Since he won his first Super Bowl in 2002, NFL fans have wanted to know about Tom Brady’s net worth and how that could change after rumors he and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, are divorcing.
Brady—the only son of four children from San Mateo, California—played college football at the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999. After he graduated, Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots, and played with the team as their star quarterback for 20 seasons from 2000 to early 2020. In March 2020, the day before his contract with the Patriots expired, Brady announced that he would not be resigning his contract with the Boston-based team. Instead, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with whom he played at the Super Bowl for the first time in February 2021.
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Throughout Brady’s 20-plus-year football career, he’s won the Super Bowl seven times and competed in 10 games. He holds the record for the most Super Bowl wins in the NFL’s 100-plus year history. He also holds the record for the player who has competed in the most Super Bowls. There’s no question that the star quarterback is a household name in the NFL, but what is Tom Brady’s net worth and how much of it consists of his multi-million-dollar salaries and earnings with the Patriots and Buccaneers. Read on for what we know about Tom Brady’s net worth in 2022 and what he could lose or make if he divorces Gisele Bündchen.
What was Tom Brady’s Patriots salary?
Brady was a quarterback for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2020. NFL Network reported in 2019 that Brady signed a $70 million deal to play with the Patriots for two years. According to the deal, Brady was scheduled to make $30 million in 2020 and $32 million in 2021. A source also told the site that Brady received a raise for his 2019 salary from $15 million to $23 million, which is where the other $8 million came from.
It’s unclear how much Brady made in the end from the Patriots, as he left the team a year after signing his new contract in March 2020. NFL Insider did note, however, that the contract stated that Brady and the Patriots were “amenable” to adjusting the contract and his salary if necessary. According to Business Insider, Brady would’ve made $287.6 million throughout his 20-plus-year football career if he had re-signed with the Patriots in 2020, which is $35 million more than current record holder Eli Manning made in his football career.
Still, Brady’s last salary with the Patriots was way more than what he made at the start of his NFL career. Business Insider reported that Brady signed a $28 million 2002 to play with the Patriots for four years. When it came time to extend his contract in 2005, Brady, who had three Super Bowl wins under his belt, received a massive raise.
What is Tom Brady’s Buccaneers salary?
After 20 years with the Patriots, Brady announced in March 2020 that he had signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to Pro Football Network, Brady signed a two-year deal with the Buccaneers at the time for $50 million. The site also reports that Brady will receive another $9 million in incentives, though there was no signing bonus. As for how Brady’s contract breaks down, Pro Football Network reports that Brady will earn $15 million salaries for each season, with $10 million roster bonuses. According to the site, Brady’s salary counts for 14.1 percent of the Buccaneers’ salary cap, which is estimated at more than $30 million for 2021.
After more than two decades in the NFL, Brady announced in an Instagram post on February 1, 2022, that he had retired from football. “I’ve done a lot of reflecting this past week and have asked myself difficult questions. And I am so proud of what we have achieved. My teammates, coaches, fellow competitors, and fans deserve 100% of me, but right now, it’s best I leave the field of play to the next generation of dedicated and committed athletes,” he captioned a photo of him playing in the Buccaneers. “This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”
He also thanked his teammates, coaches and loved ones for their support. “My playing career has been such a thrilling ride, and far beyond my imagination, and full of ups and downs. … I will remember and cherish these memories and re-visit them often. I feel like the luckiest person in the world,” he wrote. He continued, “The future is exciting…[I don’t know] exactly what my days will look like,” and will “take it day by day” but wants to “enrich other people’s lives.”
Part of Brady’s post also included a message to his wife Gisele Bündchen, and his three children: John, Benjamin and Vivian. “You are my inspiration,” he wrote. “Our family is my greatest achievement. I always came off the field and home to the most loving and supportive wife who has done EVERYTHING for our family to allow me to focus on my career. Her selflessness allowed me to reach new heights professionally, and I am beyond words what you mean to me and our family.”
Less than two months later, Brady announced on his social media that he had decided to unretire from the NFL and would return to the Buccaneers. “These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” Brady wrote at the time. “That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa.”
What is Tom Brady’s net worth?
The question NFL fans want to know: What is Tom Brady’s net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tom Brady is worth $250 million, with $30 million earned each year. (His wife, Gisele Bündchen, for her part, is worth worth $400 million, with $40 million each year, according to Celebrity Net Worth.) Of course, most of Brady’s net worth is from his NFL salaries, but a lot of his money also comes from side businesses outside of the NFL. In 2013, Brady launched his own lifestyle brand, TB12. Brady also has his own production company, 199 Productions, which he created in 2020. The company is set to develop documentaries, feature films and TV shows. Brady has also done campaigns for several brands over the years, including Wheaties, UGG, Movado, Smart Water and Tag Heuer, which only adds to his massive net worth. In 2020, Brady also published his first book, The TB12 Method: How to Do What You Love, Better, which became a New York Times bestseller.
What’s at stake if Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen divorce?
What’s at stake if Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen divorce? Page Six reported in October 2022 that Brady and Bündchen had hired divorce lawyers after their separation following a fight over Brady’s unretirement from the NFL and his decision to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers three months after announcing he was done with football. “I never actually thought this argument would be the end of them, but it looks like it is,” a source told Page Six at the time. “I don’t think there will be any coming back now. They both have lawyers and are looking at what a split will entail, who gets what and what the finances will be.”
A source also told People at the time that Brady was “trying to figure out what to do” after he learned Bündchen had hired a divorce lawyer. A source also told Us Weekly at the time that Bündchen—who was “living apart” from Brady when she hired her divorce lawyer and had been “at odds” with her husband for months—was waiting for him to make a “big gesture” after he learned her thoughts about divorce were serious. “Gisele is waiting for Tom to make a big gesture of support to her,” the insider said.
Attorney Sue Moss with Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda LLP, who is not connected to the couple, also told People in October 2022 that Bündchen and Brady’s different incomes could make their divorce complicated. “The big challenge for him is everything will be determined at the height of his income, because to get him to come back, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to come up with a lot of cash — and that is the baseline for determining the support in this case,” Moss said. “At the beginning, Gisele was earning more than him, and he kept on winning and his income got more and more substantial and it outgrew hers. And because of the timing, the case will be determined based upon the height of earnings.”
Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, who is also not connected to the couple, also speculated to People that Brady and Bündchen signed a prenuptial agreement because of their high net worths. “People of this magnitude of wealth don’t generally get married without a document that’s going to dictate what’s going to happen if it doesn’t run its course,” Newman said. “My guess is that a lot of this is already worked out. So, there’s probably a prenuptial agreement that’s going to dictate a lot of this, but if there are some properties that were purchased while they were married — marital residences — there may be fights about that.” Newman continued, “There probably were assets that were acquired during the marriage, so there may be squabbles about that to say the least. That said, I think they are going to settle this, assuming they go forward with it — outside of the press.”
At the time they hired divorce lawyers, Brady and Bündchen owned at least four: a house at the Yellowstone Resort in Montana, a $3.5 million apartment in New York City, a home in Costa Rica; and the $17 million mansion tin Miami’s Indian Creek Island. While Brady and Bündchen’s finances are complicated, Newman speculated at the time that custody of their children could be more if an issue. “It really does seem that [Bündchen] has dedicated her life to these children,” Newman said. “I’m sure he is dedicated to the children, but he travels a lot. He’s not involved as much in the day to day. She may want more stability for them.” Newman continued, “The worst thing they could do is pull their kids through a custody battle.”
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