If you thought Kendall Jenner and Chrissy Teigen were rich… well, they are… but they haven’t reached the same amount of vast wealth as top-tier supermodels.
The world’s richest supermodels are, in fact, those that dominated the 1980s and 90s’ catwalks and turned their talents into money-making ventures. Prepare to be astonished by the mass wealth these first-class supermodels managed to save up!
1. Tyra Banks
Arguably the most recognized supermodel on the planet, Tyra Banks has accrued a humongous $90 million fortune through modeling and hosting reality TV show America’s Next Top Model. However, she’s also one heck of an investor and has a healthy portfolio of winners. She’s also not one to flaunt her wealth; instead, choosing to save as much as possible where possible.
2. Christie Brinkley
Nearly three decades after her brief yet infamous cameo role in the 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacation, Christie Brinkley remains a force to be reckoned with. Her breakthrough year of 1976 was when she received the prestigious honor of being the CoverGirl spokesperson, a role she kept up for 25 years. Though she received millions through several acting jobs, books, and skincare products, her real estate investments, including a piece on eastern Long Island, are worth over $60 million. Today, her name is worth around $100 million.
3. Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford melted the hearts of teens and pre-teens in the 1990s. The iconic supermodel appeared on covers of magazines and ad campaigns for a number of classy brands, including Dolce Gabbana. She also received humungous endorsement contracts from Pepsi and Omega. Like Kathy, she has her own company that promotes beauty products and furniture, though she’s ”only” making about $100 million annually.
4. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum first appeared as a Victoria’s Secret Angel by the turn of the century. During the peak of her career, she was earning close to $20 million annually. After her successful modeling career came to a close, the German supermodel took to judging aspiring models on 13 seasons of Project Runway and continues to do so on Germany’s Next Top Model. Through a number of endorsement deals and fashion lines, she has amassed roughly $160 million by the beginning of 2020.
5. Gisele Bündchen
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen was the face of the early 2000s and mid-2010s. She became the highest-earning model to run the catwalk for over a decade, and her numerous contracts with top-echelon brands have helped her create a $400 million fortune. Even after her prime years, she was still raking in more than $15 million annually.
6. Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland appeared in Swimsuit Issue for over a decade and has around $500 million to show for it. With her earnings, she created the licensing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide. Her company promotes over 1,000 different products in various niches, including gardening and fashion, and makes over $2 billion anually in revenue.