1: Gisele Bündchen
Measurements: Though currently sporting a baby bump, Gisele has one of the most diverse and financially rewarding careers in the business. The simple reason, says one top agent, “She’s the most well-known model in the world.” She no longer walks the runway and her Victoria’s Secret wings were clipped in 2007, but her career continues thanks to a litany of campaigns. Outpacing any other model on the list in terms of the number of brands she endorses, she appears as the face of Ebel watches, Dior, Versace, and Rampage in the U.S. and a slew of others in South America and Europe. She also signed a reported $2.5 million, two-year contract with Max Factor last year. She also has a role on the other side of fashion, as an entrepreneur with her own line of sandals, Ipanema Gisele Bündchen, sold by the Brazilian shoe giant Grendene. Her estimate total earnings: $25 million. Her marriage to NFL quarterback Tom Brady had made her fodder for tabloid coverage and a Vanity Fair cover story in April, raising her profile yet another echelon.