Gisele Bündchen is one of the wealthiest supermodels in the world and just so happens to be married to National Football League superstar, Tom Brady.
Although many football fans only know her as the famous football star’s model wife, her net worth dwarfs her husband’s net worth.
Bündchen has worked her way to the top through partnering with some of the most exclusive brands and creating her own brands.
This supermodel has been working diligently since she was a teenager yet maintains such a high level of dedication to whatever she does.
What Is Gisele Bündchen’s Net Worth?
Gisele Bündchen has a net worth of $400 million with a collective net worth of $650 million with her husband, Tom Brady.
Bündchen has nearly double the net worth that her husband has and has chosen to spend her wealth wisely.
Gisele Bündchen was born on July 20th of 1980 in Southern Brazil, where she was also raised.
Bündchen shared a childhood with her twin sister Patricia and their sisters Rafaela, Gabriela, Raquel, and Graziela.
The future model was an incredibly bright young child who was fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
As a child, she loved to play volleyball and dreamed of playing professionally.
After her parents noticed how poor their posture was, the Bündchen daughters were sent to modeling lessons in 1993.
Only a year later, Gisele Bündchen was discovered by Elite Model Management while she was out shopping at a mall.
Elite Model Management invited Bündchen to participate in their Elite Model Look contest, in which she placed second.
By 1995, she had packed her bags and left for São Paulo to start her modeling career at only 14 years old.
By the time she was 16 years old, she was modeling for New York Fashion Week in 1996.
From this experience, Bündchen has been able to expand her modeling career into one that has lasted decades.
While Gisele Bündchen has no intention of giving up modeling, she has begun to expand her professional portfolio to include a variety of industries and positions.
She has become a fashion designer, a spokeswoman for multiple brands, an actress, a television show producer, an author, and even a board member.
With all the money she has earned throughout her career, she has decided to invest much of her wealth in real estate and charities.
Becoming A Supermodel
If you would have told young Gisele Bündchen that she would become one of the most popular models in the world, she wouldn’t have believed you.
Bündchen was often bullied for her looks, from her thin frame to her unique nose.
When the modeling scout from Elite Model Management walked up to her and offered her an audition, she couldn’t believe that the traits she had been bullied for were what drew the modeling scout to her.
Although she was only 14 years old at the time, she knew that she had to take this rare opportunity.
At the start of her career, the available jobs were so scarce that young Bündchen was told to learn how to manage her money if she wanted to be able to eat.
When Bündchen first tried to get jobs, she was told that her eyes were too small and her nose too big for her to ever appear in a magazine.
The job that changed her fate as a model was when she worked with Alexander McQueen at only 17 years old.
What separated McQueen from all the other designers and companies that Bündchen had worked with in the past was that he was more concerned about a model’s ability to walk in impossible heels than their books or work history.
Only a year after working with Alexander McQueen, Bündchen went on to be the focus of Big magazine.
This made her incredibly popular in the United Kingdom and with British fashion designers.
By the late 1990s, Bündchen could be found walking catwalks and on the front covers of magazines all over the world.
She’s appeared on Vogue 37 different times, been named “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Rolling Stone, and worked with designers like Christian Dior and Valentino.
Making Her Money In Real Estate
After decades of international success, Gisele Bündchen has put her fortune into real estate around the United States.
Bündchen and her husband Tom Brady have made a habit of flipping properties for even more profit.
Shortly after their wedding, Bündchen and Brady began renting a property in Brentwood, California.
They fell so deeply in love with the neighborhood that they decided to purchase the land that was for sale directly next to their rental property.
The couple had an eco-conscious mansion built on the property for $11.75 million.
This 18,298-square-foot home is completely solar powered and includes a moat and bridge entrance and a natural lake-shaped pool.
In 2014, they ended up selling the house to Dr. Dre for $40 million.
That same year, they built a similar home in the high-end Brookline suburb of Boston.
The couple only paid $4.5 million for this property, which sat on five acres of land.
The 12,112-square-foot home may have been smaller, but it had a yoga studio, personal gym, playroom, wine room, and a 2,400-square-foot guest house.
Although Bündchen was glad to support her husband, she didn’t like the cold winter months that came with living in Boston.
They wouldn’t sell their Boston home until early 2020 when Tom Brady was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Around the same time they had purchased their home in Boston, they had also purchased a luxurious apartment in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan.
