|Full name||Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr|
|Birthday||August 3, 1977|
|Tom Brady Net worth||$250 million|
|Source of wealth||Football, endorsements|
|Marital status||Married (to Gisele Bundchen in 2009)|
|Education||B.A General Studies, University of Michigan|
|Nickname(s)||TB12, Tom Terrific, The Goat, Tompa Bay|
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tom Brady has an estimated net worth of $250 million. Brady is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He’s one of the richest players in the history of the NFL.
This year, Forbes ranked Tom Brady the 9th highest paid sportsman in the world taking home about $83.9 million. TB12 has made most of his fortune from football and endorsement deals with several prominent brands over the course of his 22-year career. Forbes estimates his total career earnings at $450 million making him the highest-paid NFL player of all time.
The quarterback began his professional career in 2000 after being drafted in the sixth round by the New England Patriots. Regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time, TB12 has won the Super Bowl seven times, the most by any player in NFL history. He’s one of only two starting quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl for more than one franchise. In 2020, after joining the Buccaneers, Tom Brady and his wife bought a $17 million home in Indiana Creek, Miami, Florida.
So, how did Tom Brady start and how did he accumulate a net worth of a quarter of a billion? and how does he spend his fortune?
Early life and career beginnings
Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California on August 3, 1977, to Thomas Brady Sr and Galynn Patricia. He developed an interest in football when he was as young as five. Brady was a fan of the San Francisco 49ers and often went to Candlestick Park to watch the team play. Joe Montana, a quarterback for The Niners, was his favorite player. Due to his love for football, when he was still young, Tom attended a football camp at the College of San Mateo.
The player attended Junipero Serra High School in his hometown of San Mateo where he played football, baseball, and basketball as well. He was a fan of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. He began his football career as the backup quarterback on the Padres junior varsity team, later becoming the team’s starter in his junior year. Even in his senior year, Tom was yet to get noticed by college coaches.
Tom was also a great baseball player while in high school. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft but decided to ditch baseball for football. He finished his high school football career by completing 236 of 447 passes for 3,702 yards and 31 touchdowns.
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In 1995 Tom Brady signed to play for the University of Michigan where he played from 1995 to 1999. Tom spent his freshman year and his sophomore year as a backup quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines football team. He barely got time to play which led him to frustration and even considered shifting to the University of California, Berkeley to play for the California Golden Bears. At one time, he hired a sports psychologist to help him get through the disappointment of his career not going as he wished.
After spending two years as a backup quarterback, Tom Brady finally got to start all the games in his junior and senior years in 1998 and 1999. He set a new record in the history of Michigan football for most completions and pass attempts with 214 in the 1998 season. He went on to shine in the 1999 season earning more playing time after leading his team in multiple 4th-quarter comebacks including the one against Michigan State after being reinserted into the game with his team down by 17 points.
The player completed his college football career with a total of 710 attempts, and 442 completions ranking third in Michigan history and fourth with 5,351 yards and a 62.3 completion percentage. He also ranked fifth with 35 touchdowns.
Professional career and achievements
Tom Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He spent 20 seasons with the Patriots from 2000 to 2020. He then joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a two-year contract. On February 1, 2022, he announced his retirement, and 40 days later he changed his mind, stating that he would return to the NFL for the 2022 season with the Buccaneers.
Brady has had numerous achievements in his 22-year football career. He has won seven Super Bowl titles, the most by any player in NFL history. Six of them with the Patriots and one with the Buccaneers in 2020. Tom has been named Super Bowl MVP five times; the most MVP awards ever earned by a player in the NFL. He’s the only player to win the Super Bowl MVP with multiple franchises.
Tom Brady spent 20 seasons with the Patriots, the most for an NFL quarterback with a single franchise. He has the most Pro Bowl selections in NFL history at 15. Tom is one of four quarterbacks to defeat all 32 teams in the National Football League. He’s one of two players (the other being Joe Montana) to win multiple NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP awards. The player has started 363 games in 22 seasons, the most for an NFL quarterback.
How Tom Brady makes his millions
According to Forbes, Tom Brady is the 9th highest-paid athlete in 2022 after making an estimated $83.9 million last year. Most of these millions, $52 million to be precise, came from endorsements while $31.9 million came from his on-field salary. He’s currently the world’s highest-paid football player.
