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Gisele Bundchen: World's Highest Paid Model - Again!

Gisele Bundchen: World's Highest Paid Model - Again!

Gisele Bundchen shows off her growing baby bump as she arrives at Santos Dumont Airport on Sunday (June 17) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 31-year-old supermodel recently topped Forbes‘ list of the World’s Highest Paid Models for the second year in a row!

Raking in approximately $45 million dollars this past year, Gisele earned her top spot through modeling gigs, endorsement deals, and independent projects.

Coming in at number two is Kate Moss with $9.2 million. Rounding out the top ten list is Russian model Natalia Vodianova, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Lara Stone, Carolyn Murphy, and Candice Swanepoel.

10+ pictures inside of Gisele Bundchen showing off her growing baby bump at the airport…

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  • Nadia

    What about Naomi Campbell? You’d think she’d be at the top of highest earners…did she quit or something?

  • Lori

    Good for her! Still a class act. Really surprised how quick that bump popped out though….didn’t they just announce that last week?

  • ha ha

    whoo hoo celebrate

  • Creed

    Did she thank Leonardo Dicaprio?

  • Kathy

    @Nadia: Cindy,Linda,Claudia,Naomi are all super rich women, but its only counting “active” models. they’re pretty much retired. You dont see them on ad campaigns or major covers anymore. (well save for Naomi).
    The 90s Supermodels are richer than half the models on that list, they’re just not as active, if that makes sense.

  • Shelly

    Gisele’s hair looks different maybe she finally got a haircut lol. Gorgeous as usual

  • Dani

    She is so plain, face like a horse lol so overrated

  • funny

    @Creed: funny, If Leo is such a model maker, WTF happened to Bar’s supposed career? lmao. Erin’s? they’re in their 20s. By that age Gisele was already on over 20 Vogue covers,in ever major fashion campaign,starring in every single runway show ,Rolling Stone covers et al. Where are Bar and Erin’s career and where are Bar and Erin on this Forbes list? hmm…

  • ???

    Am I missing something? Just a few days ago, they showed her playing in the park with Ben and we barely saw a tiny bump under her dark sweater…??? Now “boum” she shows suddenly a 6 month belly size pregnancy. And the most funny of all, the boobs are still the same size. Is she trying to fool the people?

  • Nadia

    @Kathy: Ah that makes sense, thanks!

  • @funny

    The difference is Gisele had the most powerful agents for years who got her all different sorts of contracts. I don’t think she had refused any of them. She became the most available (not in demand) models of all. Vogue or Rolling Stone covers don’t guarantee dignity or self-respect.

  • Rachel

    @@funny: No actually the difference is being in demand, and not being in demand. I haven’t seen the biggest industry leaders aka Anna Wintour,Steven Meisel,Mario Testino,Patrick Demarchelier,Alexander McQueen,Dolce&Gabbana,Donatella Versace and pretty much everyone else influential in the bizz take a liking to average panty models. Go take a look at Gisele’s portfolio; her first two years as a model she got more work in one week than Bar and Erin have ever had in their whole careers. Like I said; where are Erin and Bar on Forbes list if Leo is the culprit? Gisele also has over 5 successful entrepreneurships; not just a model. you’re very ill informed.

  • Michelle

    You can easily relate to her as opposed to other models (Kerr and co.) because she is so simple. I really like her and at the same time am jealous of that body, i wish i looked like that without being pregnant, sad! lol

  • Nika

    I agree that she’s overrated. She doesn’t have a pretty face, I heard Kelly Cutrone saying the same thing and she also said that Gisele has an amazing agent and PR so that’s why she got so famous (Leo helped as well). All the other models on the list are more beautiful or at least interesting looking but Gisele has plain face but great body. I personally love Natalia Vodianova because she looks like a beautiful doll and Adriana because she’s super sexy.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/lindsaylohan LINDSAY LOHAN WILL WIN OSCAR

    overpaid

  • Gisele the VS model

    I think all the VS fans regret when Gisele used to be the spokersperson for the company. She was lively, fun, natural and exquisitely sexy.
    The actual Angels are so boring and skinny, it’s scary. Erin (Bubley) Heatherton could have made a nice boy, but she is so boring and unsexy, we need Prozac when we listen to her. The others are very ordinary and they all lack exotic looks.

