Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen holds an estimated net worth of $400 million. Her own $250 million fortune is entirely different from her husband, Tom Brady. The Bundchen-Bradys have a combined net worth of $650 million.
Early Childhood of Gisele Bündchen
In Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Gisele Bündchen was born on July 20, 1980. She is German in origin. As a child, Gisele and her twin sister, Patricia, lived in the Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil with their four other sisters, Raquel, Gabriela, Rafaela, and their mother. Besides Portuguese, Gisele is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and French. A talented volleyball player as a child, she once considered making the sport her career. Gisele, Patricia, and Gabriela all underwent a posture-correction modeling course in 1993. Elite Model Management discovered Gisele in a Sao Paulo mall the following year. She came in second place in the Elite Model Look competition. Gisele Bundchen, then 14, traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to begin her modeling career in the spring of 1995.
Career of Gisele Bündchen
At New York Fashion Week in 1996, Gisele Bundchen was given her first big break in the fashion industry. In 1997, she auditioned for 43 performances, but only two of them were selected for international appearances. For the Alexander McQueen Spring 1998 ready-to-wear show “Rain,” she walked the runway because she could walk the slippery runway in high heels. Additionally, Missoni, Chloe, and Dolce & Gabbana were among the brands she appeared in ads for in the same year.
The French, British, and American editions of i-D all featured her on their covers. She made her American Vogue debut in July of 1999. December 1999 saw her gracing the cover of Vogue for the second time. In 2000, Rolling Stone proclaimed then 20-year-old Gisele “The World’s Most Beautiful Girl” and put her on the magazine’s cover. Models like her are often called the “Brazilian bombshell,” a term she popularised.
She appeared on the cover of 37 Vogue editions worldwide, including three in the United States in 2000. She graced the covers of Vogue in the United States and the United Kingdom in January of 2000. Spring 2000’s Fashion Week was a hectic time for Gisele. In New York, Paris, and Milan, she opened shows for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Christian Dior. She was in every Dolce and Gabbana commercial from 1993 to 2003.
Her final Fashion Week appearance was in 2002 when she signed a $25 million contract with Victoria’s Secret. That same year, she donned the $15 million Fantasy Bra from Victoria’s Secrets, the Red Hot Fantasy Bra featured in Guinness World Records as the most expensive underwear. Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra was the second most costly bra ever created when Bündchen wore it in 2005. In May of 2007, Bündchen opted out of her contract with Victoria’s Secret.
For the eleventh time, she graced the cover of American Vogue in April 2010. In 2011, she posed for eight covers of Vogue. There were 70,743 copies sold of her July 2011 Vogue Brasil edition.
In May 2014, Gisele Bündchen was named Chanel No. 5’s new face. She appeared in more Brazilian television ads than any other celebrity in 2014 and 2015. As of 2015, she had appeared in more than 500 commercials, 800 fashion shows, 2,000 magazine covers, and 3,500 magazine editorials in her career thus far.
Grendene, a Brazilian footwear firm, launched the Impanema brand of designer sandals, and Bündchen also owns the Palladium Executive hotel in Brazil.
Her book, Lessons: “My Path to a Meaningful Life,” was launched in 2018—New York Times bestseller in the U.S.; best-selling book in Brazil for six months; worldwide bestseller. Funds raised from the sale of her book went to environmental and social causes close to her heart.
Gisele Bündchen Career in Acting
In the 2004 adaptation of “Taxi,” she starred alongside Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. As Serena in 2006’s “The Devil Wears Prada,” Gisele Bundchen was nominated for an Oscar.
It’s All About Gisele Bündchen!
In the past, Gisele Bündchen has been romantically linked to actors Josh Hartnett and Scott Barnhill. When she was dating Leonardo DiCaprio, and they were together from 2000 to 2005. In 2005-2006, she was romantically linked to surfer Kelly Slater.
After meeting through mutual friends, Brady and Bündchen began dating in the latter part of 2006. They met on a blind date through a mutual friend. In a low-key ceremony held at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, Bündchen, and Brady exchanged wedding vows on February 26, 2009. A second wedding ceremony was held in Costa Rica in April 2009. It was 2009 when their son was born and 2012 when their daughter arrived. Brady’s stepdaughter, Bridget Moynahan, is also a stepmom to Brady’s son.
A plant-based vegan diet is what Brady, Bündchen, and their children consume most of the time.
Her philanthropic efforts have included the “I am African” campaign, “(Product) Red,” and “Zero Hunger,” in addition to contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Bündchen has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program because of her work to protect rainforests and promote replanting.
Gisele Bundchen Highlights of Salary
From 2002 until 2017, Gisele Bündchen was the highest-paid model in the world. Gisele Bundchen has raked in more than $500 million from her modeling and endorsement work alone, as of this writing. Tom has a total net worth of $230 million after taxes. Real estate and other non-liquid investments are not included in this statistic.
In 2015, the Guinness World Records book listed Bündchen as the model who made the most outstanding money between June 2014 and June 2015.
Gisele Bundchen Property
The price of Gisele and Tom’s Massachusetts home was lowered in early 2020. It went on the market in 2019 for $40 million in a gated enclave in Brookline’s suburbs. There was a $33.9 million price reduction on a 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom property in January 2020.
Tom and Gisele paid $9 million in 2009 for an undeveloped tract of land in Brentwood, a Los Angeles area. An incredible 14,000-square-foot home that they lived in for less than a year was built over the next three years for an additional $20 million. Why? Because Dr. Dre paid them $50 million in May 2014 to buy the property. Earning $21 million isn’t that awful.
An apartment on the 12th floor of a New York City building that Tom and Gisele purchased in 2018 cost $25.5 million. They got $40 million for it when they sold it in December 2020. They still have a smaller apartment in the same building.
Gisele Bündchen Net Worth
The predicted net worth of Gisele Bündchen in 2022 is $400 million.
A native of Horizontina, Brazil, Gisele Bündchen is a model and actress.
As of 2007, she was the 16th wealthiest woman in the entertainment industry, ranking as one of the world’s highest-paid models. According to Forbes, she was the highest-paid model in the world in 2012.