Brazilian Gisele Bündchen has been one of the greatest exponents of modeling in history and has been the highest paid in her specialty in the world for 14 consecutive years, according to Forbes magazine, so she has a lavish net worth.
Born in Rio Grande do Sul on July 20, 1941, in her student days Gisele was skinny, so much so that her friends called her Olívia Palitole, she liked to play volleyball and wanted to be a professional player for the Brazilian team Sogipa, but at the age of 13 she became a model. Bündchen was discovered by a modeling agent when she was walking with her mother. When interviewed, she said she knew nothing about modeling and confessed that she didn’t think much of the career.
She immediately began to participate in several modeling contests, achieving top positions in all of them, so even as a teenager she moved to New York to make her debut at Fashion Week, where she achieved incredible success and was immediately accepted into the modeling world. Gisele has modeled for the world’s top clothing brands such as Valentino, Zara, Bvlgari, Tommy Hilfiger, Chloe, Celine, Versace, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, and Dolce & Gabbana.
In addition, the Brazilian has appeared on multiple covers of magazines such as Allure, Marie Claire, U.S. Vogue, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, Arena, and has been named by magazines such as Rolling Stone as Model of the Year and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Bündchen has also appeared in films such as the 2004 film ‘Taxi’ and the 2006 film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.
Gisele has accumulated a substantial fortune, as a result of her work for the most famous brands of fashion design, health, hygiene and beauty products, jewelry, cellular telephony, satellite television and department stores. In addition, she has her own brand of sandals and is a shareholder in companies such as Arezzo Shoes and SkyTV in her native Brazil. As if that wasn’t enough, she has also had very good earnings from the publication of her autobiography.
Gisel’s romantic history
As for her personal life, Gisele had a relationship with actor Leonardo Dicaprio, besides living a romance with model Scott Barnhill, tycoon Joao Paulo Diniz and actor Josh Hartnett.