Bundchen is world`s top earning model

Updated: May 07, 2011, 14:52 PM IST

London: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been named the world`s top earning model by Forbes for the seventh straight year.

Bundchen has been topping the list since 2004. Her income this year was $45 million, an increase by a whopping $20 million.

Contactmusic.com reports that proof of Bundchen`s star-status enhancing brands is easy to find, as after she became the face of hair care brand Pantene in March 2010, the company`s sales went up by 40 percent in Latin America.

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

The 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.

The Forbes 2011 list for the world`s top-earning models:

Gisele Bundchen - $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 Swanepol - $2 million