Born: 20 July 1980.
Hometown: Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Residence: Los Angeles, California
How much money does Gisele Bundchen make?
Gisele Bundchen has been the highest paid model several years. Through her modeling and business ventures she may soon reach billionaire status.
Annual earnings according to Forbes:
2010 – 2011 Earnings: $45 Million
2009 – 2010 Earnings: $25 Million
2008 – 2009 Earnings: $25 Million
2007 – 2008 Earnings: $35 Million
2006 – 2007 Earnings: $33 Million
2005 – 2006 Earnings: $30 Million
2004 – 2005 Earnings: $15.2 Million
In 2011, Gisele and Tom Brady were named the World’s Highest Paid Celebrity by Forbes. They combined to make $76 million that year.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) $350,000
Taxi (2004) $1,800,000
Endorsement deals and sponsors
Bundchen has signed endorsement deals with Max Factor, Pantene, Nivea lotion, American Express, Volkswagen, EBEL(Swiss watchmaker), Apple Inc, Duracell batteries, and Vivara(Brazilian jewelry company)
She has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Chloé, Missoni, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Gianfranco Ferré and H&M.
In 2001, she started her line of flip-flop sandals called Ipanema. In three years, sales were over $30 million. In 2010, Ipanema made an about £152 million with more than 250 million pairs sold. It has been a very success venture.
In 2010 she started Sejaa Pure Skincare, a company that makes all-natural cosmetic products. She is the sole owner of the company.
In 2011, Gisele made her own lingerie company, Gisele Bundchen Brazilian Intimates, in a joint venture with Brazil-based Hope. It is estimated that her stake in the company could make her another $19 million yearly.
She also reportedly insists on getting paychecks in euros, which helps her out financially(euro’s being worth more than US dollars).
She owns a hotel in Brazil.
Property and real estate
She owns a house in Brentwood, California, a villa in Costa Rica, and land in Brazilian city Trancoso.
“Some people start modeling because they want to be models and they want the parties and the recognition, and then there are people like me. I come from a simple family, and for me getting into modeling was a chance to make money and create a business” – Gisele Bündchen.