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The 30 Richest Models in the World

Ever wondered who the richest models in the world are?

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Models are notorious for fancy lifestyles, catwalks, and working with fashion designers all over the world. When you take a look at just how much some of them earn it’s no wonder.

This article is a list of the 30 richest models, how much they’re worth, and some of our favorite quotes from them.

 

The 30 Richest Models in the World

All figures listed in this article have been taken from The Richest, Forbes, and Wikipedia. We have tried to make sure they are as up to date as possible.

Here are the 30 richest models in the world:

 

30. Paulina Porizkova

Net Worth: $80 Million

Paulina Porizkoa is a Czech-American model and actress who was one of the highest-paid models in the 90s. At 18 years old she became the first woman from Central Europe to ever be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. 

As of 2021, Paulina Porizkova’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million. 

“I think every model has times when they get obnoxious and crazy. You all of a sudden realize you are young and beautiful and you have money, and you just kind of go nutty for awhile.” – Paulina Porizkova

 

29. Naomi Campbell

Net Worth: $80 Million

Naomi Campbell is a British model and actress who has gone on to become one of the most successful supermodels of all time. She is also a performer and she has starred in several R&B-pop albums and different movies and TV shows. 

As of 2021, Naomi Campbell’s net worth is roughly $80 million. 

“Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem, and loneliness.” – Naomi Campbell

 

28. Alessandra Ambrosio

Net Worth: $80 Million

Alessandra Ambrosio is a Brazilian model who is best known for her work for Victoria’s Secret. Ambrosio began modeling when she was 15 years old and today she is considered to be one of the highest-paid models in the world. 

As of 2021, Alessandra Ambrosio’s net worth is roughly $80 million. 

“I like to dress pretty basic during the day, but with a sophisticated bohemian spin, and sometimes a little rock chic. At night I like to go glamorous.” – Alessandra Ambrosio

 

27. Tyra Banks

Net Worth: $90 Million

Tyra Banks is an American model, host, actress, and businesswoman who is known for being a host of the popular reality show ‘America’s Next Top Model’. She is one of a few black models to attain supermodel status and over the years she has been on the covers of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan. 

As of 2021, Tyra Banks’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million. 

“Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that’s positive and celebrate that!” – Tyra Banks

 

26. Elle Macpherson

Net Worth: $95 Million

Elle Macpherson is a former model from Australia. The supermodel boats numerous bestselling fashion and brands in her portfolio. Macpherson’s biggest success as a model was in the 1990s when she was the UK’s best-selling fashion lingerie brand.

Since then, is Macpherson the 26th richest model. As of 2021, Elle Macpherson’s net worth estimated to be $95 million.

 

25. Adriana Lima

Net Worth: $95 Million

Adriana Lima is a well-established supermodel who has been the longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel. Lima has been a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics and when she was 15 years old she won Ford ‘Supermodel of the World’. 

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As of 2021, Adriana Lima’s net worth is roughly $95 million. 

“Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.” – Adriana Lima

 

24. Sarah Murdoch

Net Worth: $100 Million

Sarah Murdoch is a British Australian model, television personality, and actress who is best known for being the host of ‘Australia’s Next Top Model’. Murdoch is married to billionaire heir Lachlan Murdoch. 

As of 2021, Sarah Murdoch’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 million. 

“I now sleep from 10pm till 6am. I love my sleep. And like you, I’m still getting up for them. But I used to be up all night when the kids were babies – one of them woke on average 10 times a night – so this is much better.” – Sarah Murdoch

 

23. Sale Johnson

Net Worth: $100 Million 

Sale Johnson is an American socialite and former model who was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a wealthy family. Johnson began her early career as a model and married Woody Johnson in 1977. Woody is the billionaire owner of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation.

Sale Johnson’s net worth is approximately $100 million.

 

22. Sabrina Guinness

Net Worth: $100 Million

Sabrina Guinness is a British Socialite, business owner, and former model. She acquired her net worth as an heiress to the Guinness family. Her family is well-known for their businesses in brewing, banking, politics, and religious ministry.

As of 2021, Sabrina Guinness’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 million, making her the 22nd richest model on the list.

 

21. Lydia Hearst-Shaw

Net Worth: $100 Million

Lydia Hearst-Shaw is an American actress, model, and writer who was born in Wilton, Connecticut. Hearst studied communications and technology at Sacred Heart University until she broke into the fashion industry. Since then, she has appeared in numerous magazines, including the likes of Vogue Italia.

