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30. Lady Amelia Windsor

Estimated Net Worth: $1 million
The daughter of the Earl of St. Andrews, Lady Windsor makes it onto this list for her astounding modeling portfolio. Born in Cambridge, she is part of the House of Windsor. Signed as a model with Storm Management, Windsor walked for Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week and was featured on the cover of Vogue Japan.

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She released a line of shoes in 2018 alongside Penelope Chilvers. Twenty percent of their sales went to War Child, a charity that aids children in war zones. Windsor is also a contributing fashion editor at In 2017, she was mentioned in the Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed List, and was deemed “the most beautiful member of the royal family” by Tatler.

29. Winnie Harlow

Estimated Net Worth: $3 million
Winnie Harlow has become famous in recent years for being a spokesperson and model with the skin condition vitiligo. She got her start on the 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model after Tyra Banks discovered her Instagram.

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She spoke on her experience with vitiligo in 2014, during a TED Talk, and she was awarded the “Role Model” award at the 2015 GQ Men of The Year event. She has shared that she has suffered from bullying and teasing because of her rare skin condition, but the disease has now made her one of the most recognizable models in the world.

28. Lindsay Ellingson

Estimated Net Worth: $4 million
Lindsay Ellingson has been on the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, D Magazine, GQ, and L’Officiel. Her modeling career didn’t take off until she started with Victoria’s Secret in 2007, where she walked for the well-known brand for seven years.

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In 2011, she earned her “Angel wings,” and became the signature face behind their perfume line and new bra line. She is considered to be one of the brand’s 12 well-known “supermodels,” since she is often featured during the fashion shows. She launched her cosmetics brand, Wander Beauty, in 2015, and she currently serves as their creative director.

27. Riley Keough

Estimated Net Worth: $5 million
It will probably surprise you to find out that Riley Keough is the granddaughter of The King of Rock ’n’ Roll himself, Elvis Presley, and Priscilla Presley. Keough is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, but she has remained pretty low-key about her lineage.

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She started modeling and began appearing on magazine covers, but soon turned to film, where she teamed up with directors such as Steven Soderbergh. She has appeared in films such as Magic Mike, Logan Lucky, and The Girlfriend Experience, for which she earned a Golden Globe Award. She earned a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award in 2016 for her role in the film American Honey.

26. Ashley Graham

Estimated Net Worth: $10 million
Ashley Graham became quite the hot commodity in 2015 when she appeared in Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue. In 2016, she graced the cover of the Swimsuit Issue, becoming the first size 16 model to do so.

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Over the years, she has released a book, served as a backstage host for multiple Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, and sat as an official judge on Tyra Banks’ reality show, America’s Next Top Model.

Graham has given TED Talks about self-acceptance and has been praised by women everywhere for sharing unretouched photos of herself. Graham also has her own lingerie line called Modern Boudoir.

25. Sara Ziff

Estimated Net Worth: $10 million
Sara Ziff used her platform as a model to advocate for different causes. She is a known advocate for the working conditions in the modeling industry, which she describes as “an overlooked frontier of women’s rights and workers’ rights.”

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She is the founder and executive director of The Model Alliance, which is a nonprofit organization in New York City that fights for fair labor standards for models working in the American fashion industry. She is involved with Save the Children, which is a nongovernmental organization that assists in children’s rights and relief for those in developing countries.

24. Alexa Chung

Estimated Net Worth: $12 million
Alexa Chung is only another example of a model who has branched out into various business ventures. She was in multiple music videos and starred in a scripted reality show called Shoot Me! The British it girl is known for her unique and influential style, and she became a muse for many famous designers.

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In 2009, she was made a contributing editor for British Vogue, where she interviewed big designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Christopher Kane. Her first book, called It, was released in September 2013. In 2016, she launched her own fashion label, called ALEXACHUNG.

23. Kate Upton

Estimated Net Worth: $20 million
Kate Upton was named “Rookie of the Year” in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. She would go on to appear as the cover model for the magazine in 2012, 2013, and 2017. Upton was also the centerpiece of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover.

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Other than being a superstar model, Upton is an actress, appearing in films such as Tower Heist, The Layover, The Three Stooges, and The Other Woman. In 2014, she became the spokeswoman and advertising agent of a $40 million advertising campaign for the mobile game Game of War: Fire Age, made by Machine Zone.

