Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says she was targeted by the IRS with an audit because she was at the top of the income list of supermodels according to Forbes magazine. Forbes had her at the top for the seventh year running, showing her earning $42 million between June 2012 and the following year.
Bundchen says the income figure was false, asserting, “It’s sad, because the people who write these things don’t have my bank account details. 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 keeps getting more successful; in 2013-2014, she replaced Beyoncé as the model for H&M, replaced Kate Moss as the model for David Yurman, and allegedly replaced Rihanna for Chanel. But Bundchen, who has two children with husband Tom Brady, is trying to stay humble, saying, “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.”
“This is what I value: Are my children educated, is my husband happy, are people feeling positive energy from me?” she explained. “There should be a magazine to quantify knowledge, understanding and love for people: That is power.”