Gisele Bündchen, of course! For the second year in a row, the Brazilian beauty is the only supermodel to be named on Forbes‘ annual list of the ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,’ ranked No. 95 among the lineup of influential entrepreneurs, CEOs, politicians and philanthropists. And what exactly makes Gisele so much more powerful than the rest? Well, to start, the super is still one of the most sought after campaign stars across the fashion and entertainment world, currently posing for such premiere brands as Chanel Beauty, David Yurman and most recently, H&M. On top of that, the business-savvy Brazilian continues to earn a cut on Ipanema flip-flops and other products bearing her name, along with her independent ventures like her Sejaa skincare line. Add that to the fact that the fashion icon also serves as an ambassador for the U.N. Environmental Program, and it’s easy to see where Forbes is coming from— not that we’re surprised in the slightest!
In recent years, Gisele has become something of a Forbes staple, earning such titles as the ‘World’s Highest-paid Supermodel’ and the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple.’ While she remains the sole catwalker to grace the power round up, she wasn’t the only fashion tastemaker to do so. Returning to the list with Gisele in 2013 was Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour and Miuccia Prada, as well as newcomers Tory Burch, Spanx founder Sara Blakely and Zara founder Rosalia Mera.
Congratulations to Gisele and all of her beautiful, supermodel power!