Sports Illustrated has produced 26 different cover models for their swimsuit edition since 1980. Those models have gone on to become supermodels, actresses, producers, authors, designers, and in the case of Kathy Ireland, business moguls. The list below represents the seven most successful in that time period with a net worth of more than a half billion dollars.
7. Marissa Miller
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SI cover: 2008
Net worth: $10 million
Bio: In an interview with Forbes magazine, Miller said that “supermodels have to become brands to be successful.” She’s done just that and more in the four years since her SI appearance. She was the first spokesperson for the Harley Davidson company and represents rum manufacturer, Captain Morgan. For the 2010-2011 NFL season, Miller made the rounds hosting NFL games and modeling jerseys. Something that had never been done for the league.