Kendall Jenner named highest paid model of 2018 (Photo: Facebook)
Kendall Jenner once again reigns as the highest paid model in the world. According to Forbes, the Victoria’s Secret model is for the second time in a row the highest paid model. Chipping in a ginormous income of $22.5 million this year alone, the 23-year-old model has dethroned the long-term highest paid model queen, Brazilian beauty, Gisele Bundchen to be on top.
Gisele who between 2002 and 2016, held tight onto that top slot, has gone down to the fifth place with Cara Delevigne making an estimated $10 million. According to reports, Kendall's first place income comes from lucrative partnerships with brands like Adidas, Estée Lauder, and Calvin Klein. Jenner is far and away the runway lead—Kloss clocks in at second place with $13 million and has contracts with Swarovski, Away luggage, and Adidas. Victoria’s Secret Angel, Karlie Kloss came second place with $13 million, while Chrissy Teigen came in and Rosie Hungtington-Whitely came in third with a $11.5 million tie. The Hadid sisters, Gigi Hadid came seventh with $9.5 million while Bella Hadid came in the eighth along with Joan Smalls at $8.5 million. Fellow model, Doutzen Kroes finishes the top 10 list at $8 million.
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Though Kendall is the highest paid model in the runway, she is no queen in the Jenner household, it is rather baby sister, Kylie Jenner who is estimated to bring in about $166.5 million in a year.
Apart from her being the highest paid model of the year, Kendall is also the most-followed model of the year 2018. Beating Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian count of 121 million and 122 million followers respectively on their Instagram accounts alone, Kendall gained over 17 million followers in the space of a year which estimates to a total of around 143.5 million followers across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.