Who are the richest baseball players in the world? We bring to you the latest list for 2021!
Baseball has been around for over 170 years and has since then maintained its popularity and peculiarity as it ever was.
The sport is really an easy and interesting one to follow; it gives lots of excitement when you see your team’s player cross over home plate.
Baseball is a great, pompous sports world and that should trigger your curiosity about how its players have really made it big for themselves.
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This article presents you with the top 20 richest baseball players in the world in 2021, which is arranged from the least to the highest.
The Top 20 Richest Baseball Players In The World
|Rank||Richest Baseball Players In The World||Estimated Net Worth|
|#20||Carlos Beltran||$80 million|
|#19||Barry Bond||$80 million|
|#18||Ken Griffey Jr.||$85 million|
|#17||David Price||$85 million|
|#16||Mariano Rivera||$90 million|
|#15||Gary Sheffield||$90 million|
|#14||Felix Hernandez||$90 million|
|#13||Justin Verlander||$95 million|
|#12||Joe Mauer||$100 million|
|#11||Manny Ramirez||$100 million|
|#10||Joey Votto||$110 million|
|#09||Chipper Jones||$110 million|
|#08||Randy Johnson||$115 million|
|#07||Ryan Howard||$120 million|
|#06||Miguel Cabrera||$125 million|
|#05||Albert Pujols||$170 million|
|#04||Ichiro Suzuki||$180 million|
|#03||Derek Jeter||$200 million|
|#02||Alex Rodriguez||$350 million|
|#01||Bud Selig||$400 million|
20. Carlos Beltran: $80 Million
Carlos Beltran is also on this list of the top 20 richest baseball players in the world. He also has a net worth of $80 million.
Beltran is a Puerto Rican former baseball outfielder. He played in MBL from 1998 to 2017 for the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Houston Astros, San Francisco, St.Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.
He was the American League “Rookie of the Year” in 1999. He has been an 8-time All-Star, 3 time Gold Glove Award winner, and a 2 time Silver Award winner.
During the 2009 – 2010 season, he earned $19.4 million from the New York Mets which made it his highest salary to date.
19. Barry Bonds: $80 Million
He is a former American baseball left fielder who has played 22 seasons in MLB with the Pittsburg Pirates and San Francisco Giants.
He also received several MVP awards for impressive performances as a successful baseball player for the Pirates.
As of 2021, Barry Bond’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $80 million, the same as that of Sergio Ramos, a Spanish football player.
18. Ken Griffey Jr: $85 Million
Ken Griffey Jr. “The Kid” is an American former baseball outfielder with a net worth of $85 million, slightly below Samuel Etoo’s, one of the richest footballers in Africa.
Griffey played 22 years in MLB for the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds. He is one of the most prolific home run hitters in the history of baseball.
He was a 10-time AL Gold Glove winner and the 1992 All-Star Game MVP with the Mariners.
He then played from 2000 – 2008 for the Reds and one season with the Chicago White Sox after which he went back to the Mariners for his final season.
He successfully finished his career with 630 home runs and is tied for most consecutive games with a home run.
17. David Price: $85 Million
David Price is one of the most richest and successful baseball players who has a net worth of $85 million. He was born on 26th August 1985.
He is an American baseball pitcher for the Bostin Red Sox of MLB and then was selected first overall in 2007.
That same year, he signed a six-year deal for $11.25 million, and in 2015, he signed a one-year deal for $19.75 million which set a record.
Price was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and then in 2008, he made his first debut as a professional baseball player. Price has also played for teams such as Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tiger.
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16. Mariano Rivera: $90 Million
Mariano Rivera is a retired Panamanian professional baseball pitcher, born on 29th November 1969.
Rivera has played 19 seasons in MLB for the New York Yankees from 1995 to 2013. He also spent most of his career as a relief pitcher and served as the Yankees closer for 17 seasons.
Throughout Rivera’s career, he has won five American Leagues and three Delivery Man of the Year Awards.
