Pop Quiz: Which Model Has Been Earning the Most Money for 14 Years Straight?
Another year, another top spot on Forbes' Top Paid Models list for Gisele Bündchen. The 36-year-old Brazilian supermodel leads the world's top-earning models, ranking in $30.5 million last year. Newer It girl models Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid also made the list in third and fifth place respectively—but Gisele has quite the track record when it comes to her payday. The legendary model has been the highest earner in the modelling world since 2002—that's 14 consecutive years for those of you counting.
According to the annual list, the bonafide model has managed to hold down the top spot for over a decade thanks to major contracts with the likes of Chanel, Pantene, and Brazil's SkyTV. The veteran catwalker out-earned fellow Brazilian model and the longest-running Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima, who came in second place, by $20 million. Not too shabby for a girl who was once told she'd never be on a magazine cover. Congrats, Gisele!
Be sure to pick up a copy of the new version of Gisele's book, Gisele Bündchen ($65) before it sells out again.