Bundchen tops earnings table

Gisele Bundchen has been named the world’s top earning model for the seventh year.

Gisele Bundchen has been named the world’s top earning model for the seventh year.

The Brazilian beauty has topped the list, compiled by Forbes.com, since 2004, but this year saw her income increase by a huge $20m to earn $45m over one year.

Proof of Gisele’s star status enhancing brands is easy to find, as after becoming the face of hair care brand Pantene in March 2010, the company’s sales went up by 40% per cent in Latin America.

Despite earning so much the simple things in life please the supermodel, and she likes nothing more than to clean the house she shares with husband Tom Brady, their 16-month-old son Benjamin and her three-year-old stepson Jack.

Gisele said: “I love it. Cleaning the house is actually very therapeutic for me. Becoming a parent has given me a whole new perspective on life. I can't put into words how much I love it.”

In second place in the poll is German model Heidi Klum, who earned $20m through her recent partnership with website Amazon.com and launching her own clothing line with sportswear brand New Balance.

Third place went to British model Kate Moss, who made $13.5m from deals including her own bag collection with brand Longchamp and a campaign for Christian Dior.

Forbes The World's Top-Earning Models list 2011

Gisele Bundchen - $45 million

Heidi Klum - $20 million

Kate Moss - $13.5 million

Adriana Lima - $8 million

Alessandra Ambrosio - $5 million

Daria Werbowy - $4.5 million

Lara Stone - $4.5 million

Carolyn Murphy - $4.3 million

Natalia Vodianova - $4 million

Candice Swanepol - $2 million

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