As of 2021, Mariano Rivera’s net worth is estimated to be $90 Million.
15. Gary Sheffield: $90 Million
Gary Sheffield is an American former baseball outfielder who played with eight teams from 1988 to 2009. He has a net worth of $90 million.
Sheffield made his MLB debut on September 5, 1988 with the Milwaukee Brewers and currently works as a sports agent.
Throughout his career as a baseball player, he has played for several teams such as San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, and the New York Mets.
Sheffield is a nine-time All-Star who won the World Series with the Florida Marlins in 1997 and a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
He was named NL Comeback Player of the Year in 1992. Gary is the 15th richest baseball player in the world.
14. Felix Hernnandez: $90 Million
Felix Hernandez is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher. He has an estimated net worth of $90 million. He was born on 8th April, 1986.
Hernandez is a pitcher of MLB for the Seattle Mariners and made his debut on August 4, 2005. In 2011, he was selected to the American League All-Star Team for the second time.
In 2012, he threw the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history against Tampa Bay Rays, which became historical.
13. Justing Verlander: $95 Million
Justin Verlander is one of the richest baseball players in the world with a net worth of $95 million. He is an American baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of MLB.
Verlander is regarded as the key figure in the American League. He is one of the best pitchers in the industry which explains his incredible net worth.
He was named the 2011 AL CY Young Award which was announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He also won the AL MXP Award on 21st November 2011.
As of 2021, Justin Verlander’s net worth is $95 million which makes him the 13th richest baseball player in the world.
12. Joe Mauer $100 Million
Joe Mauer is an American first baseman, and he plays for the Minnesota Twins. He was born on 19th April, 1983, in the United States of America.
Mauer is the only catcher in history to win three batting titles and to ever win a batting title in the American League.
Since the accomplishment, he has won more remarkable awards such as Gold Glove Awards and the most valuable player.
The extremely talented player made his Major League Baseball debut on April 5, 2004 for Minnesota Twins.
As of 2021, Joe Mauer’s net worth is $100 million, making him the 12th richest baseball player.
11. Manny Ramirez: $100 Million
Manny Ramirez was born on 30th May 1972 and has a net worth of $110 million which made him to be among the top 20 richest baseball players in the world.
He is a retired Dominican-American baseball outfielder who has played in MBL for parts of 19 seasons.
Ramirez has successfully played with teams such as Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. He was a nine-time Silver Slugger and was one of 25 players to hit 500 career home runs.
He has hit 21 grand slams, the second most of all time and has also hit 28 post-season home runs, the most in the baseball history.
10. Joey Votto: $110 Million
Joey Votto is one of the richest baseball players in the world who has a net worth of $110 million. He was born on 10th September, 1983.
He is a Canadian baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Red of MBL. He made his first debut in 2007.
Votto is a seven-time Tip O’Neill Award winner, two-time Lou Marsh Trophy winner, and a six-time MLB All-Star.
He was selected as an All-Star four straight seasons from 2010 to 2013 and was made the National League On-Base Percentage leader.
He was also named National League MVP in 2010 and also won the NL Hank Aaron Award.
9. Chipper Jones: $110 Million
Chipper Jones is an American MLB player, born on 24th April, 1972. He has an estimated net worth of $110 million.
He was the Atlanta Braves number one overall pick in the 1990’s draft. Jones is an eight-time All-Star and has won the 1999 National League Most Valuable Player Award.
In 2008, he was also the MLB champion in 2008 and was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2013.
As of 2021, Chipper Jones’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $110 million making him be the 9th on the list of the top 20 richest baseball players in the world.
8. Randy Johnson: $115 Million
Randy Johnson “The Big Unit” is one of the richest baseball players who has a net worth of $110 million. He was born on 10th September 1963.
He is a retired American baseball pitcher. He has played over 22 seasons in MLB for the Seattle Mariners and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He has 303 career victories which ranked as the fifth-most by a left-hander in MBL history.
