Mia Hamm Net Worth: Career & Lifestyle

Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm (Source: Wallpaper Cave)

An American retired soccer player, Mia Hamm’s net worth is a staggering $10 million as of October 2022.

Mariel Margaret Hamm- Garciaparra, professionally known as Mia Hamm, is one of the greatest female soccer players in history.

Her enormous number of achievements in the sports industry explain why she has such a considerable net worth.

She is the fourth child of Bill and Stephanie Hamm. 

Mia Hamm in Soccer field
Mia Hamm on the Soccer field

Since Mia was born into a wealthy family, she was introduced to the soccer field at a very early age in Italy, many of the places she moved to.

Mia started sharpening her skills and got herself involved in different soccer leagues in 1977, when her family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas. At that very moment, her older adopted brother, Garrett, was the one who encouraged her.

She was 14 years old when she decided to join the Olympic Development soccer team in Dallas, where Anson Dorrance, who was the coach of the U.S women’s soccer team, caught an eye on her. Eventually, she became the youngest woman.

You may know Mia Hamm, but do you know her personal life?

Mia Hamm | Quick Facts

Born Name Mariel Margaret Hamm
Nickname Mia Hamm
Date of Birth March 17, 1972
Height 1.65m
Age Years Old
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Selma, Alabama
Father’s Name Bill Hamm
Mother’s Name Stephanie Hamm
Sister Caroline Hamm, Lovdy Hamm, Tiffany Hamm
Brother Garett Hamm, Martin Hamm
Spouse/Ex Nomar Garciaparra (M. 2003), Christian Corry (M. 1994–2001)
Children Ava Caroline Garciaparra, Garrett Garciaparra, Grace Isabella Garciaparra
Net Worth $12 Million
Astrological Sign Pisces
Social Media FacebookTwitter
Sexual-Orientation Straight
Gender Female
Weight 57kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Hair type Straight
Debut  1989
Jersey  09
Position  Forward
International goals  158
Coach Tony DiCicco
Affiliated to  Los Angeles FC (Co-Owner)
Skin Tone/Complexion Type II: Fair skin
Hobbies Reading, Quality time with family
Merch  Go For the GoalSigned Jersey 
Last Update October, 2022

Mia Hamm | Net Worth and Income

One of the greatest female soccer players in history Mia Hamm’s net worth is a staggering $12 million.

However, with her excellent performances in the inaugural 1991 tournament and the following years 1995 in Sweden, 1999 and 2003 in the US, she was able to earn $500,000 and some more.

Usually, any women’s professional soccer (WPS) average income is $40,000 plus.

However, Mia Hamm’s highest annual is roughly calculated to be $93,000 in 2009. Likewise, a year back, she was paid $85,000 only. 

Besides from sports industry, Hamm also earned money from commercials and endorsements with renowned brands and sponsors.

Mia Hamm | Houses and Cars

Houses

In 2016, the powerful sports couple Mia Hamm and her husband retired major league baseball star Nomar Garciaparra bought a house in Manhattan Beach for $2.2 million.

                                                                   Mia Hamm's house view from the front yard
Mia Hamm’s house view from the front yard

The house consists of a living room, dining room, TV room, kitchen, patio, backyard, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, vaulted ceilings—an elevated street view from the house, which is 4447 square feet.

Cars

More than maintaining a status, the car is mostly a necessity for our day-to-day life. Even though Mia Hamm’s net worth is $12 million, Hamm tends to keep things as simple as

possible.  There isn’t any source or proof of Hamm showing off her wheels to the public.

But since she has collaborated with big car brands like Volkswagen and Chevrolet, we can assume that she has ridden any of those provided via sponsorships. 

Mia Hamm | Lifestyle

Despite being one of the greatest soccer players in history, Hamm is not much of a person to show off.

She keeps her private things up to minimal. Starting from her social media, she tries not to share her things much. 

As an international player, Hamm has traveled to many different countries and experienced the tradition, norms, and values. 

It is said that Hamm goes on vacation with her children every once a month.  Most of the time, she takes her twin daughter to the beach for refreshments.

