Fans have been curious about Gisele Bündchen’s net worth and what’s at stake if she and Tom Brady break up since they heard rumors that they were going to split up. We’ll explain that later, but for now, let’s just say that one of their net worths is a lot more than the other.
Elite Model Management found Bündchen in a shopping mall in So Paulo, Brazil, in 1994. She is one of five sisters. At the time, Bündchen, who grew up in Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, wanted to be a volleyball player, but she took a modeling class with her sisters Patricia and Gabriela to fix her posture. After being found by Elite, Bündchen was chosen to compete in a national contest called “Look of the Year” with the same agency. She came in second in the competition, and when she was 14 she moved to So Paulo to start her career as a model. In 1996, Bündchen walked in her first show, which was the New York Fashion Show. Since then, she has had a lot of success.
In the years that followed, Bündchen went on to model for Alexander McQueen, Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, and Versace. She also wrote for fashion magazines like British Vogue and Vogue Paris. In 1999, Bündchen stopped working with Elite and started working with IMG Models. That same year, Bündchen posed with Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer for her first American Vogue cover. In 2000, Bündchen was chosen to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel for the first time. She worked for the brand until 2007 when she stopped being an angel.
In her more than 20 years in the fashion industry, Bündchen has worked with companies like Chanel No. 5 and Pantene. She has also been in movies like The Devil Wears Prada, which came out in 2006.
Fans from all over the world want to know how much Gisele Bündchen is worth and what will happen if she and Tom Brady break up. Find out how much Gisele Bündchen is worth by reading on.
What Is Gisele Bündchen’s Net Worth?
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen has a net worth of $400 million. That money is not part of the $250 million fortune that her husband Tom Brady has. The Bundchen-Bradys are worth a total of $650 million between them. Between 2000 and 2020, his first 20 years in the NFL, Tom Brady made $330 million between his salary and endorsements. Gisele made more than $500 million during the same period.
She was one of the first models from Brazil who were both very popular and very smart. She set the standard for all Brazilian models after her, and she is a big reason why models from that part of the world have such a good name. They are known for being smart, patient, always professional, and good at running a business. She showed them all the way. She has built up a big business over the years, and many people think she is the last great “supermodel.”
She has worked with many well-known designers, created a new way to walk down the runway, and brought back the idea of a “curvy” model after years when skinny models were the norm. She is now one of Victoria’s Secret’s most famous faces, has her line of flip-flops, has been in movies and videos, and has produced her show. She is a Goodwill Ambassador, and she owns property in more than one country.
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Gisele Bündchen’s Early Years
Gisele Bündchen was born in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on July 20, 1980. She comes from Germany. Gisele grew up with her twin sister Patricia and their four other sisters, Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, and Rafaela, in Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil. Gisele speaks English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French well. She played volleyball a lot when she was young, and at one point she thought about making it her job. Gisele, Patricia, and Gabriela all went to a modeling class in 1993 to fix their bad posture. Elite Model Management found Gisele the next year in a mall in Sao Paulo. In the Elite Model Look contest, she came in second. Gisele moved to Sao Paulo when she was 14 to start her career as a model.
Gisele Bündchen’s Career
In 1996, at New York Fashion Week, Bündchen got her first big break. In 1997, she tried out for 43 shows, but only two were interested in her. Alexander McQueen’s Spring 1998 ready-to-wear show, “Rain,” chose her to walk the runway because she could walk in very high heels on a slippery runway. She was in ads for Missoni, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre, Ralph Lauren, and Versace all in the same year. She was on the cover of British Vogue, Vogue Paris, and i-D. In July 1999, she was on the cover of American Vogue for the first time. In December 1999, she was on the cover of Vogue again. Gisele was 20 years old when Rolling Stone magazine called her “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and put her on the cover. She is often credited with starting a new type of model called the “Brazilian bombshell.”
In 2000, she was on the cover of three American editions of Vogue and 37 international editions of the magazine. She was on the cover of both the U.S. and British versions of Vogue in January 2000. Gisele had a lot to do during Fashion Week in the spring of 2000. She opened shows in New York, Paris, and Milan for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Christian Dior. From 1993 to 2003, Bündchen was in every ad campaign for Dolce and Gabbana.
In 2000, Bündchen signed a $25 million deal with Victoria’s Secret and stopped walking in Fashion Week shows. In the same year, she wore the $15 million Red Hot Fantasy Bra from Victoria’s Secret, which Guinness World Records says is the most expensive piece of underwear ever made. In 2005, Bündchen wore the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, which cost $12.5 million and was the second most expensive bra ever made. In May 2007, Bündchen’s contract with Victoria’s Secret came to an end.
In April 2010, it was the eleventh time that Bündchen was on the cover of American Vogue.
