Born on March 9, 1983, in Nacogdoches, Texas. American professional soccer player Clint Dempsey, who is currently playing as a midfielder for MLS club Seattle Sounders FC and his country’s national team, has an estimated net worth of $16 million with an annual salary of $6.7 million. The soccer star’s career began in 1998 when he signed with Dallas Texans’s youth academy before going on to play for Furman Paladins’s youth system. In 2004 Dempsey joined New England Revolution as a senior player and stayed there for two years prior to his switch to Premier League side Fulham for where he made 184 appearances and scored 50 goals. In 2012, he moved to Tottenham Hotspurs and then Seattle Sounders following a short spell at the London-based club. Internationally, he made a breakthrough into the United States’ senior squad in 2004 and has to date had 112 caps and 40 goals to his name.
He is also the captain of the US national team. He played for Premier League team Fulham between 2007 and 2012. He became the first American player to score a hat-trick in the English Premier League, in the 5-2 win over Newcastle United in January 2012. He signed with Seattle Sounders FC as a Designated Player on a four-year contract on August 3 2013, for a transfer fee of $9 million. Dempsey has now netted 20 goals in 40 games for the MLS side. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Dempsey scored 30 seconds into a match against Ghana. The goal is the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history. He is one of the few Americans with lucrative endorsements from companies like Pepsi, Upper Deck and Nike. Demsey married Bethany Keegan, the couple have three children, Elyse, Jackson and Sophia.