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Tom Brady is still a kept man

NFL player Tom Brady of the New England Getty Images

Despite that four-year, $72 million contract that quarterback Tom Brady signed with the Patriots in 2010, he continues to come in a distant No. 2 when it comes to his household earning power.

According to Forbes.com, Gisele Bundchen earned a whopping $45 million over the past 12 months.  That’s $20 million more than she made in the prior 12 months.

So, basically, Brady won’t have to worry about losing any game checks due to the lockout.  But he should still be worried about periodically being called “Mr. Bundchen.”

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61 Responses to “Tom Brady is still a kept man”
  1. airraid77 says: May 6, 2011 7:07 PM

    another bleeding heart hate the rich story…..never saw it coming.

  2. tbd3 says: May 6, 2011 7:10 PM

    I don’t see what’s emasculating about being married to an incredibly rich, incredibly attractive supermodel.

  3. aevans05 says: May 6, 2011 7:13 PM

    Honestly, I mean she’s pretty, but why does everyone think she’s so hot?

    She is definitely an attractive lady, but not even in the top 100 IMO.

  4. mmskin says: May 6, 2011 7:13 PM

    bundchen # 12 jerseys any1?

  5. scudbot says: May 6, 2011 7:18 PM

    That pic is directly under Turd Watch.

  6. deanvernonwormer says: May 6, 2011 7:19 PM

    Tom Brady’s a dork.

    When he had that bowl cut he looked like Moe from the Three Stooges.

  7. jjrs89 says: May 6, 2011 7:21 PM

    I would re-upholster that broads uterus!

  8. bradwins says: May 6, 2011 7:21 PM

    Really? We’re going to take shots at a guy because his wife makes good money? Not only that, she makes good money FOR BEING HOT. Seems like a good deal to me.

  9. gogronk says: May 6, 2011 7:22 PM

    I’d gladly be a “kept man” for that.

  10. pioliforprez says: May 6, 2011 7:25 PM

    let’s face it, Tom Brady sold his soul to the devil…there’s just no other explanation

  11. wwwmattcom says: May 6, 2011 7:28 PM

    I wish I thought she was as hot as everyone thought she was.

  12. scudbot says: May 6, 2011 7:31 PM

    He needs mo’ money, 40 acres, a mule, and proof that he’s a free man (despite the way she calls the shots regarding his hair and who knows what else). And screw everything else. Brady et al, remember?

  13. hobartbaker says: May 6, 2011 7:33 PM

    Based on his Combine performance and photo, Brady lasted to the sixth round as a player. By the same criteria he would go undrafted, unsigned, and generally laughed at, as a gigolo. Wow.

  14. kelvinmchale says: May 6, 2011 7:34 PM

    Tom Brady – he’s everything you want to be.

  15. pooflingingmonkey says: May 6, 2011 7:38 PM

    I wish I were kept in a similar fashion.

    Don’t hate the guy just because he’s successful, wealthy and a world champion in his profession. It’s not like he didn’t work to get where he is.

  16. hobartbaker says: May 6, 2011 7:38 PM

    Tom will have to carry the next child and deal with stretch marks and weight gain, and varicose veins.

  17. towniesman says: May 6, 2011 7:44 PM

    She made big money long before she ever hooked up with Tom Terrific

  18. mallet22 says: May 6, 2011 7:44 PM

    This storyline is starting to wear…..

    FACT:
    There is no way she is bringing home that kind of coin UNLESS she is married to Brady.

  19. jkd198 says: May 6, 2011 7:45 PM

    A nightmare scenario, really.

  20. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: May 6, 2011 7:48 PM

    @ aevans05 i assume you’re talking about her face when you say she’s pretty and I’d have to agree with you there; however nobody has a more bangin’ bod than gisele.

