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Forbes Ranks the Top-Ten Highest-Earning Models of 2010

Know why Gisele looks so happy? She made $45 million last year.
Know why Gisele looks so happy? She made $45 million last year.

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Forbes magazine has rounded up its annual list of top-earning models— and the leggy stunners who made the top-ten cut probably won't come as a surprise to anyone. The magazine reports:

With consumers again cautiously spending on luxury goods, the 10 top-earning female models on the planet made a combined $112 million in the 12 months to May—up 30% from a total of $86.5 million over the previous year. Most of this gain was enjoyed by the top three: Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Kate Moss.
This year, it seems one key to breaking into the top-ten is to have a contract with Victoria's Secret—nearly all the names on the list have walked in a VS show at some point in their career, two are VS alum-Angels, and three have current/ongoing contracts with the lingerie powerhouse.

10. Gisele Bundchen:: $45 million
9. Heidi Klum: $20 million
8. Kate Moss: $13.5 million
7. Adriana Lima: $8 million
6. Alessandra Ambrosio: $5 million
5. Daria Werbowy: $4.5 million
4. Lara Stone: $4.5 million
3. Carolyn Murphy: $4.3 million
2. Natalia Vodianova: $4 million
1. Candice Swanepoel: $2 million

· The world's top-earning models 2011 [Forbes]