  • …………………………

    @Gisele the VS model: so true! Hahahah LOL

  • XYZ

    I rephrase: “World’s Highest Paid Horse”…

  • Tammy

    Looking rough.

  • kie

    Pretty sure she’s been the highest payed for like the past 8 years . Go Gisele !

  • …………………………

    @XYZ: Hi Erin! Jealous much?????????????????????

  • Cas

    @Rachel: you’re right, Gisele works and worked for years as a real supermodel and she deserve it more than Bar and Erin, but who knew her before dating Leo? I’m not sure she’d be so famous and rich if it wasn’t for Leo.

  • Courtney

    pretty much everybody in the entertainment business is overpaid in some form or another so stop complaining about it. Christie Brinkley is far from retired she’s in a touring production of the musical Chicago right now as Roxy Heart and being on stage for a play is alot harder than doing fashion shows is it’s 8 shows in a 6 day cycle right there’s usually a Wednesday Matinee and a Saturday or Sunday Matinee depending on what day the particular theater has off. for example Paul Newman left the original production of Sweet Bird Of Youth in November 1959 to film From The Terrace & go to Israel to film Exodus one of his matinees in that show was within 45 minutes after his & Joanne Woodward’s oldest daughter Nell was born correct she was born at 11:45 am Wednesday April 8th 1959 and the show began at 12:30pm

  • so unattractive

    UGLIEST model ever!!!!!

  • butterface

    He’s Stefanie Graf

  • The Truth

    I agree with Cas. Nobody knew who the hell Gisele was until she began dating Leo. THAT’S what made her well-known. She needed a famous boyfriend in order to gain public recognition.

  • history

    The Leo argument has some flaws. Because if its so factual he makes careers, one wonders why Erin and Bar are in their mid 20s already yet dont even have 1/3 the career Gisele did at their age. One can also wonder why they are never on the richest models lists. and secondly; the same can be argued for Cindy Crawford marrying Richard Gere. Stephanie Seymour dating Axl Rose,Iman marrying (still married) to David Bowie,Christie Brinkley married with children to Billy Joel. Rachel Hunter and Rod Stewart,Christy Turlington married to Ed Burns and also dated Christian Slater,Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger,Patti Henson and Keith Richards and the list goes on. I guess those very iconic models careers were made too then. Models have gone with celebs like Peanut Butter goes with Jelly.

  • Heinz

    Beautiful German woman is the best>

  • zzzzzz

    @Heinz: Conform yourself with the fact that her success has nothing to do with Germany!

  • bella

    Here is Gisele’s career list two years before she even met Leo. (she didnt begin dating him until 2000)….(I just realized there isn’t enough text space for the list, but I will post some of it…)

    1998
    Campaigns:
    Ralph Lauren by Bruce Weber
    Dolce&Gabbana by Steven Meisel
    Gianfranco Ferre by Michael Comte
    Missoni by Mario Testino
    Chloe by Tom Munro
    Valentino by Michael Thompson
    Versace by Mario Testino

    Covers:
    Arena october
    Cosmopolitan march
    Vogue Brazil march
    Marie Claire UK march
    Elle Brazil April
    Allure USA May (by Mario Testino)
    Marie Claire Italy june
    Vogue UK august
    Elle Brazil october
    Marie Claire Italy october
    Marie Claire Poland december
    Vogue Brazil december
    Marie Claire Brazil december
    i-D UK december (by David Sims) (issue dedicated to her)
    Allure USA december (by Mario Testino)

