Inside Miami’s exclusive, high-security ‘Billionaire Bunker,’ where Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen paid $17 million for a mansion they’re planning to demolish

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The island’s residents are protected by a private 13-person police force that patrols the perimeter from the water and by land.

It’s been called the “Billionaire Bunker” and one of the “wealthiest, private, most secure communities in Miami Beach and the world.”

Indian Creek is a village of about 42 people on a tiny private island in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Its “Billionaire Bunker” moniker stems from its wildly wealthy and high-profile residents, including billionaire investor Carl Icahn, supermodel Adriana Lima, and Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.

In the past couple of months, the island has gained some new high-profile residents, including Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. The seven-time Super Bowl winner and his supermodel wife paid $17 million for a mansion on Indian Creek that they’re planning to tear down and replace with a new, eco-friendly mansion, Page Six reported in December.

The news of Brady and Bundchen’s purchase followed reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had dropped $32 million on a waterfront lot on the exclusive island, which Insider reported on last year when Julio Iglesias put it up for sale.

In 2019, Insider got a tour of the island from Nelson Gonzalez, a luxury realtor and the senior vice president of EWM Realty International. Here’s what it’s like on the exclusive, high-security island.

Indian Creek is a village of about 40 residents on a tiny private island in Miami’s Biscayne Bay.

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It’s been nicknamed the “Billionaire Bunker.”

The village’s 34 homes are built around the perimeter of the island, giving them all waterfront views. The center is occupied by an 18-hole golf course and a country club.

“Indian Creek is an exclusive 300-acre island located on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay and recognized as one of the wealthiest, private, most secure communities in Miami Beach, and the world,” Michael Light, the founder of Miami Luxury Homes and senior director of luxury sales at Douglas Elliman, wrote on his website.

In May 2019, when I got an exclusive tour of Indian Creek Village, I arrived at the island in an Uber. We were stopped at the guardhouse before even getting on the island.

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My name was on a list of expected guests, so I didn’t have a problem getting in.

Indian Creek’s police department monitors the only entrance to the island.

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The headquarters of the Indian Creek Village Police.

The island is protected by a private 13-person police force, according to my tour guide, Nelson Gonzalez, a luxury realtor and the senior vice president of EWM Realty International.

The force even patrols the perimeter of the island from the water.

Indian Creek Village is only accessible by car. A single bridge spans the waterway from Surfside.

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After we drove across the bridge, I was dropped off in the driveway of one of the island’s opulent mansions.

Homes in Indian Creek are rarely up for sale. At the time of my visit, there was only one house on the market: an eight-bedroom, Mediterranean-style mansion for $24 million.

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I was able to take a tour and photograph the home because it’s for sale, but I wasn’t allowed to take photos of any other houses on the island.

The house sold for $17 million in April 2020.

Though it was the only one on the market when I visited, houses in the village have been known to sell without being officially listed.

In February 2019, an Indian Creek estate that wasn’t officially on the market sold for $50 million, breaking the record for the most expensive single-family home sold in the Miami area.

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It was the second time the home broke that record, after selling for $47 million in 2012, Insider’s Lina Batarags previously reported.

A pristine 18-hole golf course spans the center of the island.

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The island’s residents are protected by a private 13-person police force that patrols the perimeter from the water and by land.

The Indian Creek Golf Course is one of the prime golf courses in Florida, according to the website Top 100 Golf Courses.

“This is not one of the most accessible venues for the visiting golfer, so you’ll need to befriend a member to tee it up on the classical William S. Flynn-designed course here at Indian Creek, which dates back to the 1930s,” the website reads.

I wasn’t allowed to get out of the car and walk around the island, so I took photos through the windows.

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Gonzalez told me that the island is high-security and that the residents are very concerned with privacy. I spotted one of the private police cars patrolling the island about two minutes into my tour.

The island has just one street, Indian Creek Island Road. It’s bordered by lavish homes on one side and the perfectly manicured golf course on the other.

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Most of the village’s homes sit behind gates, partially shrouded from view by palm trees.

High-profile investors, Russian billionaires, professional coaches, models and singers, and even US senators have called Indian Creek Village home.

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An Indian Creek Village home in 2001.

