Gisele Bundchen is world’s top earning model

May 7th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Heidi Klum London, May 7 (IANS) Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been named the world’s top earning model by Forbes for the seventh straight year.

Bundchen has been topping the list since 2004. Her income this year was $45 million, an increase by a whopping $20 million.

Contactmusic.com reports that proof of Bundchen’s star-status enhancing brands is easy to find, as after she became the face of hair care brand Pantene in March 2010, the company’s sales went up by 40 percent in Latin America.

In second place was German model Heidi Klum, who earned $20 million through her recent partnership with Amazon.com and launching her own clothing line with sportswear brand New Balance.

The third place went to British model Kate Moss, who made $13.5 million from deals, including her own bag collection with brand Longchamp, and a campaign for Christian Dior.

The Forbes 2011 list for the world’s top-earning models:

Gisele Bundchen - $45 million

Heidi Klum - $20 million

Kate Moss - $13.5 million

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

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