    Editorials:
    Elle USA march (by Gilles Bensimon)
    Vogue Paris march (by Mario Testino)
    Harper’s bazaar USA march (by Patrick Demarchelier)
    Marie Claire UK march
    Mademoiselle march
    Vogue UK may
    Cosmopolitan USA may (by Patrick Demarchelier)
    Allure USA may (by Mario Testino)
    Marie Claire Italy june
    Allure USA june (by Mario Testino)
    Vogue Germany july (by Michel Comte)
    Harper’s Bazaar USA july (by Patrick Deamarchelier)
    Vogue USA august (by Ellen Von Unwerth)
    Vogue Italy september
    Vogue Russia september
    Vogue USA september (by Steven Meisel)
    Vogue Italia october (by Steven Meisel)
    Vogue UK october
    Vogue Paris november (by Michael Thompson)
    Vogue Brazil december
    Vogue USA december (by Mario Testino)
    The Face UK december (by Mario Testino)
    i-D december (by David Sims)
    Vogue Italia december (by Elle Von UnWerth)
    Harper’s bazaar december (by Patrick Demarchelier)

    Runway shows:
    Issac Mizrahi,Alexander McQueen,Badgley Mischka,Balenciaga,GFF by Gianfranco Ferre,Giorgio Armani,Philosophy,Michael Kors,Chanel,Costume Nacional,Alberta Ferreti,Betsey Johnson,Byblos,Emporio Armani,Emanuel Ungaro,Sportmax,Givenchy,Valentino,Max Mara,Missoni,Marni,BCBG,Versace,Cynthia Rowley,Cerruti,Carolina Herrera,Loewe,Ralph Lauren,Celine,Christian Dior,Dolce&Gabbana,Donna Karan,Ellen Tracy,Gucci,Hussein Chalayan,Louis Vuitton,Marc Jacobs,Versus,Vivienne Tam,Moschino,DKNY,Fendi,Jill Stuart,Bill Blass,Richard Tyler,Calvin Klein,Viviene Westwood

    1999
    Campaigns:
    Dolce&Gabbana S/S by Steven Meisel
    Versace S/S by Steven Meisel
    Versace Jeans S/S by Steven Meisel
    Celine by Patrick Demarchelier
    Valentino by Steven Meisel
    Ralph Lauren by Bruce Weber
    Versace F/W by Steven Meisel
    Dolce & Gabbana F/W by Steven Meisel

    Covers:
    Arena december by Vincent Peters
    Telegraph by Mario Testino (calling her the model of the millennium)
    Elle Germany
    W USA january by Michael Thompson
    BIG UK may (issue dedicated to her)
    W USA may by Michael Thompson
    Numero #3 may
    Elle Brazil june
    Vogue Italia june by Steven Meisel
    Vogue USA july by Steven Meisel (“return of the sexy model” cover)
    Vogue Korea august
    Harper’s Bazaar USA august
    Vogue Paris august
    Harper’s Bazaar Australia september by Patrick Demarchelier
    Vogue UK september
    Vogue USA november by Annie Leibowitz (Millenium special,where she posed with model legends))
    Vogue Korea november
    Numero #8 november
    Vogue Italia beauty december by Michel Comte
    Vogue Brazil december
    Vogue USA December by Steven Meisel (special issue on VH1 model of the year awards, which she won)