22. Molly Sims

Estimated Net Worth: $20 million
Sims started as a Victoria’s Secret runway model, then became a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, and then played Delinda Deline in the NBC drama Las Vegas. She was a spokesmodel for Old Navy, and she appeared in MTV’s House of Style. She has appeared in a handful of comedy films, including The Benchwarmers, Yes Man, The Pink Panther 2, and Fired Up!


In 2004, she launched a jewelry line made up of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets. She has previously been a guest and panelist on talk shows such as The View. She is a Global Ambassador for Population Services International’s Five & Alive program, which helps children under 5 and their families who are dealing with health issues.

21. Bella Hadid

Estimated Net Worth: $25 million
Bella Hadid debuted as a model in 2014, walking for Desigual at New York Fashion Week. She has since gained fame and is linked to the “Instagram generation” of supermodels. She has had quite a busy year, posing for hundreds of different brands (and sometimes alongside sister, Gigi Hadid).

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Although often compared to her sister in the industry, both models bring a uniqueness to the runway. She has been featured in multiple editorials for big-time magazines such as Vogue Girl Japan, Harper’s BAZAAR, GQ, W Magazine, Town & Country, Pop Magazine, Glamour, and Love Magazine. She has also become an ambassador of Dior Beauty, Bulgari’s accessory lines, and TAG Heuer.

20. Chrissy Teigen

Estimated Net Worth: $26 million
Other than her hilarious tweets and posts on social media, Chrissy Teigen is a known model, television personality, and author. She got her start as a substitute model on Deal or No Deal, but went viral in 2010 after she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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She released a clothing line in collaboration with Revolve, and has released a line of cookware. In 2019, she was announced as a judge for NBC’s comedy competition series, Bring the Funny, and she is currently in development for her own show, called Chrissy’s Court, a courtroom reality series.

19. Gigi Hadid

Estimated Net Worth: $29 million
Gigi Hadid has had an impressive career considering that she’s been modeling for under a decade. She has walked for a multitude of renowned fashion brands and has an impressive 35 appearances in international Vogue magazine covers. In 2016, she walked for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the second time, and earned her “Angel wings.”

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She has been featured in music videos and television shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race and Lip Sync Battle. In 2018, it was announced that she would release a line with Reebok, designing sneakers for the brand. That same year, she went on her first mission with UNICEF to visit their program in Bangladesh.

18. Cara Delevingne

Estimated Net Worth: $28 million
Cara Delevingne has been in the modeling biz since she was 10 years old, and she has walked in hundreds of runway shows since. As she gained fame, Delevingne became selective about runway shows in order to pursue an acting career. She debuted in her first film in 2012, alongside Keira Knightley in the film Anna Karenina, and has seen success as an actress since.

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Delevingne has also written and recorded two music albums, and she has designed two fashion collections for DKNY and Mulberry. In 2017, she made her debut as a novelist with her young adult fiction novel, Mirror, Mirror. It seems that the question here is, “What can’t Delevingne do?”

17. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Estimated Net Worth: $30 million
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made her debut on the catwalk for the first time alongside venerable supermodel Naomi Campbell in New York City in 2004. In 2006, she was signed to Victoria’s Secret, and has continued to walk in their annual fashion show. She has also walked for many world-famous designers.

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In 2010, Huntington-Whiteley’s acting career took off when she replaced Megan Fox in the Transformers films alongside Shia LaBeouf. Her second role was in Mad Max: Fury Road, where she played pregnant character, The Splendid Angharad. In 2016 and 2017, Huntington-Whiteley came in at No. 5 on Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Models list.

16. Christy Turlington

Estimated Net Worth: $30 million
Christy Turlington is a model, among other things. She is also a charity founder, campaigner, and filmmaker. She was named as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year in 2013, and in 2014, she was included in TIME’s 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

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Turlington founded the nonprofit Every Mother Counts in 2010, which is an organization devoted to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. She also directed the documentary film Every Mile, Every Mother, which explores her foundation’s mission to show the distance between health care providers and women who need quality care.

