Kendall Jenner Becomes the World's Highest-Paid Model

Kendall Jenner is the top-earning model of 2017!

The 22-year-old, topped the annual Forbes list for the first time with earnings of $22 million over the past 12 months beating out Gisele Bündchen, who had been No. 1 on the list every year since 2002.

Thanks to major deals with Adidas, Estee Lauder and La Perla (among others), her family’s E! reality television show and her clothing line with sister Kylie, Jenner is taking the top spot on Forbes’ yearly highest-paid models list after having just made her first appearance on the list in 2015.

Bündchen was ranked second this year with an estimated US$17.5 million.

Chrissy Teigen ranked third (making her debut on the list) who earned $13.5 million this year. Karlie Kloss, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham and Liu Wen also made to the top 10 list, which was calculated for the period between 1 June, 2016 to 1 June, 2017 before taxes and fees.

-Devashree Goenka