When we think of supermodels, one name definitely comes to mind, Giselle Bündchen. Bündchen was one of the highest-paid models in the industry. She was successful for years and built an empire.
What is Gisele Bündchen’s net worth?
The Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, has a net worth of $400 million at the time this article is written, while his husband, Tom Brady, has a net worth of $250 million. If we were to combine the Bundchen-Brady net worth we will have a sum of $650 million.
- Gisele earned more than $500 million only from endorsements
- In 2000 she signed a $25 million contract with Victoria’s Secret
- Between 2012 and 2017 Gisele was the highest-paid model in the world
The supermodel Gisele Bundchen was born on July 20, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She grew up in Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil together with her twin sister Patricia and their four sisters, Rafaela, Raquel, Gabriela, and Graziela.
Giselle can speak French, Portuguese, Spanish, English, and Italian fluently. She was an outstanding student and aspired to become a professional volleyball player, but she never thought of being a model.
Giselle’s modeling career began in 1993 when she was only 13 years old. She took a modeling course together with her sisters Gabriela and Patricia in order to correct their bad posture. The next year, in 2014, she was discovered by the Elite Model Management agency in a mall in Sao Paulo.
When she was only 14 years old, in the early 1995s, Gisele moved to Sao Paulo to build her career in modeling.
At the age of 17, she was already one of the best models in the world and had presented for the most famous designers.
In 1996 Gisele Bundchen got her first big break at the New York Fashion Week and in 1998 she was chosen to walk the runway in “Rain” for Alexander McQueen’s Spring ready-to-wear show. In the same year, Gisele posted in ad campaigns for various brands such as Versace, Missoni, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Gianfranco Ferre, Dolce and Gabbana, and Valentino. Also, she appeared on the cover of i-D, British Vogue and Ralph Lauren.
Bundchen appeared on the cover of American Vogue magazine for the first time in 1999.
Giselle’s success has been increasing, and in 2000 she was chosen to present for Victoria’s Secret. She made her debut on the Angels stage in the Red-Hot Fantasy bra worth $15 million. She was a model for Victoria’s Secret shows until 2007, and her contract with the big underwear brand is rumored to be worth $25 million.
Giselle Bundchen opened fashion shows for Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors, and Valentino in Milan, Paris, and New York. Also, between 1993 and 2003 she appeared in every ad campaign for Dolce and Gabbana.
In 2014 Gisele Bundchen became the spokeswoman for Chanel No.5 and between 2014 and 2015 she appeared in more TV commercials in Brazil than any other Brazilian star.
In 2018 Gisele published her book named “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life”. It was the best-selling book in Brazil for more than six months and a New York bestseller in the United States. The revenues from her book sales went to support environmental and social causes.
In 2004 Gisele co-starred with Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah in the remake of “Taxi”.
In 2006 the supermodel played the role of Serena in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”.
Married in 2009, Tom Brady and Gisele are on the verge of divorce, the reason being the American’s sports career. Specifically, Gisele is determined to end the relationship after Brady no longer retired from the activity, as he declared at the beginning of the year. She is unhappy with this, believing that Brady does not spend enough time with her and the two children they have together. In case of a divorce between the two, they will probably fight for $650 million in court.
Gisele Bundchen and her husband bought land in Brentwood neighborhood, LA for $9 million in 2009. They spent $20 million to build a majestic house, which they sold in 2014 to Dr. Dre for $50 million. So, they earned $21 million from this sale.
In 2013, the model and her husband, the American football player Tom Brady, spent no less than $14 million on a luxury apartment in New York. The two paid this amount for a three-bedroom apartment that occupies an entire floor of the One Madison Park tower.
In 2018 Gisele and Tom purchased an apartment in New York for $25.5 million, but they sold it for $20 million in 2020.
In 2020 the couple put their house in Massachusetts for $33.9 million on sale.
Between 2012 and 2017 Gisele Bundchen was the highest-paid model in the world.
She has made more than $500 million only from her modeling career and endorsements by the time this article is written. This sum does not include different non-liquid endorsements and the real estate assets
In 2015, the Guinness World Record book featured Gisele Bundchen as the model who made the most money between 2014 and 2015.
In addition to the advertising campaigns for the Swedish brand H&M and the Italian house Versace, Gisele Bundchen earned many millions of dollars from the sale of over 250 million pairs of beach slippers, which she created in collaboration with the Ipanema brand.