Among the wealthy people who have owned homes on the island are supermodel Adriana Lima, former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert, and now, NFL star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

One of the island’s most famous residents is the singer Julio Iglesias, who owns several properties on the island, Gonzalez told me.

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An Indian Creek Village home belonging to Iglesias, photographed in 2001.

It’s one of his parcels that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are said to have bought for $32 million.

In 2017, Iglesias was asking for $150 million for four contiguous vacant lots he owns on the island. Together, the properties would offer 800 feet of water frontage.

The singer and actor Ricky Martin also lived on the island at one point, but it’s unclear whether he still does.

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Martin’s house in Indian Creek, pictured in 2001.

His home is “quite small compared to the houses of the area,” according to Getty.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn also calls the village home.

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Icahn paid $7.5 million for his 14,000-square-foot Indian Creek vacation home in 1997, according to Forbes.

Yet another notable resident of Indian Creek was Don Shula, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

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Shula at his home in Indian Creek Village.

Shula, who died in May 2020, and his wife lived in a sprawling white house on the island for more than 20 years.

The Indian Creek Country Club, a sprawling Mediterranean-style structure, sits on the island’s southwest shore.

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“The Indian Creek Country Club is Miami-Dade County’s most exclusive, and controversial, private society,” Gus Garcia-Roberts wrote in the Miami New Times in 2011.

The clubhouse includes a swimming pool, a fitness center, a massage and steam room, locker rooms, a bridge room, and a marina. It was built in 1929 by Maurice Fatio, the architect who designed many of the most famous estates in Palm Beach.

Next to the clubhouse is a massive banyan tree.

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Florida is one of the only places in North America where banyan trees, which are native to tropical Asia, can be found.

After my tour, I was driven back out of Indian Creek Village.

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While I’d expected a degree of security on the private island, I didn’t expect it to be quite at that level, from the 13-person private police force to the screening at the guarded gatehouse to the ban on setting foot outside the car or taking photos of the homes.

The island is really small — the driving tour took at most 20 minutes, and that was moving slowly with frequent stops.

The most telling detail of my short time on the island is that I don’t remember seeing a single civilian on the street or in the yards, but I saw at least two members of the police force.

So while the level of security is definitely, and understandably, a draw to wealthy residents, I found it to be a bit of a deserted island.

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36 photos that show how Tom Brady evolved into an NFL and fashion icon

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
  • Tom Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion, securing his spot as the greatest quarterback of all time.
  • He is also the husband of the world’s highest-paid supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, he is the second-highest-paid NFL player of all time, and in addition to being an NFL icon, he has become somewhat of a fashion icon off the field.
  • Brady’s fashion sense had humble beginnings.
  • Below we take a look at how his style has evolved over the years.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.
Brady’s high school yearbook photo reveals a nice, clean look, especially with his hair which will take on many forms over the years.

 

Before he was in the NFL, there was a time when Brady’s suits weren’t always tailored.

 

While at Michigan, Brady once opted for the oversized, backwards golf hat.

 

Brady’s hair at Michigan was pretty straight-forward.

Tom Brady

Rookie Tom Brady had a goatee and is almost unrecognizable.

Tom Brady

In 2002, Brady still had the standard college haircut and you can tell he wasn’t as obsessed with fitness and diet as he is today.

Tom Brady

He was so young!

Tom Brady

And he was still wearing golf hats.

Tom Brady

2004 Tom Brady loved pleated pants.

Tom Brady

He also liked the front-spike.

Tom Brady

At the 2004 ESPYs with Bridget Moynahan, it was a pinstriped suit.

Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan

In 2005, Tom’s hair started to get a little bigger.

Tom Brady

GAH! 2017 Tom Brady would never let this happen.

Tom Brady

In 2006, Brady fixed that problem with a buzz-cut.

Tom Brady

The black undershirt was a bold choice.

Tom Brady

While we generally think of Brady as being clean-shaven, he has at times experimented with various stages of scruffiness, as he did in 2006.

Tom Brady

In 2007, things were getting frumpy again.

Tom Brady

Maybe it is the lighting, but Brady’s hair looked noticeably less blonde in 2008. It also looks like he tried to emulate Bill Belichick by using scissors on his shirt.

