Tom Brady Net Worth 2023 - From Touchdowns To Treasure: The Quarterback’s Billionaire Journey
There should be little debate among NFL fans and pundits that Tom Brady is the greatest player of all time, AKA the GOAT. But Brady is so much more than that. In addition to being a former football star, Brady is a public figure and a millionaire many times over. He’s had high-profile relationships, owned amazing houses, helped philanthropic causes, and participated in countless other activities made possible by his fame and fortune. Let’s take a deeper dive into Brady and who he is on and off the field.
- Name: Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
- Birthday: August 3, 1977
- Profession: Former Football Player
- Net Worth: $300 million
Brady was born and raised in San Mateo, California, which is just south of San Francisco. As a child of the Bay Area, Brady grew up a fan of the San Francisco 49ers and an admirer of the great Joe Montana. In fact, at age four, Brady was in attendance at the famous 1981 NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and Cowboys that ended with Montana’s pass to Dwight Clark that’s known as “The Catch.”
In high school, Brady was a three-sport star, playing baseball and basketball in addition to football. He was such a highly regarded baseball player in high school that theMontreal Expos drafted him in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft. However, Brady also had interest from several prominent college football programs after starting for his high school’s varsity team since his junior year. Despite the Expos offering him a lucrative signing bonus to sign with them and begin a pro baseball career, Brady chose to pursue football, attending the University of Michigan.
When Brady arrived at Michigan, he was the seventh quarterback on the depth chart. He redshirted his first year and then attempted just 20 total passes over the next two seasons while serving in a backup role. But Brady would eventually rise to the top of the depth chart, starting every game for Michigan during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. The Wolverines were 20-5 across those two seasons, winning a share of the Big Ten title in 1998. Over those two years, Brady threw for over 4,600 yards with 30 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions.
Despite playing two seasons as a starter at Michigan, most NFL teams showed minimal amounts of interest in Brady. He was ignored until the New England Patriots drafted him with the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Brady threw just three passes while backing up Drew Bledsoe. However, in Week 2 of the 2001 season, Bledsoe suffered an injury, forcing Brady into action. The rest is history.
Brady started the final 14 games of the 2001 season for the Patriots, throwing just 18 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. But it was enough to lead the Patriots to an 11-5 record and an AFC East title. After tight playoff wins over the Raiders and Steelers, the Patriots met the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. Brady won Super Bowl MVP honors in the game after leading the Patriots on a drive late in the game that resulted in the game-winning field goal.
For most of the next two decades, Brady helped the Patriots become arguably the best dynasty in NFL history. Between 2001 and 2019, Brady led the Patriots to 17 AFC east titles, nine Super Bowl appearances, and six Super Bowl victories. In four of those six Super Bowl wins, Brady was also named Super Bowl MVP. He also took home league MVP honors in 2007, 2010, and 2017.
In 2020, Brady became a free agent and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Without him, the Patriots suffered a swift downfall, experiencing their first losing season since 2000 before Brady became the starter. TheNFL betting worldhas quickly soured on the Patriots as a perennial contender, making it clear that it was Brady and not head coach Bill Belichick who was the driving force behind New England’s dynasty.
Meanwhile, Brady immediately led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory in his first season with the team. It was Brady’s seventh Super Bowl ring and his fifth Super Bowl MVP. Behind Brady, the Buccaneers would go on to win division titles in 2021 and 2022. After three seasons in Tampa, Brady retired after the 2022 season, meaning he will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2028.
- 7 Super Bowl Wins
- 5 Super Bowl MVP Awards
- 3 MVP Awards
- 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
- 15 Pro Bowl Selections
- Most NFL Games Won by a Player (251)
- Most NFL Division Titles Won (19)
- Most NFL Career Passing Yards
- Most NFL Career Pass Completions
- Most NFL Career Touchdown Passes
As of 2023, Brady has a net worth of around $300 million. During his 23 seasons in the NFL, Brady made roughly $334 million in salary. Upon his retirement, he agreed to become a TV analyst on CBS with an annual salary of $37.5 million. Throughout his career and during the early part of his retirement, Brady has also made money through a series of endorsement deals.
A significant chunk of Brady’s net worth is a result of his endorsement deals. Among the companies that have used Brady as an advertising and marketing tool are Hertz, Electronic Arts, T-Mobile, Subway, Under Armour, Aston Martin, and many others.
Outside of football, Brady has made several notable investments and business ventures. He has become a minority owner of the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA and English soccer team Birmingham City FC. Brady also helped to launch TB12 Sports, which sells apparel, equipment, snacks, and fitness tips based on Brady’s past workout routines.
- No NFL team had a winning record against Brady during his career.
- Brady never took a single snap while his team was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
- Brady caught a six-yard pass in 2018 after he turned 40, making him second in NFL history in receiving yards after the age of 40, trailing only Jerry Rice.
- Brady and his ex-wife Gisele Bündchen have two kids together while Brady also has a son from an earlier relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.
- While in college, Brady was an intern at Merrill Lynch and was prepared to pursue a career in finance if he didn’t made it in the NFL.