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Tom Brady has accomplished much in his 23 season-long career. I mean, he holds the record for most Super Bowl wins in the NFL’s 100+ year history *and* the record for player who has competed the most in the championship series. All these years of impressing
his fans quite literally every single sports industry head honcho have resulted in multi-million-dollar salaries and lucrative endorsement deals. For everyone deeply curious about Tom Brady's financial sitch, here's a handy-dandy breakdown of what his net worth looks like. Let's get into it!
Let's start with his Tampa Bay $$$
According to Pro Football Network, Tom signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a whopping $50 million. Lol me pretending to be happy for him:
The site *also* reported the pro athlete is set to receive another $9 million in incentives. I personally have no idea what that means, but I do know that it sounds nice and I, too, would love to receive said incentives! Once you get into the weeds of exactly how Tom's football contract works, you'll see that it kind of looks like this:
A $15 million salary for each season;
$10 million roster bonuses;
And per ESPN, an extra $500,000 for making it to the playoffs, plus an extra $500,000 for each of his two wins against the Saints and the Packers in 2021.
Oh, and a cute lil random tidbit: Also according to Pro Football Network, "Tom's salary counts for 14.1 percent of the Buccaneers’s salary cap, which is estimated at more than $30 million for 2021."
Though Tom initially announced his retirement at the end of the 2021-22 NFL season (and allegedly had to give $16 million back to the Bucs franchise as a result of breaking his contract), it's assumed he'll now get to pocket that money since he went back on his decision...to the potential detriment of his marriage to his now-ex-wife, Gisele Bundchen.
Tom also got a *massive* Fox Sports paycheck
Sports Illustrated reported this past May that Tom signed a 10-year deal with Fox Sports worth a total of $375 million. In his role with the network, Tom will be a lead on-air NFL analyst. That said, he likely won't be seeing those funds until he officially retires and pivots career-wise.
The Patriots paid him well!
Over the course of his 20 seasons (!!) with the New England Patriots, Tom reportedly earned a total of $235.2 million....and he could have gotten waaaaay more. In March 2020, Business Insider reported Tom actually gave up on getting paid at least $60 million during his time with the team so that other great players could be added to the roster.
Throughout the years, the athlete's contracts only got more and more lucrative. According to Business Insider, Tom signed a $28 million deal in 2002 to play with the team for four years, and when it was time to extend his contract in 2005, his three Super Bowl wins resulted in a massive raise.
His endorsement game is 🤯🤯🤯
Forbes has reported Tom is casually the ninth highest-paid athlete in the world, much thanks to his with rolodex of endorsement deals with brands like Aston Martin—for which he was signed to promote a car worth over $200,000—Under Armour, Foot Locker, and Tag Heuer. He's also on a box of Wheaties, which, who knows what that pays, but overall it's estimated the footballer has earned something like $52 million in endorsements total, so it must be something nice!
He also has a few businesses
In 2020, Tom launched 199 Productions (the name is a nod to his selection number in the 2000 NFL draft), a company developed to help create original documentaries, films, and TV shows. Per Insider, "The company reportedly already has a number of projects in the works, including several that feature Brady on camera, coverings sports, health and wellness, and more."
Exciting times ahead, on and off the field! https://t.co/q1W2jNXODF
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 9, 2020
He also recently launched an NFT platform called Autograph, which, according to the company's site, "brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences."
Oh, and in 2013, Tom developed his own lifestyle brand TB12, which sells everything from apparel to supplements and even led to a book deal. Tom's New York Times bestseller has been lauded as his "athlete’s bible" and takes readers through everything from Tom's training and conditioning to his general wellness system.
So what is Tom Brady's net worth total?
Oh, that would be an estimated $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worths. *Le sigh* BRB, googling "how does one become a pro athlete in under a year."
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