Russian male model Arthur Kulkov occupies 12th place in the list of the richest models, with the income of $ 905,000. Arthur Kulkov is currently ranked #8 in The Money Guys List, which annually ranks the models who make more money inside the fashion industry. Arthur Kulkov was born August 20, 1983, in Siberia, Russia. Broke into the business in 2008, swiftly and immediately became famous. Arthur Kulkov went to the U.S. to study business management, graduated from Trinity College, received a bachelor of business marketing. Scout representative modeling agency searched for new faces, and Kulkov drew their attention when he was playing football with friends. At first, the young man refused to come to the casting, but then replaced anger with mercy. And, as it turned out, for good: now Kulkov has signed several contracts the male model companies. Arthur Kulkov has been prominently featured in publications like American GQ and Details magazine. He was a cover model for these magazines.
Arthur Kulkov is recognized for being one of the few successful Russian models working internationally and for nabbing at least one fashion campaign every season he’s been an active model
Kulkov struck big success working for brands such as Barneys New York, Original Penguin, Sisley and Russell & Bromley during the Fall 2008 season, his first ever and he has not even made his runway debut. He has been prominently featured in international editions of GQ including American, French and Italian and Details (magazine) since the beginning of his career due to his chameleon-like abilities, walk, professionalism and adapting to whatever the client or designer wants. These abilities have been praised by editors and stylists all over the industry.
Arthur Kulkov has drawn himself into acting having appeared in the 2012 short film The Main Event in America directed by AW McKnight where he plays Phonix Mostlyn, a lightweight boxer who struggles choosing between his dream of being a champion fighter or his love for a man. The film showed during the Honolulu Film Festival where he got positive reviews. This is his first feature film.
In 2009, a year after he started modelling, CRUSHfanzine (a magazine) dedicated its first issue to him with essays written by influential people in the industry and featured a journal with words and pictures by him. The magazine sold out it’s run.
In 2010, Arthur Kulkov was awarded the cover of GQ’s special issue called Style Manual. Being the only model to land such cover. Later, in 2011, he landed the March cover of Details (magazine) along fellow model friends Sean O’Pry and Noah Mills. A rarity in the male model industry.
In 2012, he appeared on the cover of Chaos magazine where he was interviewed about his life, his career, what he thinks about the modelling industry and was is coming next for him. The very first dedicated issue to a model.
During the spring 2013 season, he acquired a fragrance deal from Tommy Hilfiger called ‘Freedom by Tommy Hilfiger’ which print and TV spot campaign show him along Victoria’s Secret angel Lily Aldridge and he also landed the Banana Republic’s Love campaign.