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Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Kate Upton named Forbes' best paid models

Bundchen can credit her deals with H&M, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Pantene and Oral-B for the $39 million disparity between her income and second place.
By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   Aug. 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been named Forbes' highest earning model for the eighth year in a row.

The 34-year-old model tops the list with earnings of $47 million before taxes in the past 12 months, which is about $128,000 a day. Bundchen, who is married to NFL star Tom Brady, can credit her deals with H&M, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Pantene and Oral-B for the $39 million disparity between her income and that of the second place models on the list.

Dutch model Doutzen Kroes tied with Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima for the second spot on Forbes' list with earnings of $8 million. Kate Moss came in third with earnings of $7 million from her deals with luxury jeweler David Yurman, Rimmel, St. Tropez self-tan and Kerastase as well as her line for British retailer Topshop. Kate Upton also earned $7 million over the past 12 months from her contracts with Bobbi Brown cosmetics and Express. She's also the face of Sam Edelman, David Yurman and Accessorize.

Miranda Kerr also tied for the third place bringing in $7 million from her deals with H&M, Swarovski, Reebok, Mango and her Shopstyle campaigns. Chinese model Liu Wen also brought in $7 million. Alessandra Ambrosio came in at number four with earning of $5 million from her gig as a Victoria's Secret Angel and her campaigns for PINKO and H&M. Hilary Rhoda tied at number four with earnings of $5 million.

Karlie Kloss, Carolyn Murphy and Natalia Vodianova round out the top 5 with earnings of $4 million each. Anja Rubik, Cara Delevingne, Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Erin Wasson, Erin Heatherton, Lindsey Wixson and Daria Werbowy complete the list's top 10.

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