Gisele Bundchen Topped Modeling World With $47 Million Last Year, But Could Be Passing Reins To Next Generation

Gisele Bundchen had a pretty good year in 2014, dominating the landscape of modeling and earning herself a $5 million raise, but she may be soon passing the baton to the next generation of supermodels.

A Forbes list of the highest-paid models in the world found that Gisele blew away her competition, earning herself an estimated $47 million from a combination of modeling gigs and endorsement deals.

Gisele was close to $40 million ahead of the competition. The next highest-paid models were Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima, who each earned about $8 million. A group that includes Kate Upton and Kate Moss were tied for third with $7 million each.

This represented the eighth year in a row that Gisele Bundchen has led the modeling world in annual pay.

Combined Gisele Bundchen and her husband Tom Brady made close to $80 million in the last year. The New England Patriots quarterback pulled in close to $31 million thanks to a contract rich with incentives.

From USA Today:

"The salaries for the final three years of the pact — $7 million in 2015, followed by $8 million and $9 million — are guaranteed against injury. If Brady is on the roster for the final game of the 2014 season, the $24 million in salaries for the final three years will be guaranteed for skill, too."
As if their enormous salaries weren't enough, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen also pocketed about $30 million last year by flipping their giant Brentwood, California, mansion to rap mogul Dr. Dre.

But though she is still outgaining the rest of the modeling world, Gisele Bundchen could be passing the reins to a new generation. The list noted a group of young, up-and-coming models that include Karly Kloss and Cara Delevigne, who both have a big following on social media.

Kloss and Delevigne also scored a big coup, with a feature on the September issue of Vogue, the largest and most influential issue of the year.

Though they might be the flavor of the moment in the modeling world, the young stars still have a long way to go to catch up with Gisele Bundchen in the pay department.