Gisele Bundchen Is World's Highest-Paid Model, Says Forbes

Celebrity Beauty Aug. 21, 2013 AT 3:15PM
Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima Gisele, Miranda Kerr, and Adriana Lima top Forbes' annual list of World's Highest-Paid Models. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty; Jun Sato/; Jim Spellman/

They get paid millions for looking flawless, but how much exactly do they earn? Here's a clue: more than the highest-paid actress last year, Angelina Jolie, who, according to Forbes, banked $33 million in 2012.

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The magazine has released its annual World's Highest-Paid Models ranking, and for the seventh consecutive year, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, 33, tops the list with $42 million in earnings for the past year, making her, incidentally, the bread-winner in her family (husband Tom Brady made a relatively puny $38.3 million). Besides modeling contracts with brands like Pantene, Oral-B, Chanel, and H&M, the business-savvy beauty has also made a bundle from her partnership with Brazilian footwear company Grendene and her cosmetics line, Sejaa.

Gisele Bundchen attends the Costume Institute Gala for the
Gisele Bundchen attends the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.
Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

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Coming in second is Miranda Kerr, 30, who earned $7.2 million from lucrative campaigns with companies like Mango and Quantas, in addition to her skincare line, Kora.

Third is Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima, 32, who raked in $6 million, mostly from her contract with the lingerie retailer. She's the brand's highest-paid and most senior Angel.

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Interestingly, all three models are also moms! To see the rest of the list, go to

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