Gisele Bündchen Biography

( 1980 - )
February 6, 2019
First published on:February 5, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Gisele Bündchen

Date of Birth: 1980, July 20
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Gisele Caroline Bündchen[
Famous Name Gisele Bündchen[
Father Valdir Bündchen
Mother Vânia Nonnenmacher
Nationality Brazillian
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Salary $30 million
Net Worth $360 million
Married to Tom Brady
Children Daughter Vivian,Lake Brady son Benjamin Brady and a stepson Jack
Profession Model and actress
Full Name Gisele Caroline Bündchen
Siblings sisters Patrícia and Gabriela
Career Earnings $400 million

Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Environment Programme, Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a famous Brazilian model and actress. Moreover, she is also the 16th richest woman in the modeling industry and Forbes listed her as 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World. She is also popular as the wife of NFL star Tom Brady.

 

Gisele Caroline Bündchen, reportedly earns around $30 million, as her annual income. As of 2019, she reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $360 million. Gisele is currently married to her longtime boyfriend Tom Brady and has Daughter Vivian Lake Brady son Benjamin Brady and a stepson John.

Gisele Bündchen Bio, Early Life, and Educational History

Gisele Caroline Bündchen was born on July 20, 1980, in Três de Maio, the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to parents Valdir Bündchen and Vânia Nonnenmacher.

She is of Brazillian nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. Bündchen grew up with her sisters Patrícia and Gabriela.

The details regarding her educational qualifications are not disclosed on media.

Gisele Bündchen Net worth and Salary

The Brazillian model and actress Gisele Caroline Bündhaven has an estimated net worth of $360 million. As of 2019, she is receiving an annual salary/income of around $30 million from her successful modeling and acting career. 

Bundchen was the 99th highest paid celebrity in 2016. At the beginning of her modeling career, she signed a contract worth $15 million with Red Hot Fantasy Bra.

 
 
 
 
 
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Moreover, her career with the Victoria Secret helped her to add a fortune of around $25 million. The last route of Gisele took place during the 2015 Sao Paulo Fashion Week. According to Forbes, she earned $44 million between June 2014 and June 2015.

Gisele was earning an annual salary of $5 million during her career with Victoria Secret. Her sandal brand Ipanema Gisele Bündchen sold an estimated £152 million in 2010 and more than 250 million pairs.

Gisele has done an incredible job of keeping her career momentum at high speeds and she makes an estimated $128,000 per day.

The revenue of the model comes mainly from her big names, "Louis Vuitton, H&M, Balenciaga, Chanel, and Carolina Herrera." These brands annually generate sales of around $1 billion. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Besides, her signature books 1000 copies were sold which costs $700 per book. In 2008, a black and white photograph of Bündchen, taken by Irving Penn, was auctioned for $193,000( £96,000).

 

 

Gisele Caroline Bündchen is one of the most popular names in the modeling world who has made a successful career as a model and actress. She is also reported to be the highest paid model consecutively for the last eight years.  

She was ranked 60th by Forbes on the The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list and also the couple was the highest-paid celebrity couple in 2011.

In the time between 2009-10, Gisele became the top-earning supermodel. She also spends a lot of money on her charity works. Gisele auctioned a collection of charity diamonds in 2008. The collection included a $120,000– $150,000 6-carat diamond ring and a $15,000– $20,000 $3.35-carat Sabbadini diamond ring.

She donated $1.5 million to Red Cross for the reinforcement of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Besides her hefty net worth, her husband/spouse Tom Brady is also a very rich person with a total net worth of around $200 million

Endorsement Deals

She was hired by C&A Brazil as their spokesmodel after which their sales increased by 30 percent. Gisele also launched her own  Ipanema Gisele Bündchen which made her the earnings of $30 million in 3 years.

Moreover, she also launched her own skincare brand Sejaa Pure Skincare. She also worked for Procter & Gamble's Pantene shampoo, lingerie brand HOPE etc. 

Gisele Bündchen Personal Life and Husband

Gisele Bundchen got married to her boyfriend Tom Brady in February of 2009, in a private Catholic ceremony in Santa Monica, California. They got married after dating each other for over three years.