    Editorials:
    Vogue USA january by Helmut Newton
    Vogue USA january by Steven Meisel
    Vogue UK february by Mario Testino
    Vogue USA february by Steven Meisel
    Harper’s Bazaar february by Criag McDean
    Vogue USA march by Steven Meisel
    Vogue USA april by Arthur Elgort
    Numero may
    Vogue Italia may by Michel Comte
    Harper’s Bazaar may by Terry Richardson
    Big may by terry Richardson
    Big may by Mert&Marcus
    Big x12 (the issue dedicated to her)
    Vogue Italia june by Steven Meisel
    W june by Michael Thompson
    Vogue USA july by Steven Meisel
    The Face UK august
    Vogue USA august by Steven Meisel
    Allure august by Rankin
    Vogue USA september by Steven Meisel
    Vogue USA september by Peter Lindbergh
    Arena september by Mikael Jansson
    Dazed & Confused september
    Harper’s bazaar USA september by Patrick Demarchelier
    Vogue USA october by Michael Thompson
    Harper’s Bazaar october by Patrick Demarchelier
    Vogue Paris november by Herb Ritts
    Vogue USA november by Steven Meisel
    Arena december by Vincent Peters
    Vogue USA december by Steven Meisel
    Vogue Italia december by Michel Comte
    Vogue USA december by Steven Meisel
    Vogue Italia december by Steven Meisel
    Allure USA december

    Runway Shows:
    Victoria’s Secret,Versace,Versus,Vivienne Tam,Alessandro Dell’Acqua,Anna Sui,Alexander McQueen,Anna Molinari,Badgley Mischka,Calvin Klein,BCBG,Blumarine,Moschino,Ralph Lauren,Valentino,John Galliano,Carolina Herrera,Jean Paul Gaultier,Christian Dior,Alberta Ferreti,Celine,Cerruti,Chanel,Chloe,Dolce&Gabbana,D&G,Costume National,Lanvin,Jil Sander,Hussein Chalayan,Gucci,Givenchy,Gianfranco Ferre,Ellen Tracy,Sportmax,Salvatore Ferragamo,Prada,Oscar de la Renta,Narcisco Rodriguez,Missoni,Miu Miu,Michael Kors,Max Mara

  • Steffi Graf

    @Heinz: Yes, she is German ethnically that’s why she is tall beautiful athletic. And now that she ia an American citizen that makes her even better.

  • Lola

    I love Natalia Vodianova.

  • For all the haters

    hi there haters,you say she’s a horse ?
    Try to look yourselves in the mirror.Now,what do you see ?
    Let me tell you.You see a big loser with a keyboard,posting shit about someone who is a highest paid model for a reason.

  • Unfortunate

    Today is Father’s Day! Why isn’t she at home with Tom and Ben? How unfortunate that she chose to work that day than to be at home with her family.

  • Mary

    @bella: Stalker!

  • The Truth

    That career list posted by bella means nothing with respect to fame. We are talking about being famous, not about modeling gigs. Being a model in and of itself doesn’t make you famous. No one knew who the hell Gisele was pre-Leo. That is just the truth, like it or not. Keep in mind that Leo was star of the then-highest grossing movie of all time.

  • liny

    go Miranda&Doutzen!!

  • Gisele Fan

    Gisele is in Rio because she will attend the Earth Summit 2012.

  • Toni

    She is pregnant again. Another little Brady.

  • Louanne

    Overpaid, for sure. But, Gisele is the most stunning model at the moment regardless of whom she dated.

  • http://@mordeuvc Wall-e

    I don’t have any problems with Gisele. She has never claimed she is the world’s most beautiful woman. She is a model and she is the best one at that, all the women who bitch about her are actually more likely to buy underwear if she is modeling it. She is not a classic beauty, but she is photogenic and the perfect model. She is much used because she brings in the cash, it’s as easy as that.

  • http://@mordeuvc Lívia

    It’s funny people find the need to criticize her just because of her immense successes. Gisele is not one of those stuck up models who says she is so beautiful, trust me. She is really down to earth if you read her interviews (and not I dont mean excerpts from her interviews to make her look bad, because the media knows she is an easy target). Here is a quote I love from her. Quite the opposite of a stuck up model “I never really understood what people found in me,” she says. “I think beauty is about taste. Some may find me horrendous, and some can find me pretty. In the beginning it was hard. People said, ‘Oh, she’s too skinny, she’s got a big nose.’ I don’t have one of those plastic surgery noses, I have a German nose, but so what? I have a big personality as well, so that goes with it. I’m definitely not the most beautiful girl in the world.”

