Cash is King: The Patriots open the preseason against Drew Brees and the Saints Aug. 9. Brees has a $100 million contract that includes $60.7 million guaranteed and a $37.5 million signing bonus. Tom Brady has three seasons left on his four-year, $72 million extension. Neither makes as much as Brady’s wife. She earned $45 million in 2011—according to Forbes – and an estimated net worth of $250 million. Even after checking Gisele’s recent spread in Vogue Paris several times while researching this post, there’s no doubt Brady married her for the money.