Tom Brady and Giesle Bundchen are riding a wave of good news this summer. First, the Patriots’ quarterback and his supermodel wife announced in June that they were expecting their second child together, and then later that month, the power couple sold their Back Bay home for a whopping $9.2 million. Now, Brady and Bundchen have more celebrating to do, as Forbes has named them the second richest celebrity couple in the world, raking in $72 million last year, proving that it is indeed possible to be both rich and beautiful.
From the Forbes article:
Coming second on the list are last year’s winners Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady. The 32-year-old supermodel remains an unparalleled force within the fashion industry, racking up modeling gigs, endorsement deals and independent licensing ventures that bank her some $45 million a year. Brady, on the other side, this year became just the second quarterback after John Elway to lead his team to five Super Bowls, only to be defeated at the hands of the New York Giants and failing to win a fourth ring.
Don’t feel sorry for him, though. Apart from his four-year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots that runs through 2014, Brady is also following on his wife’s footsteps and signing modeling gigs with the likes of Under Armour and UGG Boots. On the field and off it, he made $27 million, hauling a total of $72 million along with Bundchen between May 2011 and May 2012.
Brady and Bundchen held the number one title last year, and fall to second place this year by just $6 million in earnings (chump change, right?).The number one spot this year, of course, is held by music moguls Jay-Z and Beyonce, who raked in $78 million last year. Looks like Blue Ivy will live quite the cushy life, no?
Third place is held by David and Victoria Beckham, who earned $54 million last year.