Tom Brady

Things took a turn for the better at the Met Gala in 2008 with then-girlfriend Gisele Bundchen.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

In 2010, Tom opted for the mop-top hair.

Tom Brady

By the time the football season rolled around that year, Brady was starting to look like Patrick Swayze in “Road House.”

Tom Brady

It is easy to imagine Tom just shaking his hair side-to-side in slow motion.

Tom Brady

The fashion move that rattled a lot of fans the most was when he signed with Uggs, which at the time was most widely known as a women’s brand.

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2011 Tom Brady liked a lot of hair product.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

2011 Football Tom Brady liked to part his hair down the middle.

Tom Brady

In 2012, Tom Brady turned in his rebel card for his dad card.

Tom Brady

But then the 2012 Met Gala happened and we got Tom’s most daring hairstyle yet.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

At the 2013 Met Gala, Brady’s hair was more conservative, but he jazzed things up with a blue tux.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

But in 2014, he went with a classic look on both fronts.

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Tom in glasses!

 

Nowadays, Tom has a strong, yet conservative fashion sense and always looks great.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

But in the offseason, he is not afraid to get a bit more aggressive.

Tom Brady

He’ll even still slick the hair back from time to time.

Tom Brady

Or let it down when he is with Gisele.

Gisele Bundchen and husband Tom Brady

And Brady still occasionally makes risky fashion moves, such as the time he wore the widely mocked shoes of his fellow Under Armour athlete, Stephen Curry.

 

But mostly, his style these days is dad chic.

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Now check out how Tom’s fabulous life.

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TOM BRADY: How the greatest quarterback of all time makes and spends his millions

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How Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen make and spend their millions

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Tom Brady gets a kiss from his wife Gisele Bundchen following Patriots training camp.

  • Tom Brady left the New England Patriots to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past offseason, and the quarterback is enjoying remarkable success with his new squad.
  • Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, comprise one of the most successful celebrity power couples.
  • Bündchen is one of the most successful supermodels in the world; Brady is widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time.
  • The couple has owned several homes and has been known to take lavish trips around the world.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen left their fabulous life in New England behind for the warmth of Tampa Bay.

The quarterback announced last offseason that he would part ways with the New England Patriots and sign with the Buccaneers. While the departure was a major lifestyle shift for the duo, which is often regarded as one of the country’s best power couples, Brady has found remarkable success on the gridiron with the Bucs.

Bündchen was the highest-earning model in the world for 10 consecutive years, according to Forbes. Brady has earned six Super Bowl rings and three league MVP awards as a quarterback. Bündchen and Brady married in 2009, and together they lead an extremely fabulous life.

Keep reading to learn more about Brady and Bündchen make and spend their money.

Tony Manfred contributed to this report.

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and superstar quarterback Tom Brady are one of the most powerful celebrity couples on the planet.

: Co-Chairperson Gisele Bundchen (L) and Tom Brady attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

They are believed to have an estimated net worth of $580 million.

tom brady gisele

Source: Celebrity Net Worth

Brady is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time after earning six Super Bowl rings and three league MVP awards in his 20 years with the New England Patriots.

Tom Brady

Source: Spotrac

And now he’s in the hunt for more hardware with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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The couple made a big life change by swapping the cold winters of New England for the warmth and humidity of Tampa Bay in 2020, when Brady signed with the Bucs.

Tom Brady

They bought a gorgeous, 5,000-square-foot waterfront estate on Indian Creek Island for $17 million.

tom brady house

Source: Realtor.com

And became neighbors with other celebrities on Miami’s “Billionaires Bunker,” including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Adriana Lima, and billionaire Carl Icahn.

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Source: Realtor.com

Of course, the couple had no choice to buy a boat to fully enjoy life in The Sunshine State. They picked up the multi-million dollar tab on their swanky new ship – “Viva La Vida.”

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Many months after they moved to Florida, Brady and Bündchen sold their mansion in the Boston suburbs for a whopping $33 million.

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Source: People

Bündchen reigned over the modeling world for well over a decade and was the top-earning supermodel for 10 consecutive years. Even though she retired in 2015, Bündchen was still one of the top-5 highest-paid models of 2018.

