12. Natalia Vodianova – $5.5 million
Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova nicknamed Supernova, is a Russian model, actress and philanthropist. Vodianova came from a very poor background and worked as a food-seller to earn money. She signed into a modelling agency at the age of 15. By 17 she had moved to Paris, and signed with Viva Models. Till date she has walked in 300 runway shows for U.S. and European designers. Vodianova has been a runway, editorial and advertising campaign model. She has acted in a few films including Clash of the Titans (2010) where she played Medusa. Vodianova’s philanthropic efforts has been recognized and honored.