Kendall Jenner was the highest paid model in the world in 2018 after earning $22.5 million. She was named as highest paid model for the second year by Forbes.
The calculated earnings were documented between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018. Kendall Jenner was also the most followed star on social media, with 143.5 million. She gained over 17 million followers in the space of a year. In the top 10 on social media there are, in order, after Jenner: Gigi Hadid: 58.4 million; Cara Delevingne: 57.7 million; Chrissy Teigen: 32 million; Tyra Banks: 29.5 million; Emily Ratajkowski: 28.2 million; Gisele Bündchen: 25.8 million; Miranda Kerr: 25.2 million; Bella Hadid: 22.8 million; . Adriana Lima: 21.3 million.
After working in commercial print ad campaigns and photoshoots, Jenner had breakout seasons in 2014 and 2015, walking the runways for high fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California, to retired Olympic decathlete champion Caitlyn Jenner (previously Bruce) and television personality Kris Jenner. She began modeling at age 14 when Wilhelmina Models signed her on July 2009. Jenner's first modeling job was the Rocker Babes with a Twist campaign for Forever 21 in December 2009 and January 2010. On December 16, 2014, Google named Jenner as the second most Googled model in the world. Jenner set up an eBay account where she auctions old clothing to raise money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She also raised money for charity participating to many dedicated events.