Gisele Bündchen has long been a household name, and she put a lot of effort into getting there. She not only built an extremely lucrative modelling career that lasted for more than ten years, but she also continued to expand her business with a lot of heart, grit, hustle, and, of course, extremely rich endorsement deals. And the two have amassed a vast amount of fortune alongside her (soon-to-be estranged) husband, football great Tom Brady.
Following 13 years of marriage, the pair sadly announced their divorce on October 28 in Florida, after weeks of living apart, according to ESPN. More information is still pending, however the pair shared a statement about the divorce on Instagram. Having said that, there might be a lot of conversations during the proceedings concerning all that money. Some information on their prenup has emerged, but we'll get to that in a moment.
Given all of that, it becomes sense to question how much money Gisele is worth. She's going to be OK, spoiler alert. Here's a look at her path to wealth in the past.
She was found in a shopping centre.
Yes, in 1994, a representative for Elite Model Management, one of the greatest modelling agencies in the world, according to Brittanica, found Gisele in a mall. She had just turned 14 years old.
However, things started to change for her at the turn of the century: Gisele competed in her agency's Look of the Year competition in 2000 and finished second in the nation and fourth worldwide, according to Brittanica. She relocated to New York City in 2001 in order to pursue a career as a professional model, and soon after she began participating in New York Fashion Week.
As a Victoria's Secret Angel, she agreed to a significant contract.
Being an Angel formerly meant you had truly achieved success as a model, and Gisele firmly held that distinction in 2000. According to Forbes, she agreed to a $25 million, five-year contract with Victoria's Secret in that year. She began dating infamous A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio at about the same period, and she swiftly rose to fame.
For more than a decade, she was the highest paid model.
Gisele was "the" model, not simply a model. According to Forbes, she actually held the title of highest-paid model worldwide from 2002 to 2017. She didn't just win by default; she destroyed the opposition.
According to Forbes, Gisele earned $30.5 million in 2016, which was a stunning $20 million more than Adriana Lima, who came in second. Phew!
Through corporate sponsorships, she made money.
Gisele has engaged in a number of successful business ventures. She has worked for the following companies:
Dior Dolce & Gabbana H&M Under Armour Pantene
Although there isn't an exact figure available, a source told Forbes that Gisele's Under Armor contract was worth more than her $25 million Victoria's Secret deal. The insider added that the compensation she received was comparable to what Under Armour offered Kevin Durant in exchange for leaving Nike, when they offered him a $275 million, 10-year deal.
She started a skincare and shoe brand.
According to Forbes, Gisele's Ipanema sandal line accounts for 63 percent of Grendene's yearly exports. Gisele also has her own sandal line with Grendene.
Gisele also had her own skincare line called Seeja, which she introduced in 2010 and includes a mud mask, night cream, and day cream. According to Yahoo, it has subsequently been discontinued.
Her book was a New York Times bestseller.
Gisele published a book in 2018 titled Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life that discussed the "true" Gisele.
Lessons takes readers on a journey from a childhood spent barefoot in a small-town Brazil to an internationally successful career, motherhood, and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady, according to the Amazon description. "In Lessons, she reveals for the first time who she really is and what she's learned over the past 37 years to help her live a meaningful life," it says.
Additionally, Gisele has acted in films.
She truly does everything. Yes, Gisele has dabbled in acting throughout the years. According to IMDB, she has acted in hit movies like The Devil Wears Prada, Taxi, and the animated series Gisele & the Green Team.
She truly has a value that is almost two times that of her ex-husband.
There is a lot of discussion about Tom being the GOAT, which is reasonable.
However, a lot of people are unaware that Gisele earns a tonne of money—much more than her ex. Tom's net worth is $250 million, based on data from Celebrity Net Worth. Gisele is *almost* twice as wealthy.
The prenuptial agreement was "ironclad."
Given how much both of these stars are worth, that is the only explanation.
"They had a prenuptial agreement in place before getting married in 2009, "Recently, a source informed Page Six. "The division of their riches wasn't too difficult in the end because they each had their own independent businesses. The division of their substantial property holdings was the only additional significant element.
Tom appears to be maintaining their $17 million Miami property, and Gisele has purchased a smaller house nearby that will ostensibly be used as an office.
Nothing comparable to a million-dollar office. According to Page Six, she will continue to reside in Costa Rica.
What is the sum of her wealth?
Gisele is worth a cool $400 million as of 2022 because to a tonne of hustle since her teen years, per Celebrity Net Worth.