Johnson signed a four-year deal worth $52.4 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks and later switched to the New York Yankees in 2005.
7. Ryan Howard: $120 Million
Ryan Howard, nicknamed “The Big Piece”, is an American professional baseball player, who was born on 19th November, 1979. He has a net worth of $120 million.
Howard is unarguably the fastest player in Major League Baseball history to reach both the 100 and 200 home run milestones.
He was named N.L Rookie of the Month in September 2005 with a record of batted 278 with 10 home runs and 22 runs batted in.
He signed a 5-year contract worth of $125 million with the Phillies in 2010 and he earned $190 million as salary while in the MLB.
6. Miguel Cabrera: $125 Million
Miguel Cabrera is mostly known as “Miggy” born on 18th April, 1983 in Venezuela.
He is a Venezuelan baseball player and is currently the first baseman for the Detroit Tiger of MLB.
Cabrera had his debut in 2003 and has since then been a two-time American League Most Valuable Player award winner.
In 2008, he earned a contract worth of $152.3 million with the Detroit Tigers for an excellent play.
As of 2021, Miguel Cabrera’s net worth is $125 Million, making him the 6th on the list of the richest baseball players in the world.
5. Albert Pujols: $170 Million
Albert Pujols is a Dominican-American baseball with an estimated net worth of $170 million. He was born on 16th January, 1980.
Pujols is the first baseman for the Los Angeles of MLB. He has since then won awards such as Most Valuable Player and an All-Star. He made his 10th All-Star appearance with the Angels in 2015.
He won the World Series with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011, also in May 2018, he hit his 3000th hit which made him join an extremely elite club that includes players like Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez.
4. Ichiro Suzuki: $180 Million
Ichiro Suzuki is a Japanese former baseball outfielder born on 22nd October, 1973. His estimated net worth is $180 million.
Suzuki spent the bulk of his career with two teams Orix Blue Wave in Japan and with the Seattle Mariners of MLB.
He holds two MLB records which include: single-season hits with 262 and single-season singles with 225.
Interestingly, he is the first MLB player to ever be inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.
As of 2021, Ichiro Suzuki has a net worth estimated roughly at $180 million, making him the 4th richest baseball player in the world.
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3. Derek Jeter: $200 Million
Derek Jeter is one of the richest baseball players in the world.
He is an American baseball shortstop who currently is a businessman and a baseball executive and a part-owner of the Miami Marlins of MLB.
He was born on 26th June, 1974 in the United States of America. He currently earns $30 million as salary making is net worth to be estimated at $200 million.
Jeter spent his 20-year MLB career with the New York Yankees and is a five-time World Series champion.
He was honored with the Minor League Player of the Year Award by the magazine Baseball America when he was promoted to the Greensboro Hornets of the Class A South Atlantic League.
2. Alex Rodriguez: $350 Million
Alex Rodriguez “A-Rod” is the second on this list of the top richest baseball players in the world. He is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman.
Rodriguez has played 22 seasons in MBL for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. He is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
In 2007, he became the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs which made him to reach the milestone.
He became part of the Yankees’ 2009 World Series championship over the Philadelphia Phillies which was the first year of the new Yankee Stadium and his only world title.
As of 2021, Alex Rodriguez net worth is considered to be approximately $350 million.
1. Bud Selig: $400 Million
Bud Selig is the first on this list of the top 20 richest baseball players. He is an American baseball executive with an estimated net worth of $400 million.
He currently serves the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball. Selig Selig baseball through the 1994 strike, the introduction of the wild card, interleague play and the merging of the National and American Leagues under the Office of the Commissioner.
Bud Selig is undoubtedly the richest baseball player in the world.
Summary of Top 20 Richest Baseball Players In The World
It is interesting to know that baseball is one of the best sports people think of when it comes to relaxing with the sun shining warm and bright, eating a hotdog, and drinking an ice-cold beer.
From this list, Bud Selig is unarguably the world’s richest baseball player with a whooping net worth of 400 million US Dollars.
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