Instagram Revealed The 10 Most Followed Models Of 2017, But Only Six Also Made The Highest Paid List

Instagram Most Followed Models 2017

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Another day in December, another end of the year list. We already checked out the best places to work, the most viral videos, Google Play and Spotify’s many lists, the most re-tweeted tweets, and the most-liked Instagram posts of 2017. Speaking of Instagram, apparently it’s their turn again as today we present the top 10 most followed models of 2017.

As we have learned, it pays – very, very well – to have a lot of followers on Instagram. It also requires a carefully cultivated plan, lots of time, and, let’s be honest, it doesn’t hurt if you also happen to be drop-dead gorgeous. Luckily, for these models that last item is the least of their worries.

However, at least according to Forbes, just because you have the most Instagram followers doesn’t automatically make you the highest paid. Not that any of the women on this list are struggling to put food on the table, but only six of them made both the most followed list as well as the highest paid list.

Here were the top 10 highest paid models in 2017. (An asterisk next to their name means they made both lists.)

10. Ashley Graham, $5.5 million
9. Bella Hadid, $6 million*
8. Liu Wen, $6.5 million
7. Karlie Kloss, $9 million
6. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, $9.5 million
5. Gigi Hadid, $9.5 million*
4. Adriana Lima, $10.5 million*
3. Chrissy Teigen, $13.5 million*
2. Gisele Bundchen, $17.5 million*
1. Kendall Jenner, $22 million*

And here are the models with the most followers on Instagram for 2017. (Where they finished on the highest paid list is in parenthesis.)

10. Adriana Lima, 11.4 million followers (4)

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9. Candice Swanepoel, 11.6 million followers (–)

8. Miranda Kerr, 11.6 million followers (–)

7. Gisele Bundchen, 13.6 million followers (2)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BURaF5rFL96/?taken-by=gisele

6. Chrissy Teigen, 15.1 million followers (3)

5. Emily Ratajkowski, 15.7 million followers (–)

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4. Bella Hadid, 16 million followers (9)


3. Gigi Hadid, 37 million followers (5)

2. Cara Delevingne, 40.5 million followers (–)

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1. Kendall Jenner, 85 million followers (1)
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H/T Maxim