Nowadays, models not only work on the runway, but also appear in TV shows, music videos, and movies. The following list shows the 6 most successful supermodels out there who have made a name for themselves in the industry. Some of them have already retired, and others are still going strong. Most of the women are also involved in other businesses which helps them after their modeling career ends.
6) Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks appeared on the cover of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and became super popular. She has walked for the greatest fashion brands, has earned to be in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and could be found in movies and TV series. She was also the main person in “America’s Next Top Model,” which had 24 seasons. Tyra also has a successful talk show – “The Tyra Banks Show.” She is behind the charityTyra Banks TZONE, aiming to help young girls with their self-esteem issues. Her net worth is around $90 million.
5) Christie Brinkley
She became popular in 1976 as a CoverGirl. She appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for 3 issues in a row.
Christie has also worked as an actress, book writer and has launched her own cosmetics line. She has also earned a lot of money through investments in real estate. Her total net worth is around $100 million.
4) Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford started off when she was a teenager. After doing projects with Pepsi and Clairol she has gained fame.She has done multiple runway shows, cover shoots and commercials and is now spending her time being a furniture designer. She has also published an autobiography. Her net worth is around $100 million.
3) Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum has made it on many magazine covers like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She also used to be a Victoria’s Secret’s Angel. She is now a designer, actress and a spokesperson. She took part in “Germany’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway”. Her estimated wealth is at $120 million.
2) Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen might just be the most popular model. She was born in Brazil and became the highest-paid model in the world. She got married to the famous NFL player Tom Brady. She is behind many charities in Brazil and the United States. Gisele Bündchen’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 million.
1) Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland is the wealthiest supermodels in the world by far. After a successful modeling career and covers on Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Edition, she switched to being an actress, a public speaker and appearing in commercials.
She created her own company called Kathy Ireland Worldwide which brought her most of her wealth. Through it she sells furniture, toys, books and jewelry. She has accumulated around half a billion dollars which puts her in first place of this list.