Brandi Chastain Net Worth

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Brandi is a San Jose native; she picked up a football when she was eight years old, and since then rose to stardom. Initially she had to play with boys, as Davis Junior High School didn’t have a girl soccer team. Nevertheless, that didn’t stay in Brandi’s way, and she began her dominance on the field. She later studied at Archbishop Mitty High School, where she continued with her soccer aspirations and won three consecutive state championships.

Following her high school matriculation, Brandi enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, also playing forward for the Golden Bears. In her first year, she bagged 15 goals, which earned her Freshman Player of the Year honors, given by Soccer America. However, during the summer break, Brandi had to undergo reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament surgeries, missing the 1987 and 1988 seasons. After recovery, she transferred to Santa Clara University, continuing with her fantastic performance, which won her the ISAA Player of the Year after scoring 22 goals in the regular season in 1990.

Her club career began in 1993 when she joined the Japanese team Shiroki F.C. Serena of the L. League for one season, remembered since she won the MVP award, also becoming the only foreigner to be selected for the league’s top 11 players. Unfortunately, USA didn’t have a professional soccer league for woman until 1999, when Brandi and 23 other players joined in Women’s United Soccer Association to form the first professional women’s soccer league in the states. The league consisted of eight teams, and Brandi was a part of the San Jose Cyber Rays. In her first season, she won the championship title with her team, which only increased her net worth. However, for the next two seasons, San Jose CyberRays didn’t have much success and Brandi left the team.

In 2009 she returned to club football, joining the FC Gold Pride of the WPS, and played in 10 games, before she was waived by the club. Nevertheless, she soon found new engagement, joining the California Storm in the 2010 season of the WPSL. She played in five matches, scoring three goals and also had five assists.

Brandi had more success with the USA Women’s national team. She made her debut in 1988, and subsequently appeared in 192 games, scoring 30 goals and 26 assists, playing mostly as a defender and an occasional midfielder. The USA team won the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991, and then in 1999 team repeated their success, winning on penalties against China, with Brandi drawing attention to herself after scoring the winning penalty, taking off her jersey, and continuing her celebration in a sports bra.

Brandi also won two golden medals at the Olympic Games of 1996 and 2004, which also benefited her wealth. Thanks to her successful career, Brandi was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017.

After retirement, she assumed the job of a sports broadcaster, firstly for NBC covering the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and also Major League Soccer matches on ABC/ESPN, and the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, further increasing her net worth.

Brandi has also authored a book, entitled “It’s Not About the Bra: Play Hard, Play Fair, and Put the Fun Back Into Competitive Sports” in 2005, the sales of which also added to her wealth.

To speak further of her accomplishments outside soccer, Brandi has graced the pages of numerous magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Gear Magazine and many other publications across the globe, which also added a substantial amount to her wealth. That is not the end, as she has also appeared in several variety talk shows, such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, “Good Morning America”, and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn”, among others.

Regarding her personal life, she has been married to soccer coach Jerry Smith since 1996; the couple has a son, but also, Jerry has a child from his previous relationship, and Brandi accepted him as her own child.

Brandi is also a spokesperson for the pharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc, promoting their campaign to educate people about inflammatory bowel disease. Also, she stated that, after her death, her brain would be donated for concussion research.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Brandi Chastain
  • Net Worth: $2.5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 21, 1968
  • Place Of Birth: San Jose, California, U.S.
  • Height: 5′ 7″ (1.7 m)
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Profession: Soccer player
  • Education: Archbishop Mitty High School, Santa Clara University, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jerry Smith (m. 1996)
  • Children: Cameron Smith, Jaden Chastain Smith
  • Parents: Roger Chastain, Lark Chastain
  • Siblings: Chad Chastain
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  • Nominations: Best Soccer Player ESPY Award, Memorable Performance of the Year ESPY Award
  • Movies: Air Bud: World Pup
  • TV Shows: Sanjay Gupta MD


  • Has written a book entitled, It’s Not About the Bra, which advocates kids having ‘fun’ with sports. [October 2004]
  • Son, Jaden Chastain Smith, born 8 June 2006. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 22 inches long.
  • Favorite soccer player: Roy Keane, Manchester United, because “he plays both ways with reckless abandon”.
  • Began her college career at Cal, where she was Soccer America’s national freshman of the year, and then transferred to Santa Clara, where she led the Broncos to two NCAA final four appearances and was named all-American and player of the year in 1990.
  • Took the 5th penalty kick for the US in the 1999 World cup to win the title.
  • Played her first match against Japan on June 1, 1988. Scored her first goal April 18, 1991 against Mexico (she scored five goals in that match, a team record for one game)
  • Married Jerry Smith in 1998 and honeymooned in France, going to the World cup.
  • Plays for the San Jose CyberRays women’s football club.
  • Scored the winning penalty kick for the U.S. women’s soccer team in the Women’s World Cup final in Pasadena, Calif. She took off her shirt to reveal her sports bra as soon as she scored the goal. [1999]


Title Year Status Character
Her Best Move 2007 technical advisor: soccer
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Nine for IX 2013 TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episode
The Valley 2011 Short special thanks
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Larry King Now 2016 TV Series Herself – guest
Hollywood Health Report 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Home & Family 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
Marvel and ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Origins – Brandi Chastain 2015 TV Mini-Series Herself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Herself
Heroes: The Story of the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself – USA 1988-2004
City Walk 2014-2015 TV Series documentary
Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis 2014 Herself
Chopped 2014 TV Series Herself – Contestant
A Football Life 2013 TV Series Herself
Nine for IX 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Sub 2013 TV Mini-Series Herself
Splash 2013 TV Series Herself – Contestant
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself
House Call with Sanjay Gupta 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Pretty Tough 2011 TV Series Herself (2011)
Good Morning America Weekend Edition 2011 TV Series Herself
This Week 2011 TV Series Herself
Mike & Mike 2011 TV Series Herself – Telephone Interviewee
Brandi Chastain: A Tribute to a Champion 2010 TV Movie Herself
Tosh.0 2010 TV Series Herself
The Superstars 2009 TV Series Herself – Contestant
Extra Time 2009 TV Movie Herself
Being BAWSI 2008 Documentary short BAWSI Co-Founder
Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team 2007 TV Movie Herself
Her Best Move 2007 Herself
17th Annual American Century Championship 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
Pros vs. Joes 2006 TV Series Herself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005 TV Series Herself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Listen Up 2004 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2004 TV Series Herself
Today 2004 TV Series Herself
ESPN SportsCentury 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2004 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Herself
Apple Pie 2002 Video documentary Herself
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Herself
Jeopardy! 2001 TV Series Herself – Celebrity Contestant
Air Bud 3 2000 Video Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Herself
World Cup 98 1998 TV Series Herself
Archive Footage
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Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Herself (uncredited)


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