How much does it pay to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel? At the very least, their checks have the same amount of zeros on them as you have fingers on a hand.
Contracts with Victoria’s Secret reportedly start around $100,000, according to Page Six, but the top earners for the iconic lingerie brand aren’t doing too bad for themselves, according to Forbes, mostly because they juggle multiple modeling gigs all year.
Here’s how much money the most successful Victoria’s Secret Angels made in 2015:
Adriana Lima — $9 Million
Lima has been with Victoria’s Secret since 2000, making her the most senior Angel in the company’s history. The 34-year-old Brazilian makes most of her money from modeling contracts with Marc Jacobs, H&M, Desigual, Maybelline, and Vogue Eyewear.
Joan Smalls — $5.5 Million
Smalls makes the majority of her money modelling for dozens of brands including Estée Lauder, H&M, Joe Fresh, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs. The 27-year-old Puerto Rican was also the first Latina model hired by Estée Lauder.
Alessandra Ambrosio — $5 Million
Ambrosio makes most of her money from modeling contracts with Schutz and Dafiti. The 34-year-old Brazilian mother of two also has her own swimwear line, a clothing line with Planet Blue, and recently debuted in the Brazilian soap opera “Verdades Secretas”, or “Secrets and Lies”.
Candice Swanepoel — $5 Million
The 26-year-old South African made most of her money this year from contracts with Max Factor make-up, Versace fragrance, and by appearing in ads for Givenchy and Free People.
Kendall Jenner — $4 Million
Aside from modeling for Victoria’s Secret, the 20-year-old daughter of reality television’s most popular family makes her money from contracts with Estée Lauder cosmetics and Calvin Klein as well as by doing ads for Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld eyewear. Jenner’s impressive 43.3 million Instagram followers ensures that any promotional gigs will be lucrative and she plans to launch a fashion line with Topshop along with her sister, Kylie.
Gigi Hadid — $2.5 Million
Hadid, 20, is now one of the most recognized models today thanks to her close association to Taylor Swift. The model makes her millions from contracts with Maybelline, Guess and Australian bikini brand Sea Folly.
Lily Aldridge — $2 Million
The 30-year-old model makes her money as the face of Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera.
Martha Hunt — $2 Million
The 26-year-old make her millions from contracts with Free People, Juicy Couture, Albion Cosmetics.