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Forbes Top 10 list of highest paid models in the world 2018

Forbes recently published their annual top earners list and in the models category, Kendall Jenner is leading the chart as she banked a whooping sum of $22.5 million to top the list of highest paid models in the world 2018.

The Kardashian family are so blessed as even her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, 
stayed within close range as she pocketed $166.5 million pretax in the same time frame thanks to Kylie Cosmetics, however, the older Jenner sibling still scored a career-best from contracts with Estée Lauder, Adidas and Calvin Klein and many others.

Forbes highest paid models 2018
Super model Kendall Jenner is the world most expensive model. Retain the position as the highest paid models list by Forbes in 2018.

Kendall Jenner X Karlie Kloss, the battle for highest paid models in the world.

23 year old Kendall Jenner was able to edge out supermodel cum coding advocate Karlie Kloss, who placed second on the ranking, accumulating a milestone riches of $13 million within a year —apparently the best take home of her decades long modeling career shot.

Kloss was able to optimize her social media gathering and networking into reaching out to advertisers and publishers which land are lucrative deals with giant brands likes of Swarovski, Adidas and Estee Lauder.

Kloss found passion in an uncommon niche for the girl child” computer programming “. She set up her brand” kode with Kloss” where she teaches young girls the basics of computer programming.

According to Forbes, the cumulative income made by all of these top 10 models is within $113 million from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. There were slight increase from the 2017 list’s $109.5 million collective total.

One may even ask, what is the method used to determine the cumulative amount made by these top earning models in the world? Wherein the highest paid models are being judged by.

How highest paid models in the world are determined.

The earnings are total pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers which are not deducted. Also, earnings are determined based on income from cosmetics, fragrance and other major contracts gotten by the model. An extensive estimates are further sourced from interviews with numerous managers, agents, brand executives and industry experts.

How Kendall Jenner became the highest paid models in the world 2018

On that note, we present to you, Forbes top 10 list of highest paid models in 2018 in the world. There are quite a few surprise additions, kindly check them out below.

Forbes Highest paid Models in the world 2018.

  • 1.Kendall Jenner

Earnings: $22.5 million

  • 2. Karlie Kloss

$13 million

  • 3. (tie) Chrissy Teigen

$11.5 million

  • 4. Rosie Huntington-Whitely

$11.5 million

  • 5.Gisele Bundchen

$10 million

  • 6)Cara Delevingne

$10 million

  • 7).Gigi Hadid

$9.5 million

  • 8).Bella Hadid

$8.5 million

  • 9).Joan Smalls

$8.5 million

  • 10. Doutzen Kroes

$8 million

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