Gisele Bundchen Net Worth, Money and More

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Gisele Bundchen’s Net worth: $290 million

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Yes! $290 million. That is the net worth of Gisele Bundchen. The Brazilian model certainly makes way more than other models. She is also an actress and a producer. Born on July 20, 1980 in Tres de Maio- she is of Brazilian origin. The Brazilian model was born to German parents and she is in fact a multilingual personality. She speaks Portuguese as her native language, but knows Spanish and English too. She learnt German during school. She is one of the highest paid models and is touted in the race of becoming the first billionaire supermodel. She joined modeling when she was only thirteen, at her mother’s insistence where she was spotted by a modeling agency and then went to participate in various other contests. After moving to Sao Paulo she began her career as a successful model. She has also played supporting roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Taxi (2004).

Beginning of a modeling career

She joined modeling at the age of 13 and a modeling agency spotted her. That was the start of her career. She started internationally as a model in the 1990s with “The Return of the Sexy Model” by Vogue. She worked with Victoria’s Secret Angeles from 2000 to 2007. She is also known as the pioneer of ‘horse Walk”. She has been the world’s highest paid model since 2004. She has also been listed as the 16th richest person in the entertainment industry in 2007. She has graced the covers of various magazines including Vogue Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, W, Allure and many other publications like GQ, Esquire, Arena, Flair, Marie Claire, The Face, TIME, Forbes and Vanity Fair. Overall, she has appeared on the covers of 600 magazines.

She has also adorned the “Red Hot Fantasy Bra” which is considered as the most expensive lingerie (according to Forbes magazine) of all times by Victoria’s Secret Fantasy. She eventually pursued a career in acting and appeared in movies like Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada.

Family

Family

She had a brief relationship with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio but it didn’t quite work out. She is married to football quarterback Tom Brady with whom she tied the knot in 2009 in a small Catholic Ceremony in California. They have two kids Benjamin Rein and Vivian Lake.

How much money does she make?

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Her annual earnings according to Forbes magazine are given below:

2004 – 2005 Earnings = $15.12 million

2005 – 2006 Earnings = $30 million

2006 – 2007 Earnings = $33 million

2007 – 2008 Earnings = $35 million

2008 – 2009 Earnings = $25 million

2009-2010 Earnings = $25 million

2010-2011 Earnings = $45 million

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady were named the highest paid celebrity couple by Forbes in 2011. Their combined income was $76 million.

Movie Salaries:

The Devil Wears Prada: $350,000

Taxi: $1,800,000

Endorsements Deals and Sponsors

Max Factor, Pantene, American Express, Nivea Lotion, EBEL, Apple Inc, Volkswagen, Duracell Batteries and Vivara are some of the brands Gisele Bundchen has signed deals with.

She has also modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Valentino, D&G, Chloe, Versace, H&M, Ralph Lauren and Gianfranco Ferre.

Business Ventures

She started her line of flip-flop sandals in 2001 by the name of Ipanema. In just three years, the sales were over $30 million. It turned out to be very successful venture as by 2011 the brand had made over 152 million Euros and over 250 million pairs had been sold. She is also the sole owner of Pure Skincare- a company that makes all-natural cosmetics. She also started a lingerie company in 2011 in a joint venture with Hope which is Brazil based.

Real Estate and Homes:

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She owns a villa in Costa Rica, a house in California and land in Trancoso in Brazil.

Californian Mansion ($20 million)

The Brazilian model and her quarterback husband purchased a dream-like 22,000 square feet mansion in California in the elite Brentwood area, a little outside LA. The dream mansion has everything one can think of. It looks straight out of Disneyworld.

This is what she drives…

Gisele's-car

Gisele Bundchen has a flair for cars which is reflected from the cars she owns and drives.

Audi S8

When the Brazilian beauty steps out of her silver Audi S8, people are in a fix trying to decide who is better!

Audi A8

The simmering hot supermodel also owns a sleek Black Audi A8. The car is known to be a modern classic and lifts the driver’s personality up a notch.

BMW X5

Apart from two Audi, she also owns silver BMW X5. This is a recent feather to her cap.

Rolls Royce Ghost

The Brazilian babe also drives a metallic black Rolls Royce Ghost.

Charity Work

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Gisele is an ardent environmentalist and regularly raises and donates funds to sponsor environmental projects. She donated a percentage of her earnings from the sandal venture to the Socio Environmental Institute (ISA) in 2009. Every year a certain percentage of sales from her sandals venture goes to any chosen charity. She also became of part of Product Red Initiative in 2006 wherein she sends a percentage of her earnings to HIV/AIDS victims of Africa. She also made news by donating $1million to the earthquake fund by Red Cross Society, Japan. She is also associated with the Brazilian government’s plan of Zero hunger and makes regular donations to America’s Health Care Society.

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