Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Make Forbes' 2016 Highest-Paid Models List
With all of the success they've had in 2016 (read: consecutive Vogue covers), you could easily surmise that Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are among the top paid models in the world. Much to our surprise, though, Forbes is reporting that even though the model besties did make the top 5, industry veterans Gisele Bündchen and Adriana Lima are holding steady at the top spots.
To their credit, Gigi and Kendall have come a long way after both of them nearly tripled their income over the last year. "Though Gisele Bündchen still leads the world’s top-earning models with $30.5 million, Kendall Jenner (No. 3) and newcomer Gigi Hadid (No. 5) have risen up the ranks by turning their outsized Instagram followings into multi-million dollar paydays," the report reads.
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Obviously when we're talking about millions of dollars, being number 3 and 5 on a Forbes list is a good spot to be in. Kendall raked in $10 million from modeling alone this year, while Gigi Hadid brought in a cool $5 million. It will be interesting to see if either Gigi or Kendall eventually knock Giselle from the top spot, after 14 years of being number one.
Next year, we're excited to see some other members of their model squad throwing their hat in the high-paid ring: we're looking at you, Bella!