Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | MYT 10:35 PM

Gisele Bundchen, world’s highest-paid model

And the Brazilian beauty’s pay cheque last year? A very cool RM148.4mil!

With estimated earnings of US$47mil (RM148.4mil) during the past year from lucrative contracts and other business ventures, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the world’s highest paid model for the eighth consecutive year, said on Aug 18.

The 34-year-old wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and mother of two young children easily outpaced her closest competition, Dutch Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes, 29, with earnings of US$8mil before taxes and fees, and fellow Brazilian Victoria’s Secret ‘angel’ Adriana Lima, 33, with the same amount.

“The Brazilian icon pocketed US$47mil in the last 12 months before taxes and fees,” said about Bundchen, adding that she made US$16mil more than her football player husband.

Oh, Gisele: The Brazilian beauty continues her eighth year as the world's undisputed queen of the catwalk, with earnings of US$47mil in the past year. – Reuters

The model has contracts with fashion retailer H&M, the French fashion house Chanel and designer Carolina Herrera, among others, and has design deals for lingerie and sandals. “Bundchen, who boasts 2.7 million Instagram followers, has earned US$386mil from modelling since 2001,” according to

Forbes calculated the earnings from June 2013 to June 2014 for the models and looked at income from cosmetics, endorsements, advertising and fragrance deals.

British model Kate Moss, 40, the face of luxury jeweller David Yurman, was also among the top earners, bringing in US$7mil, as did American model and Sports Illustrated magazine covergirl Kate Upton, 22, who is a newcomer to the list and rounded out the top five models.

Expensive beauties: (Clockwise, from top left) Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Kate Upton and Kate Moss.

Other newcomers to the list of the 21 highest paid models who earned a combined total of US$142mil include English model Cara Delevingne, 22, and American Karlie Kloss, 22. – Reuters

Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Models 2014

1. Gisele Bundchen – US$47mil
2. Doutzen Kroes – US$8mil (tie)
2. Adriana Lima – US$8mil (tie)
3. Kate Moss – US$7mil (tie)
3. Kate Upton – US$7mil (tie)
3. Miranda Kerr – US$7mil (tie)
3. Liu Wen – US$7mil (tie)
4. Alessandra Ambrosio – US$5mil (tie)
4. Hilary Rhoda – US$5mil (tie)
5. Natalia Vodianova – US$4mil (tie)
5. Carolyn Murphy – US$4mil (tie)
5. Karlie Kloss – US$4mil (tie)
5. Jourdan Dunn – US$4mil (tie)

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