What is Alex Morgan's net worth? Forbes ranks her as one of highest-paid female soccer stars
Alex Morgan, just like Megan Rapinoe has been majorly affected by the pay disparity between the men's and women's US soccer teams. According to ESPN, a non-contract player making a World Cup team will net a men's player $68,750 while a women's player will make $37,500 for making the World Cup squad. A win for the men's team against a team outside the top 25 in the FIFA rankings means a bonus of $9,375, and in case of a loss, they pocket $5,000. For the women, a victory against a team ranked outside the top eight brings each player $5,250, and in case of a loss, they earn nothing.
This is just one example highlighting the difference between the salaries of the women's and men's teams. The USWNT filed a lawsuit against US Soccer on International Women's Day in 2019. The filing didn't just mention the wage gap but "institutionalized gender discrimination" highlighting there is a world of a difference in how they travel to games, the medical treatment they receive, and much more. Many people came out in support of the women's soccer team, Morgan said at a Nike event in Paris that year. "Serena Williams came out in support of our efforts, which was amazing. I also have lots of friends who are male athletes that have texted me to say, ‘How can I support what you are doing? What can I do to help?’” Morgan revealed.
What is Alex Morgan's net worth?
Alex Morgan is one of the biggest soccer stars in the country, she started playing the game as a 14-year-old and was drafted first overall in 2011. She is a two-time FIFA World Cup champion and has won Olympic gold in 2012 after defeating Canada 4-3. She scored the winning goal in the closing seconds of the second overtime period and she was hailed as a hero for doing so. Morgan has played in 183 international matches for the USA, and her 111 goals rank fifth in the national team's history and eighth among all players in international soccer play. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the soccer star's wealth is estimated at $3 million.
According to a report, she earns an annual salary of $400K from playing for the Orlando Pride and the US women's soccer team. A sizable amount of her income comes from her endorsement deals which include - Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Panasonic, Bank of America, Chapstick, Chobani, AT&T, and others. Morgan's social media presence is huge with 9.3 million people following her on Instagram. This is said to help her draw in the big bucks through her brand deals which brings her net worth to approximately $4.6 million. She ranks No. 10 on Forbes' list of one of the highest-paid female athletes.