Who said that good looks don’t get you anywhere? Probably no-one ever. Certainly not Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who rose to worldwide fame in the 90s, and who has earned so much money from her slender figure and pretty face, that she is reckoned to be worth a whopping $400 million dollars.
The wealthy model has been such a consistently high earner during her career, that she landed a place in the top-20 of Forbes highest paid women in the entertainment industry.
Bundchen has modeled and been the face of more or less every magazine and fashion brand that is worth noting. From the cover of British Vogue in 1998, the looker has posed for names such as Missoni, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Versace — you name it, Gisele has done it in the modeling world.
She is reported to have been the face for no less than 600 magazine covers throughout the world.
The Brazilian who is of German decent was launched to success and fame by none other than Alexander McQueen, who in 1998 called her ‘the Body’, which in turn created a buzz about her and made her hot-stuff for any company that wanted to extend its brand.
“When I walk down the runway, my main goal is to not think about the people watching. The idea of all eyes on me would make me too uncomfortable. As I step on the runway, I take a deep breath, focus on a point in the distance, and go.” Gisele is quoted as saying.
She makes it sounds easy. If only earning multi-millions was so easy.
Such is Gisele’s prowess as a model, she pioneered the ‘horse walk’, that even mega-stars such as Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell are said to admire her.
And yet, who can believe that someone once told the mega star millionaire: ‘You could never be on a magazine cover. Your face features don't work; your eyes are small, you have a small face but a big nose’.
Not hard to see who had the last laugh there, aye.
As if Gisele herself hasn’t brought home enough bacon in her work life, she has been connected to a string of wealthy lovers which has seen the combined family wealth go through the roof and at times near the half billion dollar mark in net worth.
Her popularity survives to this day. The supermodel, mother, actress, has over 10 million followers on Instagram, and we can only imagine how much she gets offered to push out the odd post endorsing big brands.
Wealth breeds wealth, as they say. It’s probably safe to say that the Brazilian model of German heritage has no money worries like most of us.