Gisele Bundchen's inclusion on a countdown of the world's richest supermodels landed her in trouble with tax officials.
The Brazilian beauty has revealed officials in the U.S. launched a probe into her finances after she topped Forbes magazine's Supermodel Rich List, a feat she has achieved seven times.
Bundchen is adamant the investigation was fruitless as magazine editors' estimates of her earnings are not accurate.
She tells Brazil's Mdemulher website, translated by Vogue.co.uk, "It's sad, because the people who write these things don't have my bank account details. I do ok, I earn plenty, but not as much as they say. I've already been audited by the Irs (America's Internal Revenue Service) because of this list and truthfully, whether I'm on this list or not, it doesn't interest me.
"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."