15. Karlie Kloss

Estimated Net Worth: $30 million
At just 17 years old, Kloss was named as one of the “top 30 models of the 2000s” by Vogue Paris. She shockingly resigned from being a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015 to attend New York University and pursue computer programming. Kloss soon launched Kode With Klossy, a coding camp designed for teenage girls who are interested in computer science and software engineering.

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Since launching the camp, Kloss has teamed with Teach For America to help expand the camp to 25 different cities in the U.S. Kloss also created Karlie’s Kookies, a special recipe Kloss created with Momofuku’s Milk Bar, which was sold during Fashion’s Night Out in NYC, with proceeds going to hungry children around the world.

14. Elizabeth Hurley

Estimated Net Worth: $35 million
Elizabeth Hurley is both a model and actress who is often associated with cosmetics company Estée Lauder. Since the company gave her her first modeling job at 29 years old, she is a representative for their perfumes and products. As an actress, she has appeared in Austin Powers, Bedazzled, and The Royals.

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On the side, Hurley runs a beachwear line named after herself. Hurley is a famous patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and City Veterans’ Network, which links former members of the Armed Forces to opportunities for rehabilitation and employment. She has also helped raise funds for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre.

13. Kyra Sedgwick

Estimated Net Worth: $45 million
Kyra Sedgwick began modeling at a young age, but decided to put it to the side to make room for a different business venture, acting. She has since become a familiar face on television and films with roles in The Closer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Something to Talk About.

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Not only does she make it happen in front of the camera, but she works hard behind the scenes, too. She produced the series Proof for TNT, which aired for one season, and she has voiced the character of Batwoman in the animated film Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.

12. Naomi Campbell

Estimated Net Worth: $60 million
Naomi Campbell has been around since the ’80s and ’90s, and she won’t be going away any time soon. A career that has spanned since she was 15 years old, Campbell has established herself as one of the most recognizable models in the world and holds the title as the first black model to appear on TIME magazine.

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Don’t be fooled; she isn’t just a pretty face. Campbell has also done an R&B/pop studio album, and has appeared in several films and television shows. She has become an advocate for black models in the fashion industry and has supported multiple charities throughout her career, one of them being Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

11. Claudia Schiffer

Estimated Net Worth: $60 million
Born in West Germany, Claudia Schiffer became one of the most successful models in the world during the ’90s, and was often compared to Brigitte Bardot. Schiffer holds the Guinness World Record for her magazine cover count, which has reached over a thousand.

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She made her film debut in the film Richie Rich in 1994, and she appeared in a handful of movies up until the early 2000s. She is a member of the Arts & Entertainment Support Committee for UNICEF, and she is a U.K. Goodwill Ambassador for them. In 1995, Schiffer became a joint owner of a chain of restaurants called the Fashion Cafe, along with Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson.

10. Kate Moss

Estimated Net Worth: $80 million
You’ve heard her name a dozen times, and it’s because, at one point, she was everywhere. Kate Moss began modeling in the ’90s when the term “heroin chic” was being used to describe thin models (unfortunately). She’s been in the fashion industry for almost three decades, and she has also been an editor for Vogue.

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In fact, Moss is so iconic in the U.K. that there is a $3 million gold statue of her called Siren displayed at the British Museum. She has appeared in music videos for the likes of Elton John, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, and more. She helped launch the SamandRuby charity in March 2006, which was started to provide funding for the education and shelter of Thai children.

9. Christie Brinkley

Estimated Net Worth: $80 million
Christie Brinkley, the “uptown girl” who inspired Billy Joel’s famous anthem, gained worldwide fame with her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues during the late ’70s. For two decades, she was the face of COVERGIRL, and she has appeared on over 500 magazine covers.

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She is also known for her work as an actress, illustrator, television personality, photographer, writer, designer, and activist for human and animal rights and the environment. Brinkley has a skin care line called Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare, a line of hair extensions, an organic sparkling wine label, and an eyeglass line.

8. Tyra Banks

Estimated Net Worth: $90 million
Tyra Banks is known for her incredible talent in the fashion industry, and her hit reality show, America’s Next Top Model. Banks’ list of achievements goes on and on, one of the more notable being that she was the first African-American woman to be featured on the cover of Playboy magazine. Over the years, she has become a role model for curvier ladies in the industry and has become a strong voice for plus-size models in the fashion industry.

