Gisele Bündchen is one of the highest-paid models ever. As a matter of fact, the Brazilian supermodel held the number one spot on Forbes’ list of top-earning models in the world from 2002 to 2017. And even though she’s past the peak of her modeling career, she remains one of the most financially successful celebrities today who started out as a model. Read on to find out what Gisele Bündchen net worth is and discover her other sources of income.
What is Gisele Bündchen’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gisele has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of February 2023.
Why is Gisele so rich?
While some people think that Gisele only got richer after she married football superstar Tom Brady in 2009, this isn’t really the case, as her estimated net worth is separate and independent from the fortune of Tom, whom she divorced in 2022.
Gisele’s massive net worth comes from her earnings as a model since 1997 as well as her income from non-modeling projects, business ventures, and investments.
Gisele Bündchen as a model
Gisele started modeling in 1997 and booked her first major runway show in 1998 with the fashion brand Alexander McQueen. Since then, Gisele had been on the cover of various magazines, including Vogue, W, Allure, GQ, Forbes, Marie Claire, Time, Vanity Fair, and Esquire, among many others. She had also opened fashion shows for popular luxury brands like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, and Valentino, just to name a few. She had also starred in various high-profile campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Victoria’s Secret, and Ipanema.
Gisele Bündchen as an actress
Gisele also took home paychecks for doing a few acting roles. She made her acting debut in the 2004 action-comedy film Taxi, in which she was nominated for Choice Movie Female Breakout Star and for Choice Movie Villain at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards for her performance as the supporting character Vanessa.
Gisele also appeared as Serena in the 2006 comedy-drama film The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. She also voiced the titular character in the Portuguese version of the educational environmental cartoon, Gisele & the Green Team, which she also exec produced.
Gisele Bündchen as a businesswoman
Since becoming an internationally renowned model, Gisele has been involved in several business ventures.
In 2010, Gisele founded Sejaa, a natural skincare line featuring beauty products that use organic and environmentally-friendly ingredients. The following year, she launched Gisele Bundchen Intimates, a lingerie line in partnership with the Brazilian fashion brand Hope. The lingerie collection includes a range of underwear, bras, and sleepwear.
In 2014, Gisele designed a limited-edition makeup collection for Chanel and debuted her line of eco-friendly eyewear in partnership with the Brazilian eyewear brand, Grendene. Four years later, she also collaborated with Brazilian footwear brand Arezzo to bring a line of sustainable shoes to the market.
Gisele also earns money from the sale of her memoir Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life. In the New York Times Bestseller published in 2018, Gisele she shares insights from her life and career and discusses her philosophy on wellness, family, and sustainability.
In addition to her memoir, Gisele is also the star of a number of photo books including Gisele and Gisele Bündchen: The Brazilian Icon. Gisele features images of the model taken by various photographers throughout her career. The book was published in 2016 and includes a foreword by Steven Meisel. Gisele Bündchen: The Brazilian Icon, meanwhile, is a coffee table book that features photos of Gisele, taken by Brazilian photographer Nino Muñoz. The book was published in 2019 and includes an introduction by fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley.
Gisele Bündchen’s investments
During her marriage with Tom, Gisele and her former husband had been buying real estate properties, developing them, and selling them afterward. For instance, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth, the exes bought an undeveloped plot of land in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood for $9 million in 2009. After years of developing the property, the pair sold it to Dr. Dre in 2014 for $50 million.
Gisele and Tom also reportedly paid $25.5 million for a 12th-floor unit in a New York City building in 2018. Two years after, they sold the unit for $40 million.
Is Gisele Bündchen still modeling?
Although Gisele is not modeling as actively as she used to, she is still involved in the fashion industry and occasionally appears in fashion campaigns.
She announced her retirement from the runway in 2015, but she has continued to work as a model and has appeared in several high-profile campaigns since then. For instance, it is believed that has been a brand ambassador for Chanel since 2014. In addition to making several ad campaigns for the brand, she has also worked with other major fashion brands, including Versace, Givenchy, and H&M.
Who is richer Gisele or Tom Brady?
Gisele is richer than her ex-husband Tom. According to Celebrity Net Worth, as of February 2023, Tom only has an estimated net worth of $250 million, against Gisele’s estimated net worth of $400 million.
How much was Gisele Bündchen worth before she married Tom Brady?
It’s not clear how much Gisele was worth before she married Tom. But for reference, Celebrity Net Worth reported that Tom only earned $330 million from his salary and endorsements during his first 20 years in the NFL, between 2000 and 2020. Meanwhile, in the same time period, Gisele earned over $500 million.
What’s the age of Gisele Bündchen?
Gisele is 42 years old as of February 2023. She was born on July 20th, 1980 in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is of German descent, with her grandparents and parents being German Brazilians. Her family was Catholic, and she grew up with five sisters, including her fraternal twin, Patrícia. Although her parents spoke German and Gisele learned it in school, she no longer speaks the language. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, and some French.
Gisele initially wanted to become a volleyball player, but her mother enrolled her and two of her sisters in a modeling course to improve their confidence and posture. During a family trip to Curitiba, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, Gisele was discovered by Elite Model Management at a shopping mall. She participated in the national Elite Model Look contest, where she placed second. In 1995, she moved to São Paulo to start her modeling career. She made her modeling debut at New York Fashion Week in 1996.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady’s relationship
Gisele and Tom started dating in 2006 after being introduced on a blind date by a mutual friend. The couple got married in a small ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, in February 2009 and had a second wedding in Costa Rica in April 2009. Gisele and Tom have two children together, a son born in 2009 and a daughter born in 2012. Gisele also became a stepmother to Tom’s son (born in 2007) from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Both Bundchen and Brady are Catholic. But in October 2022, Bundchen and Brady finalized their divorce after being married for 13 years.