About Tom Brady
Tom Brady is a star NFL quarterback, who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For twenty seasons between 2000 and 2019, he played for the New England Patriots and during this time he became a legendary quarterback. Many influential sports commentators and writers consider him to be the greatest quarterback of all time.
How did Tom Brady get so rich?
Tom Brady’s wealth largely comes from his success as a quarterback. In 2020 he left the New England Patriots and signed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This contract alone is worth $50 million with the opportunity for a further $4.5 million in annual incentives.
His success and fame as a player meant that Brady was in demand for endorsements, and in 2014 alone he earned $7 million from companies like Under Armour and Aston Martin. He has also appeared in advertisements and launched a range of vegan snack foods in 2016. These snacks are available from the TB12 website owned by Brady. The website also offers training equipment and related merchandise. Later he expanded the range of foods to include performance meals, specially formulated to aid recovery from workouts.
Brady has also written several books, voiced his own character in both “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” on TV and appeared as himself in an episode of “Entourage”. He made a cameo appearance in the film of “Entourage”.
Over his whole playing career, Tom Brady is estimated to have earned approximately $235 million. He is not, however, one of the highest paid athletes, making the Forbes list of highly paid athletes at 81st place.
In 2009, Tom Brady married the Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen. She has a net worth of some $400 million. The couple have their large New York home on the market at $33 million. Bundchen also continues to enjoy endorsement deals with companies like Chanel and Calvin Klein. Even allowing for a modest estimate of Brady’s fortune, the couple’s joint fortune stands at $580 million.
Why is he so famous?
Tom Brady enjoys a remarkable career as a player. Although now in his forties, he continues to play at the highest level.
Brady holds many playing records including most seasons playing as a quarterback for the same team. He holds playing records and is the only NFL quarterback to be listed in two teams of the decade – for the 2000s and the 2010s.
As a youngster, Brady showed promise as a quarterback, and he cites Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers, as his role model and inspiration. He attended Junipero Serra High School, where he played basketball, baseball and football. Brady was determined to have a career playing football, and turned down the opportunity to play baseball, a game at which he also excelled. He left high school with a clutch of awards, and went on to the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999.
Brady struggled to get a place in the college team’s starting line-up, and worked hard to improve his game and his mental attitude. This all paid off in his final year when he started every game.
Tom Brady left college as a bright football prospect, and was selected by the New England Patriots 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft sixth round. He became their starting quarterback in 2001, and since then have never suffered a losing season. He won the Super Bowl MVP title for the first time in that season. The Patriots won the Super Bowl again in 2003 and 2004.
Brady was now well-known as a successful quarterback. He continued to lead the Patriots to victories in the NFL and the Super Bowl , setting records in each season. His fans could only marvel at the sheer determination of the man. He recovered from a knee injury in 2008 season, and returned for the 2009 season stronger and even more determined to be the best. His reward was the Comeback Player of the Year title.
In 2011 Brady received a great accolade from his fellow players, when he was named in the first NFL Top 100. He has matched he hero Joe Montana as only the second NFL player to receive multiple MVP awards in both the NFL and the Super Bowl.
Success, however, did not stop there. Brady went on to more NFL victories and in 2018 won his sixth Super Bowl, setting another record as the only player to have done that.
He also holds the record as the oldest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl and the then became the oldest quarterback to win the Super Bowl. He made the treble by becoming the oldest quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP.
What makes him so successful?
Tom Brady is a driven man. He firmly believes in the power of having a positive attitude to life and a determination to succeed. In Brady this determination was evident from a young age. His dedication to training, and learning, made him a feared quarterback, and a very successful one. He never allowed a setback to stop him progressing. In his view, setbacks just give one a chance to learn and try again.
Brady has adopted a strict approach to diet and lifestyle. He follows a vegan diet, and avoids certain foods that he considers harmful to good health. His training regime is rigid, and he promotes his approach to training through his website. He also practices Yoga and Transcendental Meditation. He is a great advocate of the value of sleep as an aid to recovery. Brady goes to bed early, often as early as 8.30pm, but rises early, around 5.30am. He feels that when you train hard and play hard, then you must give your body the best chance to recover, so that you are in good shape the following day.
Tom Brady is a great example of a man with a clear goal in life, and who was prepared to put in the work and effort needed to reach that goal. His single-minded approach to life made him very successful and with that success came riches and accolades. He is a inspirational character with a desire to be the best he can be and wants others to learn from his experiences and to follow his example.