How Much Is Gisele Bundchen Worth In 2022?

 

Gisele Caroline Bundchen, simply known as Gisele Bundchen, is a Brazilian fashion model. ( Source : Nesn )

Gisele Caroline Bundchen, simply known as Gisele Bundchen, is a Brazilian fashion model.

She is one of the world's highest-paid models, a distinction she has held since 2001. 

In 2007, the Brazilian model was counted as the 16th wealthiest woman in the entertainment industry. A couple of years later, in 2012, Bundchen earned the top spot on Forbes's top-earning model list.

Finally, In 2014, Forbes again listed the woman as the 89th most powerful woman in the world. Outside of her immense wealth, she is also wildly influential. The magazine Vogue credited the model for ending the heroine chic modeling era in 1999.

As a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1999 until 2006, the Brazilian model pioneered and popularized the horse walk. The horse walk is a stomping movement created by lifting one's feet high and kicking their foot to step.

Acclaimed German model and actress Claudia Schiffer once called Bundchen the only remaining supermodel. She has appeared on more than 1,200 magazine covers.

Quick Info: 

Age:42
Net Worth:$400 Million
Profession:Model, Activist, Businesswoman
Nationality:Brazilian
Spouse:Tom Brady
Children:2
Date of Birth:July 20, 1980
Place of Birth:Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height:1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair Color:Light Brown
Eye Color:Blue
Years Active:1997 - Present

Gisele Bundchen's Net Worth In 2022

Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen has a net worth estimated to be $400 million as of 2022.
Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen has a net worth estimated to be $400 million as of 2022. ( Source : marca )

Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen has a net worth estimated to be $400 million as of 2022.

She has come a long way from her humble beginnings. She was born in Horizontina, the Rio Grande do Sul, and is a sixth-generation German Brazilian.

She was born to mother Vania Bundchen, nee Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner, and father, Valdir Bundchen, a sociologist and writer. Bundchen's grandfather, Walter Bunchen, was once the mayor of Horizontina.

Bundchen grew up with five sisters:

  • Raquel
  • Graziela
  • Gabriela
  • Rafaela
  • Patricia, who is her fraternal twin.

The family is Roman Catholic, and Bundchen's parents speak German fluently. Bundchen knew how to speak German as a child and learned the language in school but has since forgotten how to speak it.

Giselle Bundchen is of German Brazilian descent and has five siblings
Giselle Bundchen is of German Brazilian descent and has five siblings ( Source : thelist )

Besides English, the model also speaks Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French.

Though she initially aspired to be a volleyball player, her mother enrolled the young model in a modeling course alongside her sisters Patricia and Gabriela to teach them confidence and better posture. 

She excelled at the course, and all three girls were rewarded with a trip to Rio de Janerio, Sao Paulo, and Curitiba. 

While on this trip, Elite Model Management discovered young Bundchen at a shopping mall. Bundchen ended up participating and placing second in Elite Model Look, a national contest that used to be known as Look of the Year. 

After these three coinciding events, Bundchen decided to launch her modeling career by moving to Sao Paulo in 1995. She debuted at New York Fashion Week within a year.

Early Career

Despite a promising start to her career, Bundchen was rejected 42 times even though she had debuted at New York Fashion Week. Finally, Alexander McQueen cast her in a runway show in 1998.

This runway casting spelled a change in her fortunes as in the year 1998 alone, Bundchen posed for the following magazines:

  • Missoni
  • Chloe
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Valentino
  • Gianfranco Ferre
  • Ralph Lauren, and
  • Versace

Giselle Bundchen was already running runways at the young age of 18
Giselle Bundchen was already running runways at the young age of 18 ( Source : pinterest )

Dissatisfied with Elite Model Management's work environment, Bundchen went to work with IMG models in 1999. Her fortunes would continue to change around the turn of the century. In 1999 alone, she would shoot three Vogue covers. 

At age 18, the model won the 1999 VH1/Vogue Model of the year and appeared in five major campaigns. 

She was deemed an "uber" model by New York magazine editor Sally Singer. In 2000, The Rolling Stones named Bundchen the most beautiful girl in the world, and she appeared on 37 international Vogue covers.

Gisele Bundchen had made it.

How Much Is Gisele Bundchen's Career  Earnings?

Gisele Bundchen earns a minimum salary of $33 million per year and is estimated to have earned $47 million last year.
Gisele Bundchen earns a minimum salary of $33 million per year and is estimated to have earned $47 million last year. ( Source : thetealmango )

Gisele Bundchen earns a minimum salary of $33 million per year and is estimated to have earned $47 million last year.

