What is Tom Brady’s Net Worth?
Tom Brady, the American professional football quarterback, spokesman, and entrepreneur, has a net worth of $250 million, separate from his former wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who has a fortune of $400 million. Together, they had a combined net worth of $650 million.
Brady has played in a record nine Super Bowls, winning six of them, the most of any player in NFL history. He has also won four Super Bowl MVP awards and three NFL MVP awards over a decade.
After leaving his longtime team, the New England Patriots, in 2020, Brady joined the Tampa Bay Bucs and signed a two-year $50 million contract with $9 million in incentive bonuses. Over the course of his career, he is set to earn over $400 million from salary and endorsements.
Early Life and College Career
Tom Brady was born on August 3rd, 1977 in San Mateo, California to a family of sports fanatics. He attended San Francisco 49ers games with his family and idolized Joe Montana. Brady graduated from San Mateo’s Junipero Serra High School in 1995, where he played football, baseball, and basketball. He became the starting quarterback of his high school team during his junior year and sent highlight tapes to colleges they wanted to go to. Brady signed to play college football with the University of Michigan, where he was the backup quarterback for the first two years before starting every game of the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Michigan won 20 of 25 games Brady started.
Despite his impressive college career, Brady was not an early draft pick and was selected with the 199th pick in the sixth round of the 2000 draft by the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady’s Accomplishments and History
Tom Brady is considered the biggest “steal” in NFL Draft history due to his late selection. He went on to become the Patriots’ starting quarterback in his second season and was with the team for 20 seasons, setting the NFL record for seasons as a quarterback for one team. Brady is one of only two quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl in their first season as a starter and has never had a losing season as a starting quarterback while with the Patriots. He led the team to more division titles than any other quarterback in NFL history and holds the record for the most postseason wins and appearances by an NFL player. Brady has also been selected to 14 Pro Bowls, tying the NFL record for most selections.
In 2016, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the season due to his alleged involvement in the Deflategate football-tampering scandal. However, he and the Patriots went on to win two of the next three Super Bowls. In March 2020, Brady announced that he was leaving the Patriots and joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He currently rents Derek Jeter’s custom-built waterfront mansion for a reported $70,000 per month while in Tampa.
Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Contract Worth Up to $60 Million
Tom Brady’s contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is worth a minimum of $50 million over two years, with a base salary of $15 million and a $10 million roster bonus each year. The contract also includes various performance-based incentives that could bring the total value up to $60 million. Despite turning down a higher offer from the New England Patriots, Brady chose the Tampa Bay contract because it was fully guaranteed.
Tom Brady Signs Record Breaking Broadcasting Deal
Tom Brady has reportedly signed a 10-year $375 million deal with Fox Sports to join their broadcasting booth for NFL games after his retirement. This deal, which pays $37.5 million per year, is the largest contract in sportscasting history and more than twice the amount earned by quarterbacks-turned-commentators Tony Romo and Troy Aikman.
Tom and Gisele’s FTX Compensation Revealed Amid Bankruptcy
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen were named as the newest “Brand Ambassadors” of crypto exchange FTX in June 2021. The couple appeared in several ads for the company and reportedly received 1,144,861 and 686,761 common shares of FTX, respectively, for their services.
However, FTX collapsed into bankruptcy in November 2022 and founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested and extradited to the United States to face charges of money laundering and wire fraud. As a result, it is unlikely that Tom, Gisele, and other celebrity endorsers will receive anything in return for their equity stakes.
According to a document released by the bankruptcy court on January 10, 2023, FTX’s largest individual equity holders included Tom and Gisele, as well as television personality Kevin O’Leary who received 32,000 shares. Kevin claimed his FTX stake was worth $1 million at its peak, suggesting a private market price for a single share of FTX at $31.25. At one point, Tom and Gisele’s 1.8 million shares were worth around $57 million, in addition to the tens of millions they likely received in other compensation.
Tom Brady’s Relationship History
Tom Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan from 2004 to late 2006. In February 2007, Moynahan confirmed to People magazine that she was pregnant with Brady’s child. They ended their relationship in early December 2006, around the time Moynahan became pregnant. Their son was born in August 2007.
In December 2006, Brady began dating Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, whom he was introduced to by a mutual friend on a blind date. The couple got married in February 2009 in a small ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, and had a second ceremony in Costa Rica in April 2009. They have a son, born in 2009, and a daughter, born in 2012.
Unfortunately, Tom and Gisele divorced in October 2022.
Tom Brady’s Health Regimen
Tom Brady is known for his strict health regimen which includes Transcendental Meditation, yoga, an 80/20 diet, early bedtime, resistance training, and neuroplasticity training. He and his family follow a controversial diet called the TB12 Method and he encourages drinking 1/32 of one’s body weight in water daily. To maintain his health, he avoids most fruits, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, coffee, Gatorade, white sugar or flour, gluten, dairy, soda, cereal, white rice, potatoes, and bread.
Tom Brady’s Earnings
Tom Brady’s annual NFL salary is roughly $30 million, and he earns tens of millions more every year from endorsements. During his time with the Patriots from 2000 to 2019, he earned $230 million from salary alone and approximately $100 million from endorsements. His wife, Gisele Bündchen, earned nearly $500 million over the same period.
By the end of his two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady will have earned a minimum of $280 million in salary and $140 million from endorsements. It is predicted that his career earnings will exceed $420 million.
Tom Brady’s Real Estate Portfolio
In May 2013, Tom and Gisele paid $4.5 million for a lot in a gated community in Brookline, Massachusetts, and built a 10,000 square-foot mansion, which they listed for $39.5 million in August 2019.
In 2006, Tom paid $6.24 million for a building in Boston, converted it into four condos for $11.5 million, and sold them for a combined $8 million.
In 2009, Tom and Gisele bought an undeveloped plot of land in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood for $9 million and spent an additional $20 million constructing a 14,000 square-foot mansion. They sold it to Dr. Dre in 2014 for $50 million.
In 2018, Tom and Gisele paid $25.5 million for a New York City unit, which they sold in December 2020 for $40 million. They still own a smaller unit in the same building.
In late 2020, they bought a two-acre estate on Miami’s ultra-exclusive Indian Creek island for $17 million, where they demolished the existing mansion to build a new one. They previously rented Derek Jeter’s Tampa mansion for $75,000 per month.
Tom and Gisele also own a property at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, but the type of property is unclear. Condos in the club go for $6 million, while homes go for $30 million or more.