  • http://@mordeuvc Sarah

    here we go, another article about Gisele and all the green-eyed monsters come out. I personally think she’s wonderful, and probably the only model of today to deserve the title ‘super’. she seems down to earth, family orientated, well-grounded (she married Mr Brady in two very private ceremonies, with only family and close friends invited – NOT the press and popluar gossip magazines). she didn’t sell her ‘first baby photos’ for Zillions – unlike SOME people. She’s got an amazing body and chiselled bone structure, – oh – and she speaks about 3-4 different languages. she’s also a very canny businesswoman, which is why she is now the globe’s richest supermodel, and she does a lot of private charity work. in these pics, she’s dressed down, face devoid of make-up, hair flying all over the place, but she still looks like a graceful Amazonian – and one very happy Mummy. oh – and her and K. Katona are the same age – go figure all you jealous people. GO GISELE!!

  • nadiap

    As someone who followed G’s career from the beginning, you only show your IGNORANCE everytime you try to give credit to Leo dicaprio for her career. The first time I was introduced to Gisele was on The E channel. They had a feature on her as the new “IT Model” and had a behind the scene of her at work and at her family’s house. Every Designer wanted her. Every magazine editor wanted her. She was everywhere. Then I started seing her on the other entertainment shows, ET, Extra , Magazines covers, billboards, fashions shows like Video Fashions, Fashion Files, Style with Elsa Clynch on CNN. then she Won Vogue/ VH1 Model of the year in 1999. ALL BEFORE LEO. was I surprised that serial model chasing HO came after her? NO. I was pissed when she started dating him. I preferred her previous boyfriend Scott Barnhill. If Leo is such a career maker HOWCOME HIS OTHER GIRLFRIENDS ARE NOT ON FORBES LIST OF HIGHTEST PAID MODELS FOR THE LAST COUPLE YEARS?

  • http://@sccpsarah Sarah

    there are some cities in southern that hildren learns german or italian at school time.
    As Gisele, she belongs to the sixth generation of her family in Brazil…
    I get bored when the people say that Gisele is not a “true” brazilian, as Alessandra Ambrosio (she’s decendant? of italians and polish). We brazilians are mixed…
    Btw I have a spanish and a portuguese surname, and I’m not half spanish and half portuguese, i’m brazilian.

  • http://@jujuajuju Ingrid

    ummmm Tom is America’s most famous/recognizable Football player in the US. Gisele is an iconic supermodel who does not even need a surname….. They are friggin richer than Posh/Becks,Beyonce/Jay-Z.They do not need attention lol. She doesn’t even share her personal life on her twitter. Her team only uses it to promote her work or causes. In fact she doesn’t hardly even tweet and when she does she isn’t sharing photos of her and tom making out, her child etc like many celebs… You sound bitter probs bc your fav model is not that in demand or Tom didn’t choose you (lol). Get over your hate. It’s F’ing this world up!!!!

  • prc094

    @The Truth? LOL the proper name should be The LIE. Seriously you have no clue what you’re talking about. Try again.

  • ana m.

    it’s nice to see how she’s always going back to brazil and doing campaigns there as well, most foreign models kiss their homeland goodbye once they go “international”. I don’t know why but I’ve always liked Gisele… she definitely has an exotic look about her that sets her apart, she wouldn’t be the highest paid if there wasn’t something special about her

  • mari

    @Sarah: “I get bored when the people say”…… I myself, a brazilian from German heritage, get bored too… these people are SO IGNORANT, they don’t understand that all brazilians (almost 200 million people) (unless those with 100% indigenous heritage) have ancestry from other countries and continents, they think only brazilians with dark skin are “true brazilians” (??????). It doesn’t matter where our ancestry were from, we are 100% BRAZILIANS

  • katy

    ugly

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