Tim Howard's net worth: How rich is the former goalkeeper?

Tim Howard's net worth: How rich is the former goalkeeper?

Helix Odhiambo
updated at January 14, 2024 at 3:50 PM
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Legendary American soccer star Tim Howard enjoyed a remarkable career playing for top Premier League clubs and the US men's national team. He was a fantastic goalkeeper with incredible skills and unwavering determination. Tim Howard's net worth has significantly increased through his earnings and investments.

How much does Tim Howard make a year?
Former Man United and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard poses in front of the Premier League Trophy whilst working for NBC at Elland Road on 28 December 2022, in Leeds, England. Photo: Stu Forster
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Howard's outstanding abilities earned him multiple honours and lucrative contracts, cementing his status among the greatest and wealthiest goalkeepers. We bring you top facts about the iconic goalkeeper, from his background to his career and net worth.

Tim Howard's profile summary

Full name

Timothy Matthew Howard

Date of birth

6 March 1979


44 (as of January 2024)

Date of birth

North Brunswick Township, New Jersey, United States


American, Hungarian




North Brunswick Township High School


1.91 m (6' 3")


88 kg (194 lbs)

Eye colour


Hair colour



Former footballer (goalkeeper)


Matthew Howard, Esther Fekete




Laura Ciancola


Alivia, Jacob

Net worth

$10 million

Social media

Instagram, Facebook, X (Twitter)

Tim Howard's brief bio

Former goalkeeper Tim Howard (age 44 as of January 2024) was born on 6 March 1979 in New Jersey, United States. He is a Christian and of mixed ethnicity. Tim Howard's height is 1.91 m or 6 feet and 3 inches. He has an athletic body weighing 88 kg or 194 lbs.

Tim Howard's father
Tim Howard posing for a photo with his mother Esther (R) and father (L). Tim's mother raised him and his brother in New Jersey after she divorced their father. Photo: @timhow1 (modified by author)
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The New Jersey native was born to an American father, Matthew, and a Hungarian mother, Esther. He has an elder brother called Chris. Tim Howard's father worked as a truck driver in the US, while his mother worked for a container packaging distributor.

Matthew and Esther divorced when Tim was around three, and the former Man United goalkeeper lived with his mother. He was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and OCD at 12. Luckily, the conditions did not affect his soccer career. He used to play football and basketball during his childhood.

Tim Howard's net worth and earnings

Tim Howard's salary
Former US goalie Tim Howard smiles to the crowd after receiving an honour during a game between Mexico and USMNT at MetLife Stadium on 6 September 2019 in New Jersey. Photo: Jose Argueta
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How much is Tim Howard worth? The legendary American goalkeeper enjoyed a successful career, emerging as one of the wealthiest shot-stoppers in soccer. According to several sources, including Forbes, Tim Howard's net worth is estimated at $10 million as of January 2024. The former goalie earned from football salaries, bonuses, and endorsement deals with top brands like Nike.

Tim Howard's career earnings

How much does Tim Howard make a year? The former Premier League shot-stopper earned an average annual salary of $3 million during his career. According to Forbes, Tim ranked 4th among the best-paid US players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup with $2.6 million annually.

The former American No. 1 penned a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Colorado Rapids in May 2016, earning between $2.5 million and $2.8 million per season. Tim Howard's salary exceeded what most MLS goalkeepers in their prime were receiving despite turning 40. He earned a gross total of around $15.6 million during his playing career.

Tim Howard's career

Tim Howard's career earnings
Tim Howard training with Manchester United during a session on 24 July 2003 at the Nike training facility in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Laurence Griffiths
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Howard used to play basketball and soccer but chose the latter. He enrolled in the Olympic Development Program at 13 in 1991, where he honed his skills. Tim joined the North Jersey Imperials of the United States Independent Soccer League before graduating high school.

The New Jersey-born athlete played his first professional game in high school before conquering the world. Here is a breakdown of Tim Howard's stats, career journey and how he rose to fame.

MLS career

The American icon quickly rose to fame because of his exceptional goalkeeping skills. He signed for the Major League Soccer team, the MetroStars (currently New York Red Bulls), in 1998. Tim won the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2001 and spent five seasons with MetroStars before moving to Europe.

European career

Tim Howard's stats
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard in action during their Premier League match against Newcastle United at Goodison Park on 17 September 2012 in Liverpool, England. Photo: Stu Forster
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Did Tim Howard play in the Premier League? Tim played for Manchester United and Everton during his peak. He signed for the Red Devils in July 2003 for around $2.9 million after agreeing a four-year contract at Old Trafford.

The legendary goalie had a remarkable career with the Red Devils at Man United from 2003-2007, where he played 77 games. He won the 2003 FA Community Shield, the 2004 FA Cup Final, and the 2005-2006 League Cup with United.

Tim moved to Everton in 2006 on loan before the club purchased him in February 2007 for around $3.8 million, penning a five-year deal. The American spent ten seasons with the Toffees, playing over 400 games. He scored one goal for Everton in a 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in the 2011-2012 season.

Return to the MLS

Howard joined Colorado Rapids in 2016 after a successful stint with Everton. He signed a three-year contract with the MLS club. The former goalie retired in October 2019 but returned in March 2020 to play for Memphis 901 in the United Soccer League. Tim became the club's minority owner in 2017.

National team

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Tim Howard of the United States saves a shot during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match against Belgium at Arena Fonte Nova on 1 July 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. Photo: Robert Cianflone
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The legendary goalie has represented the United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) since 2002, amassing 121 caps. He played in three FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010, and 2014). Tim had the most saves in a tournament game in the 2014 World Cup with 16 stops in the knockout round against Belgium.

Howard won the 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup and was runner-up at the 2009 Confederations Cup, bagging the Golden Glove as the best keeper in the tournament. He was voted the Concacaf Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Interesting facts about Tim Howard

Tim Howard's height
Tim Howard of Colorado Rapids walks to the pitch ahead of their game against Sporting Kansas City at D. Sporting Goods Park on 17 March 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. Photo: Timothy Nwachukwu
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Tim was a premium shot-stopper and one of the best goalies of his generation. He ranks among the most successful American players in Europe. Besides his career, discover other fascinating details about him here, including his marriage, family, and social media presence.

Is Tim Howard married?

The former goalkeeper is reportedly single after partying ways with his ex-wife, Laura Ciancola. Howard and Laura tied the knot in 2003 and divorced in 2012. Laura is an American actress and featured in several TV programs. According to reports, Tim Howard's ex-wife is married to Trey Liebenrood, an American citizen.

Tim Howard's daughter and son

The legendary shot-stopper has two kids with his ex-wife. They have a son called Jacob and a daughter named Alivia, who have lived with their mother since their parents separated.

Where does Tim Howard live now?

The father of two lived in North Brunswick before leaving for Europe. He reportedly has a house in Germantown, Tennessee.

Final word

Tim Howard's net worth continues to grow despite retiring. He makes money from his investments and works as an NBC Sports analyst. His career achievements have inspired many Americans to join the Premier League.

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.