It’s been a rough year for the model, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 21-year-old Cara Delevingne has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid models for 2013 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
Cara Delevingne tops annual list of highest-paid models
In 2011 it looked like the model’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (August 29) that Delevingne is the highest-paid model in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between July 2012 and July 2013, a nearly $20 million lead over her closest competition.
People With Money’s factors
In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
The British model has an estimated net worth of $145 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Delevingne Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdelevingne – UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Cara) and a fashion line called “Cara Delevingne Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Delevingne fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.