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Megan Rapinoe's net worth is hard-earned through a combination of kicking butt on the field and being unapologetically herself off of it. She maintains her cool (and her excellence!) under pressure, which is a gift in and of itself. After all, this is the woman who famously said, "We have to be better," and she walks the walk.

"My capacity is constantly being expanded," she previously told Parade, adding, "At that moment when you are totally overwhelmed and can't do anymore, it’s really cool to lean into that and always demand more of yourself and see where you can do more, be more and challenge yourself in those ways."

Preach! Find out Megan Rapinoe's net worth in 2023 and how she earned it.

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How did Megan Rapinoe become famous?

Rapinoe obviously became known for her soccer skills, first in high school, when she was named Parade and National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American both her junior and senior years.

In 1999, Rapinoe joined the under-14 Northern California state Olympic Development Program (ODP) team, and three years later, she joined the regional ODP team. She and her sister Rachael also played for Elk Grove Pride in the Women's Premier Soccer League from 2002 to 2005.

From 2005 to 2008, Rapinoe played for the University of Portland Pilots, ending her first season early due to an ACL injury. Despite only playing 60 games for the team, she set several records for it. Concurrently with her time on the Pilots, in 2006, Rapinoe joined the United States Women's National Soccer Team, but missed the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Olympics due to two separate ACL injuries.

Rapinoe played her first FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and led Team USA to a gold medal at the London Olympics the following year. She played the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, winning both, and helped Team USA get a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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While her victories on the soccer field are obviously noteworthy in and of themselves, Rapinoe is also famous for her activism. She has been an outspoken proponent of LGBTQIA+ rights, women's rights, pay equality, the Black Lives Matter movement and more.

"When I’m talking about LGBTQ rights, when I’m taking a knee in support of Colin Kaepernick, when I’m talking about police brutality or pay equity, it’s all the same exact thing to me," she previously told Parade. "It's just trying to make the world a better place and shedding light on issues. It's about having everybody's voice heard and setting up society to benefit everyone."

"Part of it is just who I am, I am gay so there's that aspect, and I am a female athlete. So there is a lot of activism potential in there," she added. "I feel like female athletes are always on the forefront of anything activism because the intersectionality of us all just runs so deep—we're women of color, gay, we're women."

Also, let's be honest: She's also at least somewhat famous for her awesome hair.

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What is Megan Rapinoe's net worth in 2023?

Megan Rapinoe's net worth in 2023 is estimated at about $5 million. In addition to her pay as one of the most famous soccer players on the planet, she also has reaped the benefits of sponsorships with brands including Nike, Visa, Victoria's Secret, Procter & Gamble, BodyArmor, Hulu and LUNA Bar.

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How much money does Megan Rapinoe make per year?

Rapinoe reportedly makes $7 million annually from soccer and endorsements. Her income can vary depending on the year and how her team performs. For example, players in the World Cup earn a $30,000 base, plus additional money per game depending on how far their team goes in the tournament, with winners guaranteed to take home $270,000 a piece—but the World Cup only comes around every four years.

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Is Megan Rapinoe retiring?

She is! On July 8, 2023, Rapinoe announced that this World Cup season would be her last.

"It is with a deep sense of peace & gratitude that I have decided this will be my final season playing this beautiful game," she tweeted alongside a childhood photo. "I never could have imagined the ways in which soccer would shape & change my life forever, but by the look on this little girl’s face, she knew all along."

Why did Megan Rapinoe retire?

In a July 2023 press conference, Rapinoe told The New York Times that she wanted to retire on her own terms and at the top of her game.

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