Gisele Bundchen said to invest $100 million in Brazilian buyout firm
It’s no secret that over the course of her modeling career Gisele Bundchen amassed an immense fortune. Forbes.com estimates that Tom Brady’s bride has a net worth of perhaps $400 million. Now, according to Reuters, citing various business websites in Brazil, Bundchen is sinking a lot of that money — and we do mean a lot — into 3G Capital Inc., an investment firm controlled by Brazilian billionaire financier Jorge Paulo Lemann. Word is Bundchen is one of 10 wealthy investors who’ve committed a minimum $100 million each to finance a bid by the Harvard-educated Lemann to acquire a global consumer goods firm. Tennis player Roger Federer is said to be one of the other investors. Since its creation in 2004, 3G Capital has partnered with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Burger King, Tim Hortons, Kraft Foods, and H.J. Heinz. So what conglomerate would Bundchen’s investment help buy? Speculation is Mondelez International Inc., which owns brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Nabisco, and Cadbury; or General Mills Inc., which owns Pillsbury and Betty Crocker.