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Banks began acting on television in 1993, starting with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It was in 2003 that she began executive producing her reality television series, America’s Next Top Model, which ran for 22 seasons. She has established the Tyra Banks Scholarship, which helps provide African-American girls the opportunity to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School.

7. Elle Macpherson

Net Worth: $95 million
Elle Macpherson has appeared on the cover for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue five times since the ’80s. Her multiple appearances led to her nickname as “The Body,” given by TIME magazine in 1989. Macpherson is involved in multiple business ventures, including a lingerie line, and The Body, which is a line of skin care products.

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She was the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model, and she was an executive producer of NBC’s Fashion Star — she also hosted the first season. In 2014, she co-founded WelleCo, which has branched into supplement products and skin care products.

6. Cindy Crawford

Estimated Net Worth: $100 million
You likely recognize this iconic ’90s model. Crawford is considered one of the most successful supermodels in the industry. In 1995, Forbes magazine reported that she was one of the highest-paid models in the world. Aside from modeling, Crawford has appeared in music videos, television shows, and films.

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Although these days she doesn’t really appear in front of the camera much, you can still see her in some magazines here and there. When she’s not modeling, she is busy managing her furniture line and doing charity work for Ronald McDonald House. Crawford has also donated to many medical research causes.

5. Iman

Estimated Net Worth: $100 million
Iman has had a whirlwind of a career, and she was famously married to the late David Bowie. She began her career in 1975, and she quickly became the muse of high-end designers such as Gianni Versace, Halston, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Yves Saint Laurent.

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After two decades of modeling, Iman decided to start her own cosmetics firm in 1994. The mission of the cosmetics company was to focus on shades for women who had difficulty finding their exact color. She also created a clothing line for the Home Shopping Network in 2007. She has appeared in multiple movies, films, and video games, and is noted for her various philanthropic endeavors.

4. Heidi Klum

Estimated Net Worth: $120 million
Heidi Klum has solidified herself as the top German model in the world and was the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 1999. Other than her outstanding modeling career, she became the host and judge of Germany’s Next Topmodel, and reality show Project Runway, which earned her an Emmy nomination and a win for Outstanding Host For A Reality or Reality Competition Program.

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She has had a supporting role in a handful of films, and has appeared on television shows such as Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, and Parks and Recreation. Forbes has noted that since Klum retired from being a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she has taken a small step back from the modeling industry to become more of a businesswoman.

3. Sofia Vergara

Estimated Net Worth: $180 million
Although Sofia Vergara got her start as a model, you probably recognize her from her role as the sassy and hilarious Gloria in Modern Family. The Colombian-American actress used to co-host two television shows for Univision during the late 1990s, which led to her film career.

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In 2011, Vergara was named as the face of COVERGIRL, and it was announced that she was designing a Kmart-exclusive clothing line. In 2012, it was announced by Forbes that she was the highest-earning woman in U.S. television. In 2013, she signed endorsement contracts with big companies such as Diet Pepsi, Rooms To Go, and the medication Synthroid.

2. Gisele Bündchen

Estimated Net Worth: $400 million
This Brazilian-born supermodel has been one of the world’s highest-paid models since 2004. While Kate Moss was considered the peak of the “heroin chic” era, Bündchen was credited with ending it. She has been in a handful of films, such as Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada.

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From 2010 to 2011, she was the executive producer of the educational environmental cartoon, Gisele & the Green Team. She is an advocate for charities such as Save the Children, Red Cross, and Doctors Without Borders. She is also the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. In addition, she is a recording artist and spokeswoman for Chanel N° 5.

1. Kathy Ireland

Estimated Net Worth: $500 million
Kathy Ireland has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition over 10 times, but she has expressed that she was more interested in being the client than the model. In 1993, she founded a brand marketing company called kathy ireland Worldwide, which was an incredible business move, seeing as she is one of the wealthiest former models on this list.

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Her company designs jewelry, clothing, home and office furniture, gardening supplies, skin care, vacation packages, greeting cards, hair extensions, and more. Ireland has also appeared in multiple television shows and films, the first being the 1988 film, Alien from L.A.