August is usually the month people set their brains to “Fuck it, it’s summer” and do the bare minimum required to keep the train rolling. But not at Forbes magazine. They have been busy adding up the dollars made by famous people last year.
Last week we learned that for the second year in a row Forbes named Jennifer Lawrence the highest-paid actress in the world, and that The Rock was the highest-paid actor. Forbes released another list of super rich people, and this time it’s the world’s highest-paid models of 2016. If your bank account crawled into a corner and cried after seeing how much money JLaw and The Rock made for playing pretend, well, you better go set up a nice blanket in its favorite corner. Because Gisele Bundchen also made a whole lot of money.
We already know that Gisele is rich, because she’s married to ball tampering champion Tom Brady, and playing with balls has made him very rich. But Gisele is rich on her own and made more money than Tom (not including endorsements). Gisele has been the highest-paid model in the world for 13 years in a row, and she can now write “14th” on that title. Despite retiring from the runway last year, she still made $30.5 million this year. That’s $13.5 million less than the $44 million she made the year before. Poor Tom, I hope that $13.5 million loss didn’t cut into the family’s blowout budget.
The whole list is here, but this is the top 11. Please note the insane drop off between the #1 and #2 spots.
1. Gisele Bundchen – $30.5 million
2. Adriana Lima – $10.5 million
3. (tie) Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss – $10 million
5. (tie) Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – $9 million
7. Cara Delevingne – $8.5 million
8. (tie) Candace Swanepoel, Liu Wen – $7 million
10. Miranda Kerr – $6 million
As for my favorite model, she’s no where on that list. But that’s probably because Forbes didn’t want to make all the other models feel bad by realizing that no matter how much they made, they’d never reach the same level of legendary modeling excellence as Gyro Lady.
She has nothing on Kendall and Gigi!