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Gisele Bündchen Remains the Top-Earning Model of 2016

Even after retiring from the runway.
Gisele Bündchen Remains the Top-Earning Model of 2016 Even after retiring from the runway.

Longtime top-ranked Gisele Bündchen outearned every other model on Forbes' list of The World's Highest-Paid Models 2016, banking a whopping total of $30.5 million even after stepping away from the runway last year.

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Gisele at the recently concluded Rio Olympics

The Brazilian beauty led by a huge $20 million, beating fellow Brazilian Adriana Lima who took the number two spot with $10.5 million.

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Adriana at last year's Victoria's Secret fashion show

So where did the social media favorites rank on the list? Kendall Jenner turned up at number three with her biggest gain yet—an impressive 150% increase from last year's earnings. She shares the spot with Karlie Kloss who doubled her paycheck since 2015 to $10 million.

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Kendall at last year's Victoria's Secret fashion show

Tied at number five are newcomer Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who both took home approximately $9 million. Cara Delevingne followed at number seven with $8.5 million.

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Gigi at last year's Victoria's Secret fashion show

"Together, the world’s 20 highest-paid models earned a cumulative $154 million between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016, before fees and taxes; they boast close to 200 million Instagram followers combined," according to Forbes.

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