What will happen to the assets and net worth of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen if they divorce?
The pending divorce of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen leaves many questions open about their finances. We took a look.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have officially filed for divorce, as of Friday 28 October 2022. The pair filed similar messages on Instagram saying that “co-parenting” would be their priority. In total the couple were married for 13 years; they have two children together, Benjamin (12) and Vivian (9). They also parent Brady’s first child Jack (15), who he had with former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.
In breaking the news to his followers, Brady said that the couple “arrived at this decision [to divorce] amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.” Brady said the priority for the couple is their children and that they plan to “work together as parents” to “ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.”
Brady and Bündchen net worth
News of a possible divorce between Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen is spreading rapidly, and many are wondering what will happen to their $650 million combined net worth. While Brady is one of the most famous NFL stars, his supermodel wife’s net worth is actually substantially larger than his.
Throughout her modeling career, Bündchen built her wealth to the tune of $400 million, while Brady’s career has led to a value in assets and income around half of that, coming in at around $250 million.
The couple currently lives in Florida with their three children after Brady decided to leave the New England Patriots to become the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If the pair does decide to move forward with a divorce, the division of their assets will depend on any possible prenuptial agreement. If an agreement was signed, the two would need to decide what to do with assets that they have acquired while married as well as how they hope to divide the resources needed to raise their children.
How did the couple make most of their money?
Throughout Bündchen’s successful career, she earned over $500 million from sponsorships and endorsements. One of the largest was with Victoria’s Secret, which offered her $25 million in 2000; she would go on to work with other brands like Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana in the years that follow. In 2007, Bündchen was the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment industry.
Brady has been playing in the NFL since 2000, and over the years, his income has steadily increased. Like his wife, endorsements and sponsorships are another way the sports star has been able to grow his wealth. In 2014, for instance, Forbes reported that Brady made around $7 million in endorsements. In 2020, the Tampa quarterback was the ninth highest-paid athlete in the world and the highest-paid NFL player.