Gisele Bündchen

Source: Boston.com

In his last season with the Patriots, the team paid Brady $23 million. He regularly agreed to discount contracts throughout his career to help keep New England competitive.

tom brady happy

Source: NBC Sports

And the Bucs are paying him a cool $15,000,000 salary and $10,000,000 roster bonus for the 2020-2021 NFL season.

tom brady bucs

Source: Spotrac

He is the second-highest-paid player in NFL history, having already earned $261.8 million in his NFL career.

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Source: Business Insider, Spotrac

Brady has also made an estimated $12 million annually in endorsement deals with companies like Under Armour, Intel, Beats by Dre, and Shields.

Tom Brady

Source: Forbes

Brady’s earnings sound enormous, but it’s actually nothing compared to his wife.

Tom Brady Gisele Bundchen

Forbes reported in July 2016 that Bündchen had earned an estimated $30.5 million throughout the prior year.

Tom Brady Gisele Bundchen

Source: Forbes

She’s had a number of extremely lucrative endorsement deals with major brands, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, and Pantene.

Gisele Chanel

Source: The Street

Additionally, Bündchen has made tons of money by allowing companies to monetize her name and likeness. She had a sandals line with Grendene, lingerie brand with Hope, beauty line with Sejaa Pure Skincare, and others.

Gisele Bündchen

Source: Latin Trends

Brady has also had some exciting endorsement deals, including a partnership with Aston Martin.

Tom Brady

Source: The Drive

Aston Martin even produced a limited Tom Brady edition of the Vanquish S Volante. Only 12 were produced and they went for $360,000 each.

Tom Brady Aston Martin

Source: CNN Money

Together, Brady and Bündchen once owned a custom-built, $20 million mansion in Los Angeles.

Bel Air
Brady and Bundchen’s home not pictured.

Source: Today

It had a moat and a chicken coop so they could eat fresh eggs.

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Bündchen and Brady’s chickens not pictured.

Source: Today

But in 2014, they sold the estate to Dr. Dre for a reported $40 million.

Dr. Dre

Source: LA Times

In 2013, they were reportedly searching for a new apartment in NYC. They were spotted looking at a $11.5 million duplex in Manhattan that spring.

tom brady gisele yankees

Source: Trulia

They eventually settled on a glassy skyscraper condo that they purchased for $14 million in 2013.

a private elevator opens on to the light soaked living and dining room

Source: Bleacher Report

In 2016, they put that condo back on the market with a price tag of $17.25 million.

there are plenty of stunning views to be had from throughout the apartment including from this den

Source: Business Insider

That’s because they reportedly dropped $20 million on a new waterfront apartment in Tribeca.

hudson river park is located right next to the apartment complex ideal for the couples three kids

Source: Business Insider

Prior to New York, they lived in a Boston condo, but sold it for $9.2 million in 2012.

brady gisele condo

Source: CBS

The homes are basically Brady’s only lavish purchases.

Tom Brady, his son Jack, 5, Gisele Bundchen, and their son Benjamin, 3

Outside of his Aston Martin, his cars aren’t too gaudy. He got in an accident in 2010 while driving an Audi sedan.

tom bradys audi

Source: ESPN

He told ESPN that he’s a homebody and has to talk to his friends’ kids about music so he knows what’s popular.

tom brady sad

Source: ESPN

He even likes to do silly things like welcome a rescue dog to the family with a “Lion King” video on Facebook.

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Source: Facebook

He does attend lots of high-profile events though, from the Kentucky Derby …

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski

Source: NBC Sports

… to Brazil’s famed Carnival …

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Carnival celebration at Rio de Janeiro’s Sambradome. Brady not pictured.

Source: Bleacher Report

… to the Met Gala. He and Bündchen were co-chairs of the event in 2017.

Model Gisele Bundchen (L) and NFL player Tom Brady

Source: Vogue

The duo also attended the 2014 FIFA World Cup and were spotted hanging out with Ashton Kutcher.

Tom Brady, right, and Gisele Bundchen

Source: Getty Images

But Brady insists that he prefers to avoid a flashy lifestyle. He doesn’t own a private jet, but sometimes arranges one to bring his parents to visit him.

Model Gisele Bundchen and her husband, NFL quarterback Tom Brady

Source: ESPN

He’s just a dad who likes making sand castles with his kids.

