When Tom Brady faces off against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, his wife of seven years will likely be chearing him on from the sidelines, but don't confuse her with a typical NFL spouse. Gisele Bündchen, the leggy Brazilian model, was one of the most buzzed-about figures in the industry even before her high-profile marriage to the New England Patriots quarterback. Bündchen, who is featured on the cover of the November edition of Brazilian Vogue, is now ranked the highest-earning model in the world.
The supermodel, 36, who first broke out into the industry in the mid-90s, has been named one of the top celebrities by Forbes and was also ranked No. 89 in Forbes’s Power Women of 2014 list. Celebrity status and influence aside, Bündchen's net worth is rumored to total about $360 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The model and mother of two has sealed lucrative contracts and endorsements for fragrance and beauty brands, including Chanel and Pantene. Her eco-friendly skincare line, Sejaa, has seen tremendous success, and so has her clothing line, Gisele Bündchen Intimates. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel even traded the runway for a stadium stroll when she walked in the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro — to the delight of her fellow Brazilians.
Thanks to the slew of endorsement deals, campaigns and fashion lines, the model reportedly earns $30.5 million a year, according to Forbes. She continues to be ranked among the world’s top-earning models, with fellow Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima trailing in second place and making about $10.5 million. Kendall Jenner comes in at No. 3 alongside Karlie Kloss, and Gigi Hadid ranks fifth.
Forbes also included that, since 2002, Bündchen has made more money than any other model. She lives in Boston with her family, and has an apartment in New York City. She and Brady have two children, Vivian and Benjamin.