Top 20 Baseball Player celebrities in Japan

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Baseball Player celebrities [Updated November 27, 2022].

1. Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki net worth 2020
Ichiro Suzuki was born on October 22, 1973 in Kasugai, Japan.
He led the American League in stolen bases and batting average in 2001, and then lead the league in batting once again in 2004.

Net Worth 2020: $180 Million

2. Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka net worth 2020
Masahiro Tanaka was born on November 1, 1988 in Itami, Japan.
During his time in the NPL, he was selected to 5 consecutive All-Star games, named 2007 Pacific League Rookie of the Year with the Golden Eagles, given the Eiji Sawamura Award for the NPL's top pitcher twice, and he also helped lead the Golden Eagles to a Japan Series Championship in 2013.

Net Worth 2020: $60 Million


Salary 2020: $22 Million

3. Hideki Matsui

Hideki Matsui net worth 2020
Hideki Matsui was born on June 12, 1974 in Ishikawa, Japan.
He spent the first 7 years of his MLB career with the Yankees, then played for the Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, and Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 to 2012 before retiring.

Net Worth 2020: $40 Million

4. Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda net worth 2020
Hiroki Kuroda was born on February 10, 1975 in Osaka, Japan.
He won an Olympic bronze medal with the Japanese national team in 2004.

Net Worth 2020: $33 Million

5. Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka net worth 2020
Daisuke Matsuzaka was born on September 13, 1980 in Aomori, Japan.
He was named the Pacific League Rookie of the Year in 1999.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Million

6. Hideo Nomo

Hideo Nomo net worth 2020
Hideo Nomo was born on August 31, 1968 in Japan.
He was voted to his first All-Star game and named National League Rookie of the Year in 1995.

Net Worth 2020: $25 Million

7. Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish net worth 2020
Yu Darvish was born on August 16, 1986 in Habikino, Japan.
He was selected to back-to-back MLB All-Star games in 2012 and 2013.

Net Worth 2020: $23 Million

8. Kosuke Fukudome

Kosuke Fukudome net worth 2020
Kosuke Fukudome was born on April 26, 1977 in Japan.
He returned to Japan and signed with the Hanshin Tigers in 2013.

Net Worth 2020: $22 Million

9. Kenta Maeda

Kenta Maeda net worth 2020
Kenta Maeda was born on April 11, 1988 in Osaka, Japan.
He played for Japan at the 2013 World Baseball Classic and was named to the All-Tournament team. He was a five-time all-star in Japan.

Salary 2020: 3 million USD (2016)

10. Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani net worth 2020
Shohei Ohtani was born on July 5, 1994 in Oshu, Japan.
He set a record for the fastest pitch in Nippon Professional Baseball history with a speed of 102.5 mph.

Salary 2020: 650,000 USD (2019)

11. Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara net worth 2020
Koji Uehara was born on April 3, 1975 in Neyagawa, Japan.
He set the record for best single season strikeout-to-walk ratio (8.74) in MLB history - with a minimum of 100 innings pitched - during the 2013 season.

Salary 2020: 50 million JPY (2019)

12. Hisashi Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma net worth 2020
Hisashi Iwakuma was born on April 12, 1981 in Japan.
2008 was a banner year for him, winning the Pacific League MVP award and the Eiji Sawamura Award as the best starting pitcher in NPB. In 2009, he won the World Baseball Classic with Japan.

Salary 2020: 10 million USD (2016)

13. Kazuo Matsui

Kazuo Matsui net worth 2020
Kazuo Matsui was born on October 23, 1975 in Japan.
He hit a home run in his first at-bat in the big leagues, and also hit a home run in his first plate appearance in 2005 and 2006.

14. Kazuhisa Ishii

Kazuhisa Ishii net worth 2020
Kazuhisa Ishii was born on September 9, 1973 in Japan.
He played for the New York Mets in 2005.

15. Tsuyoshi Wada

Tsuyoshi Wada net worth 2020
Tsuyoshi Wada was born on February 21, 1981 in Japan.
He was named Nippon Professional Baseball Pacific League MVP in 2010.

16. Junichi Tazawa

Junichi Tazawa net worth 2020
Junichi Tazawa was born on June 6, 1986 in Kanagawa, Japan.
He was the third Japanese player to debut in the MLB after never playing professionally in Japan.

17. Hideki Okajima

Hideki Okajima net worth 2020
Hideki Okajima was born on December 25, 1975 in Japan.
He joined the Oakland Athletics in 2013.

18. Akinori Iwamura

Akinori Iwamura net worth 2020
Akinori Iwamura was born on February 9, 1979 in Japan.
In his brief foray into the MLB, he played for the Tampa Bay Rays for three seasons, then split his final season between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics.

19. Munenori Kawasaki

Munenori Kawasaki net worth 2020
Munenori Kawasaki was born on June 3, 1981 in Aira, Japan.
He twice won the Best Nine Award for shortstops in the NPBL.

20. Norichika Aoki

Norichika Aoki net worth 2020
Norichika Aoki was born on January 5, 1982 in Hyuga, Japan.
He helped Japan win World Baseball Classic gold medals in 2006 and 2009.