Hope Solo is a former professional soccer player and a current spokeswoman from the United States with a net worth of $3 million.
Solo was the goalkeeper for the United States National Soccer team from 2000 until his retirement in 2016.
The salaries of female athletes are far lower than those of their male counterparts. Hope's net worth has come through sponsorship deals with firms such as Nike, Gatorade, Simple Skincare, and Bank of America, which she has received individually (as well as through Team U.S.A. endorsements).
This is especially relevant in light of the triumph of the Team U.S.A. women's soccer team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. The United States squad won two Olympic gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, respectively.
As of 2016, Solo holds the U.S. goalkeeper records for wins (153), shutouts (102), longest undefeated streak (55 games), and consecutive minutes played (1,256), to name a few accomplishments.
She performed in “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011, finishing in fourth place, and she wrote her autobiography “Solo: A Memoir of Hope” in 2012, which was a critical success.
Hope Solo Early Life
Solo was born on July 30, 1981, in Richland, Washington, to parents Hope Amelia Solo and John Solo. In addition to her half-brother Dave and full-sister Teresa, Hope is the youngest of three children born to her divorced parents, Judy and Jeffrey.
He taught his daughter how to play soccer at a young age, and Jeffrey was arrested for being kidnapped after bringing Hope and Marcus to Seattle instead of taking them to the baseball game as promised when Solo was seven years old.
In high school, Solo played soccer for Richland High School's forwards. At Richland, she tallied 109 goals while leading the squad to three straight league championships.
For her final year, Hope led the team to victory in the state championship, and she had been awarded an All-American twice by the time she graduated.
She joined the Three Rivers Soccer Club in high school and played soccer for them.
In 1999, Solo got accepted to the University of Washington after being admitted to several other universities.
She was a member of the Washington Huskies soccer team as a goalie while studying Speech Communications at the University of Washington.
As a result of her new role, Hope became the best goalkeeper in the Pac-12 Conference's history and graduated in 2002 as the team's all-time goalie leader.
Throughout her four years at the university, she was an All-Pac-10 honoree and an NSCAA All-American three times, in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
It took Solo two years to be crowned Pac-10 Player of the Year and Hermann Trophy finalist as a sophomore and a Washingtonian.
Hope Solo Club Career
Before joining the Philadelphia Charge following her graduation from college, Hope had been drafted fourth overall in the 2003 WUSA Draft.
WUSA folded after the 2003 season, and she played in eight of her team's games in her first season there.
In the spring of 2004, Solo moved to Göteborg, Sweden, where he joined the Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC team in the Swedish Premier Division. Olympique Lyonnais, a French First Division club, signed her the following year.
During her time with the Saint Louis Athletica, Hope was named WPS Goalkeeper of the Year and U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year for her outstanding performance as a goalkeeper.
Her first season with the Atlanta Beat ended after she had surgery on her right shoulder at the end of that season.
When magicJack (formerly the Washington Freedom) folded due to financial and legal issues in October of that year, Solo was signed to a contract with the team.
For the 2012-2013 season, Hope was assigned to the Seattle Reign F.C., a new team that competed in the NWSL for the first time in 2013.
Her season was cut short by wrist surgery, and she was eventually traded to Manchester City W.F.C. of England in October of that year.
During the 2014 season, Solo rejoined the Seattle Reign and was named to the team's Second XI.
She competed for Sweden in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but her contract with the national team was terminated after complaining that the group “played like cowards.”
Hope Solo International Career
She began her soccer career with the junior national teams of the United States before making the jump to the senior national team in 2000. As an alternate for the national team in 2004, she took her place as the team's starting goalkeeper in 2005.
Her performance in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup and Beijing Summer Olympics helped her team win a gold medal by defeating Brazil 1–0 in the latter.
At the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, she helped the United States team win a Golden Glove and a Bronze Ball award. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she helped the United States team win another gold medal.
She was sidelined for three months in 2013 after having surgery on her left wrist, but three years later, in 2015, she helped the United States team win the FIFA Women's World Cup and take home the Golden Glove award.
Hope Solo Personal Life
The two-month relationship between Hope and Jerramy Stevens culminated in their wedding on November 13, 2012.
An altercation with Stevens left Solo injured the day before the wedding, leading to Stevens' arrest on suspicion of assault. However, Stevens was released the following day due to a lack of evidence.
Lozen and Vittorio were born on March 4, 2020, and one of the couple's five Doberman Pinschers, Conan, tragically passed away after being shot in the leg in September of that year.
Solo spoke of the tragic death of her beloved dog when discussing the matter “Conan was a good man who loved his family.
He wandered about 30 yards from our property when he was shot. As animal lovers, we are baffled as to why anyone would use their Second Amendment right to bear arms to harm animals of any kind intentionally.”
Several iCloud accounts were hacked in 2014, and Solo was one of the celebrities whose nude photos ended up on the internet, and in June of that year, she was arrested for allegedly attacking her half-sister and nephew.
Charges were dropped in January 2015, reinstated in October 2015, and then dropped again in May this year before are-examining Hope is deeply committed to giving back to the community, serving as a spokesperson for the Women's Sports Foundation, and lending her support to organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Street Soccer U.S.A.
As part of Bank of America's “Let's Run Together” campaign at the Chicago Marathon in 2011, she raised $5,000 for the Seattle Humane Society in honor of her participation in the race.
Hope Solo Awards and Honors
Solo's accolades are WPS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009, U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2011, and Sports Spectacular Female Athlete of the Year in 2013.
Do SSolo'sng Award, She's Got Game Award fShe'she Hall of Games, and Phoenix Mercury Woman of Inspiration award were all given to her in 2012.
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When she was nominated for IFFHS World Player of the Year, she was the top goalkeeper in the world for four years in a row.
Hope Solo Real Estate
At $1.2 million, Solo purchased a 5,330 square-foot Kirkland residence. It was worth $1.75 million when she sold the house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. There's a pool, a sporThere'st, and a view of the mountains from this place.