Friday, June 3, 2011

Gisele B�ndchen: First Billionaire Supermodel?

Gisele B�ndchen: First Billionaire Supermodel? | Gisele Bundchen

Gisele B�ndchen

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Jaw-dropping looks, a beautiful baby boy, married to Tom Brady ? is there anything Gisele B�ndchen doesn't have?

Apparently not, according to Forbes magazine. The publication reports that the Brazilian-born, world's highest-paid supermodel since 2004 is on track to become the first billionaire in her field.

Besides being the face (and other parts) of Versace and Dior, the business-savvy 30-year-old aims to brand herself with her own line of jewelry, "green" cosmetics and lingerie, as well as sandals, says Forbes.

The publication also lauds her real-estate holdings. Among her properties, it reports: a hotel in the south of Brazil, land in an upper-crust region of Bahia, a villa in Costa Rica and a Brentwood, Calif., estate that she and Brady purchased for $11 million (for the land alone) and will reportedly spend another $20 million to develop.

When the gold dust settles, Forbes speculates, not only will B�ndchen be the first billionaire supermodel, but also the first Brazilian female self-made billionaire. To borrow a term from Brady's game, touchdown.

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