In 2011, she was on eight covers of Vogue. The most popular issue of Vogue Brasil was her July 2011 issue, which sold 70,743 copies.
In May 2014, Gisele became the face of Chanel No. 5. In 2014 and 2015, she was on Brazilian TV commercials more than any other famous person. By 2015, Bündchen had been in more than 500 ad campaigns, 800 fashion shows, 2,000 magazine covers, and 3,500 magazine editorials.
The Brazilian shoe company Grendene made a line of designer sandals for Bündchen called Impanema. She also owns a hotel in Brazil called Palladium Executive.
In 2018, Gisele’s book, Lessons: “My Path to a Meaningful Life,” came out. In the U.S., her book was a New York Times bestseller, and for more than six months, it was the best-selling book in Brazil. The money she made from her book went to help people and the environment.
Career In Acting
In the 2004 remake of “Taxi,” which also starred Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon, Bündchen was one of the stars. In the 2006 movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” Bündchen played the role of Serena.
Gisele Bündchen’s Personal Life
The models Scott Barnhill and Josh Hartnett were her boyfriends. She dated Leonardo DiCaprio for five years, from 2000 to 2005. Kelly Slater, a surfer, was her boyfriend for six months in 2005 and 2006.
In late 2006, Bündchen started going out with Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots. They were introduced by a mutual friend on a blind date. On February 26, 2009, Bündchen and Brady got married in a small ceremony at Santa Monica, California’s St. Monica’s Catholic Church. In April 2009, the couple got married again, but this time it was in Costa Rica. In 2009, they had a son, and in 2012, they had a daughter. Brady’s son with actress Bridget Moynahan is also her stepchild.
Bündchen, Brady, and their kids eat a vegan diet that is mostly made up of plants.
Bündchen has also helped many good causes, like the I am African campaign, (Product) Red, and Zero Hunger. She has also raised money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Research and Hurricane Katrina relief. For her efforts to preserve the rainforests and promote reforestation, Bündchen has been dubbed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.
Bündchen was the highest-paid model in the world from 2002–2017. At the time this was written, Gisele Bundchen had made $500 million just from modeling and endorsements. This number doesn’t include real estate and other investments that can’t be easily sold.
The 2015 Guinness World Record book listed Bündchen as the model who made the most money between June 2014 and June 2015.
Tom and Gisele bought a lot in Brookline, Massachusetts, for $4.5 million in May 2013. The lot is in a neighborhood with gates. They then had a 10,000-square-foot mansion built just for them. They put this house on the market in August 2019 for $39.5 million. At the time this was written, it still hadn’t sold. Check out this video:
In 2006, Tom bought a building in Boston for $6.24 million. Then, he spent $11.5 million to turn the nine condos in the building into four condos. In 2011 he sold the penthouse for $9.3 million. Three of the other units were sold for a total of $8 million.
In 2009, Tom and Gisele spent $9 million on a piece of land in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood that wasn’t being used for anything. Over the next three years, they spent an additional $20 million constructing a 14,000-square-foot home which they ended up living in for less than a year. The mansion, which was built from scratch out of acid-washed limestone, sits on a parcel of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The home features hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, open-beamed ceilings, multiple fireplaces, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a large gym, airy, marble-tiled bathrooms, and multiple large closets. Outside the house, there is a moat with koi in it, a large pool, a motor court made of reclaimed stones that can only be reached by driving over a small bridge, and beautifully landscaped grounds. The whole house is good for the environment because it uses solar power and grey-water technology. It was also made out of reclaimed materials that were good for the environment.
In May 2014, Dr. Dre paid $50 million to buy the land from them. Not a bad way to make $21 million. Here’s a tour of their old Brentwood mansion taken by a drone:
New York City:
In 2018, Tom and Gisele paid $25.5 million for a New York City apartment on the 12th floor.
In December 2020, they sold this unit for $40 million. They still own a smaller unit in the same building. It has 4,300 square feet of living space and looks out over the Hudson River.
In late 2020, Tom and Gisele paid $17 million for a two-acre estate on Miami’s ultra-exclusive Indian Creek island, also known as Billionaire Bunker. The 300-acre island has only 34 lots, and there is only one guarded bridge that leads to it. The island is always watched over by a private police force. Tom and Gisele tore down their old mansion of 5,700 square feet so they could build a new one that was much bigger. Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and billionaire investor Carl Icahn are all close neighbors.
Before Tom and Gisele bought their home in Indian Creek, they rented Derek Jeter’s Tampa mansion for a reported $75,000 a month.
Tom and Gisele own a property in Big Sky, Montana, at the Yellowstone Club. Nobody knows what kind of property they have. Homes on the property cost more than $30 million, and condos cost $6 million.
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.