Aug 20, 2013 01:41 PM
Raking in a whopping $42 million this past year, Gisele Bundchen is Forbes' highest-paid supermodel ... for the seventh year in a row!
Just to put things in perspective, Gis make seven times more than Miranda Kerr, who holds the number two spot on the list with $7.2 million. Oh, and the Brazilian bombshell also made more money than hubby Tom Brady, who earned $38.3 million this past year.
Bundchen may have made $3 million more last year, but seeing as she brought in $25 million in 2009, she's still doing just fine. From her partnership with the Brazilian footwear company Grendene to her cosmetics line Sejaa and multi-year contracts with Pantene, Oral-B and Sky HDTV, this model mom is poised to stay at the top of the list for many years to come.
Kerr may be trailing far behind as far as the numbers go, but the Aussie beauty is certainly following the right formula, as she's a spokesmodel for Quantas, David Jones and Mango. Additionally, Kerr has gone global with the promotion of her skincare line, Kora, along with her deals with Lipton Tea and the P&G detergent brand Bold.
“Because international exposure is so much greater in value, there’s been this sudden shift in the industry where models are all finding ways to expand their brands and partnerships. It’s a smart business model for them,” says Ed Razek, president and chief marketing office of Limited Brands, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company. And Razek knows what he's talking about -- 6 of the 10 ladies on this year’s list have either appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show or currently have contracts with the brand.