Fashion names make list of 100 most powerful women
Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Gisele Bundchen, Miuccia Prada and Angela Ahrendts have all won places on Forbes' latest list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Designers Diane von Furstenberg and Miuccia Prada, American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts and Brazilian supermodel Gisele BŁndchen, all appear on the list , which is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele, who is currently pregnant with her second child , comes in 83rd, but she's noted not just for her wealth - she is still the world's highest-earning model - but also for her philanthropic deeds. She is credited with planting over 50,000 trees in her native Brazil this year through her work as an ambassador for the U.N. Environmental Program, she has donated $1 million to the Japanese Red Cross for Earthquake relief and she has recently launched a model search in Brazil's most impoverished areas in an initiative which aims to boost the self esteem of Brazil's slum dwellers.
Forbes's Entertainment's Highest-Paid Women 2012
1) Oprah Winfrey - $165 million
2) Britney Spears - $58 million
3) Taylor Swift - $57 million
4) Ellen DeGeneres - $53 million
5) Rihanna - $53 million
6) Lady Gaga - $52 million
7) Jennifer Lopez - $52 million
8) Gisele Bundchen - $45 million
9) Katy Perry - $45 million
10) Judge Judy Sheindlin - $45 million
$45 million The world's most powerful supermodel is still an endorsement queen at 32, especially in her native Brazil. She shills for brands such as Pantene, Esprit and Versace, and makes a percentage of profits on Ipanema flip-flops and other products bearing her name.