Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gisele Bundchen Is The World's Richest Supermodel

Gisele Bundchen makes an instore appearence at SAKS Fifth Avenue during the Dolce and Gabbana Launch of "The One" Fragrance by Dolce and Gabbana at SAKS Fifth Avenue in New York City on July 16, 2007.

Gisele Bundchen is the world's richest supermodel raking in $33 million a year.

The Brazilian beauty topped Forbes magazine's list of the 10 richest supermodels, earning almost four times more than Kate Moss, who is in second place with an annual income of $9 million.

Gisele - who turns 27 on Friday (20.07.07) - stars in almost 20 campaigns a year and was the lead model for lingerie giants Victoria's Secret.

The model was paid $5 million a year to front their catwalk shows and appear in their catalogues and advertising campaigns. However, their association ended in May of this year, after the company reportedly refused to increase her annual salary.

Gisele also lends her name to a Brazilian shoe company.

Second-placed Kate Moss, 33, was initially dropped from several advertising campaigns after she was photographed in 2005 apparently snorting cocaine. However, her career soon recovered from the scandal and her earnings have now rocketed following deals with Virgin Mobile, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein.

She was also paid $6.1 million to design her own range of clothes for British high street chain Topshop.

The Forbes Magazine's Top 10 richest Supermodels

1. Gisele Bundchen, 26: $33 million

2. Kate Moss, 33: $9 million

3. Heidi Klum, 34: $8 million

4. Adriana Lima, 26: $6 million

5. Alessandra Ambrosio, 26: $6 million

6. Carolyn Murphy, 31: $5 million

7. Natalia Vodianova, 25: $4.5 million

8. Karolina Kurkova, 23: $3.5 million

9. Daria Werbowy, 22: $3.5 million

10. Gemma Ward, 19: $3 million

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