Lydia Hearst-Shaw’s net worth is roughly $100 million.

 

20. Iman

Net Worth: $100 Million

Iman is a Somalian-American retired fashion model and actress. Iman was born as Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid on July 25, 1955. She is professionally known as Iman which also means “faith” in Arabic. Iman was discovered in her native environment in Nairobi by a photographer.

As of 2021, Iman’s net worth is $100 million, making her the 20th richest model on the list.

 

19. Christie Brinkley

Net Worth: $100 Million

Christie Brinkley is an American actress, model, and entrepreneur who first became famous in the 1970s as a Sports Illustrated model. Brinkley then eventually went on to become one of the most popular and highest-paid models in the world. 

As of 2021, Christie Brinkley’s net worth is roughly $100 million. 

“Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that.” – Christie Brinkley

 

18. Chloe Green

Net Worth: $100 Million

Chloe Green is an English model, social personality, and reality personality who is the daughter of Sir Philip Green, a retail billionaire. Green is best known for appearing on the reality series ‘Made in Chelsea’.

As of 2021, Chloe Green’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million. 

“Being with all the women is all about teamwork, who are you going to follow and who are you trusting.” – Chloe Green 

 

17. Amanda Hearst

Net Worth: $100 Million

Amanda Hearst is an American model, and socialite who is known for being an heiress to William Randolph Heart’s ‘Hearst Corporation’. Hearst has founded the organization ‘Friends of Finn’. She has modeled for IMG and appeared in magazines including Cosmopolitan and International Harper’s Bazaar.

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As of 2021, Amanda Hearst’s net worth is roughly $100 million. 

“One of my favorite luxuries in life is travel. Jet lag and lost baggage aside, it’s an incredible way to learn about other cultures, meet new people, broaden your horizons… and do some amazing shopping!” – Amanda Hearst

 

16. Heidi Klum

Richest Models - Heidi Klum

Net Worth: $160 million

Heidi Klum is a German model, businesswoman, singer, and television personality. Klum has appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and in 1999 she was the first German in history to become a Victoria’s, Secret Angel.

As of 2021, Heidi Klum’s net worth is $160 million, making her the 16th richest model in the world.

 

15. Sofia Vergara

Richest Models - Sofia Vergara

Net Worth: $180 Million

Sofia Vergara is an actress, model, television host, and entrepreneur from Colombia. She is a top earner according to Forbes and she is a primetime TV queen that has out-earned Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012, thanks to her performance in ‘The Modern Family’.

As of 2021, Sofia Vergara’s net worth is estimated to be $180 Million.

 

14. Juanita Jordan

Net Worth: $200 Million

Juanita Jordan is a former model who currently stands an impressive net worth. Jordan worked as a model and as a secretary for many years which helped her increase a fortune throughout her career.

As of 2021, Juanita Jordan’s net worth is approximately estimated to be $200 Million, making her the 14th richest model in the world.

 

13. Jeffree Star

Net Worth: $200 Million

Jeffree Star is an American fashion designer, make-up artist, DJ, singer, and model who is known for being one of the highest-paid YouTube stars on the planet. Star is the founder of a cosmetic empire named ‘Jeffree Star Cosmetics’. 

As of 2021, Jeffree Star’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million. 

“Believe in yourself, and don’t let anyone stand in your way.” – Jeffree Star

 

12. Jane Holzer

Richest Models - Jane Holzer

Net Worth: $200 Million

Jane Holzer is an American former model, artist, producer, and art collector. During her career as a model, she was often nicknamed ‘Baby Jane Holzer’. She has also produced ‘Kiss a Spider-Woman’, ‘Spike of Bensonhurst’ and ‘Naked Tango’.

Today Jane Holzer’s net worth is $200 million.

 

11. Irina Abramovich

Net Worth: $232 Million

Irina Abramovich is a former model, who is best known as the ex-wife of a Russian billionaire, investor, and politician Roman Abramovich. He is known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team.

Irina Abramovich’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $232 Million, making her the 11th richest model in the world.

 

10. Tamara Ecclestone

Richest Models - Tamara Ecclestone

Net Worth: $300 Million

Tamara Ecclestone is a British socialite, model, and television personality that is the eldest daughter of former model Slavica Ecclestone. Tamara has her own television show ‘Tamara Ecclestone’ that had premiered in 2012.

