Gisele Bundchen’s IRS audit comes suddenly after Forbes placed her at the top of its world’s highest-paid supermodels list for the seventh year straight. The IRS wasn’t amused with Bundchen’s success.
This all becomes one day before her taxes are due, and Forbes estimated Bundchen earned $42 million in the year from June 2012 to June 2013. However, the Brazilian beauty says the estimate was inaccurate.
“It’s sad, because the people who write these things don’t have my bank account details,” the 33-year old mother of two revealed to MdeMulher, a Brazilian online publication.
Forbes estimated Bundchen’s earnings based on editorial shoots, independent licensing ventures, spokesperson gigs and contracts from beauty and fashion companies to come up with the figure.
“I do OK, I earn plenty, but not as much as they say. I’ve already been audited by the IRS because of this list and, truthfully, whether I’m on this list or not doesn’t interest me.”
Bundchen said the IRS audit didn’t turn up anything, because the Forbes estimate of her earnings was incorrect.
Though her endorsement earnings dipped this year, the 33-year-old is still one of the most powerful supermodels.
According to Forbes, during the year 2013-2013, she replaced Beyonce as the face of H&M, reportedly beat out Rihanna for Chanel and took over David Yurman from Kate Moss – all while pregnant with Vivian, her second child with quarterback husband Tom Brady.
Moreover, she said, being including in such a list was meaningless for her.
“I’ve got the same interests, the same day-to-day life, as any woman. I want to raise my children well, be a good wife and work,” she said. “This is what I value: Are my children educated, is my husband happy, are people feeling positive energy from me? There should be a magazine to quantify knowledge, understanding and love for people: That is power.”