Gisele Bündchen Pledges $1.5 Mil Toward Haitian Quake Relief

Jan. 15 2010, Published 3:30 p.m. ET

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Gisele Bündchen was a model philanthropist Friday, donating $1.5 million to the Red Cross to put toward Haitian relief efforts in the wake of Tuesday's devastating 7.0 tremor.

The wife of Tom Brady can clearly afford to be magnanimous with others, as the new mom finished first in a new Forbes list detailing earnings amongst all models in 2009, with a $35 million income for her efforts on the catwalk.

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On a related note: Fugees alumni Wyclef Jean, a native Haitian, is offering concerned citizens a pair of ways to contribute to the relief efforts, via a $5 donation to his Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting "Yele" to 501501 (the $5 will be charged to your cell phone bill); or by visiting


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