In November 2017 Kendall Jenner dethroned Gisele Bündchen as the world's highest paid supermodel, according to Forbes. Given Gisele's general retirement from modeling in 2015, her status as #1 was certain to lapse. The question was who would fill her boots -- or stilettos, if you prefer. Note that Gisele still earned over $17 million, putting her in second place.
When Kendall Jenner didn't jet off to Shanghai before the holidays for the Victoria's Secret fashion show, it was clear that her plum La Perla contract probably prohibited it.
According to the Forbes estimate, Jenner made $22 million in the prior year including her endorsements, modeling work, and her profit cut from 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'. Jenner has lucrative, exclusive contracts with lingerie brand La Perla, Adidas Original and Estee Lauder. Kendall regularly appears in top brands ad campaigns and magazine editorials. Oh, and she's working on her own clothing line.
With this financial setup swirling around her, there really is no problem that Kendall Jenner decided to take a break from the Fall 2018 fashion show season. Kendall Jenner is far, far more than a fashion model.
“She had other working commitments this year,” a source close to People said. “Kendall always decides last minute what she is walking in. It depends on the money and how she is feeling," added another. A third added that there wasn't any "severe" reason. The timeout does however come after a Keeping Up With The Kardashians episode that addressed the model's anxiety issues, a revelation that ended with Jenner vowing to find ways to manage her life perspective.