Out of all the world’s power couples, it’s hard not to view Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen as the gold standard. The former is universally considered the greatest of all time at his job. The latter earns similar praise for her success as a supermodel and activist. Together, they’ve earned plenty of individual accolades, hundreds of millions of dollars, and widespread respect from fans all around the world.
And that might just be the beginning for the dynamic duo.
By pulling a historic power move, Brady and Bundchen have proved yet again why they’re a force to be reckoned with in the business world. But even though the legendary quarterback can look forward to watching his net worth grow, his future happiness also depends on his ability to achieve a groundbreaking feat on the football field.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have amassed impressive fortunes by becoming legends in their respective career fields
It pays to be the best at what you do. Few people understand that better than Brady and Bundchen, who both became multi-millionaires and well-known celebrities by excelling in their respective career fields.
In Brady’s case, his right arm, high football IQ, and unparalleled work ethic helped him go from an overlooked sixth-round pick to the most successful player the sport has ever seen. After joining the New England Patriots in 2000, he went on to lead the franchise to six Super Bowl titles. Along the way, he won three NFL MVP awards and made just north of $241 million. Plus, he left money on the table by routinely signing under-market contracts to give the team more financial flexibility.
Brady made up for that by signing a two-year, $50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason. And he wasted no time turning one of the league’s worst franchises into Super Bowl champions. Needless to say, getting the GOAT to commit to playing football in Florida paid off for head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht.
While the iconic quarterback’s wife doesn’t walk down the runway for a living anymore, Bundchen remains one of the highest-paid models in the world thanks to various endorsement deals. In fact, Celebrity Net Worth estimates she’s worth $400 million. Meanwhile, her husband checks in at “only” $250 million.
Brady and his wife add to their net worth with a historic business deal
One of the world’s biggest power couples officially made history Tuesday.
According to Bloomberg, Brady and Bundchen will serve as ambassadors for FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange firm. They received an equity stake as part of the long-term partnership, but the company did not disclose any specifics regarding the amount of equity. FTX did confirm that both will receive an unspecified amount and type of crypto as part of the deal.
In addition, the company announced Bundchen will take on the role of FTX’s environmental and social-initiatives adviser.
“Tom and Gisele are both legends and they both reached the pinnacle of what they do,” Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and chief executive officer of FTX, told Bloomberg in a phone interview. “When we think about what FTX represents, we want to be the best product that is out there.”
Brady’s latest foray into the crypto world should help him become even richer. Plus, his wife’s bank account should also grow thanks to the deal with FTX. More importantly, the partnership gives the power couple the chance to educate the public about the potential of cryptocurrencies.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time in the crypto-world and Sam and the revolutionary FTX team continue to open my eyes to the endless possibilities,” Brady said in a statement. “This particular opportunity showed us the importance of educating people about the power of crypto while simultaneously giving back to our communities and planet.”
Will the iconic quarterback make history by winning his eighth Super Bowl ring?
It’s sure been a heck of a first half of 2021 for Brady.
Since February, he’s won a Super Bowl ring, watched the Buccaneers retain all of their key free agents, signed a contract extension, and scored a sweet crypto deal. And if that’s a sign of things to come, don’t be surprised if the quarterback finds himself celebrating with Bundchen and the rest of his family next February, too.
The Buccaneers boast the best roster in the NFL, and they have a leader who appears more motivated than ever. Brady already proved doubters wrong by leading Tampa to a title in his first year with the team. With a year of familiarity under his belt, he looks poised to play even better during his second season in Arians’ offense.
If Brady and the Buccaneers live up to their potential, the soon-to-be 44-year-old will lift the Lombardi Trophy in victory once again. He wouldn’t be the first quarterback to win back-to-back titles on two separate occasions (Terry Bradshaw accomplished the feat during the 1970s), but Brady would become the first player in NFL history to win eight Super Bowl rings.
And like his crypto account and net worth, that total could rise quickly.
All contract data courtesy of Spotrac.