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Gisele Bundchen: Highest Earning Model of 2010!

Gisele Bundchen: Highest Earning Model of 2010!

Gisele Bundchen flashes a smile at the 2011 Global Environment Citizen Awards on Friday (May 6) at The Harvard Club in NYC.

The 30-year-old Brazilian supermodel was honored for her contributions to environmental conservation and sustainable living.

Gisele also recently received another accolade – she topped Forbes‘ list of the world’s top-earning models!

Gisele raked in $45 million in 2010, while Heidi Klum ($20 million), Kate Moss ($13.5 million), Adriana Lima ($8 million), and Alessandra Ambrosio ($5 million) rounded out the top five.

FYI: Gisele is wearing a a black crepe cap sleeve dress by Victoria Beckham and jewels from Tiffany & Co.

15+ pictures inside of Gisele Bundchen at the Global Environment Citizen Awards…

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Credit: Jason Kempin; Photos: Getty
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  • Lillianne

    I like to see women who succeed.

  • pigbearman

    @Lillianne: but it’s a MAN!

  • lindsey

    $45 million!!! thats amazing!

  • Kelly

    beautiful smile and bone structure and double congrats on the Harvard award and Forbe’s richest model.

  • HatershateIThaha

    The economic recovery has been good for the world’s top-earning models. With consumers again cautiously spending on luxury goods, the 10 top-earning female models on the planet made a combined $112 million in the 12 months to May–up 30% from a total of $86.5 million over the previous year. Most of this gain was enjoyed by the top three: Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Kate Moss. The trio have transformed themselves from supermodels to business moguls, stepping off the runway and into the role of designers, entrepreneurs and pop icons.

    Bündchen is an unparalleled force within the fashion industry and a brand name herself. Last month she got a shout-out in an unlikely forum: the third-quarter earnings call of Procter & Gamble ( PG – news – people ). Why? P&G’s Pantene shampoo sales exploded 40% in Latin America after Bündchen started slinging the suds.

    “Gisele Bündchen is clearly in a class by herself, and has been for a number of years,” says Edward Razek, chief marketing officer of Limited Brands ( LTD – news – people ), who worked with the supermodel during her Victoria’s Secret career. “She’s an international icon who can also move product–from shampoo to couture.” The economic impact of a Bündchen-backed campaign has placed her far ahead of her peers, earning the Brazilian bombshell an estimated $45 million over the past 12 months. Her earnings climbed $20 million over the previous year, thanks to an economic boom in her homeland of Brazil coupled with a 10% surge in the value of the Brazilian real against the dollar.

  • Lillianne

    @pigbearman: Your name and comment say a lot about what YOU are.

  • BR

    U go gir… Brazilian girl on the top.. Brazil loves u..

  • Frozoid

    Damn, has she ever lost her looks!

  • Daughter

    pig bears @Frozoid: Forbe’s says othwrwise dear.

  • pigbearman

    @Lillianne: that i like south park? thanks

  • h

    Leonardo Dicaprio’s ex girlfriend isn’t even in the top 100 highest earning models list, LOOOOL!

  • jas

    she is wearing Victoria Beckham dress

  • pigbearman

    what leo should do is hook up with a classy lady, talent, intelligent lady his age, like kate winslet but carb-faced leo is too immature. so, he goes for airheads like mansele and barf.



  • h

    @pigbearman: Leo isn’t carb faced, someone’s a little bit too jealous.

  • Angel

    Gisele Bündchen

    Since leaving Victoria’s Secret in 2007, Bündchen has gotten married and become a mother, but she has yet to slow down. Bündchen remains the face of numerous campaigns and endorsement deals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. From H&M to Dior to Versace, she stands behind brands that represent both luxury and affordability. Her selling power is quantifiable: Bündchen’s endorsement was credited in Procter & Gamble’s most recent quarterly earnings call for helping to increase Pantene’s sale in Brazil by 40%. Her most lucrative deals go beyond modeling: She earns a percentage of sales from the Ipanema flipflops bearing her name, which today rival Brazil’s well-known Havaianas brand. To top it off, most of Bündchen’s paychecks are paid in euros and Brazilian reals, resulting in an increase in earnings as both currencies appreciated against the dollar by double-digit percentages over the last year.

  • Lexi

    Oprah/MJ/Madonna of models!

  • A

    Her face is so masculine and “hard” , not attractive at all.
    Not a feminine thing on her, only gay guys love her and the fashion world because she makes clothes look good on her straight up and down body, that’s it.

  • sara

    Even the new mommies made the list.
    Well, I expected Doutzen to stay in the top ten, because even though she lost almost half a year, she has several huuuuge contracts.
    But I was pleasantly surprised to see Miranda retain her #9 position even though she lost half a year, too. She still earned more last year than the year before. If she hadn’t had to hit the breaks, she may have moved up a few notches.
    Anyway, congratulations to all of the ladies!

  • Alexandra

    @A: Stop trying to pass your opinion as fact, you douche. LMAO at jealous losers.

  • sara

    Never mind.
    I was looking at the wrong list.
    I googled the Forbes article, and didn’t realize that even though they were listed for earnings last year, they still refer to it as the ’2011′ list.
    Neither Doutzen nor Miranda made it this year.
    Which really surprised me about Doutzen. I thought that her contracts were larger than that.
    Oh well.
    Off to hide in a hole.

  • Oh please

    @A @A: yeah, she doesn’t have a “feminine thing on her”, that’s why she has been multiple times listed among the most beautiful and sexiest women in the world. “Only gay guys love her”, then all men that visits are gay, right? But you… no, you are very macho by coming to a celebrity gossip site and leave a comment on a post somewhat related to fashion…

  • Yo-Landi

    I don’t get the fuss about her??????? [ not hating.....]

