Gisele Bundchen Net Worth
Gisele Bündchen net worth: Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian supermodel who has a net worth of $400 million. That fortune is separate and independent from her husband Tom Brady's $180 million fortune. Combined the Bundchen-Bradys are worth $580 million.
Early Life: Gisele Bündchen was born on July 20, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is of German descent. Her parents, Vania and Valdir, are a bank clerk pensioner and a sociologist and writer. Gisele was raised in Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil with her five sisters, Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela, and her fraternal twin, Patricia. Gisele is fluent in Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, and French. As a young girl, she was an avid volleyball player and at one point intended to make that her career. In 1993, Gisele, Patricia, and Gabriela took a modeling course to correct their bad posture. The following year, Gisele was discovered in a mall in Sao Paulo by Elite Model Management. She placed second in the Elite Model Look contest. In early 1995, 14-year-old Gisele moved to Sao Paulo to launch her modeling career.
Career: Bündchen got her first big break at New York Fashion Week in 1996. In 1997, she auditioned for 43 shows but was only chosen for two international shows. She walked in Alexander McQueen's Spring 1998 ready-to-wear show "Rain!" because she was able to walk in super high heels on a slippery runway. That same year, she posed for ad campaigns for Missoni, Chloe, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre, Ralph Lauren, and Versace. She appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris, British Vogue, and i-D. In July 1999 she appeared on her first cover of American Vogue. She graced the cover of Vogue again in December 1999. In 2000, Rolling Stone named then 20-year-old Gisele "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and put her on the cover of the magazine. She is largely credited with creating a whole new category of models: the Brazillian bombshell.
In 2000, Bündchen was on the cover of 37 international editions of Vogue, including three of the American edition. In January 2000, she was on the cover of both the U.S. and British editions of Vogue. For Spring 2000 Fashion week, she opened shows in New York, Milan, and Paris for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dolce and Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Valentino. From 1998–2003, Bündchen was in every Dolce & Gabbana fashion campaign, totaling 11 consecutive campaigns with the brand; she returned as the face of the brand's fragrance "The One," in campaigns from 2006 to 2009.
Bündchen retired from the runway upon signing a lucrative contract with Victoria's Secret. In 2000, Bündchen wore Victoria's Secret's Fantasy Bra, the Red Hot Fantasy Bra, worth $15 million and listed in Guinness World Records as the most expensive lingerie ever created. Then, in 2005 Bündchen modeled the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, which was the second-most expensive bra ever made, valued at $12.5 million. Bündchen ended her contract with Victoria's Secret in May 2007; she described this decision as closing that chapter of her career.
In April 2010, Bündchen was photographed for the cover of American Vogue for the 11th time. She appeared on eight Vogue covers in 2011, more than any other model or celebrity that year. Her July Vogue Brasil 2011 cover that was shot in the Amazon sold 70,743 copies, making it the magazine's highest-selling issue.
In May 2014, Bündchen was chosen as the spokeswoman for Chanel No. 5. Within the first quarter of 2014, Bündchen appeared on 17 international editions of Elle, including the Brazilian, German, Italian, Canadian, Japanese and Chinese editions. In 2014 and 2015, Bündchen appeared in more television commercial spots than any other Brazilian celebrity in the course of one year in Brazil. By 2015, Bündchen appeared in more than 550 ad campaigns, 2000 magazine covers, 3500 magazine editorials, and 800 fashion shows.
A businesswoman in her own right, Bündchen launched a line of designer sandals, Impanema, under the Brazilian footwear company Grendene and owns Brazilian hotel Palladium Executive.
In 2018, Gisele released her book called Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, which was a New York Times bestseller and was the best selling book for over six months in the non-fiction category in Brazil. The proceeds from her book went to support social and environmental causes.
Acting Career: In acting roles, Bündchen co-starred with Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the 2004 remake of Taxi. In 2006, Bündchen played Serena in The Devil Wears Prada.
Personal Life: Bündchen dated model Scott Barnhill and actor Josh Hartnett. She was in a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio from 2000 to 2005. She dated surfer Kelly Slater for six months in 2005-2006.
Bündchen began dating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in late 2006. They were introduced by a mutual friend on a blind date. Bündchen and Brady married on February 26, 2009, in a small ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California. In April 2009, the couple had a second ceremony in Costa Rica. Their son was born in 2009 and their daughter was born in 2012. Bündchen is also a stepmother to Brady's son with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Bündchen, Brady, and their children eat a primarily plant-based vegan diet.
Bündchen has also contributed to many humanitarian causes, including I am African campaign, (Product) Red, and Zero Hunger, as well as raising 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.
Salary Highlights: Bündchen was the highest-paid model in the world from 2002–2017. As of this writing, Gisele Bundchen has earned $500 million from her modeling and endorsement career alone. That figure does not include real estate assets and various other non-liquid investments. At the same time, Tom's total all-in earnings are $230 million.
Bündchen was featured in the 2015 Guinness World Record book as the model who earned the most money from June 2014 to June 2015.
Real Estate: In early 2020, Gisele and Tom slashed the price on their Massachusetts home. The custom-built home in a gated community in the suburb of Brookline hit the market in 2019 for $40 million. The 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home's price was cut to $33.9 million in January 2020. In 2009 Tom and Gisele bought an undeveloped plot of land in LA's Brentwood neighborhood for $9 million. Over the next three years, they spent an additional $20 million constructing an absolutely epic 14,000-square-foot home which they lived in for less than a year. Why? Because in May 2014, Dr. Dre bought the property from them for a cool $50 million. Not a bad way to make $30 million.
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 20, 1980 (39 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Supermodel, Fashion Model, Actor, Model, Television producer|
Gisele Bundchen Earnings
- The Devil Wears Prada$350,000