15 June 2012 by

How Much Do Models Earn Per Runway Metre? We've Done The Maths: INFOGRAPHIC

You only need to watch that video of our favourite fashion models taking a tumble on the runway to know that strutting down a catwalk can be a perilous job. Could YOU walk in a pair of Alexander McQueen Armadillo heels? Well, exactly. So how much do the top catwalkers earn per year? Lucky for us, Forbes just published its list of the ten highest paid models and considering their combined income is approximatley $100 million, we'd say it's worth the odd slip up.

This has got Grazia Daily thinking about how many dollars the super-supermodels earn per runway metre. Take Gisele Bunchen, for example, who walked a total of 100 metres last year and bagged a whooping $45million, making her the world's highest-paid model. Do the maths and that's $450,000 in her back pocket for walking just one metre. Kerchiiiiing! Kate Moss brought home $67,500 per metre while  Alessandra Ambrosio made $50,000 per meter, but the real winner is Heidi Klum, who earned $20 million without even setting foot on the catwalk.

So in case you were in any doubt that it pays to be genetically blessed, take a look at the stats for the top earning models - from Lara Stone to Kate Moss - with our infographic below...

Catwalk Infographic model earning Grazia


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Nets F-model (Mon Jun 18 14:47:23 BST 2012): All very highly useful lnfo :) although any reasons why the lnds does not make better provision to allow top professional Models with any kind of disability to do exactly the same?
Leyla Hawn Aliyeva (Mon Sep 24 19:35:45 BST 2012): WRONG- Gisele Budchen, Natalia Vodianova etc. didn't earn all that money from runways only! Try clothing lines, magazine shoots....etc.Your maths is wrong.