Top 10 Richest Women's Volleyball Players
While volleyball may not be the top-grossing game in the sports industry, the market still produces enough profit to pay its players. The top players in the world are well-compensated for the skills that they exhibit on the court. Read on to learn more about the top 10 richest volleyball players.
Who Are the Richest Women’s Volleyball Players in the World?
- Gabrielle Reece
- Misty May-Treanor
- Kerri Walsh Jennings
- Yekaterina Gamova
- Sheilla Castro
- Jordan Larson
- Logan Tom
- Tatiana Kosheleva
- Kim Yeon-Koung
- Morgan Beck
1. Gabrielle Reece
Gabrielle Reece tops the list of wealthiest volleyball players with an estimated net worth of $25 million. She attended Florida State University on a volleyball scholarship and served as team captain for two years. In addition to her career in volleyball, Reece explored many other creative outlets, including publishing a New York Times best-selling book, “My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper." Following Reece’s career as a professional volleyball player, she explored careers as an actress, model and sports announcer, which has contributed immensely to her wealth. Reece has an estimated yearly salary of $1.8 million, making her the wealthiest female volleyball player.
2. Misty May-Treanor
The second richest volleyball player is beach volleyball player, Misty May-Treanor. May-Treanor’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. She played collegiate volleyball at California State University where she was recognized as the National Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998. May-Treanor was a member of the United States national women’s volleyball team. Furthermore, she won gold in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 summer Olympics. May-Treanor was also successful in numerous FIVB and AVP tours. May-Treanor is argued to be one of the most successful beach volleyball players in history.
3. Kerri Walsh Jennings
Coming in at number three of the richest women’s volleyball players is Misty May-Treanor’s former partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings. Like May-Treanor, Jennings is estimated to have a net worth of around $6 million dollars. Jennings attended Stanford University, where she played volleyball and became the second player in history to earn four consecutive All-American first-team honors during her time there. She also won three Olympic gold medals alongside Misty May-Treanor, contributing to her earnings. The duo also won three FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships together. She has also appeared in multiple films and television shows that have contributed to her total net worth.
4. Yekaterina Gamova
Next up on the list of richest volleyball players is Russian volleyball player Yekaterina Gamova. Gamova is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million dollars. Her annual salary is estimated to total $1.4 million, making her one of the most highly-paid women’s volleyball players. Gamova has competed for Russia in multiple Olympic games, where she helped the team win silver in Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004; she also led the team to victory in the 2010 World Championship. Gamova also spent time playing for the Russian club Dinamo Kazan.
5. Sheilla Castro
Coming in at number five for the richest women’s volleyball players is Brazilian volleyball player Sheilla Castro. Similar to Yekaterina Gamova, Castro has a net worth of about $5 million. She is an opposite hitter who helped lead Brazil to two Olympic gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 games, and represented Brazil in the 2016 Olympic games, where Brazil placed fifth. Castro was also awarded the “Most Valuable Player” award in Brazil’s wins in the 2006 and 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix tournaments. Castro’s yearly salary is estimated to total $1.16 million, making her one of the most well-paid female volleyball players in the world.
6. Jordan Larson
American volleyball player Jordan Larson is estimated to have a net worth between $1 to $5 million. Her annual salary is calculated at $1.2 million, making her one of the highest-paid volleyball players. Larson is a member of the United States national volleyball team and also plays for the Turkish club Eczacibasi Vatra. Larson has won many honors, including Most Valuable Player in multiple tournaments, best receiver, best blocker, and best scorer. She has also helped lead the United States national team to place in numerous national tournaments, including first in the 2014 World Championships.
7. Tatiana Kosheleva
The seventh richest volleyball player is Russian player Tatiana Kosheleva. Kosheleva has an estimated net worth of $5 million. In 2016, the Russian professional volleyball player signed a contract to compete for Eczacibasi Vatra, a Turkish club volleyball team, where she made an estimated salary of $1 million a year. Koshleva also played for various Russian clubs, where she helped her team win both a World Championship in 2010 and a European Championship in 2013. She also won Most Valuable Player and helped her team place first in the 2015 European Championship. In 2018, Kosheleva suffered from an ACL injury, preventing her from competing in some major tournaments for the Russian national team.
8. Logan Tom
American volleyball player Logan Tom is ranked as the eighth richest volleyball player in the world. Tom plays both indoor and beach volleyball, and she is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million. She was a part of the 2000 United States Olympic roster for the Sydney games, and she helped lead the team to silver medals in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. Tom was also named “best scorer” at the 2008 Olympics and received the Most Valuable Player award at the 2004 FIVB World Grand Prix tournament. Her salary is estimated to be $1 million a year.
9. Kim Yeon-Koung
Coming in as the ninth richest women’s volleyball player is South Korean player Kim Yeon-Koung. Yeon-Koung is also estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million, making her one of the most well-paid women’s volleyball players in the world. Yeon-Koung joined the South Korean national team as an outside hitter and was eventually named captain; she retired in 2021. Yeon-Koung was also recognized as the first Asian player in the Champions League to receive the Most Valuable Player award. She was also a member of the FIVB Athletes’ Commission. Her salary totals about $800,000 per year.
10. Morgan Beck
At number ten of the world's richest volleyball players is American beach volleyball player Morgan Beck. Beck also has an estimated net worth of around $1 million dollars, making her just as rich as Yeon-Koung, Kosheleva, and Tom. Beck played volleyball at the University of California, Berkeley, and she competed for the 2012 United States Olympic team. Beck also spent time playing for AVP pro as well as USA Volleyball; she also modeled and was featured in a Nike ad campaign which certainly added to her total earnings. Beck’s annual salary is estimated to be around $600,000.
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- Jovana Brakocevic
- Madelaynne Montaño
- Juliana Felisberta Da Silva
- Larissa Franca
- Carolina Costagrande
- Courtney Thompson
- Zhu Ting
- Gozde Sonsirma
- April Ross
- Gozde Sonsirma
Who is the richest men’s volleyball player in the world?
The richest men’s volleyball player in the world is Wilfredo Leon. Leon’s net worth is estimated at $66 million, making him,without a doubt, the wealthiest men’s volleyball player. The Cuban player started playing for the Cuban national team at the age of 14; he led the Cuban national team to two NORCECA Championships and to a second-place victory at the World Championships in 2010. Leon also spent time playing for the Russian club team, Zenit Kazan.
Who is the richest women’s volleyball player in the world?
The richest women’s volleyball player in the world is American Gabrielle Reece. Not only did Reece play volleyball professionally, but she also explored interests in modeling, sports announcing, and writing. She also published a book that ended up on the “New York Times” best-seller list, which added to her accumulation of wealth. Her estimated total net worth is around $25 million, making her the richest women’s volleyball player in the world.