Money & Power

At 25, Karlie Kloss Is One of the World's Highest-Paid Models

Here's how much she's earned.
IMAGE GETTY IMAGES/ CLEMENS BILAN
Comments

Yesterday, Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner announced their engagement. After six years of dating, Kushner "proposed a few weeks ago during a romantic weekend together in upstate New York," a source told People.



"I love you more than I have words to express. Josh, you’re my best friend and my soulmate. I can’t wait for forever together. Yes a million times over," Kloss posted on Twitter along with a ring emoji.

Speaking of millions, Kloss has made a fortune through her work as a model (albeit one that's amounted to less than her venture-capital investor fiancé's).

The 25-year-old was discovered at a charity fashion show in her hometown of St. Louis at age 13. Husband-and-wife team Mary and Jeff Clarke of Mother Management, who also launched Ashton Kutcher's career, signed Kloss, and by age 18 she was reportedly earning more than $1 million a year.

In 2016, Forbes ranked Kloss the third-highest-paid model in the world; her $10-million earnings that year tied with Kendall Jenner's, and she had more campaigns than any other model in the ranking. She has booked campaigns for brands including L’Oréal, Swarovski, and Carolina Herrera. After a two-year hiatus from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, she walked in this year's show in Shanghai.


Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner walk in the West Village of New York City on April 26, 2016

In addition to her modeling gigs, Kloss founded the nonprofit Kode with Klossy in 2015. "I realized there was an opportunity to do more not only for myself but for others," Kloss told fellow model Christy Turlington Burns for the June/July 2018 issue of Town & Country. The organization is focused on teaching young girls how to code, and Kloss said she's found that "there’s a real confidence that comes with learning something challenging. They’re recognizing their potential in an industry in which they previously hadn’t seen themselves."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

Comments
About The Author
Sam Dangremond
View Other Articles From Sam Dangremond
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Jo Malone London just did with its newest fragrance, Honeysuckle & Davana.
 
Share
 
Share
The Philippines has currently recognized 66 National Artists.
 
Share
The all-star cast and Les Misérables director Tom Hooper have Broadway fans excited.
 
Share
It was originally built for William Randolph Hearst and is on the market for $135 million.
 
Share
Netflix has yet to confirm, but images have leaked revealing that Call the Midwife's Emerald Fennell will play the future Duchess of Cornwall.
 
Share
The Queen and her family have been visiting the island nation since the 1920s.
 
Share
We explore The Podium lifestyle hub and all the fun things you can do to bond with your family and friends.
 
Share
The top three teams of the local hackathon won P30,000 in cash prizes, while a Certificate of Accomplishment was handed out to all teams that completed the challenge.
 
Share
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US