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Source: Instagram/Gisele Bundchen

Brady also spends time raising money for various charities, including $6.5 million for cancer research by buzzing his hair in 2018.

Tom Brady

Source: Business Insider

Bündchen also prioritizes her philanthropic work. She donated a whopping $1.5 million to relief efforts in Haiti in 2009 and regularly supports the United Nations, WWF, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (RED), and St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.

gisele bundchen

Source: Style Caster, Look to the Stars

She also works with a number of nonprofits to help benefit her birth country, Brazil. She donates a percentage of the profits from her sandals line to protect Amazon Rainforest water sources while supporting other Brazilian initiatives like Y Ikatu Xingu, Nascentes do Brasil, De Olho nos Mananciais, and ISA.

Gisele Bundchen

Source: Look to the Stars

More recently, it seems like most of Brady’s and Bündchen’s big spending is health-based.

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Brady and Gisele have a personal chef who has them on a strict diet that includes no sugar, no tomatoes, and avocado ice cream as a treat.

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Source: Business Insider

The chef even has the couple’s children on a strict diet that is about 80% vegetables.

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Source: Business Insider

In 2016, Brady wrote a $200 diet book that sold out almost immediately when it was first released.

Tom Brady nutrition manual

Source: Business Insider

In 2017, Brady had a more modestly priced book drop. “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance,” is less than $20 and is being called “The Athletes Bible.”

The TB12 Method by Tom Brady

Source: Business Insider

He is also strict on alcohol, even putting Rob Gronkowski on a drinking diet. But Brady does splurge occasionally, – including on New Year’s Eve, apparently, as he said on Instagram that he was curing his hangover with some TB12 electrolytes on New Year’s Day 2018.

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Source: Business Insider

Bündchen is also a stickler for clean eating habits, prioritizing home-grown foods.

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Source: Gisele Bundchen on Instagram

Brady also employs a ‘body coach’ and health guru, Alex Guerrero, who works with Brady at least once every day and whose duties include spiritual guide, counselor, pal, nutrition adviser, trainer, and massage therapist.

Tom Brady TB12 massage

Source: Business Insider

Bündchen, meanwhile, regularly practices yoga and mindfulness.

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Source: Gisele Bundchen on Instagram

She even practices with her kids.

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Source: Gisele Bundchen on Instagram

She sometimes exercises at Brady’s gym – TB12 – in Boston and does martial arts.

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Source: Insider

And, on occasion, the duo will play some football in their backyard.

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Source: Gisele Bundchen on Instagram

Brady and Bündchen take offseason vacations with the family to places like Asia (on behalf of his partnership with Under Armour, of course).

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Source: Tom Brady on Instagram

Brady even did some sumo wrestling in Tokyo in 2017.

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Source: Under Armour on Instagram

They’ve also visited Qatar.

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Source: US Weekly

But no matter where their lavish lives or impressive careers take them, Brady and Bündchen manage to speak every single day.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Source: Business Insider

But despite the occasional lavish trip, Brady and Bündchen are the rare celebrity couple that can actually afford to live a megastar lifestyle, but opt to live more modestly – relative to other high-earning megastars, at least.

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with wife Gisele Bundchen
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Tom Brady is leading the Buccaneers through their first playoff run in over a decade. Here’s how the quarterback and his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen make and spend their millions.

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Tom Brady gets a kiss from his wife Gisele Bundchen following Patriots training camp.

  • Tom Brady left the New England Patriots to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past offseason, and the quarterback is enjoying rermarkable success with his new squad.
  • Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, comprise one of the most successful celebrity power couples.
  • Bündchen is one of the most successful supermodels in the world; Brady is widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time.
  • The couple has owned several homes and have been known to take lavish trips around the world.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen left their fabulous life in New England behind for the warth of Tampa Bay.

The quarterback announced last offseason that he would part ways with the New England Patriots and sign with the Buccaneers. While the departure was a major lifestyle shift for the duo, which is often regarded as one of the country’s best power couples, Brady has found remarkable success on the gridiron with the Bucs.

Bündchen was the highest-earning model in the world for 10 consecutive years, according to Forbes. Brady has earned six Super Bowl rings and three league MVP awards as a quarterback. Bündchen and Brady married in 2009 and together they lead an extremely fabulous life.

