There are two types of models out there: models that are signed and models that are unsigned. Models that are unsigned have zero representation and zero management. Models that are signed are usually tied to a talent agency or a management firm.
Few models actually make it to the professional/agency level. If and when they do, the opportunities are limitless and so is the pay. Some of the top models in the world make seven figures working for brands like Calvin Klein, Victoria Secret, and Chanel. Nothing happens overnight, these models have been working at their craft for years. In fact, most of the top earning models are well into their 20’s and 30’s.
World’s Highest Paid Models
Gisele Bundchen – $42 million
Miranda Kerr – $7.2 million
Adriana Lima – $6 million
Kate Moss – $5.7 million
Liu Wen – $4.3 million
Hilary Rhoda – $4.6 million
Carolyn Murphy – $3.6 million
Joan Smalls – $3.5 million
Candice Swanepoel – $3.3 million
Lara Stone – $3.2 million
We encourage all emerging models to work towards agency representation. While space is limited in the modeling industry, with the right team and tools you too can become a millionaire model.
Written by: Ashley Covarrubias | @ashleyrunway