  21. fanoredsox says: May 6, 2011 7:49 PM

    And he gets to have “MARITALS” with her! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

  22. nineroutsider says: May 6, 2011 7:51 PM

    airraid77 says: May 6, 2011 7:07 PM

    another bleeding heart hate the rich story…..never saw it coming.
    ——————————————————
    Air – I don’t get where you see the hate or bleeding heart…it’s a stupid lighthearted lockout fuller story.

    Better than another story about the 8th Circuit Court…

    I would love to have Tom’s problem. I normally don’t like accents, but I could find a way to deal with hers.

  23. harmcityhomer says: May 6, 2011 8:04 PM

    I am not jealous of anyone, but if I were, it would be of Brady.

    Also maybe NFL super stars are under paid if his model wife makes more than double what he does. What does she even do? She is not a movie star, although she could be if she wanted to.

  24. hobartbaker says: May 6, 2011 8:06 PM

    Brady isn’t very athletic, and doesn’t have a strong arm. But his 14″ hands, size 19 feet and exceptional endurance, among other things, have led to success.

  25. profootballwalk says: May 6, 2011 8:06 PM

    Don’t hate the playa – hate the game.

  26. xsorethumbx says: May 6, 2011 8:15 PM

    Hey NY,
    how much did Sanchez’ 17 year old girl friend make last year?

  27. tfbuckfutter says: May 6, 2011 8:16 PM

    My wife makes about $5 less an hour than I do. So naturally, I regularly point out what percentage of the power bill or mortgage she counts for, and then say “Oohhh, you’re too hot? Well if not for me, this house would be 4 degrees cooler.”

    I bet in their house, Giselle points out regularly that, if not for her, the toilet seats in their house would only be covered in gold instead of diamonds. And those scratches on their asses from using the diamond toilet seats? Well, they’d have to put Vaseline on them instead of Unicorn phlegm.

  28. airraid77 says: May 6, 2011 8:20 PM

    nineroutsider,
    you are a liberal……of course you dont see it.
    slippery slope……..starts as Look how good this guy has it ha ha ha…..then it turns into why tom should be allowed to have all of this…ect…ect…
    sound familiar to the current debate? it should.

  29. rowdymon says: May 6, 2011 8:20 PM

    I think almost every guy on these boards would gladly be called Mr. Bundchen. Good for Tom – has an arm and someone great to go on it. How can you hate on him for that??

  30. sterilizecromartie says: May 6, 2011 8:27 PM

    @aevans05

    Hopefully Gisele gets your message and steps up her game so she can crack your top 100.

  31. qoojo says: May 6, 2011 8:52 PM

    I would be more than happy to switch my last name for my wife’s maiden name for $45 mil.

  32. TheRealist says: May 6, 2011 8:55 PM

    My girlfriend is hotter.

  33. citizenstrange says: May 6, 2011 8:56 PM

    Too bad Brady quit attending OTAs so he could hold her purse for her.

    It is what it is but PLEASE stop the crap about how much fire Brady has for the game. It’s not true anymore.

  34. scudbot says: May 6, 2011 9:11 PM

    They probably keep separate checking accounts. Even though she makes more money, poor Tom probably had to buy his own ticket back from Rio to file his emancipation proclamation and wreck the league.

  35. j0esixpack says: May 6, 2011 9:16 PM

    Watch out Mike – that super couple can probably afford to buy NBC and fire your a$$. ;)

  36. italyprodigy says: May 6, 2011 9:19 PM

    Am i the only one that got a boner after glancing at the photo.

    p.s- I’m not talking about the bundchen on the right either.

  37. jaggedmark says: May 6, 2011 9:20 PM

    It’s just one more reason to envy him.

  38. genericcommenter says: May 6, 2011 9:25 PM

    Good for him. I’m not a “hater,” but I am surprised by her income and the amount of praise she receives for her looks ( especially her non-existent body).