Keep reading to learn more about Brady and Bündchen make and spend their money.

Tony Manfred contributed to this report.

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and superstar quarterback Tom Brady are one of the most powerful celebrity couples on the planet.

: Co-Chairperson Gisele Bundchen (L) and Tom Brady attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

Brady is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time after earning six Super Bowl rings and three league MVP awards in his 20 years with the New England Patriots.

Tom Brady

Source: Spotrac

And now he’s in the hunt for more hardware with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

tom brady bucs yell 1

The couple made a big life change by swapping the cold winters of New England for the warmth and humidity of Tampa Bay in 2020, when Brady signed with the Bucs.

Tom Brady

They bought a gorgeous, 5,000-square-foot waterfront estate on Indian Creek Island for $17 million.

tom brady house

Source: Realtor.com

And became neighbors with other celebrities on Miami’s “Billionaires Bunker,” including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Adriana Lima, and billionaire Carl Icahn.

miami

Source: Realtor.com

Of course, the couple had no choice to buy a boat to fully enjoy life in The Sunshine State. They picked up the multi-million dollar tab on their swanky new ship – “Viva La Vida.”

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Many months after they moved to Florida, Brady and Bündchen sold their mansion in the Boston suburbs for a whopping $33 million.

tom brady house

Source: People

Bündchen reigned over the modeling world for well over a decade and was the top-earning supermodel for 10 consecutive years. Even though she retired in 2015, Bündchen was still one of the top-5 highest-paid models of 2018.

Gisele Bündchen

Source: Boston.com

In his last season with the Patriots, the team paid Brady $23 million. He regularly agreed to discount contracts throughout his career to help keep New England competitive.

tom brady happy

Source: NBC Sports

And the Bucs are paying him a cool $15,000,000 salary and $10,000,000 roster bonus for the 2020-2021 NFL season.

tom brady bucs

Source: Spotrac

He is the second-highest-paid player in NFL history, having already earned $261.8 million in his NFL career.

tom brady

Source: Business Insider, Spotrac

Brady has also made an estimated $12 million annually in endorsement deals with companies like Under Armour, Intel, Beats by Dre, and Shields.

Tom Brady

Source: Forbes

Brady’s earnings sound enormous, but it’s actually nothing compared to his wife.

Tom Brady Gisele Bundchen

Forbes reported in July 2016 that Bündchen had earned an estimated $30.5 million throughout the prior year.

Tom Brady Gisele Bundchen

Source: Forbes

She’s had a number of extremely lucrative endorsement deals with major brands, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, and Pantene.

Gisele Chanel

Source: The Street

Additionally, Bündchen has made tons of money by allowing companies to monetize her name and likeness. She had a sandals line with Grendene, lingerie brand with Hope, beauty line with Sejaa Pure Skincare, and others.

Gisele Bündchen

Source: Latin Trends

Brady has also had some exciting endorsement deals, including a partnership with Aston Martin.

Tom Brady

Source: The Drive

Aston Martin even produced a limited Tom Brady edition of the Vanquish S Volante. Only 12 were produced and they went for $360,000 each.

Tom Brady Aston Martin

Source: CNN Money

Together, Brady and Bündchen once owned a custom-built, $20 million mansion in Los Angeles.

Bel Air
Brady and Bundchen’s home not pictured.

Source: Today

It had a moat and a chicken coop so they could eat fresh eggs.

chicken coup
Bündchen and Brady’s chickens not pictured.

Source: Today

But in 2014, they sold the estate to Dr. Dre for a reported $40 million.

Dr. Dre

Source: LA Times

In 2013, they were reportedly searching for a new apartment in NYC. They were spotted looking at a $11.5 million duplex in Manhattan that spring.

tom brady gisele yankees

Source: Trulia

They eventually settled on a glassy skyscraper condo that they purchased for $14 million in 2013.

a private elevator opens on to the light soaked living and dining room

Source: Bleacher Report

In 2016, they put that condo back on the market with a price tag of $17.25 million.

there are plenty of stunning views to be had from throughout the apartment including from this den

Source: Business Insider

That’s because they reportedly dropped $20 million on a new waterfront apartment in Tribeca.

hudson river park is located right next to the apartment complex ideal for the couples three kids

Source: Business Insider

Prior to New York, they lived in a Boston condo, but sold it for $9.2 million in 2012.

brady gisele condo

Source: CBS

The homes are basically Brady’s only lavish purchases.

