Despite a down economy, supermodels are still strutting their stuff, juggling endorsement deals, designing, and making more money than ever before. From May of 2010, the world's 10 top-earning models brought home a collective $112 million, up 30% from the year prior, according to Forbes.com. Here is the Forbes list of the 10 top earners in the industry.
This Victoria's Secret Angel rounds out the top ten list, with $2 million in 2011. Forbes reports her earnings come not only from Victoria's Secret, but also campaigns with high-end labels like True Religion.
Forbes reports Vodianova brought in $4 million this year, due to her fragrance campaign with Guerlain.
The face of Estee Lauder, Murphy is tied with Kate Moss as oldest model on the list at 37. Still, she banked $4.3 million, thanks to contracts with Tom Ford and Tiffany & Co., according to Forbes.
Stone is new to the 2011 Forbes list, earning $4.5 million in 2011. She is the face of Calvin Klein's CkOne Collection, Forbes reports.
Werbowy earned $4.5 million, thanks to her recent signing with Lancôme, according to Forbes.
Ambrosio, also a Brazilian Victoria's Secret Angel, rounds out the top five with $5 million in earnings. Ambrosio has starred in campaigns for Colcci, Dolce & Gabana and Moschino, according to Forbes.
Another Brazilian bombshell makes the top-ten list, bringing in $8 million over the past year. Forbes reports that Lima has endorsement deals with several Spanish and Brazilian clothing and lifestyle companies as a spokesperson.
Kate Moss may still be walking the runway, but she has also turned herself into a designer. Moss brought in $13.5 million since May of last year, thanks to her designing deal with British retailer TopShop, Forbes reported. She is one of the oldest models on the list.
To steal a trademark line from the German-born beauty on "Project Runway," "You're either in or you're out." Well, Klum is definitely "in," proving she has major staying power after ending a 13-year run with Victoria's Secret last year. Klum brought in $20 million last year. She has a reality hit with "Runway" and has a new show coming up on Lifetime called Seriously Funny Kids. She also launched a clothing line with New Balance and Amazon.com in October 2010, according to Forbes.
The Brazilian-born supermodel topped the list yet again, raking in $45 million this year, nearly double what she made the year earlier. Bundchen has established herself as a leading brand in her own right. Proctor & Gamble said sales of their Pantene shampoo increased by 40% in the third-quarter in Latin America after she signed on as a spokesperson, Forbes reported.
Despite a down economy, supermodels are strutting their stuff, juggling endorsement deals, designing, and making more money than ever before.