bundchen, who walked her last runway on Wednesday, has been the top-paid supermodel since 2002. Forbes estimates that Bundchen has collected more pay than her husband Tom Brady thanks to her lucrative fashion show appearances, endorsements, and advertisements.
According to Forbes:
Year after year since 2002, Bundchen, now 34, has made more money than any other model in the world. She pulled in an estimated $47 million before taxes and fees between June 2013 and June 2014 – about $16 million more than quarterback husband Tom Brady’s $31.3 million annual paycheck.
And it appears unlikely that Bundchen’s pay will slow now that she’s walked her last runway, thanks to her contracts with top brands, including H&M and Chanel. She also has her own line of Hope lingerie, Forbes reports, and is the “the face of Pantene hair products and Oral-B in Brazil.”
“I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey,” she said. “Today, after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business.”
In 2014, Forbes put together a list of the top paid models, with the top 10 as follows:
1. Gisele Bundchen: $47 million
2. Doutzen Kroes: $8 million
3. Adriana Lima: $8 million
4. Kate Moss: $7 million
5. Kate Upton: $7 million
6. Miranda Kerr: $7 million
7. Liu Wen: $7 million
8. Alessandra Ambrosio: $5 million
9. Hillary Rhoda: $5 million
10. Natalia Vodianova $4 million
As the list shows, the competition isn’t even close to Gisele, who reportedly makes five times more than those models ranked below her.