Tom Brady, his son Jack, 5, Gisele Bundchen, and their son Benjamin, 3

Outside of his Aston Martin, his cars aren’t too gaudy. He got in an accident in 2010 while driving an Audi sedan.

tom bradys audi

Source: ESPN

He told ESPN that he’s a homebody and has to talk to his friends’ kids about music so he knows what’s popular.

tom brady sad

Source: ESPN

He even likes to do silly things like welcome a rescue dog to the family with a “Lion King” video on Facebook.

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Source: Facebook

He does attend lots of high-profile events though, from the Kentucky Derby …

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski

Source: NBC Sports

… to Brazil’s famed Carnival …

Brazil Carnival 2020
Carnival celebration at Rio de Janeiro’s Sambradome. Brady not pictured.

Source: Bleacher Report

… to the Met Gala. He and Bündchen were co-chairs of the event in 2017.

Model Gisele Bundchen (L) and NFL player Tom Brady

Source: Vogue

The duo also attended the 2014 FIFA World Cup and were spotted hanging out with Ashton Kutcher.

Tom Brady, right, and Gisele Bundchen

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But Brady insists that he prefers to avoid a flashy lifestyle. He doesn’t own a private jet, but sometimes arranges one to bring his parents to visit him.

Model Gisele Bundchen and her husband, NFL quarterback Tom Brady

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He’s just a dad who likes making sand castles with his kids.

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Brady also spends time raising money for various charities, including $6.5 million for cancer research by buzzing his hair in 2018.

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Bündchen also prioritizes her philanthropic work. She donated a whopping $1.5 million to relief efforts in Haiti in 2009 and regularly supports the United Nations, WWF, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (RED), and St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.

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She also works with a number of nonprofits to help benefit her birth country, Brazil. She donates a percentage of the profits from her sandals line to protect Amazon Rainforest water sources while supporting other Brazilian initiatives like Y Ikatu Xingu, Nascentes do Brasil, De Olho nos Mananciais, and ISA.

Gisele Bundchen

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More recently, it seems like most of Brady’s and Bündchen’s big spending is health-based.

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Brady and Gisele have a personal chef who has them on a strict diet that includes no sugar, no tomatoes, and avocado ice cream as a treat.

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The chef even has the couple’s children on a strict diet that is about 80% vegetables.

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In 2016, Brady wrote a $200 diet book that sold out almost immediately when it was first released.

Tom Brady nutrition manual

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In 2017, Brady had a more modestly priced book drop. “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance,” is less than $20 and is being called “The Athletes Bible.”

The TB12 Method by Tom Brady

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He is also strict on alcohol, even putting Rob Gronkowski on a drinking diet. But Brady does splurge occasionally, – including on New Year’s Eve, apparently, as he said on Instagram that he was curing his hangover with some TB12 electrolytes on New Year’s Day 2018.

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Bündchen is also a stickler for clean eating habits, prioritizing home-grown foods.

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Brady also employs a ‘body coach’ and health guru, Alex Guerrero, who works with Brady at least once every day and whose duties include spiritual guide, counselor, pal, nutrition adviser, trainer, and massage therapist.

Tom Brady TB12 massage

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Bündchen, meanwhile, regularly practices yoga and mindfulness.

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She even practices with her kids.

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She sometimes exercises at Brady’s gym – TB12 – in Boston and does martial arts.

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And, on occasion, the duo will play some football in their backyard.

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Brady and Bündchen take offseason vacations with the family to places like Asia (on behalf of his partnership with Under Armour, of course).

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Brady even did some sumo wrestling in Tokyo in 2017.

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They’ve also visited Qatar.

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But no matter where their lavish lives or impressive careers take them, Brady and Bündchen manage to speak every single day.

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But despite the occasional lavish trip, Brady and Bündchen are the rare celebrity couple that can actually afford to live a megastar lifestyle, but opt to live more modestly – relative to other high-earning megastars, at least.

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with wife Gisele Bundchen
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