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 Iris Mittenaere has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid models for 2023 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 06/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Iris Mittenaere tops annual list of highest-paid models
In 2020 it looked like the model’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (February 5) that Mittenaere is the highest-paid model in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between January 2022 and January 2023, 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 French 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 Mittenaere Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Lille Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermittenaere - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Iris) and a fashion line called “Iris Mittenaere Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Iris fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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