06 Jun '11, 8am

Gisele Bundchen expected to become 1st billionaire model

Gisele Bundchen expected to become 1st billionaire model

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (above) is poised to become a billionaire, according to Forbes. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SUPERMODEL Gisele Bundchen is poised to become a billionaire, according to Forbes. The Brazilian model is appearing in high-profile campaigns for the likes of Versace and Dior, but also earning quite a few extra by branding herself, the report said. Bunchen has licensed her name to a number of products, including a jewelry and eco-friendly cosmetics line, and a line of sandals for Grendene. Recently, she also launched her own lingerie company. Bundchen also earns additional money as the creative director for fashion retailer C&A's Gisele Bundchen Collection and plans to sell a stake in her Sejaa Pure Skincare Company, which she founded last year. If all goes according to plan, Forbes reports, she could become the first billionaire supermodel and Brazil's first femal...

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