Mia Hamm | Charity Work

In 1999, Hamm founded a non-profitable organization dedicated to raising funding and awareness for families in need of bone marrow.

And also to inspire and develop more opportunities for women to get enrolled in the sports industry. The name of the organization is: Mia Hamm Organization

The reason behind establishing the foundation is her younger brother, Garett, who encouraged her on the soccer field.

He died due to complications from a rare blood disease called aplastic anemia after the 1996 Olympics.

Mia Hamm playing with member of foundation
Mia Hamm playing with a member of the foundation

Apart from this, Hamm also wrote a self-hole genre book which happens to be in the same year (1999), “Go For the Goal: A Champion’s Guide To Winning In Soccer And Life.”

 Similarly, her second book of a fictional genre, “Winners Never Quit,” in 2004. Overall, we can tell that she was a soccer player and a writer, a makeup artist, a founder of a non-profitable organization, and a Philanthropist.

Mia Hamm | Endorsements & Books

Endorsements 

Mia Hamm has played many commercials throughout her career, which is also why she earned a lot of fame and is well known worldwide. But the significant commercials and one of the bests are 10 in total. They are listed below:

  1. Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

When it comes to the endorsement commercial, Michael Jordan is the king of it. Also, not to mention, he is already ruling the NBA.

  1. Barbie Girl
  2. Mia Plays Foosball
  3. America Didn’t See Mia
  4. Every Day Is Your Day
  5. Thanks, Mia
  6. Spooky Gatorade
  7. What’s G?
  8. Mia Doesn’t Have Time For Two Hair Products
  9. Gatorade Jam

Hamm’s estimated income from endorsements with Nike and Gatorade totals $2,000,000.

Books

In 1999, Hamm wrote her first self-help book, which happened year (1999), “Go For the Goal: A Champion’s Guide To Winning In Soccer And Life.”

The book is just not about the inspiring story of how a tiny suburban sprite became a global terror with a ball (and the world) at her feet.

It’s a book about how an individual should have patience with himself/ herself and chase goals step-wise for a kid dreaming of being a champion like Hamm.

And her second book is “Winners Never Quit” in 2004. It is a biography about herself how she started her career in the soccer field. How she get up every time, she was down.

The book also includes dealing with a loss without getting angry or quitting and how to be a good teammate—a strong choice for the young athlete in your family or classroom.

Mia Hamm | Career

Hamm started her career as a soccer player professionally at the age of 15 and eventually won the world cup in 1991 at her age 19. And she set another record for being the youngest team player in history.

In 1996, she secured a gold medal Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, along with her three teammates, Michelle Akers, Brandi Chastain, and Kristine Lilly.

Moreover, she got elected for Soccer USA’s “Female Athlete of the Year” five years in a row, i.e., in 1994-1998.

Above all, she was named MVP of the Women’s Cup in 1995 and won three ESPY Awards, including the “Soccer Player of the Year” and “Female Athlete of the Year” categories.

By retirement at the age of 32, she had a record of 158 international goals.

Three Facts About Mia Hamm

  1. Mia played in an HBO documentary named Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.
  2. She wrote a book of her autobiography titled “Winners Never Quit.”
  3. She started Mia Foundation because her brother died due to complications from a rare blood disease called aplastic anemia.

FAQs

Why Mia Hamm retired so early?

 The couple wanted to start a family, so Mia decided to retire and focus on her personal life and continue on the soccer field from a different angle.

How many children does Hamm have?

The power sports couple has three children together: twin daughter named Ava Caroline and Grace Isabella born in March 2007) and second son, Garrett Anthony, born in January 2012.

Did Mia Hamm marry twice?

Yes, Mia Hamm married twice. First marriage with Christian Corry lasted for six years (1994-2002), and then she again fell in love with retired baseball star Nomar Garciaparra and got married to him (2003-till date). 

Is Mia Hamm lesbian?

No, Mia is not a lesbian. She has dated several men in her teenage. Also got married twice, firstly, Christian Corry and lastly, retired baseball star, Nomar Garciaparra. 

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