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May 12, 2008
C-Suite or Runway: Who Makes More, Supermodels or CEOs?
If you are dreaming of the "big bucks," you may want to drop out of that prestigious "B-school" and try to get on "Project Runway" or "America's Next Top Model", according to figures compiled by, which just released a list of the highest-paid female models.

All of this reported income isn't from fashion shows and photo shoots; much comes from endorsement of apparel and accessories, some bearing the model's name. Here's's list of the top model earners:

  1. Gisele Bundchen tops's list by earning $33 million in the last 12 months.
  2. Kate Moss ($9 million)
  3. Heidi Klum (of Project Runway) ($8 million)
  4. Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio (both $6 million)
  5. Carolyn Murphy ($5 million)
  6. Natalia Vodianova ($4.5 million)
  7. Karolina Kurkova and Daria Werbowy (both $3.5 million)
  8. Gemma Ward ($3 million)
  9. Liya Kebede ($2.5 million)
  10. Hilary Rhoda and Shalom Harlow (both $2 million)

Now, compare these salaries to these CEOs' listed on Forbes' Well-Paid Women list:
Carol Meyrowitz, CEO of TJX, Inc. ($3.1 million)
Brenda Barnes, CEO of Sara Lee ($3.0 million)
Christina Gold, CEO of Western Unioin ($2.9 million)
Patricia Woertz, CEO of Archer Daniel ($2.2 million)
Mary Simmons, CEO of Rite Aid ($1.6 million)

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