Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

Quick Facts about Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth
Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth Gisele Bündchen[/caption]

Birth Name

Gisele Caroline Bündchen

Nickname (s)

The Midas Queen, The Hurricane Gisele

Place of Birth

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth

20th July, 1980


40 Years





Zodiac Sign



model, actress, producer, voiceover artist, businesswoman

Marital Status



Tom Brady


Benjamin Rein Bundchen Brady and Vivian Lake Bundchen Brady


5.11 Ft


60 Kg

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Net Worth

$ 450 Million

Who is Gisele Bündchen?

Gisele Bundchen is a Brazilian model, actress, producer, voiceover artist, and businesswoman best known for being the first billionaire model in the world. As a model, Bundchen has graced over a thousand magazines, with the most remarkable ones being; ‘Forbes,’ ‘Vanity Fair,’ ‘Marie Claire,’ ‘Allure,’ ‘Time,’ and ‘GQ’ among many others. Bundchen has an actress graced our screens by appearing in the comedy film, ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ She has served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program. In 2007, the model went into the record as the world’s 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry.

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 What Kind of an Early Life had Gisele Bündchen?

Gisele Bundchen was born Gisele Caroline Bündchen born on the 20th of July 1980 in the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and raised in Horizontina. She is the daughter of Vânia Nonnenmacher and Valdir Bündchen. Her mother was a bank clerk pensioner, while her father was a university teacher and writer. She has five sisters; Patricia, Rafaela, Gabriela, Graziela, and Raquel. Patricia is her fraternal twin sister.

Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth
Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

She was raised in a Roman Catholic family. Until the age of 14, during a school trip, she got discovered in a shopping mall by an agent of the Elite Modeling Agency, which allowed her to participate in the ‘Elite Look of the Year’ world competition in Ibiza, Spain. In the competition, Bundchen was ranked position two nationally and position four globally, and this marked the beginning of her modelling career. It saw her travel to Sao Paulo, New York, with the sole intention of pursuing a career in modelling.

What Career Statistics Does Gisele Bündchen Have?

Bündchen’s modelling career debuted as soon as she moved to New York after appearing in one of the four major semi-annual modelling events named New York Fashion week. In 1977, Bündchen gained the industry’s recognition after appearing on the cover of ‘Vogue,’ the leading magazine Brazilian edition of the fashion magazine. From then onwards, Bündchen continued to appear on the covers of the leading modelling publications.

In July 1999, for instance, the model made it into appearing on the cover of the American Vogue with her appearance leading to the proclamation of the “Return of the Sexy Model,” as well as bringing to an end the popular, controversial look known as ‘heroin chic.’ Still, in 1999, Bundchen was jointly honoured by the American cable-television network VH1 and ‘Vogue’ by being named the Model of the Year. 

Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth
Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

In the year 2000, she became the face of Victoria’s Secret in a contract that ended in 2007. During this time, she realized international recognition and later on became a household name as she was heralded by many in the industry as a ‘Supermodel.’ The title came following her simultaneous appearances on the covers of the world’s top fashion magazines. During such times, she walked the runways of some of the world’s leading fashion companies, such as ‘Valentino’ and Christian Dior. Bundchen retired from runway modelling in 2015.

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As an actress, Bündchen debuted her film career in 2004 following her appearance in the comedic thriller ‘Taxi.’ In 2006, Bundchen became a big name in the movie industry after she alongside Ann Hathaway and Meryl Streep, Starred in the film adaptation of the 2004’s novel, ‘The Devil Wears Prada. 

In 2009, Bündchen was appointed to the United Nations Environmental Programme as a Goodwill Ambassador. In 2009 it was featured in the exhibition “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion,” a New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which embraced the top models who epitomized fashion during the 20th century. 

As an entrepreneur, the model has launched various product lines such as footwear, jewelry, and clothing. She is also the founder of the ‘Luz Foundation,’ an organization that is made to empowers young women through sponsorships of different self-esteem-building programs.

In the year 2018, Bündchen published her memoir; ‘My Path to a Meaningful Life.’

 What Affairs has had Gisele Bündchen?

Like many other celebrities, Gisele Bündchen has had a series of relationships before settling down for marriage with her current husband, Tom Brady. One of her notable affairs was with Leonardo DiCaprio, a Hollywood superstar. Their relationship was a high-profile on-and-off affair that ended in 2005 for reasons best to the duo. 

Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth
Gisele Bündchen Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen[/caption]

A year after her breakup with DiCaprio, the model begun dating an American football player Tom Brady together with whom they tied knots in February 2009. The lovebirds were wedded at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica in the twilight ceremony. The couple has been blessed with two children, namely Benjamin Rein Bundchen Brady and Vivian Lake Bundchen Brady. Brady also has a son called John Edward Thomas from his previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.

What Physical Body Statistics Describe Gisele Bündchen?

Being one of the finest models the world has ever had, Gisele Bündchen has got decent body stats. The model has an athletic body and stands tall at an impressive height of 5.11 feet or 1.8 meters. She has a balanced weight of 60 Kg, that is, 132 lbs. Her body measurements are 35-23-35 inches. Bundchen has a blue eye colour and a light brown hair colour.

What Net worth has Gisele Bündchen Accrued?

  • Gisele Bündchen is undeniably a wealthy lady with various sources of income.
  • As of 2021, Gisele Bündchen’s net worth stands at $ 450 million.
  • Her modelling ventures are, however, her primary source of income.
  • She was one of the highest-paid models and severally made it to the top 10 lists of the highest-paid entertainment industry.
  • She, together with Brady, was once the highest-paid celebrity couple.
  • The model earns a lot from the endorsement deals she signs with companies such as С&А Brazil, Victoria Secret, Under Armour, Vogue, and Arezzo, among many others.
  • For her role in the film “The Devils Wears Prada,” Bundchen pocketed $350,000.
  • She, together with Brady, sold their New York City-based apartment for $36.8 million.
  • On the 11th April 2008, Bündchen’s nude black and white photograph were auctioned for US$193,000.

What Achievements has had Gisele Bündchen?

  1. In 2006, the E! Television listed Bundchen at position 21 on their list of Hottest Celebrity Bodies’.
  2. The New York Daily News ranked Bundchen as the fourth most powerful person in the fashion world in 2008.
  3. In 2011, the CEOWORLD magazine listed her among the ‘Top Accomplished Women Entertainers.
  4. In 2014, she was listed at #89 on Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women in the World’ and at #5 on Forbes Brazil’s ‘25 Biggest Celebrities in Brazil’.
  5. Time added her on the All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons list of ‘100 Most Influential Fashion Icons since 1923’.

What are the Laser Known Facts about Gisele Bündchen?

  1. During her wedding, some gunshots were fired by her bodyguard.
  2. She was the first Brazilian model to find real international success in the modelling industry.
  3. According to a survey done by Forbes, by 2004, Bündchen had become the highest-paid model in the world.
  4. She was dubbed “Boobs from Brazil” in 2002 in a campaign to inspire 36,000 breast enhancement surgeries performed that year in Brazil.
  5. She was enabled by the Brazilian clothing C&A to increase their sales by 40% when the company hired her to do their TV commercials.
  6. On the 11th April 2008, Bündchen’s nude black and white photograph were auctioned for US$193,000.
  7. For her role in the film “The Devils Wears Prada,” Bundchen pocketed $350,000.