Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, who hails from Brazil, has an estimated net worth of $400 million. That money is separate and distinct from her husband, Tom Brady, who has a fortune of $250 million dollars. The Bundchen-Bradys have a combined net worth of $650 million.
Gisele Early Life
Gisele Bündchen was born on July 20, 1980, in the Brazilian city of Horizontina, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Her ancestors are of German heritage. Gisele grew up in Rio Grande do Sul, a southern Brazilian state, with her twin sister Patricia and their four other sisters, Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, and Rafaela.
Gisele is the youngest of five children. Gisele is fluent in Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and she also speaks a little bit of German. She was an avid volleyball player as a young child, and she had aspirations of making volleyball her job at one point. Gisele, Patricia, and Gabriela enrolled in a modelling training in 1993 in order to address their terrible posture.
Elite Model Management discovered Gisele in a mall in Sao Paulo the next year and signed her on the spot. She came in second place in the Elite Model Look competition. Gisele travelled to Sao Paulo in the spring of 1995, when she was 14 years old, to begin her modelling career.
In 1996, during New York Fashion Week, Bündchen received her first major break. Her first year on the show, she auditioned for 43 different performances, but was only selected for two foreign productions.
She was chosen to walk the runway in “Rain,” Alexander McQueen’s Spring 1998 ready-to-wear show, merely because she was able to walk on the slick runway in extremely high heels, which was a necessity given the conditions. In the same year, she appeared in advertisements for Missoni, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre, Ralph Lauren, and Versace, among other brands. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue Paris, British Vogue, and i-D, among other publications.
She made her first appearance on the cover of American Vogue in July 1999. In December 1999, she appeared on the cover of Vogue once more. Gisele was dubbed “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Rolling Stone magazine in 2000, when she was 20 years old. She was also featured on the magazine’s cover. For the most part, she’s responsible for the birth of a completely new type of models: the Brazilian bombshell.
For Vogue, Bündchen appeared on the covers of 37 worldwide editions from 1993 to 2000, including three American editions in the same year. In January 2000, she appeared on the covers of both the United States and the United Kingdom editions of Vogue.
Gisele was a whirlwind of activity during New York Fashion Week in the spring of 2000. She has opened shows for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Christian Dior in New York, Paris, and Milan, among other designers and labels. From 1993 through 2003, Gisele Bündchen appeared in every advertising campaign for Dolce & Gabbana.
In 2000, Bündchen signed a 25-million-dollar contract with Victoria’s Secret and announced her retirement from the runway shows during New York Fashion Week. During the same year, she wore the Red Hot Fantasy Bra, a $15 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra that is included in the Guinness World Records as the most costly piece of lingerie ever made.
In 2005, Bündchen modelled the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, which cost $12.5 million and was the second most expensive bra ever created. In May 2007, Bündchen announced that she was terminating her contract with Victoria’s Secret.
In April 2010, Bündchen graced the cover of American Vogue for the 11th time in as many issues. In 2011, she appeared on eight different Vogue covers. Her July 2011 Vogue Brasil edition, which sold 70,743 copies, was the magazine’s best-selling issue ever, according to the publication.
In May of 2014, Gisele became the face of Chanel No. 5 cosmetics brand. She appeared in more television ads in Brazil in 2014 and 2015 than any other Brazilian star, according to Nielsen. By 2015, Bündchen had appeared in more than 500 ad campaigns, 800 fashion shows, 2,000 magazine covers, and 3,500 magazine editorials, among other things.
Bündchen has produced a line of designer sandals called Impanema, which is distributed by the Brazilian footwear manufacturer Grendene. She also owns the Brazilian hotel Palladium Executive, which she purchased in 2005.
In 2018, Gisele published a book titled Lessons: “My Path to a Meaningful Life,” which was written by her. Her book was a New York Times best-seller in the United States, and it was the best-selling book in Brazil for more than six months at the time of publication. The earnings from her book were donated to a variety of social and environmental organisations.
Gisele Acting Career
In the 2004 version of the film “Taxi,” Bündchen appeared alongside Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. In the 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada,” Bündchen starred as Serena.
Gisele Personal Life
Bündchen had relationships with models Scott Barnhill and Josh Hartnett. She was in a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio from 2000 to 2005, at which time she was pregnant with his child. In 2005-2006, she had a six-month relationship with surfer Kelly Slater.
In late 2006, Bündchen began a relationship with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. They were introduced to each other through a common friend and went on a blind date together. Cristina Bündchen and Tom Brady tied the knot in a quiet ceremony at the St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, on February 26, 2009. In April 2009, the couple returned to Costa Rica for a second wedding ceremony. It was 2009 when their son was born, and 2012 when their daughter was born. Additionally, Bündchen is a stepmother to Brady’s son, who she shares with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Bündchen, Brady, and their children follow a vegan diet that is mostly comprised of plant-based foods.
Additionally, Bündchen has made significant contributions to a number of charitable initiatives, including the I Am African campaign, (Product) Red, and Zero Hunger. She has also raised funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Bündchen has been designated as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme in recognition of her work to protect rainforests and encourage reforestation.
Gisele Salary Highlights
From 2002 until 2017, Gisele Bündchen was the highest-paid model in the world. Currently, Gisele Bundchen has earned more than $500 million from her modelling and endorsement careers alone, as of this writing. Real estate assets and numerous other non-liquid investments are not included in this figure. Tom’s entire all-in earnings, on the other hand, amount to $230 million dollars.
During the period June 2014 to June 2015, Bündchen was named to the Guinness World Records book as the model who made the greatest money during that period.
Gisele and Tom decreased the price of their Massachusetts home in the first quarter of 2020. The custom-built property in a gated enclave in the Boston suburb of Brookline was put on the market in 2019 for $40 million, according to the listing agent. In January 2020, the price of the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom mansion was reduced to $33.9 million from the previous $33.9 million.
Tom and Gisele spent $9 million in 2009 on an undeveloped tract of land in Los Angeles’ Brentwood district, which they plan to develop. Over the next three years, they spent an additional $20 million on the construction of a truly magnificent 14,000-square-foot home, which they occupied for less than a year before selling it. Why? Because, in May 2014, Dr. Dre purchased the property from them for a whopping $50 million dollar price tag. It’s not a bad way to make $21 million in one day.
In 2018, Tom and Gisele spent $25.5 million on a 12th-floor apartment in a New York City building, according to public records. They were able to sell this apartment for $40 million in December 2020. They still have a smaller apartment in the same building.
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