15 Models Turned Moguls

More Than A Face: 15 Models Turned Moguls

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They already made mega bucks from their looks alone, but some models have made themselves into living brands. See which models went straight from the runway to the board room with this list of 15 models turned moguls.


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Not only is she one of the original supermodels, The Fashion Show hostess founded her eponymous global cosmetics company in 1994, and went on to develop clothing, accessory, and houseware lines.

Miranda Kerr

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The supermodel is the owner of the Kora cosmetics line, and she just launched a china collection with Royal Albert.

Giselle Bundchen

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She topped this year’s Forbes’ list as the highest paid model on the planet, thanks in part to her eco-friendly skincare, accessory, flipflops, and lingerie lines. Oh, and she owns a hotel in Brazil.

Heidi Klum

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An Emmy winning TV show, fragrances, candy, baby bedding, multiple jewelry, skincare and maternity wear lines and now workout gear…the list goes on for this German supermodel.

Kate Moss

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With a successful Topshop collaboration, fragrance and handbag lines, Kate Moss still reigns as one of the original model moguls.

Molly Sims

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The Sports Illustrated alum launched her Grayce jewelry line back in 2009, which is now sold at high-end boutiques nationwide.

Elle Macpherson

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She was the first model to be dubbed “The Body” so maybe it’s fitting that her lingerie line was a hit. She inked a deal with JCPenney for another collection earlier this year named after her original title. She is also the host and executive producer of Britain’s Next Top Model.

Tyra Banks

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America’s Next Top Model now boasts 17 international editions and branded Walmart goods. She heads a production company (Bankable) and develops shows including Stylista and True Beauty. Fierce.

Kathy Ireland

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The Sports Illustrated cover model started with a Kmart sock line and now heads up a billion dollar plus empire which boasts clothing, skincare products, books, housewares, and more.

Josie Maran

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The former Victoria’s Secret angel and Sports Illustrated model founded the super successful organic skincare and cosmetics line named after the model herself.

Erin Wasson

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After modeling for Maybelline and Victoria’s Secret, Wasson partnered with RVCA for a line of resort wear, then with Mouawad for jewelry, before she created her own successful global line of accessories, Lowluv.

Elizabeth Hurley

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Hurley’s beachwear line has expanded since launching nearly a decade ago, and her organic snack line is sold at high end retailer Harrod’s.

Marisa Miller

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Miller is another Victoria’s Secret and SI alum turned business woman with shoe, clothing, and paddle board lines.

Alessandra Ambrosio

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She added fashion designer to her resume this year with her Ale by Alessandra Ambrosio collection.

Cindy Crawford

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The word supermodel didn’t exist before Cindy, whose first business venture was a series of wildly successful workout videos. From there, she made millions in home furnishing, decor, jewelry, skincare, and shoe lines.



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