Gigi and Bella Hadid are two of the biggest supermodels and influencers of their generation. Along their roles as Victoria’s Secret Angels, the sisters have walked countless catwalks, notched several major ad campaigns and attended noteworthy events, like Marc Jacobs’ wedding where they left hand-in-hand.
The daughters of billionaire real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and model and former reality star Yolanda Hadid, the sisters were born into money, but now Bella (22) and Gigi (23) are building fortunes of their own.
Recently, Gigi Hadid landed herself what appears to be a lucrative sponsorship as the model revealed she had partnered with fast food chain McDonald’s on Instagram. Glamorously dressed in a tie dye Asai co-ord and Mango seashell belt, she posted a photo of herself at Coachella tucking into some McDonald’s french fries away from the main bustle.
She wrote, “pre festival with @mcdonalds yesterday. fed & hydrated, thanks friends!”
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The response to her post was mixed, with some users like Victoria’s Secret angel Elsa Hosk calling it “goals” and others criticising her for promoting food that they claim “ruins people’s health”. Whatever your position on McDonald’s, there’s no denying that she most likely will have been paid a lot of money to leverage her following of over 47.2 million.
Her sister Bella is also no stranger to social media sponsorships, as Hopper HQ claimed in their 2018 Instagram Rich List that the younger Hadid was the 24th most lucrative Instagrammer in the world.
Taking over the @michaelkors Instagram tomorrow during and backstage of his first 2019 show!! We’ll be there early but the show will go on around 10 am ❤️ It will be an absolutely beautiful show ! Seeeee you there ! #AllAccessKors 🎞by @alexanderdroth
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They estimated that just one of her sponsored posts would cost $27,000, however it’s worth noting that Bella’s following has climbed by nearly five million since then. The last brand to work with her on a sponsored post was Michael Kors, in which she announced that she was doing an Instagram takeover with the brand. The sisters’ social media sponsorships are just a drop in the bucket of their massive net worth however.
Here's how it all breaks down - and who earns more.
What is Gigi Hadid’s net worth?
The 23-year-old earned $9.5 million in 2018, according to Forbes’ list of the highest-paid models of the year. While she didn’t rake in as much as friend Kendall Jenner (who topped the list with $22.5 million), Gigi came in ninth place and was 'only' $500,000 shy of Gisele Bundchen and Cara Delevingne’s earnings.
Where does her money come from?
Gigi was signed to IMG Models when she was 17, and over the years she's walked in shows for top designers like Tom Ford, Moschino, Anna Sui, and Chanel, across multiple fashion capitals. She's also walked in three Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. This past September, she also took a starring role in Rihanna’s highly-acclaimed Savage X Fenty fashion week show.
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A top model also attracts lucrative contracts and Gigi has partnered with brands that include Vogue Eyewear, Evian, BMW, Versace, and Tommy Hilfiger. Following the trend of celebrity cosmetic empires, she launched her own collection with Maybelline featuring an array of staples like palettes and matte lipsticks.
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Recently, she was the star of Prada's SS19 campaign and featured in the brand's short film directed by Will Vanderpeere. This AW19, she also stomped the runways for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Fendi, Prada, Versace, Isabel Marant and Off White.
What is Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s combined net worth?
Although Gigi and Zayn Malik have apparently called it quits (for the second time), earlier this March the former One Direction singer stirred rumors when he fired off a tweet at Gigi which simply said "love you". Recently, he took to Twitter again, sending out cryptic tweets thought to be aimed at Hadid. He clarified they weren’t and that Hadid is actually, “the most amazing woman [he’s] ever known.” While nothing has been confirmed, there could be a chance that the longtime on-and-off couple will rekindle their romance. When the two are together they make for an impressive fashion-music power couple. They were previously reported to be worth $63 million collectively in early 2018.
Whatever the exact number is, the couple clearly wouldn't have much trouble paying for a wedding.
What is Bella Hadid’s net worth?
Younger sister Bella was determined to make her own name in the industry, even dying her naturally blonde hair to her now signature deep brown in order to distinguish herself from Gigi.
Bella also joined her sister on Forbes’ 2018 list of the highest-paid models, tying with Joan Smalls at No. 8 with $8.5 million. She was only a cool million short of Gigi’s earnings for that year.
Where does her wealth come from?
Bella began modeling at 16 and has been signed to IMG Models since 2014.
Although her original passion was horses (she was an accomplished equestrian before departing the sport due to a diagnosis of Lyme disease), Bella has done well for herself in the modeling world. According to the Australian Daily Telegraph she made over $11k per hour at Australian Fashion Week in 2016.
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Her runway resume includes three Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, Fenty X Savage, and a slew of major catwalk outings for brands including Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander Wang. This AW19, she walked for a number of designers including Tomo Koizumi, Alberta Ferrari, Moschino and Off-White.
Bella has also inked major endorsement deals with Nike, jewelry brand Boghossian, Dior, Magnum, and Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer.
What is Bella Hadid and The Weeknd’s combined net worth?
Bella and The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) also have a well-documented history of on-and-off dating. The couple’s 2016 split resulted in a run-in on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show stage, along with some melancholy inspiration for The Weeknd’s catalog, but they reunited as a couple in 2018.
Who makes more money, Gigi or Bella Hadid?
While the sisters' career trajectories are pretty similar and they’ve walked the same impressive runways together, Gigi appears to be ahead of Bella by a few million (though their reported earnings do vary.)
“If we get booked on a job and she gets it or I get it, we’re both happy for each other,” Bella told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, explaining that competition with Gigi is hardly a priority.
“There’s no reason for us to be mad at each other or competitive. So if she gets it, then good for her.”