Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian supermodel and actress, who has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years. Bündchen was discovered at a shopping mall in Brazil in 1994 and went on to become one of the most famous models of all time. With her successful modeling career and business ventures, fans are curious about her net worth and if she had a prenup with her ex-husband Tom Brady.
Bündchen’s modeling career began with a national contest with the agency known as Look of the Year. She placed second in the competition and moved to São Paulo at the age of 14 to start her modeling career. Bündchen walked in her first show in the New York Fashion Show in 1996 and worked with various designers like Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino. In 1999, Bündchen signed a new contract with IMG Models and posed for her first American Vogue cover. In 2000, Bündchen made her debut as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, working with the brand until her retirement as an angel in 2007.
According to Forbes, Bündchen signed a five-year contract with Victoria’s Secret in 2000 for $25 million. At her first fashion show with the brand, Bündchen wore Victoria’s Secret’s $15 million Fantasy Bra, which is listed in the Guinness World Records as one of the most expensive pieces of lingerie ever made. Bündchen wore the Fantasy Bra again in 2005, which was worth $12.5 million.
As for her net worth, Bündchen’s is estimated to be $400 million, which is higher than her ex-husband Tom Brady’s net worth of $200 million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gisele has an estimated net worth of $400 million, almost double that of her husband, Tom Brady. She earns an impressive $40 million annually, while Tom has an estimated net worth of $250 million, with an annual salary of $30 million.
Forbes named Gisele the highest-paid model in the world for 14 years in a row, beating other top models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Gisele’s wealth comes from her multi-million dollar contracts with popular brands like Pantene, Chanel, Victoria’s Secret, and Carolina Herrera. She has also partnered with companies like Arezzo shoes and SkyTV in her native Brazil.
In addition to her successful modeling career, Gisele launched her eco-friendly skincare line, Sejaa Pure Skincare, in 2011. The launch of her skincare line, according to Forbes, contributed to her already impressive net worth. In 2018, Gisele published her first memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, which became an instant New York Times Bestseller.
In an interview with Elle in 2022, Gisele revealed that she had taken a break from modeling to support Tom and their children. She said, “I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [Brady]. I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams.” Gisele also shared that now that her children are older, she plans to get back to her career.
Gisele also expressed her gratitude for the time she spent with her children and how fulfilling it was to shape them into the people they are today. In Tom’s 2021 documentary, Man in the Arena, Gisele explained that she chose to take a back seat in her career so that Tom could focus on his. She said, “I want him to be very fulfilled. I felt like very fulfilled in my career, so I felt like I was okay to kind of take the back seat, and I wanted him to have all the room that he needed to perform at his best because I knew that he wasn’t going to be happy if he didn’t.”
Prenup & Divorce Settlement
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s divorce settlement has been a topic of interest since their separation in October 2022. Page Six reported that the couple hired divorce lawyers after a dispute over Brady’s unretirement from the NFL and his return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While sources say that the couple has reached an agreement on their shared property and child custody, the details of the settlement remain confidential. However, it is known that the couple agreed on joint custody of their children.
Speculation has arisen regarding the couple’s prenuptial agreement and how it will impact the settlement. Attorney Sue Moss believes that the determination of support will be based on the height of Brady’s income, as he returned to the NFL for a substantial amount of money. Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman speculates that the couple likely signed a prenuptial agreement due to their high net worths.
The couple did have a prenup, which was signed before their 2009 wedding. According to reports, the prenup stated that Bündchen would receive $5 million if the couple divorced, which is significantly less than her net worth.
At the time of their separation, Brady and Bündchen owned multiple properties, including a house at the Yellowstone Resort, a $3.5 million apartment in New York City, a home in Costa Rica, and a $17 million mansion on Miami’s Indian Creek Island. While their finances may be complicated, custody of their children is believed to be a top priority for the couple. Newman believes that Bündchen is dedicated to her children and may seek more stability for them, while Brady’s travel schedule may impact his involvement in their day-to-day lives.
Overall, the settlement details remain confidential, but it seems that the couple is focused on achieving a settlement outside of the press and ensuring the well-being of their children.
Despite her focus on family and supporting her husband, Gisele’s impressive net worth and successful career prove that she is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion and beauty industries.