The world of high fashion and beauty is a heady one that transforms mere mortals into stars and moguls everyday and is capable of changing the fortunes of many people overnight. As portrayed in many movies and shows, this world of glitz and glamour is an intoxicatingly beautiful one, which is inhabited by some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Not only are they alluring and charming, but they are also increasingly, some of the most powerful names to be reckoned with, in the fashion world.
From the inception of the supermodel era, this group of ultra beautiful women captivates the hearts and minds of millions, appearing on all magazine covers and on billboards, apart from ruling hearts on the ramp. These supermodels are not only epitomes of beauty and grace, they are also some of the most powerful and wealthy women on the planet, each commanding a hefty fee for their work.
In recent years, the stunning beauty from Brazil, Gisele Bundchen, has been the most talked about face in the fashion world. She has not only been the face of many high profile campaigns, but has also been consistently ranked as the richest model on the planet, with a net worth of a whopping 250 million dollars. There have been persistent rumors of her becoming the first billion dollar supermodel in the world.
However, for the moment, that crown has been snatched from this beauty by another supermodel, the so called supermodel supermogul, Kathy Ireland. Valued at 350 million, this supermodel turned entrepreneur is the head of her own marketing company nowadays. During her stint as a supermodel, she made a name for herself with 13 successive Sports Illustrated swimsuit appearances that made her fortune and fame.