The United States Women’s National Team won Women’s World Cup title but the star of the show Megan Rapinoe’s net worth has been revealed recently. According to Goal, Rapinoe’s net worth is placed at $2 million (£1.58m) according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Investigating Megan Rapinoe’s earning

According to the reports, Rapinoe earns far less than her team-mates Alex Morgan or Julie Ertz even though she is a national treasure and one of her country’s veteran players. However, Morgan or Ertz are some of the highest-earning female soccer players, and earn mostly through their various endorsement deals.

The maximum salary in the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) is $46,200 (£36K) per year, and Rapinoe does not have many commercial or sponsorship deals as other USWNT members. However, she earns a great deal less than Rapinoe’s reported $3.5m a year. According to Players Wiki, they estimate that she earns around $168,000 (£133,000) a year.

She is now one of the most recognisable faces worldwide and appeared in television spots and print advertisements for Vitamin Water in 2016, and also featured in a Nike commercial that same year with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sponsorships

Rapinoe has endorsement deals with various brands such as Nike, and has appeared in multiple commercials. She has also signed deals with Samsung, clothing company Wildfang, and has begun a partnership with medical device company DJO Global.

She is now one of the most recognisable faces worldwide and appeared in television spots and print advertisements for Vitamin Water in 2016, and also featured in a Nike commercial that same year with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rapinoe also has partnerships with Microsoft and uses the mediums and sponsorship deals to raise awareness about women’s sport, as she is a champion activist who puts the spotlight on LGBT issues athletes face.

Quick facts about Rapinoe

  • Rapinoe, the USWNT co-captain is writing a book, which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020, The New York Times reported.
  • Forward Rapinoe is a gold-medal Olympian and World Cup champion.
  • She is one of the team’s co-captains, hence the leadership comes naturally for her — both on and off the field
  • Rapinoe made her third straight appearance on her sport’s biggest stage this World Cup
  • She has been playing for Team USA since 2006. Her records are 152 caps (fourth on the team), 44 goals (third), and 57 assists (fifth in team history).
  • She is one of two players representing the NWSL’s Reign FC (the other being midfielder Allie Long), and next to Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, Rapinoe is the most experienced player on the team.
  • At the W-League’s Sydney FC in 2011, Rapinoe was among the first eight American players ever to play in the league. She is also among 35 Team USA players to reach 100 or more international caps.
  • She is not only helping the team to play and win games, but also fighting for equal pay for her hardworking crew.

  • The 33-year-old is adamant to not want to visit the White House or Donald Trump because of his remarks on racial issues, gender issues, LGBTQ issues, immigration, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.
  • Rapinoe, who is known for her strong opinions, has led the way in the women’s national team’s lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, accusing the federation of gender discrimination.
  • Rapinoe with her partner Sue Bird became the first gay couple to appear on the cover of the annual Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine. 

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Feature Image Credit: The Guardian

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