Name: Carli Anne Lloyd
Born: July 16, 1982
Occupation: Olympian, Athlete
Carli Lloyd is an American soccer player from south New Jersey. She is a two time Olympic gold medalist and in 2015, scored a hat trick in the first 12 minutes of the championship World Cup game against Japan. Lloyd was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player in the 2015 World Cup tournament and the Silver Boot after tying for the most goals scored during the tournament. The Golden Boot winner had less overall playing time and that was considered the tie breaker.
Lloyd began playing soccer in coed play as a five-year-old in her hometown about 15 minutes northeast of Philadelphia. Lloyd, who is a midfielder, was named Girls’ High School Player of the Year in 1999 and in 2000 by the Philadelphia Inquirer and was twice named to the New Jersey All-State First Team.
Lloyd stayed close to home for college, playing for four years for Rutgers University. She was named to the First Team All-Big East all four years, the first Rutgers athlete to do so. She started beginning her freshman year and was named Big East Rookie of the Year and as a senior was named Big East Midfielder of the Year.
As a member of United States youth national team, Lloyd played at the Nordic Cup four times, winning four consecutive titles. In July, 2005, she moved to the adult national team, making her first appearance in a game versus the Ukraine. During the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Lloyd scored two goals, both of them making the difference in their respective games. In the 2012 Olympics in London, Lloyd scored both goals in the U.S. win over Japan. She is the only soccer player of either gender to score two gold medal winning goals.
After winning two gold medals and the 2015 and with a Nike endorsement deal, Lloyd has an estimated net worth of about $800,000.
How much is $800,000?
With $800,000, Lloyd, who has worked with Habitat for Humanity, could afford just two houses in her current hometown of Mount Laurel, New Jersey.