From the runway to the boardroom, these top model moguls have turned their famous faces into million dollar businesses.
Forget models-turned-actressesâ€”weâ€™re more interested in those catwalk superstars who have managed to segue their good looks into multi-million dollar business ventures. From Gisele Bundchen to Heidi Klum, here is a roundup of the worldâ€™s highest paid models. You may be surprised at who has the highest net worth!
Top model mogul: Gisele Bundchen
Itâ€™s hard to think about Gisele Bundchen for any length of time without the green-eyed monster making an unwelcome appearance. Not only has the 32-year old Brazilian supe fronted campaigns for top fashion labels like Givenchy, Versace and Missoni, but sheâ€™s also married to super handsome star quarterback Tom Brady, the mother to an adorable tot (and apparently has another one on the way!) Plus, she has the best hair in the business. Oh, and did we mention sheâ€™s also reigned as one of the top-earning models for the last seven years in a row? With an intimate apparel line, a line of sandals, a licensing deal to create eco-friendly cosmetics and lingerie, Forbes is predicting that sheâ€™s on track to becoming the first model billionaire.
Net worth: $250 million
Top model mogul: Kathy Ireland
Okay, she hasnâ€™t appeared on a runway in years, but believe it or not, Kathy Ireland is amongst the top earning models in the world. The 49-year-old cover girl (who was famously featured in Sports Illustratedâ€™s swimsuit issue an astounding 13 years in a row) has to-date published six books. Plus, her namesake line produces everything from linens to cribs to wedding dresses. In fact, since her brands sell $2 billion dollars worth of retail products each year, Ireland actually banks twice as much as Martha Stewart annually.
Net worth: $350 million
Who else made the list? Find out on the next page...