This apartment had a 360° view of New York City, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows wherever you looked.
In 2017, the couple upgraded their residence in New York City to a $25.5-million, five-bedroom, Tribeca apartment.
The couple recently purchased a $17-million property on Indian Creek Island, which they are currently renovating.
Launching Her Own Lingerie Collection
After decades of working in the fashion industry as a model, Gisele Bündchen was ready to design her own line of clothing.
Having worked with Victoria’s Secret and as a lingerie model, Bündchen felt that she knew what the lingerie market needed.
Bündchen teamed up with Hope, a Brazilian lingerie company, after cutting ties with Victoria’s Secret in 2007.
She had done multiple campaigns for the brand, and by 2011, she was ready to add her own pieces to the lingerie company’s collection.
Inspired by Brazilian culture, Bündchen’s lingerie line was extravagant.
Her collection featured three designs that were intended for Dia dos Namorados, which is the Brazilian equivalent to Valentine’s Day and is celebrated on June 12th.
The first piece in the collection is a pale pink satin bra-and-brief set that included a massive bow attached to the back of the briefs.
As Bündchen modeled this look down the runway, she was accessorized with Lucite platform heels and a crystal-studded sheer shrug that had fringed shoulders.
The second set in her lingerie collection was in black satin and featured a crossbody design with sheer detailing.
On the catwalk, Bündchen was seen wearing a strappy heel, sheer black gloves, and a massive feather headpiece.
The final lingerie set was trimmed in feathers and covered in black sequins.
Bündchen added to the look with a caged, Antoinette-inspired bustle around her waist.
The 31-year-old model-turned-lingerie designer was elated to show the audience her designs.
Bündchen was so excited to show the audience what Brazilian lingerie had to offer, and she was even more excited to be working with one of her favorite Brazilian brands.
This Hope-collaborative collection was only the start of Bündchen’s work as a designer.
She has also designed clothes for the Brazilian department store C&A.
Creating Her Own Skincare Line
Gisele Bündchen will pay any price to ensure that the things she’s consuming are as eco-friendly as possible.
When Bündchen came out with her own skincare line, fans knew that the promise of an eco-friendly, luxury product was going to cost them a pretty penny.
In 2010, Bündchen launched Sejaa, a beauty care company that is as environmentally friendly as possible.
The name comes from the Portuguese word seja, which means “to be.”
Bündchen told Vogue that she wanted to add another “a” to the word because “words have a vibration, and ‘aah!’ is an exhalation, what you feel when you let go.”
She wanted everything about her brand to exude feelings of relaxation.
With her skincare line, Bündchen wanted to teach young girls to love themselves and take care of their bodies in a mindful manner.
She wanted to make her products simple enough to get anyone into a skincare routine.
Her first line of products included a $70 day and night cream, a $56 mud mask, and a $120 Pure Skincare Kit.
The Pure Skincare Kit included a two-ounce jar of each product, a spa towel, and a mud applicator.
Bündchen was extremely particular about ensuring that her consumers would have a mud mask because it was what helped her clear up her acne as a teenager.
The model still remembers how hurtful the bullying over her acne was and wanted to give young fans an opportunity to try the same skincare treatment that worked for her.
Sadly, her skincare line is no longer available for purchase, and you can only find what the website once looked like.
When you go to the old website, you’ll find an advertisement for the opportunity to buy the domain name.
Perhaps the prices were too steep for her target audience.
Working In Film And Television
As Gisele Bündchen’s popularity grew in the fashion world, she quickly became a pop culture icon by the early 2000s.
Not only could you find her strutting the catwalk, but you could also see her on the silver screen and on your television at home.
Bündchen’s first role was as Vanessa in the 2004 action-comedy movie, Taxi, which starred Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah.
Although the movie may not have been the biggest hit for any of the stars, Gisele Bündchen was able to get her foot in the theatrical door.
Bündchen also had a role in the famous Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep movie, The Devil Wears Prada.
She took on the small role of Serena and was the perfect person for the role with her history of working with high-end fashion designers.
In 2010, Bündchen got to take on the role of voice actor and producer for her children’s show, Gisele & the Green Team.
The supermodel plays a cartoon version of herself who lives a double life as both a supermodel and an environmental superhero.
Gisele Bündchen only plays herself in the Portuguese version of the show across the 10 episodes that were aired of the show.