Some of the brands that sponsor the football icon include Under Armour, Wheels Up, Subway, Christopher Cloos, Electronic Arts, and Hertz Global Holdings among others. In 2020 Forbes ranked him the planet’s 64th best-paid celebrity with earnings of $45 million.
According to Spotrac, the player earned a total of $235 million (on-field salary) during the 20 seasons he spent with the Patriots — which averages to about $10.6 million every year. Celebrity Net Worth reports that he made an extra $100 million from endorsements during this time. He’s currently on a two-year $50 million contract with the Buccaneers with up to $4.5 million in incentives every year.
Forbes estimates that by the time the player announced his retirement on February 1, 2022, he had made $293 million from his playing contracts and about $160 million from endorsements and other off the field ventures — taking his total earnings to around $450 million — which makes him the highest-paid NFL player of all time. He broke the record set by Peyton Manning who retired in 2015 with a total of $400 million in earnings.
Football is not all that’s going on in Tom Brady’s mind. He owns the lifestyle brand TB12 which he launched in early 2016. The brand includes training programs, equipment, merchandise, performance meals, and a snack line.
In 2020 he launched the production company 199 Productions to produce films, documentaries, and television shows. He co-founded the sports-based NFT company called Autograph in 2021 alongside businessman Richard Chopra. The company recently raised $170 million in funding.
Tom Brady has a 10-year $375 million lead commentator role with Fox Sports that he will take on after he retires from football. The deal, which was announced in May this year, will see the player earn $37.5 million every year. He’s set to become the highest-paid sports commentator in history.
“The Goat” also makes some extra bucks from authoring books. In 2017 he published his first book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, which became a number one best-seller on Amazon within two days.
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How Tom Brady spends his millions
Tom Brady loves to spend his millions on wheels. According to The Sun, the quarterback owns a car collection worth about $4 million. His most expensive ride is the rare Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which goes for about $3 million. Only 450 of these were made. Brady also owns a $230,000 2015 Ferrari M458-T, a 2015 Rolls Royce Ghost that costs about $400,000, a 2009 $165,000 Audi R8 as well as the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover which most likely cost him about $100,000.
TB12 and his wife have owned and sold a couple of properties over the years. One of their recent acquisitions is a $17 million property in Indian Creek, Miami where they are reportedly building their new home. The couple previously owned an 18,000-square-foot mansion in Brentwood, LA which they sold to Dr Dre in 2014 for $40 million. They spent $11.75 million in 2008 to buy the land on which the home was built. It featured five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, seven fireplaces, an infinity pool, and a home sauna among other amenities.
In 2014, Tom Brady bought a 5-acre piece of land in Brookline, Massachusetts for $4.5 million where he built a 12,000 square foot mansion that featured a wine room, a yoga studio as well as a 2,400 square foot guest house. He sold the property in 2020 for $32.5 million. According to Architectural Digest, Brady and his wife have also owned properties in New York including a $25.5 million five-bedroom apartment in Tribeca. The couple bought the pad in 2018 and sold it two years later for about $40 million. His first home was a 3,412-square-foot unit in the Burrage Mansion in Back Bay, Boston which he bought in 2004 for $4.125 million.
Tom Brady is married to Gisele Bundchen, a Brazilian model. The two met on a blind date and began dating in December 2006. They tied the knot on February 26, 2009, in Santa Monica, California. They have a son, Benjamin Rein born in December 2009, and a daughter Vivian Lake, born in December 2012. Tom Brady and his wife have a combined net worth of over $600 million.
Between 2004 and 2006, Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan, with whom he has a son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan who was born after they split.
Tom Brady and his family stick to a strictly plant-based diet. He keeps away from coffee, white sugar, dairy, soda, white rice, flour, and bread.
Tom Brady is one of the wealthiest players in the history of the NFL with an estimated net worth of $250 million. He has made most of his fortune from football as well as endorsement deals from brands such as Under Armour. Finally, below are a few quotes by Tom Brady.
- “When you’re one of the leaders of the team, there are no days off.”
- “I was the kid that was the 199th pick that never had the body for it. People didn’t think I’d play one year in the NFL, and now I’m going on my 17th year.”
- “I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.”
- “I always try to do as much as I can do. I’m never a person that does not enough, because I’d regret not doing enough and think I probably could have done more. I probably go too far and have to reel myself back in, which works in some things, and other things it doesn’t work.”