Gisele Bundchen Named World's Richest Model

  1. Gisele Bundchen not only has Tom Brady a boyfriend, she's got money in the bank.

    The former Victoria's Secret model from Brazil, 26, has topped the Forbes.com list of the world's richest models, the Associated Press reports.

    Her earnings in the past 12 months: $33 million, which has her far-outdistancing her nearest competition – even when their salaries are put together.

    Kate Moss, 33, placed second, with $9 million, followed by third-ranked Project Runway host Heidi Klum, 34, with $8 million.

    Sill, says the business publication's Web site, Bundchen boasts "more contracts than any other model on the planet." Though her Victoria's Secret contract has expired, she still reps such high-end brands as Apple, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, among others.

    Rounding out the Top 5 were two other Victoria's Secret models: Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. Each made $6 million.

    Completing the Top 12 were the following:
    6. Carolyn Murphy, with $5 million
    7. Natalia Vodianova, $4.5 million
    8. Karolina Kurkova and Daria Werbowy, $3.5 million each
    9. Gemma Ward, $3 million
    10. Liya Kebede ($2.5 million)
    11. Hilary Rhoda and Shalom Harlow, $2 million each
    12. Doutzen Kroes and Jessica Stam, $1.5 million each

    By Stephen M. Silverman

    I would have never guessed. Good for her! She's so BEAUTIFUL
     
  2. Wow. That a lot of moolahs.
     
  3. I can see why she didn't need VS!!
     
  4. She may no longer be w/ VS, but I bet she's laughing all the way to the bank... damn.
     
  5. Wow. She could easily retire now if she wanted to with that kind of money, but then again, she's still got the looks and the body so she should just keep milking the fashion industry for all she can get! I love Gisele! She seems genuinely down to earth from what I've seen from her in interviews and what not.
     
  6. Wow, good for her!! On a side note, I adore Doutzen Kroes...I loved that issue of Vogue with the up and coming new "it" models. she's fabulous and hopefully has an amazing career ahead!!
     
  7. Good for her, unlike Kate Moss she's really beautiful and not involved in any scandals.
     
  8. whooooooooooooooa she has no competition in the $$$$$$$$$$$$ department...but if it's her looks vs. the other models..they win by far!
     
  9. ITA Karo, well said!
    She is also better looking than Kate Moss and has a better figure. . . . . .
    xxxRosexxx
     

  10. Ditto!
    My favorite is this beauty!She will be making money for years to come :smile:.
     
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  11. I love Gemma & Daria, but I can't believe they made so little!
    I always thought that Kate Moss would be the world's richest model because of her ability to sign some of the top modeling contracts with major companies..
     
  12. Good for her!She is so beautyful!
     
  13. Gisele is by far the most recognizable face in the business. everybody knows her! and she's everywhere!!
     
  14. Holy cow she's loaded!
     

  15. TOTALLY AGREE. I dont think she has a pretty face at all.