- Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen make up one of the most successful power couples.
- They have a combined net worth of $US580 million.
- Bündchen is a successful supermodel and Brady is an exceptional quarterback.
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With a combined net worth of over half a billion dollars, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are a true power couple. Bündchen was the highest earning model in the world for 10 consecutive years before she retired from the runway in 2015. She’s on pace to make a billion dollars in career earnings.
Her husband, Tom Brady, is one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, with six Super Bowl rings and three league MVP awards. He’s the fourth highest paid player in NFL history, having earned $US217.2 million in his 19-year career. Brady’s contract with the Patriots for the 2018 season is set to make him $US15 million with an eligibility of $US5 million in performance-based incentives. Throughout his career, he’s regularly agreed to discount contracts to keep New England competitive.
Brady also brings in about $US8 million a year in endorsement deals with companies like Under Armour, Intel, Beats by Dre, and UGGs. As a part of his deal with Aston Martin, the luxury car brand produced a Tom Brady Edition of the Vanquish S Volante. Only 12 were produced and they sold for $US360,000 each.
Gisele Bündchen retired from runway modelling in 2015, but that didn’t stop her from earning $US10 million in 2018. She has endorsement deals with a number of major brands, like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, and Pantene. Bündchen has also developed several product lines, generating roughly one billion dollars per year in sales. This includes her sandals line with Grendene, lingerie brand with Hope, and a beauty line with Sejaa Pure Skincare.
Now let’s see how they put all this money to use. Their most lavish spending is on their homes. Brady and Bündchen once owned a custom-built 20 million dollar mansion in Los Angeles, with a chicken coop for fresh eggs and a moat. Dr. Dre bought the estate from them in 2014 for $US40 million. The couple bought a skyscraper condo in Manhattan for $US11.7 million. They put it back on the market in 2016, and reportedly dropped $US20 million on a waterfront apartment in Tribeca.
The star duo of supermodel and elite athlete naturally dedicate some resources to health and fitness. They have a personal chef who keeps them on their strict diets that include no sugar and no tomatoes. Brady also employs a body coach and health guru. His duties include spiritual guide, counselor, pal, nutrition advisor, trainer, and massage therapist.
When not training for the Super Bowl or co-chairing the Met Gala, Bündchen and Brady find time to philanthropic work. Bündchen donated $US1.5 million to relief efforts after the 2009 earthquake in Haiti. And she regularly supports the United Nations, WWF, Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, RED, and Saint Francis Food Pantries and Shelters. Bündchen also works with several non-profits focused on her birth country, Brazil. A percentage of the profits from her sandals line are donated to protect Amazon rainforest water sources. For his part, Brady shaved his head in 2018 to help raise $US6.5 million for a cancer research institute.
Still dominant in the league at age 41, Brady has stated his desire to continue playing until 45. If he takes after his wife’s career trajectory, he’ll be in a pretty cosy spot even after his retirement.