For 15 years, Gisele Bündchen was the highest-paid model in the world. (Since 2017, this title belongs to Kendall Jenner.) Bündchen decided to slow down and retired from the catwalks a few years ago. She is still making a fortune, but now she seems to be more focused on her family and environmental causes.
The Brazilian beauty, who has been working since she was 14 years old, has built a multi-million empire that is worth $400,000,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Bündchen and husband Tom Brady try to have a discreet life, but that doesn't mean it isn't lavish.
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Gisele Bündchen is famous for supporting animal causes, so it is no surprise she loves her pets. She and Tom Brady have several dogs at home. However, there is one very special to Bündchen — Vida, a sweet Yorkshire she bought when she started her career in New York.
Vida, meaning "life" in Portuguese, had the best life a dog could dream. She remained backstage while Bündchen walked the catwalk, and traveled the world first-class with her owner. The dog died in 2012 and the model was devastated.
9 Massachusetts Home
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady bought this amazing mansion in Massachusetts in 2014. In August 2019, they put the place on the market for $39 million and rumors say they are looking for a new home in the New York suburbs.
But it will be hard to find something so impressive as this lavish house. The place has five bedrooms, a master suite, a walk-in closet and a massive garden. As the couple loves sports, they also have a gym. Bündchen spent $4.5 million on renovations and made the place even more spectacular.
8 Waterfront Apartment
In 2016, the Brazilian model purchased a $20,000,000 waterfront apartment in Tribeca. The place is at 70 Vestry, a luxurious condo that faces the Hudson River. The apartment has 5000 square-feet and offers a privileged view of Manhattan. The building also offers an area for yoga and Pilates, activities that Bündchen loves. It also has a sauna and a pool.
However, this is not the most expensive apartment in the building. The penthouse was on the market for $65,000,000. Bündchen and Brady are the first celebrities to buy a house there. They were probably were also attracted to the privacy, since owners can enter the building using a porte-cochere entrance.
7 Apartment in New York
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady bought this apartment in New York in 2013 for $14,000,000 in the exclusive One Madison glass tower. The full-floor apartment has a fantastic view of the city and some parks. According to some sources, it has one of the most beautiful views one can have of New York.
The 3310 square-feet place has oversized doors and oak plank floors. It was designed by Peter Marino, who signs projects for brands like Dior and Louis Vuitton. The couple put the four-bedroom apartment on the market in 2018 for $13.5 million.
6 Costa Rica home
Everyone has a favorite place to spend holidays and for Bündchen, this place is in Costa Rica. The model also has a mansion near the beach in the country. Although she doesn't share images of the home, she often posts pictures of her enjoying nature in Costa Rica with the family. Bündchen is usually playing with her children, doing yoga, or riding a horse by the beach.
In her memoir Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, the model revealed she had a second wedding ceremony with Tom Brady in her Costa Rica home.
5 Personal Chef
Gisele Bündchen has changed her mindset about her diet. The model revealed that when she started modeling, she loved to eat junk food, but it changed after some years. Although she is not a vegetarian, most of her diet is plant-based.
Bündchen hired the personal chef Allen Campbell to take care of her diet. "I got very lucky with Tom and Gisele when I was with them because they were so disciplined, same time every day, very consistent with the times they ate and what they wanted for food", Campbell told Vogue. "A lot of it is about planning ahead, so as soon as a client reaches out, it's a commitment."
4 Multiple Weddings
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady have been married for ten years now. What many people don't know is that the couple did not have one, but two weddings to celebrate their love. For the first ceremony in Santa Monica, the couple invited just family and close friends. They also spent a considerable amount of money on security to avoid the paparazzi. Years later, Bünchen shared images of her dress.
The second ceremony was held at the couple's Costa Rica home. The model revealed in her book that she wanted something near nature, where she feels connected to God.
Gisele Bündchen became a supporter of environmental causes after she visited a tribe in Amazon, in 2004. She saw the struggles of the tribe and protecting the environment became an essential part of her life. Since then, she spends part of her fortune to preserve nature and also on social causes.
In 2008, the model and her family created the Projeto Água, to protect rivers in Rio Grande do Sul, where she comes from in Brazil. In 2010, she gave $1.5 million to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Part of the proceeds from her book also go to support environmental causes.
2 Yoga Instructor
A quick glimpse of Gisele's social media is enough to notice she loves yoga. There are countless pictures of her practicing in nature, at home or with her daughter Vivian Lake. But the importance of yoga for her is much more profound.
Bündchen revealed in her memoir that she suffered from anxiety and panic attacks until 2003. She decided to look for a doctor when she started thinking about suicide. As she did not want to use prescription drugs, the model started doing yoga and meditation. Due to her busy schedule, she needed an instructor that could be available during unusual hours, which is not cheap.
1 Personal Trainer
Gisele Bündchen has one of the most admired bodies in the fashion industry. Although she has great genetics, the model doesn't count only on luck. She has a personal trainer that helps her to maintain her flawless body.
However, Bündchen loves exercising and participating in sports to feel good. And she hired Jill Payne, a personal trainer who thinks as she does. "We all spend so much time working so hard for certain things, like getting a six-pack," Payne said in Glamour. "But I think the only thing you need to work hard for is feeling like a 10. And then everything else is easier."