In the world of modeling, the 39-year-old, Gisele Bundchen has left a profound impact through her other ventures. Well, Bundchen is an environmental activist, author, actress, and businessman. Further, Gisele was one of the highest-paid supermodels in the year 2004-2011. Besides, she has appeared in the Forbes top-earning models list several times.
Bundchen, a Brazilian of German descent, was born to mother Vania, a bank clerk pensioner and Valdir Bundchen, a sociologist, and writer. She was born on July 20, 1980, in Horizontina, the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. This article will provide all the necessary details about Gisele's personal and professional life.
Gisele Bundchen's Family Background
Gisele was raised in the Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil, along with her five sisters, Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela, and her fraternal twin, Patricia. Having a German descent, Bundchen can speak Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, and French.
From an early age, Bundchen wanted to pursue a career in Volleyball, but she joined a modeling course with her sisters, Patricia and Gabriela. At 14, she moved to Sao Paulo for a modeling career and debuted at New York Fashion Week in 1996.
Gisele Bundchen's Married Life With Tom Brady
Around late 2006, the supermodel began dating Tom Brady, an American NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots. They first met on a blind date set up by one of their mutual friends.
Brady and Bundchen developed a strong bond and dated for three years before tying the knot. On 26th February 2009, Bundchen exchanged her wedding vows with her boyfriend-turned-husband, Tom.
Their marriage ceremony took place at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California. Likewise, they had a second marriage ceremony in Costa Rica. The husband-wife duo has been married for over a decade and are still together.
Gisele and Tom's as Parents
Gisele and her spouse Tom are parents of their two children. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Benjamin Reign, born on December 8, 2009. Similarly, their second child, a daughter named, Vivian Rose, was born on December 5, 2019.
Besides, Gisele is also a stepmother to Brady's first son named John Edward (b:2007) from his past relation with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Men Gisele has Dated in the Past
Before becoming the wife of Brady, Gisele has dated a long list of men in the past. In the late '90s, the famous model was in a relationship with a fellow male model, Scott Barnhill. However, the couple after a year of dating ended their romance in 1999.
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Further, Brazilian businessman and polo player Ricardo Mansur dated Bundchen for a short time in 2002. Bundchen also dated a well-known actor Josh Hartnett. Just like her first relationship, Gisele could not continue her love life with Hartnett, and they broke up eventually. Besides, Bundchen had also been romantically linked with Joao Paulo Diniz and Vikram Chatwal.
Bundchen's Famous Relation with Leonardo DiCaprio
In early 2000, Gisele announced her relationship with famous American actor Leonardo Dicaprio. Bundchen and DiCaprio were also listed as the most beautiful Couples at People's Magazine in 2004.
Leo and Gisele dated each other for five years from 2000-2005. Gisele revealed in an online source that her break up with Leo came at a difficult time in her life. She admitted having panic attacks at the time made her realize to make significant changes in her lifestyle. She told PORTER:
"No longer numbing myself with smoking, drinking and too much work, I was becoming more and more aware of things that I’d chosen not to look at. Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes."
After leaving Dicaprio, Gisele began dating Tom Brady, and the couple has been together ever since with no issues and misunderstanding.
Gisele Bundchen makes staggering money from her career as an actress and model. To date, she has portrayed in numerous movies and worked as a model in various events, which adds up to her current fortune. Gisele's total net worth is estimated to be $400 million as of 2019, which is more than another model Danielle Cohn with a whole wealth of $300,000.
Moreover, in 2007, Gisele did a photoshoot with Mario Testino as the cover of Vanity Fair's style issue from which Bundchen made $197 million selling 250 million pairs.
Moreover, on 11th April 2008, Bundchen's black-and-white photo went to an auction for $193,000. Famous photographer Irving Penn shotted the picture. She was also named as the World's Richest Supermodel inn 2007.
By 2012, the Brazilian model had appeared in more than 5,600 advertisements. In August 2012,m Kate Moss was replaced by Gisele. Bundchen later made her appearance on the 120 Vouge Cover.
In December 2003, Bundchen signed an endorsement contract with Pantene. She became the ambassador of Pantene with a deal of $4 million each year. Bundchen moreover, released a book named Taschen, which has a price tag of $700.
From Model to Businesswomen
Gisele Bundchen was listed as the Most Powerful Celebrities and the World's Most Powerful Latino Celebrity by Forbes in 2012. Followed by her another title as the 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Brazil.
Not to mention that the famous model is also a reputed businesswoman. In 2013, the renowned brand named Ipanema sold more than 25 million pairs of Bundchen's Ipanema sandals every year. This was accounted to be more than 60% of Grendene's (owner of the company) with a yearly export of $250 million.
The multi-talented person, Bundchen, is actively engaged in charity works. She donated $150,000 to Brazil's Zero Hunter Program. She also auctioned various things to donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, such as her limited edition necklace, an iPod signed by Bundchen, and more.
Bundchen also founded The Luzz Foundation in 2007. The foundation is focused on supporting and empowering girls to deal with their self-esteem issues. The activist also donated $1.5 million to the Red Cross to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.
Bundchen's collection of House and Cars
The Brazilain model and her partner has good taste in luxury cars and houses. Bundchen and her partner also own a luxury mansion worth $20 million in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
The house is massive and has a total area of 22,000 square feet. The mansion also includes a sparkling swimming pool and a big garage with a capacity of six cars.
The wealthy couple also has a keen interest in luxury cars. They own some of the renowned cars like Audi S8, a twin-turbo 4.0 liter v-8 engine producing 563hp and 590 lb of torque. The car's price starts from $115,900.
Not to mention their Rolls Royce Ghost, which is a very premium car that is primarily used by most highly profiled persons. The Rolls Royce Ghost ($311,900), is a rear-wheel-drive car with 8- automatic speed transmissions producing 603 horsepower. Some of her other expensive cars include Audi A8 and BMW X5.
Gisele's modeling career
Bundchen's modeling career began when a modeling agent discovered her at a restaurant. In 1996, Gisele made her debut catwalk at the New York City Fashion Week.
She gained immense fame and became one of the most popular models in late 1990. The Brazilian modeled for brands like D&G. In 2012, Gisele made her appearance in the Vogue Paris Magazine.
Gisele is Health Conscious
Bundchen being one of the famous model, actress, and activist, no doubt, she has to maintain her appearance and personality too. She regularly works out and is a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
Bundchen, along with her family, regularly follows their personal chief's primarily plant-based diet. They also visit exotic places for vacations and looking at their social media accounts it seems that the family is having the time of their life.
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