Mia Hamm Net Worth
Mia Hamm Net Worth: Mia Hamm is a former American professional soccer player who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born Mariel Margaret Hamm in Selma, Alabama, in 1972, Mia Hamm was one of six children and had to wear special boots to correct her club foot growing up. She began playing soccer as a child and won four NCAA championships in five years while playing for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in college, she took part in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. Hamm finished college with a 94-and-1 record and was a two-time ACC Female Athlete of the Year. Hamm made history, becoming the youngest woman selected to the national soccer team at the age of 15. She scored the game-winning goal in her first World Cup game and went on to win the entire tournament, defeating Norway, 2-1. Four years later, she led the team to a semifinal finish at the World Cup, and a year later, took gold in the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 1999, Hamm and the women's national team won their second World Cup. She won her final gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, announcing her retirement with Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett following the tournament. Prior to leaving the game, she spent three seasons playing professional soccer in the U.S. with the Washington Freedom, winning the Founders Cup in the league's last season of operation. The 1997 Sportswoman of the Year married former MLB player Nomar Garciaparra in 2003, and they have three children together. Hamm is an active philanthropist and founded the Mia Hamm Foundation to support families needing bone marrow transplants. During her career, she signed deals with international brands such as Gatorade, Nike, Pepsi and Mattel. Hamm, who wrote "Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life", was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.