Karch Kiraly is an American volleyball player, coach, and broadcaster. As of 2021, Karch Kiraly has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
|Full name||Charles Frederick “Karch” Kiraly|
|Birthdate||November 3, 1960|
|Birthplace||Jackson, Michigan, U.S.|
|Age||61 years old|
|Height||6’2″ (1.88 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|School||Santa Barbara High School|
|College||University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Karch Kiraly Early Life & Education
Kiraly was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He began playing volleyball at the age of six, encouraged by his father, Laszlo Kiraly, who had previously been a part of the Hungarian Junior National team before fleeing the country during the 1956 Hungarian national revolt. Kiraly competed in his first beach volleyball event at the age of 11 with his father.
Kiraly went to Santa Barbara High School and played on the boys’ varsity volleyball team. His father was instrumental in establishing the school’s boys’ volleyball program. The Dons of Santa Barbara reached the title game twice during Kiraly’s high school career, reaching the finals his sophomore year before falling to San Clemente High School in the championship match in 1976. Kiraly’s high school squad was unbeaten in his senior year, winning CIF SS by defeating Laguna Beach High School in the title game in 1978, and he was named Sectional Player of the Year. Kiraly was asked to join the Junior National Team during his high school years, where he competed for three years. Rick Olmstead, Kiraly’s high school coach, is credited with teaching him the value of hard work and devotion.
Karch Kiraly Net Worth & Career
Karch has won an Olympic gold medal. He has three Olympic gold medals in the categories of indoor and beach volleyball. First, in 1984, in Los Angeles, then in 1988, in Seoul, and finally in 1996, in Atlanta. In the World Championship, he made history by winning the Gold Medal in France in 1986. Then, in 1986, he earned a silver medal in the Goodwill Games in Moscow. He is presently the head coach of the United States women’s national volleyball team. He was also named the FIVB’s Best Player of the 20th Century. He was also named FIVB’s Best Player in the World in 1986 and 1988.
Karch Kiraly amassed his net worth mostly via volleyball, which he supplemented with investments.
Karch was a marketing juggernaut with several sponsors because he represented the national team for more than a decade.
He had several possibilities to play in a foreign continent during his career. Two-thirds of the 1984 team had gone into business at the time. In Europe, his pals were playing the pro game for large money.
Nonetheless, Kiraly stayed on as a semi-amateur and was given an unofficial salary of $80,000 a year at the age of 26.
However, this decision paid off. When it came to nationals, he was considered a favorite for pole positions.
Karch won gold and $13,200 in prize money from a pool of $60,000 at the 1990 AVP Pro Beachball.
Karch Kiraly and Steffen won $150,000 in prize money in 1991. By 1994, they had won top prizes in tournaments with a total prize fund of $250,000.
Karch had amassed a fortune in prize money at the end of the 2007 AVP season.
Karch Kiraly Net Worth
As of 2021, Karch Kiraly has an estimated net worth of $2 million.