Some of Hollywood’s most elite and successful superstars are no longer just in the world of acting, movies, TV and films. These days, the world’s ultra-famous stars come from the chic world of modeling.
Supermodels have rocked the world stage for decades, and many consider the supermodels of the 1990s to be a class that could never be bested. However, with social media and the onset of Instagram, the supermodels of the past are no longer like the supermodels of our time.
Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sisters Bella and Gigi, Karlie Kloss and more have taken the world by storm and, dare we say, overshadowed the world-famous beauties of the past. Here’s 10 of the world’s most famous supermodels and some of the most valuable faces in fashion.
Jourdan Dunn entered the world stage as a supermodel in 2007, and has been the face and walked the runways of the world’s most famous designers since her career took off.
Designers that make regular appearances of Jourdan include the likes of Prada and Jean-Paul Gautier. She landed a massive deal, becoming the face of the make-up behemoth Maybelline in 2014, and has since been one of the most notable faces of the brand.
Nowadays, Jourdan has taken her talents off the catwalk, and has become a fashion designer herself. She founded and manages her own fashion line LONDUNN, which you can find sold in a handful of super high-profile retailers all over the world.
Bella is the younger sister of supermodel Gigi, but she had no problem paving her own way in the world of high-fashion.
Bella is now one of the most coveted supermodels on the planet. Her look, just as gorgeous as her sister’s but a contrast with her brunette hair compared to Gigi’s blonde, has allowed the sister duo to take the fashion industry—and world—by storm together.
Bella has held the title of Model Of The Year, an award given by the industry’s most prestigious professionals. What’s more, Bella is said to be worth around $25 million, sitting on the highest paid supermodel list.
Cara has an unforgettable face, which is likely why she has risen to the top of the world’s most famous and highest paid model list.
She was signed to modeling agencies right after leaving high school in 2009, and she never looked back. From 2012 to 2016, she was the most high-demand model out there, walking the runways for Versace, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and any other designer she decided to accept offers from.
Now, Cara has pivoted her modeling career towards a career in acting, having already starredin several films!
She’s most famous for her starring role in Amazon’s TV series Carnival Row, and her most recent estimate for how much she brings in is estimated at around $10 million per year.
Gigi Hadid has been on the runways a bit longer than her younger sister Bella, and her net worth shows it. Estimated to be worth around $29 million, Gigi definitely sits at the top of the highest paid supermodel list, bringing in around $10 million per year.
Gigi is an international superstar—she has walked runways, graced magazine covers, and been plastered on billboards all over the world. She is recognized across the globe, and has been given editorials in the highest end magazines out there, like Vanity Fair, Vogue and Paper Magazine. She is also a favorite on the runways of brands such as Chanel and Tommy Hilfiger every year.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shot to global superstardom after she was able to secure one of the most coveted modeling gigs within the industry—she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel., and one of the most famous Angels, at that.
After her debut on the Victoria Secret runway, Rosie landed gig after gig, rising to the level of superstardom. She has modeled for brands Valentino, Givenchy, Prada, and more, and is also the worldwide face of the Australian cosmetics brand ModelCo.
Rosie has released designs with fashion brands such as PAIGE, and all together, Rosie makes an estimated $12 million per year!
Karlie Kloss is worth an estimated $40 million, and it’s easy to see why. As another former Victoria Secret Angel, Karlie’s Angel status allowed her to rise to new highs of fame, landing the most coveted and prominent modeling roles in the world’s top brands.
Karlie started out young, when her career began at the age of 14 when she shot for Scene Magazine. Less than three years later, Karlie was listed on Vogue’s Top 30 MOdels of the 2000s list. If that wasn’t enough to boost her career, Karlie became the face of brands across the world.
What’s more, Karlie became the host of TV’s most important fashion design show—Project Runway, which she has maintained the role of since 2019. Karlie recently invested in the fashion magazine W, which can only add more money to her already growing estimated earnings of $13 million per year.
Kendall Jenner has been on TV since she was little in her family’s TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, so it’s no surprise that she sits within the top 5 of the world’s most successful supermodels.
Having been a without-a-doubt It-girl for over a decade, she has walked Fashion Week runways across the world for the world’s top brands, posed for magazine cover’s in the world’s most high-profile magazines, and is even now a businesswoman herself. She recently launched 818 Tequila, which is surely going to add some profit to her growing estimated earnings of over $22 million every year.
Miranda Kerr is worth an estimated $65 million, and the most impressive part isn’t just the insanely high net worth, it’s that she achieved this fortune totally on her own!
Miranda began modeling back in 1997, after she entered a contest to land a modeling gig for Dolly Magazine and won! While she may have started small and humble—certainly not a child star or Hollywood socialite—that one competition paved the path for her to become one.
These days, Miranda has three children and is married to the Silicon Valley tech mogul Evan Spiegel, founder and CEO of Snapchat.