Gallery: Top paid models – Gisele Buncheden, Lara Stone and Kate Moss

By Andrea Petrou on May 9th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

It’s good news for Gisele Bundchen who has been named the world’s top earning model for the seventh year.

The Brazilian beauty has topped the list, compiled by Forbes.com, since 2004, but this year saw her income increase by a huge $20 million to earn $45million over one year.

Proof of Gisele’s star status enhancing brands is easy to find, as after becoming the face of hair care brand Pantene in March 2010, the company’s sales went up by 40% per cent in Latin America.

Despite earning so much the simple things in life please the supermodel, and she likes nothing more than to clean the house she shares with husband Tom Brady, their 16-month-old son Benjamin and her three-year-old stepson Jack.

Gisele said: “I love it. Cleaning the house is actually very therapeutic for me. Becoming a parent has given me a whole new perspective on life. I can’t put into words how much I love it.”

In second place in the poll is German model Heidi Klum, who earned $20 million through her recent partnership with website Amazon.com and launching her own clothing line with sportswear brand New Balance.

Third place went to British model Kate Moss, who made $13.5 million from deals including her own bag collection with brand Longchamp and a campaign for Christian Dior.

See the gallery below for the top ten highest paid models

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