The Money Girls-- MOVE ASIDE FORBES

[THIS LIST IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED] There is an interesting device you can use to get an estimate on a model's money girl status. You take a list of the highest paying clients in fashion, weigh the going rates these clients pay for their contracts and then apply it against the body of models employed by those clients.

Who are the power clients? They are brands like Victoria's Secret, cosmetics giants like Estee Lauder & Lancome, as well as the many fragrance contracts and endorsement deals. Or the rare case of a clothing company (like Calvin Klein) willing to pay a model a high-six figure sum.

1 Gisele Bundchen

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There is no doubt that from Brazil back to Milan, New York and over to Germany, Gisele remains, of the two financial giants of the industry, capable of moving masses of product to the consumer. From fragrance to sandals to watches, high end clothing to swim wear, La Gisele can rock it all. She's one in a multi-million!

2 Heidi Klum
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How brilliant! You can do a Heidi Klum write-up from two years ago and every financial fact holds up, if not upgrades! Project Runway with an audience in the millions. Check. A Victoria Secret's contract that Miss Klum has an iron grip on. Check. Her own line of shoes, jewelry and candy. Check.The icon they call Heidi Inc. is no mere sexy mortal this one, but a force of nature. All hail.

3 Kate Moss
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She's no mere model anymore, or for that matter, simply an icon. Kate Moss is an industry now and quite a money machine at that. The impressive thing about this achievement is that she's managed to become a financial powerhouse while remaining the absolute epitome of editorial cool.

4 Adriana Lima
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Being the undisputed queen of Victoria's Secret comes with more than a few perks. Adriana has one of the biggest contracts in the business and has held her place in the pantheon of money girls.

5 Doutzen Kroes
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Will the massive money jobs ever stop for the Dutch wonder called Doutzen? L'Oreal as far as the eye can see booked alongside Victoria's Secret. She's like the Helen Of Troy of advertising.

6 Daria Werbowy
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A stunning cosmetics contract and Daria leapt effortlessly into the financial VIP club. Even better, her editorial profile is so consistently flawless Ms Werbowy has emerged as the great breakthrough model of her decade.

7 Natalia Vodianova
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The supermodel with the fastest rise to the top of the industry is indisputably Natalia Vodionova. She continues her blue chip legacy season after season.

8 Miranda Kerr
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Proof that elusive dream is still possible. Covers! Campaigns! Money! Stardom... for a model! Girls like Miranda are why an industry called modeling exists

9 Carolyn Murphy
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Every step Carolyn Murphy takes onto a photo set must feel like a money machine in motion. When the camera clicks for Estee Lauder, it means contract. When she luxuriates for Tiffany & Co, another six figure checks comes in and if Carolyn feels like being sexy in her Jantzen, then it is because she's being very well compensated. How enviable is that!

10 Alessandra Ambrosio
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Viva Alessandra Ambrosio! She's one of the few models left who knows how to use her VS contract to platform herself as a multi-media star with magazines covers aplenty and gigs for Armani as well as her TV appearances to keep her market value crackling. That girl knows how to work a moment.

11 Isabeli Fontana
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 A model so gorgeous and sexy, she can go from high editorial to mass market and back to high editorial without blinking. This is the ideal dream of what modeling is all about, as any client, manager or model will testify. Respect! 

12 Hilary Rhoda
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  As a best seller for Estee Lauder, Hilary Rhoda has certainly lived a charmed existence as a marketable model.

13 Valentina Zeliaeva
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A Ralph Lauren contract is one of the few in the modeling industry that can keep a girl's bread well buttered for years upon years. As the current lead face for the brand, you can rest assured that Valentina's quite happy with the compensation. The brilliant thing too about a RL moment is it tends to be far longer than a fleeting moment. Valentina's a fixture now.

14 Bianca Balti
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Italian stunner Bianca is a prolific beauty campaign fixture and one of the few models to juggle multiple fragrance contracts. When you factor in the L'Oreal deal, her longstanding role as one of Dolce Gabbana's favorite faces, and her ongoing presence in ads for the best and brightest, you have the makings of a true money girl.

14 Lara Stone
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An almighty Calvin contract. Fragrance spots for Prada and a cosmetic run for Armani. Lara Stone is that super-star that proves that a great model is truly worth it.

15 Coco Rocha
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As fashion's resident queen of social media, Coco Rocha has carved out a niche for herself as not just a model but also a full-fledged personality. Coco's coveted campaigns just keep on coming, and the Canadian beauty serves as brand ambassador for Longchamp, L'Oreal, Diesel, and Banana Republic, to name a few.

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