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Forbes: The 10 Most Powerful Female Celebrities of 2012

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10. Gisele Bundchen

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. Between those commitments, modeling gigs and independent business ventures (her natural skincare line Sejaa has been in talks with Shiseido for over a year on an acquisition deal) the mom of two-year-old Ben pulled in an estimated $45 million in the past twelve months and still had time in her busy schedule to act as an ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Program. Through her association with the program, Bundchen is credited with planting over 50,000 trees in Brazil this year. In other works of goodwill the famous face donated $1 million to the Japanese Red Cross for Earthquake relief and 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.

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