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Interactive chart: Top 10 Highest-earning Models of 2016

By Vivian Hendriksz


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It is said that 'it-models' of today have used tools such as social media to accelerate their rise to fame, making them a far cry away from the supermodels of the past. Nevertheless, their look and ongoing influence within the fashion industry is undeniable. For the few lucky models, who have used their skills, appeal and looks to develop a global following, a single brand campaign or appearance at a runway show can command a six number figure. But who are the highest earning models of 2016? And which ones hold the largest following?

Scroll down to see Forbes annual ranking of the world's top earning models and their Instagram following.

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Photo: Victoria's Secret, Facebook

Gigi Hadid
Gisele Bundchen