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Gisele Bundchen world's richest model

world Updated: May 30, 2009 18:09 IST

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Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen has beaten Heidi Klum and Kate Moss to top Forbes' list of highest-earning models for the third consecutive year.

The 28-year-old raked in a handsome $ 25 million last year thanks to her coveted advertisement deals with brands like Versace and Dior, reported Forbes.Com.

But the sum was a good 10 million $ less than the earnings of the 'Victoria's Secret' model from the previous financial year.

German model Heidi Klum finished in second place with $16 million, earning 2 million more than the previous financial year.
Bundchen during a Victoria's Secret fashion show. Courtesy: AFP

The 35-year-old who is expecting her fourth child with singer husband Seal has continued to rake in the moolah thanks to her successful TV career. Heidi hosts 'Germany's Next Top Model' and 'Project Runway' and is a model for Victoria's Secret lingerie company.

British model Kate Moss has came in third with $ 8.5 million, earning 1 million more than the previous financial year.

The British beauty whose career has spanned two decades has enjoyed ongoing success with her fashion lines for UK high street chain Topshop and also renewed several of her high-profile endorsement campaigns.

The top names on the list -- Gisele, Heidi, Kate, Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes -- remain the same as last year.

Meanwhile Hollywood star Orlando Bloom's girlfriend Miranda Kerr has risen to ninth place after entering the list at number 10 last years.

The Australian model earned $ 3 million after landing several deals including a swimsuit campaign for Victoria's Secret.