Stories about Gisele Bündchen’s wealth have always been newsworthy as she is known to be one of the most popular models in the world. A Brazilian model, activist, and businesswoman, Gisele has achieved so much success in her professional life to the point of being regarded among the most influential women in the modeling world. She is also credited with pioneering and popularizing the “horse walk”.
Bündchen’s career attainments and indeed her net worth is often compared to that of her husband Tom Brady, the man considered by many to be the greatest American football player ever. As you’d soon learn, the model is twice as rich as the footballer.
Bündchen’s Net Worth Has Been Estimated at an Astounding $400 Million
Bündchen is a very wealthy woman. The model is worth an incredible $400 million at the moment, according to trusted sources. This is not quite surprising considering the huge exploits she has made since her career took off.
She has been at the top of the modeling world for a good while and for some time, was rated as the highest-paid model in the whole world. She is also one of the richest women in the entertainment industry.
Her Husband’s Massive Wealth Pales Beside Hers
Gisele Bündchen is married to Tom Brady, arguably the greatest American football player of all time. Brady has won six Superbowl championships and was voted as the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the bowl four times. He is no doubt, a smart, hard-working, and influential player in the NFL.
Brady is a high earner in the American football world. However, his net worth pales in comparison to his wife’s. At the moment, Brady’s net worth has been revealed to be $200 million by trusted sources. This figure is far below what his wife is worth.
Most of Gisele Bündchen’s Wealth Came from Her Modeling Career
Born in Horizontina, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil on the 20th of July 1980, Gisele initially wanted to be a volleyball player. However, at the age of thirteen, Bündchen and her two sisters, Patricia and Gabriela, were enrolled in a modeling institute by their mother who foresaw the talents her teenage girls had. A year later, while on a school excursion, Gisele was spotted in Sao Paulo by a scouting agent who immediately extended an invitation to her; she was fourteen years old at the time.
Grabbing the opportunity to work with Elite Model Management, Gisele Bündchen started making waves in the industry. Her first time on the runway was for a national modeling contest, Elite Look of the Year, where she finished second. She would go on to appear in the global modeling competition, Elite Model Look, in Ibiza, Spain, and finished in the fourth position.
Two years after (in 1996), she earned a slot in the New York Fashion Week runway and did not disappoint as she won a lot of admiration for a job well done. From then on, she quickly hit big gigs, gracing the covers of notable magazines like Vogue, Elle, The Rolling Stone Magazine, Allure, Sports Illustrated Swimsuits, Vanity Fair, among many others.
A Look at Her Earning Power as a Model
Bündchen signed a $25 million contract with Victoria’s Secret in 2000 which is the biggest contract in the lingerie company’s history. Bündchen was making so much wave around the world that in 2014 and 2015, she appeared in more television commercials in Brazil than any other Brazilian celebrity. She has been featured in more than 500 ad campaigns and has mesmerized fans in more than 800 fashion shows.
She has also appeared on more than 2000 magazine covers and has been featured in about 3500 magazine editorials. In the process, she has raked in millions of dollars and has become one of the highest-paid models in the industry.
She’s also an Actress and Owns an Organic Skincare Product Line
Her exploits in the world of showbiz have not been limited to modeling as she made her acting debut in 2004 when she appeared in the comedy film, Taxi, as Vanessa alongside famous personalities such as Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. Her other works include The Devil Wears Prada and Tom Vs Time, her husband’s documentary film.
Gise, as she is fondly called, is not just beautiful but has also got business brains. She is the proud owner of the Organic skincare product line, Sejaa, as well as a lingerie and footwear line. Bündchen also owns the luxurious hotel, Palladium Executive.
As an author, she has written a book titled Lessons: My Path To A Meaningful Life. Also a philanthropist, her neckpiece designs were used to raise funds for victims of the Haiti disaster in 2010. In addition to that, she is an active supporter of humanitarian organizations like Save The Children, Doctors Without Borders, and much more.
The Model Grew Up With Five Sisters
Gisele Bündchen was born to Vania Nonnenmacher and Valdir Bündchen. Her mother worked as a bank clerk pensioner while her father was a sociologist and writer.
Gisele is not the only child of her parents, she has siblings with whom she was raised. They include Gabriela, Raquel, Rafaela, Graziela, and Patricia, a twin sister who was birthed five minutes after she was born. They are not identical by any means as they are fraternal twins.
Bündchen and Brady Met Through a Mutual Friend
The story of how Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady met and began dating is quite an interesting one. The couple was introduced to each other by a mutual friend. It is noteworthy that when Bündchen was shown Brady’s photo, she was not interested in him at all. This was partly because the footballer was dating another woman at the time.
However, she eventually agreed to meet with Brady after her friend set up a date for them in 2006. When she saw Brady face to face, her doubts about him faded away and she realized she wanted to be with the man. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she explained that Brady had the most beautiful, charismatic smile she had ever seen.
They started dating shortly after this meeting and their romance progressed quickly. As expected, the press was all over them. After dating for nearly three years, the couple decided to tie the knot.
They Got Married in February 2019 and Have Two Kids Together
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady got married on the 26th of February 2009. The wedding was a small ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California. The couple had a second ceremony sometime in April 2009 in Costa Rica, to enable their families to share in their joy.
The marriage between Gisele and Tom has produced two beautiful kids so far. Their first child, a son called Benjamin Rein was born in 2009, and their second child, a daughter named Vivian Lake was born in 2012.
Gisele Bündchen is also a stepmom to Jack, Tom Brady’s child with Bridget Moynahan, an actress noted for her roles in Blue Bloods.