We here at Wall Street Fighter have teamed up with Chickipedia.com and take it as our greatest honor to inform you of the highest earning hotties on the planet. Similar to Forbes’ lists of the ‘Most Powerful Celebrities’ and ‘Highest Earning CEOs’, we have taken into account more than just last year’s salary or the most recent paycheck. We’ve also deeply studied each applicant’s star power, sponsorships, endorsements, listed measurements on Chickipedia, potential for growth, and most importantly – the uncontrollable hotness of the world’s top earning women.
To put it simply, you won’t find Ho Ching, Chief Executive of Temasek Holdings and the 3rd most powerful woman in the world, on this list.
For further reading, additional pictures, and other random info the numbered links above the hotties will direct you to each fine lady’s Chickipedia page, the best source on the internet for hot chick info.
Whether you are in the market for an international superstar, a dominant athlete, or an accomplished vocalist this list will illustrate 12 hot chicks who can pay all your bills.
Without further ado, we present the 12 Highest Earning Hotties…
#12 – Adriana Lima – $6 Million
Here at the bottom of the list there is no shortage of hotties we could have selected. The Williams sisters come to mind, so do Jessica Alba, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson. But when earnings were similar, we decided to go with sheer hotness. And it’s really difficult to beat our #12 pick in that category.
Adriana Lima, 26, is the new face of Victoria’s Secret. She’s the other Brazilian supermodel you fantasize about all the time. After earning $6 Million last year through modeling contracts and a big Victoria’s Secret deal, we can only assume she will continue to skyrocket next year and be even more visible. Plus her 27th birthday is next week, hope we get invited to the party!
#11 – Kate Moss – $9 Million
Kate Moss, 34, has been around for a while, but has managed to stay in the forefront of the modeling world. Only one other woman on the planet has a more profitable modeling contract than Kate (and you’ll see her soon). Plus imagine how much money she would have if she stopped getting addicted to cocaine all the time. That’s money in the bank, lady!
#10 – Jennifer Aniston – $14 Million
Jennifer Aniston, 39, might be really well known for her Friends, ex-boyfriends, and haircut, but she is earning some serious coin too. She is one of the most sought-after movie actresses, with plenty of money in the bank from her syndicated TV show. In addition to ranking very high on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, she also graced GQ magazine with one of the best examples of side-boob known to man.
#9 – Tyra Banks – $18 Million
Tyra Banks, 34, is crazy. We will just come right out and admit that. We watched her shows (The Tyra Banks Show and America’s Next Top Model) a few times and almost had a brain aneurysm. But she must be doing something right, because the Tyra Banks brand is worth a whole lot. Earning $18 million a year is easy to do when you’re a TV personality and the go-to source for reality shows about super-models.
#8 – Angelina Jolie – $20 Million
Angelina Jolie, 33, is trying to save the world everyday and she’s got that dude Brad Pitt with her. And Brad doesn’t hang out with no fatties! With the $20 Million she earns every year, maybe she can buy a few more kids? Angelina, very pregnant, celebrated her 33rd birthday this week. Again, we’re still hoping she’s having a weekend party and the e-vite is on it’s way.
#7 – Maria Sharapova – $23 Million
Maria Sharapova, 21, is the tennis star that actually wins stuff. Compared to Anna Kournikova, who was plenty hot, but not marketable when she exited every tournament in the first round. Maria has a ton of endorsements between K-Swiss sneakers, tennis rackets, Canon Powershot cameras, and of course those awesome short skirts. Hooray!, now that there is a super-hot tennis star who actually wins, we might start watching it with both the sound AND picture on.
#6 – Gwen Stefani – $26 Million
Gwen Stefani, 39, is the first singer/musician to make our list, but she won’t be the last. Singers and entertainers dominate the earnings bracket, which is probably why every mildly attractive girl thinks she can do it. Even Eliot Spitzer’s prostitute sold a million downloads of her new single. But Gwen is a class act. She got her chops back in the day with ‘No Doubt’ and was a true punk rocker chick.
You’ve also got to give her credit for sticking with the band in spite of her ex-boyfriend playing bass alongside her. Very awkward. And now after her most recent hiatus to Japan, Gwen has shown us how strange, weird, and hot Japanese-culture-inspired pop music can be.
#5 – Beyonce – $27 Million
Beyonce Knowles, 27, makes up one half of the highest earning celebrity power couple. Her partner, Jay-Z, is the ultimate businessman in the hip hop world. I heard that whenever they make love, the Treasury Department starts printing more $1,000-bills. True story. Even on her own, Beyonce is a brilliantly marketed pop star and film sensation. And to illustrate all that hotness, we’ve selected this picture of her cutting some peppers with a machete.
#4 – Nicole Kidman – $28 Million
Nicole Kidman, 40, commands more money per film than any other actress on the planet. She’s the perfect combo of super-model good looks and Academy Award-winning acting ability. She’s got the paycheck, the skills, and the looks to pretty much take over the world. Plus now since her divorce, that short guy, Tom, doesn’t hang around and annoy her anymore. Bonus!
#3 – Gisele Bundchen – $33 Million
Gisele Bundchen, 27, surprised a lot of people last year when she announced she made over $33 million from modeling, acting, and endorsements. She even kicked Victoria’s Secret to the curb and went after bigger modeling contracts. She’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid supermodel ever and is dating one of the top American sports stars. It’s one of the Brady Bunch kids, we think. Corny ole 18-1 Tom Brady, he doesn’t know how to handle all this. I wonder if he borrows cash from her sometimes?
#2 – Shakira – $38 Million
Shakira, 31, certainly surprised me with the amount of money she earned last year. But when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. She’s dominating the Spanish-speaking world with endorsements, and tours all over South America. And now she’s a household name in the United States. Plus she’s super short and wears skimpy clothing. Therefore, she probably saves a lot of money on wardrobe.
#1 – Madonna – $72 Million
If everyone would stop kidding themselves for 2 seconds, we would all realize that “Yes, Madonna was insanely hot, and she still is at 49”. Besides the fact that her earnings blew away every other female performing artist in the world, she also launched a successful album, tour, and clothing line. You really can’t argue with her $75 Million paycheck. That’s just impressive. And as annoying as she is, who would you have preferred at the top of the list? The real big money earner, Oprah? No thanks, we’ll take Madonna.
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Forbes: Celebrity 100, 2008