It's been a rough year for the model, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 30-year-old Emily DiDonato has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid models for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 15/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Emily DiDonato tops annual list of highest-paid models
In 2018 it looked like the model’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (May 14) that DiDonato is the highest-paid model in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between April 2020 and April 2021, a nearly $20 million lead over her closest competition.
People With Money’s factors
In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
The American model has an estimated net worth of $145 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat DiDonato Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure WonderdiDonato - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Emily) and a fashion line called “Emily DiDonato Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Emily fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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