The Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, has enjoyed her most lucrative 12 months to date, raking in an astonishing $128,000 a day.
According to Forbes the 33-year-old mother of two has been the world’s highest-earning supermodel for the last seven years – last year there was a huge $35 million gap between her and second placed model Miranda Kerr – and this year will no doubt be her eighth at the top.
She’s the face of H&M, appeared in a film shot by Baz Luhrmann for Chanel and unveiled the World Cup, so it comes as little surprise that Gisele Bundchen is the world’s highest earning model.
Gisele is also a clothes horse for Carolina Herrera, Isabel Marant, Emilio Pucci and Balenciaga, has raked in a reported $47m in the past 12 months alone.
To put it into perspective, Forbes say that is almost twice as much as Brazilian football ace Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima’s estimated net worth.
According to forbes estimates, the Brazilian supermodel pocketed that amount thanks to lucrative contracts.
The site state: ‘Since Forbes began tracking Bundchen’s numbers in 2001, her estimated total earnings over the period totaled $386m. If corrected by US inflation based on the buying power of the dollar over time, that sum goes to some $427m.
Bundchen has also cashed in through deals with companies that want to gain on her name.
Her line of sandals with Grendene, one of the world’s leading makers of synthetic footwear, is a success in Brazil and abroad, today even rivaling the world-renowned Havaianas brand.
She recently teamed-up with Hope, Brazil’s answer to Victoria’s Secret, to launch her own lingerie brand.
However, the Brazilian beauty herself has said that the business publication regularly miscalculates her earnings.
Gisele shot to fame in the late 1990s and she was credited with ending the ‘heroin chic’ era exemplified by skinny, waifish models such as by Kate Moss.
Gisele was one of Victoria’s Secret’s most famous Angels for seven years and she’s also had cameo roles in movies, such as Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada.