Gisele was audited by the IRS because of Forbes report

Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo on April 2.
Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo on April 2. –Paulo Whitaker/REUTERS

Oh, Gisele — you bad girl. The world’s highest-paid model found herself in hot water with the IRS who audited Mrs. Tom Brady after her annual income was revealed by Forbes. Bündchen told Brazilian news website MdeMulher, “I’ve already been audited by the IRS because of this list and truthfully, whether I’m on this list or not, it doesn’t interest me.’’

The 2013 Forbes report listed the Boston-by-way-of-Brazil supermodel as number one on their list of top paid international runway strutters, raking in an estimated $42 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

The interview, which was translated from Portuguese bynumerousoutlets, quoted Bündchen continuing to throw some shade at reporters at Forbes, saying, “It’s sad, because the people who write these things don’t have my bank account details. I do ok, I earn plenty, but not as much as they say.’’


Forbes’ Vanna Le, who compiled the list, took into account Bunchen’s product endorsement and advertising earnings, as well as the dough she makes for walking the runway and appearing in editorial campaigns. Household names Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, and Kate Moss followed directly behind Bündchen on the list, but came nowhere near in comparison, earning in the $5-7 million range.

However, Bündchen doesn’t seem to mind how much money she has in the bank, as long as she’s projecting “positive energy.’’ She continued, “This is what I value: are my children educated, is my husband happy, are people feeling positive energy from me? There should be a magazine to quantify knowledge, understanding and love for people: that is power.’’

h/t Vogue UK

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