New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, 41, is a five-time Super Bowl winner and the consensus greatest QB of all-time. The three-time NFL MVP and four-time Super Bowl MVP has all the NFL hardware, but how much money does he have? The future first-ballot Hall of Famer has an estimated net worth of $180 million.
Brady’s net worth is less than half the net worth of his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who is worth an estimated $380 million. But their joint bank account of roughly $560 million puts them in rarified air, even among celebrity couples.
Even though Brady is worth nearly $200 million and is still being paid handsomely even as he ages into his 40s, it seems like he should be worth even more. But Brady has consistently taken pay cuts to help Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ team-building efforts. Business Insider’s Jenny Chang estimated that Brady has left around $60 million on the table during his remarkable run as the industry-standard at the most position in all of sports.
In 2016, Brady signed a two-year, $41-million deal with $28 million guaranteed. In what has become tradition, Brady restructured his deal this offseason to include more incentives for games played and performance milestones such as being top 5 in passer rating, completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdown passes and passing yards.
NFL contracts are notoriously team-friendly, even when a player is not making the sacrifices Brady has consistently made. Many NFL stars, especially high-profile quarterbacks, make a significant amount of money in endorsements. Brady has been featured in ads for Under Armour sports apparel, Aston Martin luxury sports cars, UGG boots and shoes, Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, Intel, Foot Locker, Beats headphones, Daily MVP fantasy football, Shields MRI and Walt Disney World. In 2017, Brady was estimated to have made $8 million from endorsements, per Forbes.
Like any savvy businessman, Brady isn’t all liquid. He has investments. In 2014, he sold his Los Angeles home — which Brady and Bundchen had custom-built for $20 million — to music producer Dr. Dre for a reported $40 million, or twice his initial investment. Over the years, Brady and Bundchen have also owned a $9.2 million Boston condo, an $11.7 million Manhattan condo, a $20 million waterfront apartment in Tribeca, plus who knows what other more private properties.
Unlike most athletes, however, Brady isn’t known to splurge on big-ticket items like boats or private jets. At 41, Brady may not be slowing down on the gridiron but he’s definitely loving his “Dad Life” — infamously showing off his “dad bod” on the beach and riding horses with his family on vacation. With his beautiful wife and three children, John Edward, 11, Benjamin, 8, and Vivian, 5, Brady has plenty to keep him busy once he finally does decide to retire. And with a Q score off the charts, expect Brady to remain a lucrative brand even after he’s thrown his last NFL pass.