It pays to be genetically blessed, and even much more if you are able to land an “Angel” deal with lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. This is apparent on Forbes’ latest ranking of the world’s highest paid models where 9 are active Victoria’s Secret Angels and a good number of others VS non-angels and ex-Angels. Per Forbes, Angel contracts are worth between 6 and 7 figures annually depending on an Angel’s period of service. Thus, veterans like Adriana Lima far out-earn newbies like Jasmine Tookes and Martha Hunt. In addition, the terms of an Angel contract allows the model to engage in other gigs for a specific time, thus bolstering her earnings. The top 13 richest Victoria’s Secret Angels who graced the VSFS in Paris on November 30, 2016 have a combined wealth of $265 million. Without further ado, here is who’s worth what…
13. Sara Sampaio (25)
Net Worth: $1.2 million
Sara Sampaio is an icon mostly in the eyes of her fellow Portuguese as she is the first supermodel in the country to appear on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2014. The same year, she was also named Rookie of the Year. She has won her country’s Golden Globe Award 5 consecutive times from 2011 to 2016. Despite being new to the host of Angels, Sara has banked enough to earn the millionaire status.
12. Elsa Hosk (28)
Net Worth: $1.5 million
The Swedish beau, started out playing pro basketball in her home country before making a name for herself in the modelling industry. She has appeared at the annual Victoria Secret Fashion show since 2011. In addition to her VS gigs, she has represented a plethora of brands including, H&M, Dolce & Gabbana, Guess and Dior.
11. Bella Hadid (20)
Net Worth: $3 million
The 20 year old, 2016 IMG model of the year is doing well following in the footsteps of her older sister and fellow model Gigi. She has appeared in a couple of music videos by rapper The Weekend whom she dated until their breakup in November 2016. Awkwardly, the rapper performed at the Paris event as his ex-flame strutted down the catwalk. AWKWARD!!
10. Martha Hunt (27)
Net Worth: $3 million
A Victoria Secret staple since 2013, Martha earned her wings in 2015 alongside a worthy paycheck which she supports with campaigns with London Fog and Michael Kors. The Free People ambassador counts among Taylor Swift‘s gang and appeared in her “Bad Blood” music video.
9. Jasmine Tookes (25)
Net Worth: $5 million
Jasmine Tookes was blessed with the honor of donning the coveted $3 million Bright Night Fantasy Bra at the Paris Fashion Show (pictured). The former gymnast made her debut on Forbes list of highest paid models in 2016 with $4 million earned in a year thanks largely to her Angel gig. She shills for the likes of Calvin Klein fragrance and Lancome cosmetics.
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