|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Real Name:||Gisele Caroline Bündchen|
|Born:||July 20, 1980|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Height:||5ft & 11in / 1.8m|
|Astrological Sign:||Cancer ♋|
|Home Town:||Horizontina, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Most Famous For:||Forbes Top-Earning Models|
Beginnings of a Supermodel and Her Path to Wealth
Gisele was born in Horizontina, the Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil with five sisters and a paternal twin. Bundchen is half German and half Brazilian. The glamazon can speak Portuguese, Spanish, and a little French.
Believe it or not, Gisele wanted to be a professional volleyball player. In 1993, her mother urged her to join her sisters in a modeling course to help fix Bundchen’s bad habit of slouching. A year later, Elite Model Management spotted her in a Sao Paulo mall. She entered a national beauty contest and won second place.
However, her big break didn’t happen until 1997 when she went to London where she auditioned for nearly 50 fashion shows. Only two fashion houses hired her. Alexander McQueen took a chance on her because she could gracefully walk in heels on a wet runway.
Money, Money, Money
Gisele has a net worth of $400 million. Together with her husband’s (Tom Brady) income, they are worth more than half a billion dollars. In 2000, Rolling Stone awarded Gisele with ‘The Most Beautiful Girl in World’ title as she graced the cover of their magazine.
She has been on 37 international Vogue covers, worked for fashion houses (think Dior, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel), and has appeared in movies and television.
A lot of Bundchen’s money comes from working with lingerie giant, Victoria’s Secret where she sported the most expensive bra in the world: The Red Hot Fantasy Bra worth $15 million. In 2011, she appeared on Vogue Brasil’s cover that was photographed in the wilds of the Amazon.
The magazine sold over 70,000 copies making it the periodical’s best-sold issue. In 15 years, Gisele was featured in 550 adverts, 3500 magazine shoots, 800 fashion shows, and 2000 magazine covers!
Money Management According to a Supermodel
It is hard to imagine being so ridiculously wealthy as Gisele. The main thing she spends money on is a property with her husband. For a while, the couple possessed a bespoke-constructed $20 million home in Los Angeles with a chicken coop and a moat. They sold the home to Dr. Dre in 2014 for $40 million.
The pair also have a lavish, high-rise condo in Manhattan worth an estimated $11.7 million. Brady and Bundchen sold the New York City condo in 2016 to buy a luxurious $20 million on a waterfront apartment in Tribeca.
The celebrity couple has a personal chef who keeps tomatoes and sugar out of their meals. Brady has a personal trainer and a health coach. Of course, Gisele has a couture wardrobe that dreams are made of. The pair travel in ultimate luxury on private planes and chauffeured cars.
Luckily, Gisele hasn’t fallen into any of the traps that some fashion models find themselves in like drug abuse, bad romantic relationships, and money problems. Instead, she has dedicated herself to helping the environment.
Gisele is the ambassador for the American Express’ Product Red campaign that donated a portion of the proceeds to HIV/AIDS charities in Africa. She went on to grace 30 magazine covers of international issues of Elle magazine where she sported red clothing to help the I am African campaign to help AIDS treatments throughout the African continent.
She teamed up the Rainforest Alliance to honor individuals pursuing environmental sustainability. In 2011, Harvard awarded the Global Environmental Citizen award in response to her environmental activism. She was also named the Greenest Celebrity at the 2011 International Green awards.
In 2010, Bundchen teamed up with President Clinton and Pantene to get clean water to people all over the globe through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.
Guide To Becoming A Wealthy Model
Gisele Bundchen might make it look easy becoming a model worth $400 million, but she was born with excellent genes, a wealthy and supportive family, and lots and lots of luck. Modeling is a job like any other. It requires practice, commitment, and sacrifice.
Unfortunately, if you want to be a wealthy model you’ll need to cut be very disciplined with what you put into your body and how frequently you exercise. Models are born beautiful and that’s an ugly part of the industry. If you aren’t drop-dead gorgeous, it’s unlikely you’ll end up with a bank account as overstuffed as Bundchen’s.