Luxury brands can get very snooty about the Victoria's Secret models not being good enough for their runways, but they can't deny the reality that a Victoria's Secret contract spells financial success, unless a girl is the world's worst money manager.
Forbes shares their estimate of the 10 top earning models with this lineup, saying that the 10 top-earning models made a combined $112 million in the 12 months ending in May, a 30% increase over last year.

Now I am officially clueless about the meaning of the Top 50 rankings, given the fact that the top-three earning models aren't even listed and two of the three are doing major fashion editorials.
Heidi Klum, the German supermodel is host and executive producer of 'Project Runway' has also partnered with New Balance and to launch a clothing line, writes Forbes. She also has a new content-producing deal with AOL.
Here's the Forbes estimated list of the top-earning models. With Victoria's Secret models Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr back from maternity leave, the list will likely change for 2012.
We include links to the models editorials throughout all our website channels and a sexy one for good measure.
Gisele B√ľndchen $45 Million

Heidi Klum $20 Million

Kate Moss $13.5 Million

Adriana Lima $8 Million

Alessandra Ambrosio $5 Million

Daria Werbowy $4.5 Million

Lara Stone $4.5 Million

Carolyn Murphy $4.3 million

Natalia Vodianova $4 million

Candice Swanepoel $3 million
While elite models are prospering, salaries are lower for newcomers comments Ed Razek, chief marketing officer for Limited Brands. "People took a very realistic look at what they were paying models and what made sense. . . . There was a substantial adjustment in rates--maybe not for Gisele, but for the daily working model--and most people found the world didn't collapse."

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