You don’t have to be a fan of Tom Brady to admit he is one of the most highly coveted athletes in the world. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, who began his NFL career with the New England Patriots in 2000, is often referred to as the GOAT — greatest of all time — and let’s just say, his net worth definitely follows suit. Tom is worth an estimated $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
While the star player enjoyed a winning streak throughout his successful career, Tom announced his official retirement from the NFL on February 1. “This is very 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 for me to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention,” he wrote in a lengthy statement via Instagram.
About a month after announcing his retirement, Tom shocked fans everywhere by revealing he’d be returning to the NFL for a 23rd season. “These past two months I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now,” he wrote via Instagram on March 13. “I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. Without them, none of this is possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. We have unfinished business.” To learn more about how Tom makes his money, keep reading.
Tom Brady makes millions from football:
In March 2020 Tom announced his departure from the Patriots after 20 years. Later that month, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the athlete’s contract with the Buccaneers was as followed: “2 years, $50 million deal, all guaranteed, that also includes another $9 million in incentives — $4.5 million in incentives per year. The contract also prohibits tags and trades.”
Tom Brady made money from winning the Super Bowl:
The California native played in 10 Super Bowl games. Out of those, he has seven wins under his belt. According to a 2019 CNBC report, winners of the Super Bowl earn $118,000. As for the losing team, each player gets $59,000.
Tom Brady has brand deals:
Unlike other professional athletes, Tom, who is married to supermodel Gisele Bündchen, has become a bona fide A-list celebrity. Between his talent on the field and popularity off the field, brands can’t help but want to work with him.
In March 2020, Tom’s portfolio includes contracts with Under Armor, Molecule Mattresses, Upper Deck and IWC watches. Many of his endorsements have lasted for years.
“Tom Brady represents a lot of what Under Armour is all about,” founder and CEO Kevin Plank said in a 2010 statement announcing the partnership. “He’s humble and hungry and continues to be focused on winning and getting better every single day.”
Tom has also worked with UGG Australia, Tag Heuer and Aston Martin in the past. Moreover, he cofounded his own brand, TB12, consisting of merchandise, nutrition and workout programs and so much more. In 2017, Tom wrote The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance.
While the father of three, who shares children Benjamin and Vivian with Gisele and son John with ex Bridget Moynahan, is undoubtedly wealthy, he certainly isn’t the breadwinner in his family. In fact, Gisele has an estimated net worth of $400 million.