The former Victoria’s Secret model has made quite a name for herself in the 20 years she served in the fashion industry. Despite having retired from the runway, Bundchen is still very involved in the industry that made her famous.
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Full Name - Gisele Caroline Bundchen
Date of Birth July 20, 1980
Place of Birth - Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height - 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight 125.7 lbs (57 kg)
Marital Status - Married (Tom Brady)
Country - Brazil
Occupation - Model, Actress
Education – College Drop Out
Children - 1 (Benjamin Brady)
Income Resource - Modeling, iPANEMA Flip Flops
Bundchen has always been about the business and it has always been business first, even when she began modelling as a 16 year old from Brazil. She originally aspired to be a volleyball star, but once she was discovered, Bundchen realized where her heart really was. She flew to New York for her first runway show in 1996.
Right from the start, Bundchen saw modelling as an opportunity to earn herself a steady income. She created a modelling empire, earning sums that would rival the biggest entertainers in the world. Forbes reported that this supermodel made an estimated 44 million dollars in 2015. That’s about 128,000 dollars each day!
Breakdown of Gisele Bundchen Net Worth:
|Total Earnings in 2015||44.0 million dollars|
|Chanel Contract in 2013||4.0 million dollars|
|Earnings from HOPE Lingerie in 2010||19.0 million dollars|
|Total Earnings in 2008||35.0 million dollars|
|Earnings from Ipanema in 2004||30.0 million dollars|
Total Net Worth
360.0 million dollars
Bundchen released a photo book which was titled Gisele. It was sold out a day before it was released! How? We don’t even know! The book cost 700.00 dollars, but still sold out!
Gisele's Major Properties
The Brazilian beauty has owned homes in the range of 4.0 million dollars—her California mansion from back in 2007 and 16.0 million—her West Village townhouse in 2004. Along with her husband Tom Brady she resides in a 14.0 million dollar condo in Manhattan.
More than modelling.
Obviously, making this kind of money takes a little more than just strutting down a runway in the latest couture dress. It is way more than getting snapped for the next cover of Vogue or People magazine. Bundchen had to work and work hard she did.
Back in 2000 when she had built a name as one of the hottest new models at that moment, Bundchen signed a record 25.0 million dollar contract with lingerie line Victoria’s Secret. She did about 30 shows every year while under contract which ran its course from 2000 to 2007.
Despite making a ridiculous 7,000 dollars per hour for her shows, she didn’t stop. Her line of sandals, Ipanema by Gisele, launched in 2001, and by 2004 they brought her 30.0 million dollars. That’s when she first became known as the highest-paid model walking the face of the earth.
Another banner year came ringing in for Giselle in 2012 when she won several modelling campaigns. She was the brand ambassador for endorsements such as Givenchy, Versace, H&M, and Pantene. She earned 45.0 million dollars that year, followed by another 42.0 million dollars in 2013, and then 47.0 million dollars in 2014.
Gisele in People
Gisele admitted to being a loner who didn’t like going out much at the start of her career. She also had her fair share of critics. Bundchen obviously didn’t let that negativity affect her. She now is happy and is living the life so many of us only wish to dream of.
This 36 year old Brazilian beauty was featured in the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony and holds the crown for being the most popular supermodel the world has seen. Can’t wait for more from Gisele Bundchen.
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