As of 2021, Tamara Ecclestone’s net worth is roughly $300 Million, making her one of the richest models in the model industry of all time.

 

9. Paris Hilton

Richest Models - Paris Hilton

Net Worth: $300 Million

Paris Hilton is an American model, reality star, fashion designer and actress from New York City. Hilton handles a lot of business by herself such as a shoe line, CD, and movie royalties and perfumes. Hilton is the 9th richest model in the world.

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As of 2021, Paris Hilton’s net worth is approximately $100 million.

 

8. Rande Gerber

Richest Models - Rande Gerber

Net Worth: $400 million

Rande Gerber is an American entertainment businessman and former model. Gerber founded nightlife companies Midnight Oil and the Gerber group. He is also married to one of the richest models on the list, Cindy Crawford.

Rande Gerber’s net worth is $400 million.

 

7. Petra Ecclestone

Richest Models - Petra Ecclestone

Net Worth: $400 million

Petra Ecclestone is a British model and fashion designer. Growing up, she always wanted to be a fashion designer and at the age of 19, she created the menswear label FORM which was sold into retailers including Harrods from October 2008.

Petra Ecclestone’s net worth is roughly $400 million.

 

6. Gisele Bundchen

Richest Models - Gisele Bundchen

Net Worth: $400 Million

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is a model and producer from Brazil. Since 2004, Bundchen has been the highest-paid model. Bundchen has appeared in magazines such as Vogue, GQ, ELLE, Flair, and Newsweek.

Today Gisele Bundchen’s net worth is estimated to be $400 Million, making her the 6th richest model in the world.

 

5. Cindy Crawford

Net Worth: $400 Million 

Cindy Crawford is an American model and businesswoman who was born in DeKalb, Illinois.

She was discovered when she was 16 years old while she was working in an Illinois cornfield. Crawford later received enough positive feedback that by age 17 she entered Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year and won runner-up.

Cindy Crawford’s net worth is roughly $400 Million.

 

4. Kathy Ireland

Richest Models - Kathy Ireland

Net Worth: $500 Million

Kathy Ireland is an American former model, actress, and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of a designer of her own brand company. With her current net worth, she is ranking as the 4th richest model in the world.

As of 2021, Kathy Ireland’s net worth is roughly $500 million.

 

3. Kylie Jenner

Richest Models - Kylie Jenner

Net Worth: $700 Million

Kylie Jenner is an American reality television personality, model, socialite, and social media personality. Jenner has starred in the ‘E!’ reality show series ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ since 2007 alongside her sisters.

She is also the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics.

 

2. Kim Kardashian

Richest Models - Kim Kardashian

Net Worth: $900 Million

Kim Kardashian is an American reality star, model, and entrepreneur.

She first gained recognition when she began to appear on the reality show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ alongside her family. Since then, Kim has definitely made a name for herself in the fashion industry.

As of 2021, Kim Kardashian’s net worth is roughly $900 million.

 

1. Slavica Ecclestone

Richest Models - Slavica Ecclestone

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Slavica Ecclestone is a former model from Croatia. Much of the family’s fortune was held in Slavica’s name in offshore trusts in Jersey. Ecclestone has worked with the best designers and models in the world.

Today Ecclestone is the richest model in the world.

As of 2021, Slavica Ecclestone’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $1.2 Billion.

 

Summary

Here’s a quick recap of the 30 richest models in the world:

  1. Slavica Ecclestone
  2. Kim Kardashian
  3. Kylie Jenner
  4. Kathy Ireland
  5. Cindy Crawford
  6. Gisele Bundchen
  7. Petra Ecclestone
  8. Rande Gerber
  9. Paris Hilton
  10. Tamara Ecclestone
  11. Irena Abramovich
  12. Jane Holzer
  13. Jeffree Star
  14. Juanita Jordan
  15. Sofia Vergara
  16. Heidi Klum
  17. Amanda Hearst
  18. Chloe Green
  19. Christie Brinkley
  20. Iman
  21. Lydia Hearst-Shaw
  22. Sabrina Guinness
  23. Sale Johnson
  24. Sarah Murdoch
  25. Adriana Lima
  26. Ella Macpherson
  27. Tyra Banks
  28. Alessandra Ambrosio
  29. Naomi Campbell
  30. Paulina Porizkova

How many of these models did you expect to appear on the list of the top 30 richest models in the world? Leave a comment below.

Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.

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