In the 1920s when the first volleyball court is believed to have been put up, we doubt the folks from the 20th century ever thought it would become a profitable sport. In France, it was the principal game for a nudist camp while in the USA people would play volleyball to escape their miseries. Today volleyball is a global sport that is making big bucks for the skilled and talented few. Here’s a list of 8 richest volleyball players.
We totally get why Laird Hamilton tied the knot with Gabrielle Reece. Besides being one of the most successful volleyballers, she is also a ravishing beauty who has graced the covers of high-profile magazines.
Reece began harnessing her talent on the court when she was in eleventh grade. She decided to carve out a career out of volleyball after graduating from college, and she has been mega successful. She tops our list with a net worth of $10 million.
Kerri was born into a sporty family, and it was almost inevitable she would become ingrained into sports. She began honing her skills in Stanford University where she became notable as one of the best volleyball players.
Kerri rose up the ranks of fame when she teamed up with Misty May in 2001. The duo went on to become the most tenacious competitors in the sport clinching almost every Olympic medal. Her net worth sits at $4 million.
Misty may be retired from the sport but she has 3 gold medals credited to her. During her formative years, Misty May would play beach volleyball with her parents. Her hobby would later become a full-time career that would leave her $4 million richer.
She is only 26, but Morgan Beck is a formidable force to reckon with. She plays professionally for USA volleyball, AVP pro and AVP young guns. Her net worth is estimated to be $1 million and is expected to shoot up in the coming years.
Logan has picked up all sorts of medals in her career that spans over a decade. Her knack for sporting began in Highland High school. Even though she was pretty good at almost every sport, she felt more drawn to volleyball. Her talent and hard work has paid off big time. She is one of the richest volleyball players with a net worth of $1 million.
Philip has been on a winning streak ever since he partnered with seasoned veteran Todd Rogers. The dynamic duo became the first U.S beach volleyball team to clinch a gold medal at the FIVB World Championships. Philip is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, and we can only expect more medals to swing his way. He has a net worth of $1 million.
The Brazilian volleyball player is prominent for winning the World Championships 2011. Ever since that noteworthy win, Larissa has continued to beef up her performance on the court. In 2012, she hit another milestone when she won a bronze model at the Olympic Games together with her teammate Juliana Felisberta .Larissa has a net worth of $1 million.
Juliana exploded into the lime light when she teamed up with Larissa Franca. They went on to become one of the most successful partners winning the SWATCH World Tour six times. The duo has since parted ways, but the eight year partnership no doubt contributed to Juliana's $1 million net worth.