The couple is blessed with son Benjamin, who was born on 8 December 2009 in the same year of their marriage, and a daughter of Vivian Lake, who was born on 5 December 2012.

The couple got into a controversy in between 2015 regarding their divorce but recently there is no news of their divorce since they are living a happy married life.

Before getting married to Tom Brady, Gisele was in a romantic relationship with her then-boyfriend famous Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.

The information regarding their break-up is not disclosed yet on media but they split in 2006 after five-years relationship. Soon after splitting with Leonardo she started having an affair with the American surfer Kelly Slater.

Gisele also had an affair with American model Scott Barnhill between 1998-99 and later started dating American actor Josh Hartnett which also didn't last long.

Moreover, she was in a relationship with Rico Mansur who is a Brazilian businessman and also a polo player for over six months. 

Just like Gisele, her husband Tom Brady was also into a series of relationship before getting married to her. He dated an American actor and model Bridget Moynahan with whom he had a son named John Edward Thomas born on August 22, 2007, before making Gisele his wife.

They got separated in 2007 but the details about their separation are not available on media. Currently, Gisele is living with her husband/spouse in Brookline, Massachusetts and New York City.

Besides, her modeling career, she is also involved in several charity works including Save The Children, Red Cross, and Doctors Without Borders.

The famous Brazilian model and actress is also quite popular on social media with millions of fan following on her official social accounts. She is a gorgeous lady with a perfect figure including a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 126 lbs.

Further details about her body measurements include waist size of 23 inches, bra size of 35 inches, and hip size of 35 inches.

Gisele Bündchen Professional Career

 Gisele started her professional modeling career in 1998 posing for the Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, and Versace campaigns. She became the world's hottest model in 2000.

Gisele also worked for the Rolling Stone magazine which named her as "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World". Besides she appeared in several magazines including W, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and Allure and she is said to have appeared in more than 1,200 magazine covers around the world.

At the same time, in January 2000, she featured on the cover of both the US and British editions of Vogue. She also worked for the Dolce & Gabbana fashion campaign as the face of the brand's fragrance. 

In 2000, Gisele carried the most expensive Victoria Secret Fantasy bra ever, the $15 million "Red Hot Fantasy Bra," listed as the most expensive lingerie ever created in the Guinness World Records. The Independent listed her the biggest star in the fashion history.

Gisele was ranked number 95th in the 100 Sexiest Women in the World magazine of FHM 2011. She was named "The World's Richest Supermodel" in 2007. Gisele's July Vogue Brasil 2011 cover shot in the Amazon was the top-selling issue of the magazine and sold 70,743 copies of it. In 2012, she appeared in 5,600 commercials in her home country of Brazil.

She has appeared in over 550 advertising campaigns, 2,000 magazine covers, 3,500 magazine editorials and 800 fashion shows since 2015. After retirement, Bundchen's latest catwalk was performed at the famous Maracanã Stadium on 5 August 2016 at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Gisele ranks 4th behind Pelé, Paulo Coelho and Neymar in Forbes Brasil 's list of the 100 most influential celebrities in Brazil. Besides Gisele, Bruna Marquezine is another famous Brazilian model.

Controversy and Criticism

Gisele was paid a sum of £320,000 by the American fur company Blackgama for advertisement campaign but later PETA(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) activists invaded the runway during the show.

The activist/PETA spokesperson commented that "By getting into bed with the fur-pushers, Gisele has become PETA enemy number one. Every time that Gisele or anyone else wears furs they are sentencing countless animals to a violent and cruel death."

She was criticized for commentating on the breastfeeding matter since she said breastfeeding should be made a law but she later cleared everything.

Moreover, Victoria Secret's former designer said in a statement that she is really hard to cooperate and she is always screaming  'What the f--k is this?'. Besides, she always involved in rumors because of her speech. 

Gisele was criticized after commentating on the game lost by Patriots saying that "My husband cannot fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time!". In addition, she has also criticized by doctors after her statement about hospital birth saying "violence against women and babies". 

Gisele is criticized many times for her statements and besides her successful modeling career, she is also famous for criticism.



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