Here is a look at her annual income in the last five years:

YearIncome
2017$17.5 million
2018$10 million
2019$30 million
2020$30 million
2021$47 million

The Brazilian is also one of the highest-paid models of all time. Here's a look at the top 10 highest-paid models and their net worth:

RankName Net Worth
1Slavica Ecclestone$1.2 billion
2Kathy Ireland$500 million
3Gisele Bundchen$400 million 
4Juanita Jordan$170 million
5Heidi Klum$120 million
Cindy Crawford$100 million
7Iman$100 million
8Elle Macpherson$95 million
9Tyra Banks$90 million
10Christie Brinkley$80 million

As seen from the list, Bundchen is the third highest-paid model. The most prominent part of her career, in terms of the public eye, was back in the early 2000s.

Giselle Bundchen in one of her many Vogue covers throughout her career
Giselle Bundchen in one of her many Vogue covers throughout her career ( Source : vogue )

Her string of success in the late 90s continued as she opened shows for the following brands in spring 2000 fashion week:

  • Marc Jacobs
  • Michael Kors
  • Dolce & Gabanna
  • Christian Dior, and
  • Valentino

Perhaps the most prominent part of this era of Bundchen's career was in 2000 when she wore Victoria's Secret's Red Hot Fantasy Bra, worth $15 million. The bra was listed in Guinness World Records as the most expensive piece of lingerie ever created.

In 2005, she modeled the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, the second-most expensive bra, worth $12.5 million.

She also diversified her career by dipping her toes into cinema. In 2004, she appeared in the movie Taxi in a supporting role. 

Many members of the media applauded her role as Bundchen was nominated for the following awards:

  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain

Two years later, she would play the role of Serena in the acclaimed and celebrated movie "The Devil Wears Prada."

Giselle Bundchen in the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada
Giselle Bundchen in the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada ( Source : vogue )

By the end of the decade, Bundchen had earned the following accolades:

  • Number 53 on Forbes 2007 list of the most powerful celebrities
  • Her flip flop line sold more than 250 million pairs for an estimated $197 million
  • Named as one of the most powerful people in the fashion world by the New York Daily News

Continued Success In The 2010s

Bundchen continued her success into the 2010s. The only difference was that she'd ended her contract with Victoria's Secret, as she was uncomfortable being photographed in lingerie.

Her wealth and influence only grew, and she earned the following accolades:

  • Being ranked among CEO World Magazine's top accomplished women entertainers in 2011
  • Being ranked number 95 in FHM magazine's 100 sexiest Women in the world in 2011
  • Being ranked number 25 in Men's Health's 100 hottest Women of All Time in 2011
  • Being ranked number 45 in FHM Australia's 100 sexist Women in the world in 2011
  • Being ranked number 61 on Forbes most powerful celebrities in 2012
  • Being ranked number 5 on the Forbes 10 most power businesswomen in Brazil

Giselle Bundchen has been in many Forbes highest-paid models lists
Giselle Bundchen has been in many Forbes highest-paid models lists ( Source : economictimes )

The model also dipped her toes into music by releasing two songs. The first was a cover of the Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night," which contributed to H&M's 2013 charity campaign. 

The song proved to be a success, and for the next year's charity campaign, Bundchen teamed up with French music producer, DJ Bob Sinclair, to record a cover of the new wave band Blondie's 1979 classic "Heart of Glass."

In the latter song, the model was credited as Gisele, and the single was not only a huge success but charted in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, and Belgium.

Bundchen released her book, "Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life" in 2018. The book was a New York Times bestseller and was the best-selling non-fiction book for over six months in Brazil. 

All the proceeds from the book went to support social and environmental causes.

Most recently, on February 2021, the media reported that Bundchen had left IMG models after 22 years. Her twin sister Patricia would be taking over as her manager. 

Who Is Gisele Bundchen Married To?

Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen is married to celebrated NFL quarterback Tom Brady. 

The two started dating in December 2006, after a mutual friend introduced them on a blind date. 

Bundchen and Brady wed on February 26, 2009, in a small ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California. They had another marriage ceremony in Costa Rica in April 2009.

The couple has two children: a son born in 2009 and a daughter born in 2012. Bundchen is also the stepmother of Brady's first son, born in 2007 from his previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. 

Gisele Bundchen is married to celebrated NFL quarterback Tom Brady. 
Gisele Bundchen is married to celebrated NFL quarterback Tom Brady.  ( Source : marca )

Both Brady and Bundchen are Roman Catholics.

Brady is perhaps best known for his long and storied career as an American Football quarterback. 

He is seen as the greatest ever to do it in the sport of American Football. He has been playing since 2000 with two teams: New England Patriots from 2000-2019 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2020 onwards.

He has made ten Super Bowl appearances and won seven Super Bowl titles, both of which are NFL records for a player and the franchise. 

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