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Top 6 Richest Models In The World Right Now!


As you see, whenever we think of models, our first few thoughts go to Gigi Hadid, Bella, Kendall and you name it. But did you know that there are dozens of unfamiliar models, and are actually among the richest in the world right now? Despite being one of the most difficult and uncertain careers in the industry, only the fortunate ones can still make modeling a well-paying job. Yes, in that case, these supermodels are not only underrated gems but indeed the richest ones in the world.

Though you may not have heard of them before, it is good to learn about them now, because not only are they among the richest, but also their work for the fashion industry is phenomenal. Many of us still think of Kendall as the richest model in the world, yet her net worth is 40 million dollars as of 2022. But do you know that there is a model (listed below), with a billion-dollar net worth? 

Read on to find out who are the top 6 richest models in the world as of today: 

Slavica Ecclestone

Well, you might never have heard her name earlier, but she is the richest fashion model right now. She is a Croatian former model and also the ex-wife of F1 owner Bernie Ecclestone. The former model started her modeling career at the earliest of her teenage years, and ever since then, has been very busy. She had appeared in many editorials, campaigns, and runaway shows, and worked with many fashion designers. Her work with the designer Giorgio Armani for the brand Armani is the turning point of her modeling career.

Richest models in the world

Subsequently, she was hired as a partner with a fashion house at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza following a Formula 1 promotional event. She got married to Bernie Ecclestone and later got divorced. As part of the divorce settlement, while Bernie was a billionaire, it was Slavica, who paid around 100 million dollars every year. To date, Slavica amassed roughly 1.2 billion dollars as a model. 

Kathy Ireland

Not only is she a supermodel, but a businesswoman who is the founder and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. At present, she is known as a former model, actress, entrepreneur, and designer. Perhaps, this is what made her to the list ‘Richest Models In The World. At 16 years old, Kathy was discovered by Elite Model Management.


Subsequently, she signed on and was featured in several fashion spreads and shoots. During the 1980s and 1990s, she achieved great success as a model. Her featured notable magazines include Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, and Mademoiselle. In the following years, she appeared in various films and initiated her entrepreneurship ventures. 

The net worth of Kathy Ireland in 2022 is 500 million dollars. 

Gisele Bündchen

The Brazilian fashion model is one of the highest-paid models in the world since 2001. Gisele was found by a modeling agent during a walk with her mother and thereby started her modeling career at 13 years old. She eventually achieved incredible success at many of her debut contests.

Gisele has modeled for many of the leading fashion houses in the world, notably Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Chloe, and Valentino. Furthermore, the Brazilian has featured on the covers of countless magazines, including Allure, Marie Claire, U.S. Vogue, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, and Arena.

According to Forbes, her net worth is roughly 400 million dollars in 2022. 

Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann Crawford, is an American model, actress, and television personality. It all began in 1982 when she was snapped by a local news photographer. The following year, she participated in an event held by the largest modeling company, Elite Model Management. She was one of the most well-known supermodels in the 1980s and 1990s and was frequently seen on magazine covers, in commercials, and on the runway.


She later branched out into acting and commercial endeavors. Her breakthrough was her August 1986 Issue of Vogue. Later on, she signed projects with Playboy, Revlon, Versace, Chanel, Valentino, and Christian Dior. Moreover, she is known as one of the first ladies of Supermodels. 

Her net worth is estimated at around 400 million dollars. 


The Somalian fashion model is exceptionally known for her fashion work with top-notch brands. While Iman was on her way to college in Kenya, she was spotted by an American photographer, Peter Beard. And following that, she began her career as a model in the US. In 1976, Iman had her first professional modeling experience with Vogue. And eventually, featured with various prestigious designers and magazines, and high-end photographers in a short time.

Her most renowned works are with Gianni Versace, Thierry Mugler, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Yves Saint Laurent. Soon after, she became a global star, with the cosmetic line on one side, and filmography on the other. Moreover, she received the most honorable award in the fashion industry, from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, for her wonderful influence on fashion. 

As of now, she is still in the field and has a net worth of 220 million dollars. 


Heidi Klum

The all-time favorite model, Heidi Klum is still living the best days of her life. She is a German-American model, moreover, the first German to be an angel of Victoria’s secret. She rose to fame after her appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1998. In 1999, she signed on as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, which she later left in 2010.

Throughout her career, Klum had featured on the covers of numerous magazines, including GQ, Cosmopolitan, Photo, Glamour, Stuff, Joy, Esquire, Max, Men’s Journal, Time, and Shape. She launched her hosting career in 2004 through the show called Project Runway. And for that, she received 6 Emmy nominations and one win in 2013. Plus, she appeared as one of the judges for a few seasons of America’s Got Talent and the host of Germany’s Next Top Model.

According to Forbes, she ranked second on the World Top-earning models list in 2011 and earned around 200 million dollars in 2022. 


Modeling is an affluent world, where everything is about the glam, the attitude, and the money. It is a different walk of life, with a lot of stress, no schedule, and cut-throat competition at every phase of life. Besides, the untold truth of the modeling career, models indeed make a lot of money. However, it is only possible if you make it big in the business, or else, it is one hella pain-in-the-neck career. 


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