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Gisele Bundchen named highest-paid model of 2015

The Brazilian model has topped the Forbes list for nine consecutive years.

By Annie Martin
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Gisele Bundchen named highest-paid model of 2015
Gisele Bundchen walks the runway for Chanel at Paris Fashion week on Sept. 30, 2014. File photo by Eco Clement/UPI | License Photo

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Gisele Bundchen has topped the Forbes list of highest-paid models for 2015.

The 35-year-old Brazilian stunner earned an estimated $44 million between June 2014 and June 2015, despite announcing her retirement from the runway in April after months of speculation.

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The magazine previously reported Bundchen earned $128,000 a day in 2013. The model is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, and has profited from endorsements with H&M, Louis Vuitton and Chanel in recent years.

Bundchen earned a whopping $33 million more than the No. 2 models, Cara Delevingne and Adriana Lima, on the list. Doutzen Kroes came in at No. 4 with $7.5 million, while Natalia Vodianova rounded out the top five with $7 million.

Miranda Kerr, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and Karlie Kloss are among the other famous faces on the list. Reality star Kendall Jenner, who took the fashion world by storm in the past year, came in at No. 16 with $4 million.

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