  • l

    how come she is so earth friendly???shoes she sells are not environmentally friendly…

  • lindsey

    @pigbearman: if you really liked southpark, you would know its “man-bear-pig”….

  • boston61

    A woman with the body of a skinny man is the highest? Are all men gay now? WTF?

  • nana

    She didnt age well she looks 40

  • stalkers

    Yeah because Every single woman in fashion adores her as well.
    Anna Wintour,Donatella Versace, you name it. Gisele along with Jolie is the only woman to be on those stupid lad mags lists every year for over 10 years. Gay men just so happened to make some of the worlds most famous models superstars. Um Gianni Versace made the Supermodel does that ring a bell? Steven Meisel made Linda Evangelista. Herb Ritts made Cindy Crawford. Karl Lagerfeld made claudia schiffer. Dolce and Gabbana made Naomi Campbell. Nicholas Gheshire loves Miranda Kerr.,Ricardo Tisci loves Adriana Lima. ALL gay men. you folks who say that crap know NADA and are 200 + lbs. get your lard butts off the computer on a friday night!
    There isn’t a person in fashion who doesn’t love Gisele male or female, gay or straight. Oh FYI Patrick Demarchelier,Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Lindbergh,Ralph Lauren, and many more who helped make her famous are 100% straight men. Gisele brought in sexy healthy models again so get your info correct.

  • forcheapsake

    Oh you people who over analyze beauty are a bunch of forum freaks who stare at models all day overtly criticizing every picture,pose,expression a model does because you have no beauty of your own. That masculine/fem crap is made up by a bunch of over weight “real women have curves” brigade. Models have and always will be long,lean,tall,with high cheekbones and unique looks. Go stare at some cheap Maxim mag then if that’s what floats your boat.


    Here is a little lesson to you ignorant people out there who think modeling is just staring at a camera: The definition of a “model” says otherwise….get educated on it if you’re gonna spew it.

    CHECK:A model (from Middle French modèle),sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed for the purpose of displaying and promoting fashion clothing or other products and for advertising or promotional purposes or who poses for works of art. aka Gisele models it,people buy it (as proven by forbes)

    Supermodels are highly paid, high profile fashion models. These (usually female) celebrities appear on top fashion magazine covers, in catalogues, and in fashion shows.

    not modeling:
    Glamour photography emphasizes the model and the model’s sexuality rather than products, fashion or the environment. Glamour modelling often focuses on the body of the subject and insinuations of sexuality serve to enhance a product’s attractiveness. Glamour models may be used for mass-produced calendars, pinup and for men’s magazines, such as Playboy magazine. Famous glamour models include Pamela Anderson, Jordan, Jodie Marsh, Lucy Pinder, and Louise Glover.

  • AA

    aww Doutzen and Candice love them some Gi.

    Who are your favourite Victoria’s Secret Angels from the past?

    Swanepoel: Tyra, Gizelle.

    Kroes: I think Gizelle is my favourite.

    Swanepoel: Me too.

    Kroes: I think she’s everybody’s. We just saw her at the Met Ball and she looks gorgeous.

    Gisele is a vision in real life. Like not even real. Ask anyone. check twitter sitings people are always in awe. I think prominent features don’t always photograph “perfectly” but in real life those faces are the striking ones amongst all the flat faces with zero structure you see EVERY where. Blah,common,average.meh…

  • Nina

    Despite jelous haters Gisele is still there. She is a excelent seller for a mix of products. She is a model, then she doesn’t need to be super beauty but knows work right and sells right.

  • Jen

    She looks 40, not 30.



  • Mary

    Not hating but she looks much older then 30. Just saying.

  • Mosquito

    i don’t get it her face looks more like a guy than a woman ….. i see prettier woman walking down the street all day on Melrose…. crazy

  • Nina

    Her age doesn’t matter. She is the best despite her age!

  • brainy box


  • Cindy

    funny that the first comments are always from stalkers that google her all day long, eat your hearts, the woman is number 1!

  • true

    He face is ugly.

  • Ann

    @true: Is that all you can come up with for a woman who made 45 million last year? irrelevant put down.

    who’s face isn’t ugly,nasty,old,manly,gross,scary,bloated,etc on JJ? lol
    Literally every single person I click on is called “butterface” lol. You internet people crack me up. and the people who say that on twitter,facebook where they can show their non money making faces, are usually the only scary ones I see.

  • gohome

    Everyone who doesn’t resemble a raging porn star is ugly to some people. Gisele is elegant,classy, and unique looking. Which is what matters more for a model than looking like a cheap playboy playmate.

  • lisali

    Rock on Gisele!!

  • Sylvie

    C’est vraiment du n’importe quoi ce prix la!!! Je pensas que Harvad était du sérieux!!!

  • Jackie

    Worlds Richest Supermodel,Rolling Stone Most Beautiful girl in the world,Vogue’s Return of the Sexy Model,Vanity Fair’s and God created Gisele, now THOSE are Titles! screw maxim and all those other titles millions of girls like J Wow can get, LMAO. Gisele is clearly in a league of her own. You don’t have to like her but her PRESTIGE is indisputable.

  • I ❤ GB

    Congrats, G. You’re a hard worker and people will buy what you endorse. I know I do!

  • Sarah

    “…people will buy what you endorse” What??? You make me smile.

  • I ❤ GB

    endorse = recommend a product in advertising; hence, people will buy what she sells. Sorry. I didn’t realize I had to dumb down my comments. You must be a Bar fan.

  • Chic Chick
    All I can say about this woman is WOW. Understated and elegant. Gisele has the perfect hair and attire for this event.

  • ubermodelsinc

    GISELE DOES IT LIKE NOT money money!!!