    I remember reading some stories about supermodels in the past, and a lot of the most popular and best looking models were topping out in the $2-3 million range. She was probably included and making 5 or 10, I don’t remember. Unless things have significantly changed there are many more NFL players making millions than supermodels. There also are many more top-tier high earning athletes than models ( There might be 1 model making $30 million, but there are more football players making $10 million than models that make $1 million). There might only be one Bunchen ( earnings-wise), but there are Several Bradys. Both have fairly short careers, also. How many top models from 2000 are still around?

  39. east96st says: May 6, 2011 9:33 PM

    airraid77 – No one wants nor is anyone coming for your trailer home. You can unload the gun now and you should strongly reconsider going back on your meds. No matter what Rush or Glenn tells you, our government is the finest money can buy. The rich are sleeping quite soundly tonight knowing minimum wage morons, such as yourself, are terrified that the wealthy are “in danger” of actually having to pay taxes. For now, that yoke is completely on the shoulders of the middle class. It’s a special day in America when I get to pay high five figures in taxes and GE pays nothing at all. Yep, nothing wrong with that system at all.

  40. pleasantsurpriselefty says: May 6, 2011 10:00 PM

    The real question is this: How many of us would like to swap places with maybe one of the top 5 QB’s of all time and married to the top supermodel today? Thought so.

  41. Deb says: May 6, 2011 10:18 PM

    mallet22 says:
    This storyline is starting to wear…..

    FACT:
    There is no way she is bringing home that kind of coin UNLESS she is married to Brady.
    ————————————————

    FACT:

    Bündchen has been the highest-paid model in the world since 2004 before she even began dating Brady. She earns the bulk of her fortune on endorsements and investments, and is considered one of the five most powerful people in the fashion industry worldwide.

    Gisele Bündchen most certainly didn’t need Tom Brady’s help to build her career anymore than he needed her to build his. So guess she married him for (gasp!) love.

    Does it hurt much when your knuckles drag the ground?

  42. skins359 says: May 6, 2011 10:29 PM

    Man life is unfair. Brady has to study defenses and game plans for hours on end and worry about being chased by ridiculously strong 250+ pound men who would love nothing more then to cut him in half.

    Giselle…….well she just has to make sure she doesn’t eat to much and fight off boredom while sitting in a makeup chair for…I’m guessing an hour if it’s a big shoot.

    Seriously I would love to see the numbers because I doubt I could find many people that would be capable of naming 10 fashion models off the top of their head or even recognize the face of 10 different runway models. Naming 10 QB’s on the other hand is a feat that I imagine 60%-70% of all Americans are capable of pulling off. Sure we can’t find Portugal on a map to save our life but we’ll be darned if we can’t name no Quarterbacks.

  43. thefiesty1 says: May 6, 2011 10:55 PM

    She can keep me anytime…..and still keep Brady too. I’ll share.

  44. quadya says: May 6, 2011 10:58 PM

    xsorethumbx says:
    May 6, 2011 8:15 PM
    Hey NY,
    how much did Sanchez’ 17 year old girl friend make last year?
    _________________________________

    Laugh out loud funny…J E S T S!

  45. geo1113 says: May 6, 2011 10:59 PM

    @skins359

    I would bet more people on this planet know Gisele Bundchen than Tom Brady.

    As for Portugal, speak for yourself.

  46. nyjalleffingday says: May 6, 2011 11:33 PM

    “Tom Brady is still a whipped b**h”

    Fixed that for you.

  47. kissbillsrings says: May 6, 2011 11:37 PM

    LUCKY SOB….

  48. njphin says: May 6, 2011 11:42 PM

    She’s definitely not 45 mil a year hot that’s for sure.

  49. duffer58 says: May 7, 2011 12:56 AM

    airraid hate the rich? Its a funny story Brady would probably laugh at.

  50. airraid77 says: May 7, 2011 5:31 AM

    you voted for it….I didnt and wouldnt for the current tax system…..eas96st, but your are stupid enough to believe that higher taxes for the elite will benefit you, and of course you are always disappointed. You have believed the rich will pay more taxes saving the middle class money, which is so far from the truth its silly to try and explain it to you. But you go ahead and vote democrat and keep believing the non sense you believe.
    while I admit to listening to rush because he is brilliant, beck is an emotional whack job. he is right, but his act wears thin. If you actually listened to rush rather than listening to comedians that host this sight, you would understand his brilliance.

