Tom Brady earned more than his wife Gisele Bündchen in 2016, according to Forbes
The quarterback led the New England Patriots to a historic victory over the Atlanta Falcons at the Super Bowl in Houston, Texas, on Sunday.
The American footballer’s net worth is $180 million, well below his wife Gisele Bündchen’s net worth of $360 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth website.
Supermodel Gisele was ranked as the 99th highest paid celebrity in 2016 while Brady took the 54th highest paid spot on the Forbes list.
Brady’s earnings were estimated to be $44 million in 2016 thanks to his high salary, winnings and endorsements for the year.
In March 2016, Brady signed a contract extension with the Patriots, which included a $28 million signing bonus.
The two-year contract extension will keep him with the team through the 2019 season and stacked on the three-year deal he signed in 2015.
After the Super Bowl victory on Sunday, there are reports that the Patriots are looking to extend his contract again.
The American footballer is one of the most famous athletes in the US and helped the Patriots claim their fifth Super Bowl title on Sunday.
Forbes estimates that Brady earned $8 million in endorsements in 2016 – including deals with UGG Boots and Under Armour.
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Here are seven sports stars that earned less than Brady in 2016, according to Forbes' list of the highest paid athletes.
American boxer Floyd Mayweather – $44 million, 16th highest paid
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy – $42.6 million, 17th highest paid
F1 racing driver Sebastian Vettel – $41 million, 19th highest paid
FC Barcelona’s Brazilian footballer Neymar – $37.5 million, joint 21st highest paid
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal – $37.5 million, joint 21st highest paid
Machester United’s Spanish footballer – Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $37.4 million, 23rd highest paid
Real Madrid’s Welsh footballer Gareth Bale – $35.9 million, 25th highest paid