Patrick Mahomes may have the most lucrative contract in American sports history, but he still has a few years to wait if he wants to catch up to the accrued wealth of Tom Brady.
The Bucs quarterback has made hundreds of millions of dollars, a total that was made no less impressive in his first of two seasons in Tampa Bay: He stands to make $50 million in just two seasons. And, while that won’t match Mahomes’ eventual per-annual average of $45 million, it’s still nothing to sneeze at.
Being arguably the greatest player ever in the game of football will do that for you. For as much money as Brady has made, New England — and Tampa Bay — probably considers him worth every penny.
Here’s a breakdown of Brady’s net worth, which includes money made in 2020 and over the course of his NFL career, plus endorsements and business dealings:
How much does Tom Brady make?
Brady made $25 million in 2020 just off base salary ($15 million) and roster bonus ($10 million). But that’s not all the money he made this season.
He also earned $1.125 million in incentives in the regular season and $1.75 million in the postseason ($500,000 total for making the playoffs, $750,000 total for advancing to the divisional round, $1.25 million total for advancing to the NFC championship game and $1.75 total million for making the Super Bowl). He stands to make another half-a-million if he leads the Bucs to a win in Super Bowl 55, assuming he plays in at least 75 percent of the offensive snaps.
As it stands now, Brady has made $27.875 million and could make $28.375 million with his seventh Super Bowl. Here’s how the former mark would break down this season:
- Per game: $1,493.421.05
- Per win: $2,026,785.71
- Per pass: $39,464.53
- Per completion: $61,550.98
- Per passing touchdown: $603,723.40
- Per snap: $22,994.38
Tom Brady contract 2020
The second year of Brady’s two-year, $50 million guaranteed contract is structured exactly the same as in 2020: He will make $15 million in base salary, $10 million in roster bonus and can earn additional millions in incentives based off individual and playoff success. The breakdown is as follows:
Individual incentives ($2.8125 million total per year)
Brady, per CBS Sports, can make $562,500 for each of the following regular-season milestones:
*Brady must complete minimum 224 passes to qualify
**Incentives Brady met in 2020
- Top five in touchdowns thrown (or 25 passing touchdowns)**
- Top five in passing yards**
- Top five in passer rating
- Top five in completion percentage
- Top five in yards per pass attempt
Playoff incentives ($2.25 million total per year)
Brady can also make up to $2.25 million in incentives based on whether Tampa makes the playoffs, and how well they play there:
*Brady must play in 75 percent of team’s offensive snaps in regular season and 75 percent for each playoff game to qualify for each incentive
**Incentives Brady met in 2021 playoffs
- $500,000 for making playoffs**
- $750,000 for making divisional round**
- $1.25 million for making NFC championship**
- $1.75 million for making Super Bowl 55**
- $2.25 million for winning Super Bowl 55
If Brady met every remaining incentive on his contract, he would make $58.4125 million over two years with the Bucs — good work, if you can get it.
Tom Brady career earnings
Per Spotrac, Brady made roughly $235 million over 20 seasons with the Patriots, averaging $11.758 million per year. Add the money he made in 2020, and he has made roughly $263 million over 21 seasons ($12.525 million per year).
Here is the breakdown for each of his contracts, all courtesy of Spotrac:
- 2000: 3-year $865,000 contract
- 2002: 4-year, $29.625 million extension
- 2005: 4-year, $42.8 million contract
- 2010: 4-year, $72 million extension
- 2013: 3-year, $27 million restructured extension
- 2016: 2-year, $41 million extension
- 2018: 2-year, $30 million restructured contract
- 2019: 1-year, $23 million contract extension
- 2020: 2-year, $50 million contract
Tom Brady net worth
Per Forbes, Brady ranks 64th among all celebrities — and 21st among athletes — with $45 million made in the 2020 calendar year. That includes $33 million in what it deems “salary/winnings” ($33 million) and endorsements ($12 million). It’s uncertain how Forbes tabulates those numbers — particularly the $33 million — considering there’s nearly a $5.15 million difference between it and Spotrac’s listed earnings for 2020.
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Brady has a net worth of $200 million. The site estimates Brady to have made $100 million in endorsements from 2000-19 and, by the end of his two-year contract with the Bucs, expects him to make $140 million in endorsements.
As impressive as Brady’s net worth is, it is dwarfed by the reported net value of supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen. Per Celebrity Net Worth, she is valued at roughly $400 million, making the couple’s combined net worth roughly $600 million.
How much is TB12 worth?
It’s uncertain how much TB12 is worth, but the lifestyle brand reportedly brings in as much as $20.3 million per year, according to Growjo.com which, per the site’s mission statement, “Indexes and predicts the world’s fastest growing companies in 2021 in terms of number of employees, estimated revenue, etc.”
Brady in March 2020 also launched 199 Productions — a nod to the pick with which he was taken in the 2000 NFL Draft. Per Brady, it is a “global multi-platform content company to develop original premium content including documentaries, feature films and television shows.”