Gisele Bundchen is accusing the IRS of auditing her just because Forbes said she earned $42 million between June 2012 and June 2013 — a figure which puts her at the top of the publication's wealthy list for models for the seventh year in a row.
But Ms. Bundchen, the higher-earning half of her marriage to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said that $42 million figure is off.
"It's sad, because the people who write these things don't have my bank account details," the supermodel said, to the Brazilian online site MdeMulther. The Forbes' figure is actually higher than what she actually earned, she said.
"I do OK, I earn plenty, but not as much as they say," she said, The Daily Mail reported.
(It doesn't hurt that her husband pulls in a hefty NFL salary and endorsement deals.)
"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."
Ms. Bundchen also said the IRS didn't find anything wrong with her tax filings.
The 33-year-old mother of two insisted the list itself means less than nothing to her.
"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," she said, according to the Daily Mail.
Ms. Bundschen famously complained after her husband's Patriots lost to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
"My husband cannot [expletive deleted] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times," she was caught on tape fuming.
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