Gisele Bundchen is a Brazillian model with the IMG Agency. Gisele has a German heritage. She began her career when she visited London in 1997 and auditioned for almost 50 fashion house. She was hired for Alexander McQueen’s Spring 1998 ready-to-wear show because she could gracefully walk in the rain wearing high heels.
I’m Too Sexy for My Shirt
Gisele has been one of the highest-paid fashion models in the world since 2001. She has been plastered across more than a thousand magazine covers and basically made Victoria’s Secret a powerhouse lingerie company.
Keep Your Day Job
In 2013, Bundchen released a Kinks’ song (All Day and All of the Night) to support the H&M charity campaign. Gisele worked with DJ Bob Sinclar to cover ‘Heart of Glass’ by platinum songstress Blondie. The song saw little success in the United States and briefly charted in Spain, Germany, Belgium, France, and Austria.
89th Most Powerful Woman in the World
Considering there are almost four billion women in the world coming in at Forbes’ number 89th isn’t too shabby. In 2007, Bundchen was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry, and in 2012, she was one of the top-earning models according to Forbes Magazine.
Gisele to the Rescue
In 2004, Bundchen traveled to remote parts of Brazil where indigenous tribes are struggling with deforestation and water pollution. Soon after she decided to be an advocate for clear water and environmental projects like her Projeto Agua Limpa (Clean Water Project) in her hometown of Horizontina.
Gisele has amassed a sizable fortune of $400 million with her partner’s (Tom Brady) income the power couple is worth almost half of a billion dollars.