Top 20 Baseball Player celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Baseball Player celebrities [Updated April 22, 2021].

1. Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez net worth 2020
Alex Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975 in New York City, United States.
He signed a then-record 10 year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2000. He was suspended for the entire 2014 MLB season after being implicated in Biogenesis' performance-enhancing drug scandal. 

Net Worth 2020: $350 Million

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Salary 2020: $33 Million

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During his career, Alex earned $441 million in baseball salary alone. He "only" earned around $40 million from endorsements, which is significantly less than some of his contemporaries. As a comparison, when Derek Jeter in 2014 he retired with $400 million in total earnings (salary AND endorsements). Of that $400 million, roughly $130 million came from endorsements for Derek. A-Rod was at one time an endorsement king, but his most lucrative contracts dried up in the wake of his steroid usage admission.

He signed several contracts that were – at the time – the largest in sports history. At his peak, he earned $33 million per year in salary.  His 2000 contract with the Texas Rangers was the largest in sports history at the time, worth $252 million over 10 years. That contract more than doubled the previous record at the time, Kevin Garnett's $126 million NBA contract.

In 2007 Rodriguez signed a new 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees, extending his record for the sport's most lucrative contract.

During his career, Alex earned $441 million in baseball salary alone. He "only" earned around $40 million from endorsements, which is significantly less than some of his contemporaries. As a comparison, when Derek Jeter in 2014 he retired with $400 million in total earnings (salary AND endorsements). Of that $400 million, roughly $130 million came from endorsements for Derek. A-Rod was at one time an endorsement king, but his most lucrative contracts dried up in the wake of his steroid usage admission.

He signed several contracts that were – at the time – the largest in sports history. At his peak, he earned $33 million per year in salary.  His 2000 contract with the Texas Rangers was the largest in sports history at the time, worth $252 million over 10 years. That contract more than doubled the previous record at the time, Kevin Garnett's $126 million NBA contract.

In 2007 Rodriguez signed a new 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees, extending his record for the sport's most lucrative contract.

2. Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers net worth 2020
Kenny Rogers was born on November 10, 1964 in United States.
He pitched a perfect game with the Rangers on July 28, 1994 and he won a World Series Championship with the New York Yankees in 1996.

Net Worth 2020: $250 Million

3. Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter net worth 2020
Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, United States.
His autobiography, The Life You Imagine: Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams, became a bestseller in 2000. 

Net Worth 2020: $200 Million

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Salary 2020: $30 Million

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Annual Earnings Details: At the peak of his career, between salary and endorsements, Derek Jeter earned $30 – $35 million.

In 2001, Jeter signed a ten-year, $189 million contract to remain with the Yankees. In 2003, he was named the eleventh recognized captain in the team's history. He has been an All-Star 13 times and won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards five times each. He is the only player in history to win both the All-Star Game MVP award and the World Series MVP award in the same season. He also holds the Yankee record for the most hits, beating Lou Gehrig's existing record back in 2009.

Derek's success and clean cut image has attracted a number of very lucrative endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Gatorade, Discover Card, Fleet Bank, VISA, Ford, and XM Satellite Radio. He is considered one of the most marketable players in the history of baseball. He designed a cologne in collaboration with Avon named "Driven," which he also endorses.

4. 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

5. Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols net worth 2020
Albert Pujols was born on January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
He was named National League Rookie of the Year in 2001 after hitting 37 home runs, tallying 130 RBIs, and batting .329.

Net Worth 2020: $170 Million

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Salary 2020: $28 Million

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Albert Pujols Salary
Albert Pujols' peak salary with the Cardinals was $14.5 million. Today his base salary with the Angels is $28 million. He also earns an additional $7 million a year from endorsements. His last contract paid him $100 million over seven years. On December 8th, 2011 Albert Pujols signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim which will pay him $254 million over 10 years. The contract is the second biggest in baseball history behind Alex Rodriguez's 10-year $275 million deal with the New York Yankees. Pujols' contract is only the third in baseball history to crack the $200 million mark. Click here to check some of the highest paid baseball players in the game. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Albert Pujols earned $30 million between salary and endorsements, the vast majority of which came from salary.

6. Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera net worth 2020
Miguel Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Venezuela.

Net Worth 2020: $125 Million

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Salary 2020: $28 Million

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Miguel Cabrera Salary
In 2008 Miguel Cabrera signed a contract which will pay him $150 million over 8 years. He will earn an average annual salary of $21 million. He eventually resigned an extension that will pay him $248 million over 8 years. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Miguel earned $30 million between salary and endorsements, making him one of the highest paid athletes on the planet.

7. Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard net worth 2020
Ryan Howard was born on November 19, 1979 in St. Louis, United States.
He was named NL Rookie of the Year in 2005 after hitting 22 home runs and recording 63 RBIs.

Net Worth 2020: $120 Million

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Salary 2020: $25 Million

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Contracts: The Phillies renewed Howard's contract in a one-year deal for $900,000, on March 2, 2007. Tthis was the highest salary ever offered to a player not eligible for salary arbitration. Howard won in arbitration against the Phillies, and was awarded $10 million, on February 21, 2008, much better than the Phillies offer of $7 million, this made him the most victorious player in an arbitration case During spring training of the 2009 season Howard led all players in home runs, with 10, after agreeing to a 3-year, $54 million contract with the Phillies. By accepting this contract Howard was bought out of his remaining three years of salary arbitration eligibility. He has been a representative for several named brand products including Adidas, restaurants such as Subway, and he also appeared on the cover of MLB 08: The Show. During his career Ryan Howard's peak salary was $25 million. In 2010 Howard signed a 5 year $125 million contract with the Phillies. In total he earned $190 million in salary while in the MLB.

8. Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke net worth 2020
Zack Greinke was born on October 21, 1983 in Orlando, United States.
In 2013, he helped lead the Dodgers to a National League West title and to the NLCS where they were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Net Worth 2020: $120 Million

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Salary 2020: $32 Million Per Year

9. Joey Votto

Joey Votto net worth 2020
Joey Votto was born on September 10, 1983 in Toronto, Canada.
He was named to his first MLB All-Star team in 2010.

Net Worth 2020: $110 Million

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Salary 2020: $22 Million

10. Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez net worth 2020
Manny Ramirez was born on May 30, 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
He was integral in Boston's World Series Championship in 2004, winning World Series MVP and helping the team break their 86-year Championship drought.

Net Worth 2020: $110 Million

11. Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones net worth 2020
Chipper Jones was born on April 24, 1972 in Defland, United States.
He was named to 8 National League All-Star teams from 1996 to 2012.

Net Worth 2020: $110 Million

12. Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez net worth 2020
Adrian Gonzalez was born on May 8, 1982 in San Diego, United States.
He became known for his fielding prowess and won three Gold Glove Awards from 2008 to 2011.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

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Salary 2020: $23 Million

13. Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds net worth 2020
Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, United States.
He was put on trial for the alleged use of anabolic steroids and many consider his MLB records to be illegitimate.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

14. Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer net worth 2020
Joe Mauer was born on April 19, 1983 in Saint Paul, United States.
In addition to his standout baseball career at St. Paul's, he was also a star quarterback for the school's football team, leading the Raiders to their first ever Minnesota Class 5A State Championship in 1999.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

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Salary 2020: $23 Million

15. Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander net worth 2020
Justin Verlander was born on February 20, 1983 in Manakin-Sabot, United States.
He threw two no-hitters in his first 6 MLB seasons, one in 2007, the other in 2011. He won his second AL Cy Young Award with the Astros in 2019. 

Net Worth 2020: $95 Million

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Salary 2020: $28 Million

16. Adrian Beltre

Adrian Beltre net worth 2020
Adrian Beltre was born on April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
After spending the first 7 years of his career with the Dodgers, he played for the Seattle Mariners from 2005 to 2009, then spent a season with the Boston Red Sox before joining the Texas Rangers in 2011.

Net Worth 2020: $95 Million

17. Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson net worth 2020
Randy Johnson was born on September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, United States.
He won 303 games, recorded 4,875 strikeouts and posted a 3.29 ERA over the course of his career which spanned from 1988 to 2009.

Net Worth 2020: $95 Million

18. Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez net worth 2020
Felix Hernandez was born on April 8, 1986 in Valencia, Venezuela.
On August 15, 2012, he entered the MLB record books when he became the twenty-third pitcher to throw a perfect game.

Net Worth 2020: $90 Million

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Salary 2020: $26 Million Per Year

19. Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera net worth 2020
Mariano Rivera was born on November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama.
He was signed as a starting pitcher by the Yankees, but the team found that he was much better suited coming out of the bullpen.

Net Worth 2020: $90 Million

20. Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield net worth 2020
Gary Sheffield was born on November 18, 1968 in Tampa, United States.
In April of 2009, he hit his 500th homer as a member of the New York Mets against the Milwaukee Brewers; he retired with 509 career home runs.

Net Worth 2020: $90 Million