Saturday, June 4, 2011

First supermodel billionaire?

Gisele Bundchen to become first supermodel billionaire?
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen is all beauty and plenty of brains—according to Forbes, the Brazilian bombshell is poised to become a billionaire.
Besides raking in money by appearing in high-profile campaigns for the likes of Versace and Dior, Bündchen is also earning quite a few extra bucks by branding herself. So far, the catwalker has licensed her name to a number of products, including a jewelry and eco-friendly cosmetics line, and a line of sandals for Grendene. More recently, Mrs. Tom Brady also launched her own lingerie company.
According to Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, such endeavors could add as much as $19 million per year to Bündchen's already estimated $45 million annual income.
And it doesn't stop there. Bündchen also earns additional money as the creative director for fashion retailer C&A's Gisele Bündchen Collection and intends to sell a stake in her Sejaa Pure Skincare company, which she founded last year.
If all goes according to plan, Forbes reports, she could sashay her way to becoming the first billionaire supermodel and Brazil's first female self-made billionaire.