Tom Brady Regrets His Time Being Roasted on Netflix — Does He Regret the Paycheck?

Tom Brady claimed to be "unroastable" in preparation for his Netflix comedy roast, but he ultimately regrets being on it.

Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga - Author

May 16 2024, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

When the greatest quarterback in the history of American football retires from the NFL, what's there left to do? Apparently, Tom Brady's answer is to get roasted on Netflix.

After spending 23 seasons establishing his legacy as one of the most notable quarterbacks of all time with the New England Patriots (and later, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Tom Brady retired from his lofty position on Feb. 1, 2023. Almost immediately after, he began appearing on streaming services.

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Aside from a 10-episode sports documentary on Apple TV Plus, he was the star of a Netflix comedy special roast that streamed live on May 5, 2024. As of this writing, The Roast of Tom Brady has received more than 14 million views on Netflix. However, the former football star has since expressed deep regret over appearing on the show.

In fact, his reaction to the special has led many to ask how much he was paid by Netflix to make his appearance. Here's what we know so far.

Tom Brady in 'The Greatest Roast of All Time' on Netflix
Source: Netflix
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How much did Tom Brady make from the roast?

In the weeks following the release of the comedy special, Tom Brady has admitted that he regrets agreeing to be a part of it. In an interview with the hosts of The Pivot Podcast, Tom said he felt as if the jokes at his family's expense went too far.

"I loved when the jokes were about me," Tom stated. "I thought they were so fun. I didn't like the way that it affected my kids."

Tom has three kids from two separate relationships, including from his marriage to model Gisele Bündchen which ended in 2022.

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Many of the comedians and celebrity guests asked to roast Tom took jabs at his failed marriage and unconventional family structures. Tom has since taken those jokes to heart, hoping to be a better father to his kids from here on out.

That said, the controversy over the roast has prompted many to wonder if his paycheck was even worth it, including his fellow football stars.

Retired football star Jason Kelce posed the question on his podcast, New Heights. He began by stating about Tom's roast and subsequent reaction, "I don't get why people do roasts. I don't get why they're a thing."

However, he was curious to know if the paycheck would be worth the emotional stress of the whole ordeal.

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That said, there is currently no information on how much Tom Brady made by appearing on the Netflix special.

Of course, whatever Netflix money he might have earned for the special is likely a drop in the bucket compared to his current net worth.

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What is Tom Brady's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tom Brady has accumulated an astounding net worth of over $300 million with a salary of $30 million. That said, even his financial situation was a talking point in his roast.

Tom Brady

Retired NFL quarterback

Net worth: $300 million

Tom Brady is a retired football player who previously played for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is currently regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time.

Birthdate: Aug. 3, 1977

Birthplace: San Mateo, Calif.

Birth name: Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.

Mother: Galynn Patricia

Father: Tom Brady Sr.

Marriages: Gisele Bündchen (m. 2009–2022)

Kids: 3

Education: University of Michigan

Kevin Hart, who hosted the comedy special, gifted Tom Brady a $40,000 ring in response to the football star having lost $30 million to cryptocurrency investments back in 2023.

At the very least, we know that Tom Brady made at least $40,000 for people to make fun of him.

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