Gisele Bundchen, 2010. Credit: Getty Images Gisele Bundchen, 2010. Credit: Getty Images


It pays to be Gisele Bundchen.


The leggy Brazilian (and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and mother of Benjamin, 3, and Vivian, 7 months), pulled in a whopping $42 million last year, according to Forbes who listed the top-earning models of the year. Next on the list is Miranda Kerr, who earned $7.2 million and Adriana Lima, who rounded out the top 3 with $6 million.


According to Forbes, the windfall comes mostly from Bundchen's stake in Brazilian footwear company Grendene, her eco-friendly cosmetics company, Sejaa, and multiyear contracts with international campaigns like Pantene, Oral-B and Sky HDTV.


So don't hate her because she's beautiful. Hate her because she's filthy rich and beautiful.