Gisele Bundchen Net WorthReal Name: Gisele Bundchen
Date of Birth: 07/20/1980
Place of Birth: Tres de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2017 Net Worth: $320 Million
2016 Earnings: $47 Million
Profession: Model, entrepreneur, producer
Gisele Bundchen Biography
Gisele Bundchen was born in Brazil in July of 1980 and was raised, along with her 5 sisters, in Horizontina. Gisele studied German in school and is fluent in 5 languages, her native Portuguese, Spanish, English, and Italian, as well as German.
Bundchen, along with one of her sisters, took a modeling course in 1993 at the insistence of their mother. Bundchen actually wanted to become a professional volleyball player. However, within one year, while performing at a shopping mall in Sao Paulo, Bundchen was discovered by the Elite modeling agency. She was entered into a nationwide contest, Elite Look of the Year, where she placed second. She then placed fourth in the Elite Model Look world contest that was held in Spain. Although only 14, Bundchen moved to Sao Paulo to further her modeling career. Bundchen traveled to London in 1997 where she auditioned for 42 fashion shows. She was finally chosen for her ability to navigate a slippery runway in super high heels for Alexander McQueen’s spring 1998 fashion show.
Bundchen has since worked with many multi-million dollar fashion designers such as Ralph Lauren, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Victoria’s Secret. In fact, Bundchen is so popular that the also models for non-fashion related ad campaigns such as Volkswagon do Brazil, Ebel, Nivea, Apple Inc. and Credicard. She has appeared on the cover of such magazines as Elle, Vogue, W, and Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Time.
This young model is smartly invested, with her own Brazilian hotel Palladium Executive, a designer of sandals for a Brazilian footwear company Grendene, and her own line of lingerie. She has lucrative contracts with Chanel, H&M, and Carolina Herrera. Bundchen earns $128,000 for each modeling shoot, making her the world’s highest paid model eight years running. She has also done some minor acting roles in movies such as The Devil Wears Prada and Taxi. Gisele is married to the New England Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady. The couple has two children, Benjamin Brady and Vivian Lake Brady. With a current net worth of $320 million, this model still has years of earning potential ahead of her.