- Full Name: Gisele Caroline Bündchen
- Born: 07/20/1980 (age 35)
- Place of Birth: Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Occupation: Fashion model, producer, actress
- Marital Status: Married
Gisele Bündchen Net Worth History
In 1996, at the age of 16, Gisele Bündchen officially started her professional modeling career in New York, when she made her first appearance on the runway during Fashion Week. Since then, she has been in high demand, posing for more than 7000 fashion magazine covers worldwide and working with several well known designers. In 2000, Bündchen signed a record-breaking contract with Victoria’s Secret for $25 million and worked with the company until mid-2007. In 2004, according to Forbes magazine, she was named the highest-paid model in the world. In 2007, she placed 16th on the list of richest women in the entertainment industry. In 2012, she occupied first place on the Forbes list of top-earning models. In 2014, she was named the 89th most powerful woman in the world. In 2015, on Forbes Top 100 Celebrity list, she placed #46. At the age of 34, Bündchen officially announced her retirement from runway modeling to free up her time for other projects. Bündchen made her last appearance on the runway in São Paulo, Brazil, during Fashion Week in April 2015. Although she retired from runway modeling, that has not slowed down her financial earning ability. Bündchen still models for magazines, endorses fragrances and beauty products, and participates in fashion and ad campaigns. She has her own line of designer sandals called, Impanema, and she owns Brazilian hotel, Palladium Executive. It is estimated that Bündchen makes $15.2 million a year.
About Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen was brought up in Horizontina, Brazil, along with her 5 sisters. She is a sixth-generation Brazilian of German descent and she speaks Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese, which is her native language. In 1993, she enrolled in a modeling course to help her posture and in 1994, Bündchen was discovered by the Elite modeling agency at a shopping mall in São Paulo, Brazil. Since then, Bündchen had invested a lot of her time in the pursuit of a modeling career in Brazil, competing in many modeling competitions. At age 16, she made the move to New York to start her professional modeling career. Being one of the most successful models in the history of fashion, she has earned many titles for herself including “the body”, “the world’s richest supermodel”, “the most beautiful girl in the world” and “the most powerful woman in Brazil”, just to name a few. Not only is her beauty and modeling success recognized worldwide, so are her many philanthropic patronages. She donates to many charitable organizations and doing so has also earned her the 15th place on Forbes’s 30 most generous celebrities list in 2012. Bündchen not only donates and raises money to benefit the well-being of humankind, she is also instrumental in her work in support of environmental welfare and preservation. She has made such a meaningful and apparent impact with her altruism in environmental issues that in September 2009, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In 2009, Bündchen married NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots Tom Brady, after 2 years of dating. Bündchen and Brady have two children: son Benjamin Bündchen Brady (born 2009) and daughter Vivian Bündchen Brady (born 2012). Together, Bündchen’s and Brady’s combined net worth for 2015 is estimated at $410 million.