In a recent interview with Vogue Magazine, Gisele Bunchen claimed that making it on to a list of rich people earned her a visit from the tax man.
She appeared in the Forbes issue that contained a “Supermodel Rich List,” and apparently someone at the burdensome bureau took it as a cue to make sure she was being honest on her tax returns.
“It’s sad, because the people who write these things don’t have my bank-account details,” she said. “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.”
Earlier this year her and her husband’s wealth made the news when they listed their home for a cool $50 million, chump change really when you make the kind of money they do. However even in having more zeroes before the decimal point on her account than the New England Patriots have on their collective jerseys, she’s still down-to-earth and says she’s no different than any other woman out there.
“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? There should be a magazine to quantify knowledge, understanding and love for people: That is power.”
While we know the IRS has a habit of discrimination based on political beliefs, at least we can sleep soundly knowing they don’t discriminate based on sex, just ask Gisele.