Ken Griffey Jr Net Worth
George Kenneth also known as “Ken” Griffey, Jr and “The Kid” is the most experienced American baseball player who have estimated net worth of $85 million US dollar.
Ken Griffey Junior is a son to Ken Griffey Senior He was born in 1969 and has enjoyed 22 years in baseball for various teams. Jr, Ken followed his father’s footsteps in the game and even became more famous than his father though he rode on the big man’s name. His career in baseball was pre-determined for him by the father and therefore had an easy time joining the game. But still, he was a talented player who had skills that amazed many teams.
He is one of the few players who have enjoyed a good run with few teams, having played for only two teams in a span of 22 years. His professional career began at Seattle Mariners in 1988. For the next two years there, he earned a salary of $68,000 and a contract of $204,000. Things became a bit better in 1990 when he renewed a contract with the Mariners earning him $180,000 that year. He also got a $25,000 bonus for renewing contract in 1991. What forced him to renew the contract was his rising popularity that forced the Mariners to give him a substantial amount of money. In 1991, he earned a salary of $700,000. His salary would rise year by year until 1999 when he left Seattle Mariners. By the time he was leaving, his salary was at $8,700,000. Cincinnati Reds signed him for record contract of $112,500,000 and got an instant salary hike up to $9.3 million. He received an annual increase in salary at Cincinnati Reds until 2005. In 2005, Griffey was earning a salary of $12.5 million. There was a gradual decrease in his salary due to his old age. He returned back to Settle Mariner as a free agent in 2009 and has been receiving a salary of $2.3 million.
It is by no doubt that he is one of the most successful athletes in the world. He was a good investor and has accumulated so much in terms of money. His net worth is in the range of $85 million. This is a figure that only a few people in the world can actually reach.
|Full Name||George Kenneth Griffey Jr|
|Date Of Birth||November 21, 1969|
|Birth Place||Donora, Pennsylvania|
|Occupation||Retired Baseball Player|
|Education||Archbishop Moeller High School|
|Marital Status||Married (Melissa)|
|Source Of Wealth||Baseball|