American soccer goalkeeper, Hope Solo represented her country for almost 16 years from 2000 to 2016. She is the two-time Olympic gold winner in 2008 and 2012 including the prestigious 2015 FIFA World Cup.
Hope Solo Bio & Family
The former player was born as Hope Amelia Solo on 30 July 1981 in Richland, Washington to parents, Judy Lynn (née Shaw) and Jeffrey Solo. Her father, an Italian-American Vietnam War veteran, always motivated her through her career. Hope’s other family member includes her brother, Marcus.
She went to Richland High School where she played football from 1996 until 2000. The retired athlete stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighs around 69 kg.
Career & Net Worth
The 37-year-old has a net worth of $3 million from her impeccable career of almost three decades. After high school, she played for her college, Washington Huskies from 1999 to 2002. Likewise, her professional career commenced after the Philadelphia Charge selected her at the 2003 WUSA Draft. Similarly, she played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg in 2004 and Olympique Lyon in 2005.
From then, she got the fortune to play for Saint Louis Athletica for a year from 2009 to 2010. She played for two different clubs, magicJack and Seattle Sounders Women in 2011 and 2012. Subsequently, her last playing club was Seattle Reign, where she was committed for three years from 2013 to 2016. Over there, her salary was between $22,000 and $65,000.
Apart from playing, her brand endorsements for Gatorade, EA Sports, and BlackBerry could possible make her paycheck between $10 to $12 million. Likewise, she owns a 1.2 million home in Kirtland, Washington which cove 5,330 square feet area with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, bought back in 2012.
Hope Solo lifting the 2015 FIFA World Cup trophy (Picture: First Post)
The 2011 Dancing with the Stars contestant officially retired in 2016.
Hope’s Controversial Husband
Hope is married to a former American football player, Jerramy Stevens, age 39 for the past seven years. They went to exchange wedding vows on 13 November 2012 after two months of dating. Right before a day of their grand nuptials, her husband was arrested for allegedly beating her.
Hope Solo with husband Jeramy during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala (Picture: Zimbio)
Not just that, she has recently spoken suffering from a miscarriage of twin in her June 2019 interview for Elle. As if for now, everything is beautiful in their relationship since she loves sharing a picture of her husband on her Instagram. The couple recently traveled to Stone Mountain State Park on 28 May 2019 along with a personal trainer, O’ Brien Byrd.
Some Interesting Facts About Hope Solo
- Solo’s parents parted ways when she was six, but she was very fond of her father until his final breath due to a heart attack in June 2007.
- She represented her country U16 (1996-1997), U19 (1998) and U21 (1999–2000).
- The former was arrested on 21 June 2014 for two misdemeanor counts of assault in the fourth degree against her half-sister and nephew.
- Solo is a vivid social media user and has over 881k Instagram followers.