Those who watch the English-dubbed version will hear Bündchen’s character voiced by Erin Fitzgerald.
Since her children’s show, Bündchen has been cast a variety of short films.
The first short film that the supermodel appeared in was Falabella: Land of Nod, which was directed by Martín Romanella.
Her second short film was for the perfume Chanel No. 5 and was called The One That I Want.
In this short film, she starred alongside Michiel Huisman as singer Lo-Fang sang in the background.
Writing Her First Book
Gisele Bündchen takes the health of her body and her family extremely seriously.
The supermodel feels that it is her job to educate the public on why being mindful of your body’s wellness is so important to living a good life.
When you take a deeper look at Bündchen’s life, it is clear why her fans want to be like her.
She has created the perfect life for herself, from her gorgeous looks to her financial success as a business owner.
In her book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Bündchen discusses how she learned to cope with the troubles around her and allowed them to show her she could be living her life in a more impactful way.
When Bündchen wrote her book, she wrote it as if she were writing a letter to her younger self.
She starts by explaining that any goal you want to complete has to begin with a defined dream that you have a true purpose behind doing.
In the book, you also get to take a closer look at what has motivated Bündchen all these years.
She credits her family for giving her the passion to succeed and is grateful for the excellent relationship she has with her parents and five sisters.
Gisele Bündchen doesn’t forget to thank the contribution that her dog, Vida, made early in her career.
While the young model was miles away from her family, Vida offered her a sense of home and familiarity no matter where she went.
Bündchen is also grateful to her parents for instilling her with such a strong sense of self-discipline.
While her looks may have gotten her noticed by the modeling scout, it was her discipline to constantly keep up with her wellbeing and her career that made her a supermodel.
Gisele Bündchen’s Newest Job Title
Gisele Bündchen has recently expanded her professional portfolio to include work as a special advisor to the DraftKings CEO and Board of Directors regarding a variety of social and environmental initiatives.
DraftKings made the announcement on April 21st of 2021.
Although Bündchen may be best known for her love of fashion, she is an avid National Football League fan as well.
DraftKings, a fantasy sports betting site, was excited to have the wife of football legend Tom Brady direct them in their efforts to become a more sustainable company.
The first project that DraftKings and Bündchen will be taking on together is planting one million trees by Earth Day of 2022.
With Bündchen being a global superstar and being recognized on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and 100 Fashion Icons lists, she was the perfect person to add to the DraftKings team.
For generations, the football and fantasy football betting scene has been made up of nearly all men.
By bringing Bündchen into the DraftKings brand, the fantasy football company wanted to potentially attract Bündchen’s fans to the platform.
After Bündchen’s introduction, the betting company began to put their focus on fighting global environmental challenges such as climate change.
Her push for companies to consider being sustainable just as big of a success as making millions has motivated DraftKings to think about the other forms of success they should be reaching for.
While a percentage of the profits would be going towards their one-million-tree goal, DraftKings users are also able to donate to the cause directly through the application.
The first 100,000 trees were planted in states, such as Virginia, Vermont, Michigan, California, Florida, and Oregon, in coordination with the Arbor Day Foundation.
Being An Ambassador And Board Member
Gisele Bündchen has devoted her life to being as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible.
From the products that she has created and supported to the houses she has lived in, Bündchen has always put the planet first.
Her notable contributions to a variety of environmental charities and causes have earned the supermodel the title of Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Program.
When joining the international initiative, Bündchen expressed how important the planet is to herself and the rest of humanity.
Some of Bündchen’s most notable environmental work is as a member of the Board of Directors for the Rainforest Alliance.
As a Board member, it has been Bündchen’s job to help shape the strategic plans and new policies since 2014.
The Rainforest Alliance helps protect the remaining rainforests in Brazil from being deforested.
If the planet were to lose the rainforests located throughout South America, we would also be losing hundreds of different species of plants and animals.
By the time that Gisele Bündchen had earned the title of Board member, she had a long history of environmental activism and everyday sustainability.
The supermodel was named Harvard’s 2011 Global Environmental Citizen and earned herself the title of “Greenest Celebrity” during the 2011 International Green Awards at the National History Museum of London.
In her book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Bündchen discusses the importance of giving back with purpose.
She believes that you should donate your time and money when you know why you want to give.
Bündchen knows that the purpose behind the giving she does for environmental causes is based on the importance of the planet to her and all those she cares about most.