  51. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: May 7, 2011 5:50 AM

    thefiesty1 says: May 6, 2011 10:55 PM

    She can keep me anytime…..and still keep Brady too. I’ll share.

    ——————————

    Rex Ryan, is that you? Cuckold…

  52. joetoronto says: May 7, 2011 7:32 AM

    mallet22 says: May 6, 2011 7:44 PM

    This storyline is starting to wear…..

    FACT:
    There is no way she is bringing home that kind of coin UNLESS she is married to Brady.
    **************************************************
    FACT: You’re wrong.

  53. dd393 says: May 7, 2011 7:54 AM

    When he retires he can be a trophy husband. Or maybe a house husband. He can do the cooking and cleaning and plan the “recreational” activities.

  54. 3octaveFart says: May 7, 2011 7:55 AM

    kelvinmchale says: May 6, 2011 7:34 PM

    “Tom Brady – he’s everything you want to be.”

    If you want to be associated with the biggest sports scandal of all time…

  55. skoobyfl says: May 7, 2011 8:34 AM

    I could find my way to live with her.

  56. MichaelEdits says: May 7, 2011 8:34 AM

    Jay Cutler’s got a Sugar Mamma too now.

  57. crubenst says: May 7, 2011 9:16 AM

    Good for them but seriously, 45 mil for looking pretty and saying “cheese?” No wonder schools are failing miserably. Kids are smart enough to realize it doesn’t pay to do well in school and get a good job.

  58. Deb says: May 7, 2011 10:03 AM

    crubenst says:
    Good for them but seriously, 45 mil for looking pretty and saying “cheese?” No wonder schools are failing miserably. Kids are smart enough to realize it doesn’t pay to do well in school and get a good job.
    ———————————————–
    Smart kids know the odds against becoming a Gisele Bündchen are as great as the odds against becoming a Tom Brady. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the average annual salary for professional models around $36,000, with a low around $17,000, and the top 10 percent earning just over $55,000.

    Bündchen is credited with redefining the industry, and because of her lucrative endorsement deals, earns 10 times more than most “supermodels.” She’s the Tiger Woods of modeling.

    But why one model is superior to another puzzles me. I’m a girl. Just show me the clothes ;)

  59. ladystpaul says: May 7, 2011 12:06 PM

    tfbuckfutter says: May 6, 2011 8:16 PM

    My wife makes about $5 less an hour than I do. So naturally, I regularly point out what percentage of the power bill or mortgage she counts for, and then say “Oohhh, you’re too hot? Well if not for me, this house would be 4 degrees cooler.”

    —————–

    On behalf of all the rest of the women of the world, we’d like to thank your wife for taking one for the team.

  60. skins359 says: May 7, 2011 2:29 PM

    The thing I don’t get is how Giselle is more valuable to the companies she campaigns for then Brady is to the NFL, a $9 billion business. Maybe Peyton Manning would be a better comparison since he shoots commercials on top of playing football (though that is likely to die down now with twins under his roof).

  61. bcgreg says: May 8, 2011 9:14 AM

    @ 30octavefart

    What scandal is that?

    Oh, you mean the most overblown sports story in the history of the league? Funny how people like you gloss over the fact that the Cowboys (Jimmy Johnson admitted it), Chiefs (Johnson said he learned it from the Chiefs), Bucs (the Chiefs guy moved on with Dungy to the Bucs), Jets (Mangini got CAUGHT in Foxboro), and Broncos (caught taping 49er practice) all did what the Pats did. Yet, no one considers these things. It’s just amazing to me how blinded the haters are.

    You can call me Mr Bundchen. I’m secure enough in my manhood.

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