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Brasilian_anita_51853975_600_2 >> The numbers are in, and Gisele Bundchen remains Forbes' top-earning model for 2008, raking in $35 million in earnings, thanks to those lucrative Ipanema sandals of hers (left), the $5 million Victoria's Secret contract that didn't end until December 2007, and a multitude of other campaigns, from Versace to Pantene







A breakdown comparison of the 2008 list to the 2007 list:

  1. Gisele Bundchen, $35 million . . . Gisele Bundchen, $33 million
  2. Heidi Klum, $14 million . . . Kate Moss, $9 million
  3. Kate Moss, $7.5 million . . . Heidi Klum, $8 million
  4. Adriana Lima, $7 million . . . Adriana Lima, $6 million
  5. Doutzen Kroes, $6 million . . . Alessandra Ambrosio, $6 million
  6. Karolina Kurkova, $5 million . . . Carolyn Murphy, $5 million
  7. Natalia Vodianova, $4.8 million . . . Natalia Vodianova, $4.5 million
  8. Carolyn Murphy, $4.5 million . . . Karolina Kurkova, $3.5 million
  9. Daria Werbowy, $3.8 million . . . Daria Werbowy, $3.5 million
  10. Miranda Kerr, $3.5 million . . . Gemma Ward, $3 million
  11. Isabeli Fontana, $3 million and Gemma Ward, $3 million  . . . Liya Kebede, $2.5 million
  12. Selita Ebanks, $2.7 million . . . Hilary Rhoda, $2 million
  13. Valentina Zelyaeva, $2.3 million . . . Shalom Harlow, $2 million
  14. Hilary Rhoda, $2 million . . . Doutzen Kroes, $1.5 million
  15. Liya Kebede, $1.5 million . . . Jessica Stam, $1.5 million

Making more money: Gisele, Heidi, Adriana, Doutzen, Karolina, Natalia, Daria, Miranda, Valentina, Isabeli, Selita
Making less money: Kate, Carolyn, Liya
Make the same amount: Gemma, Hilary

New to list: Miranda, Isabeli, Selita, Valentina
Disappeared from the list: Alessandra, Shalom, Stam

The takeaway message: Victoria's Secret and mass-brand cosmetics contracts are still the two biggest modeling cashcows (The newcomers, plus Doutzen, who had the biggest jump in income, all have one or both of those to thank.).

*image: wireimage

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