With a net worth of roughly $300 million, Alex Rodriguez is the wealthiest baseball player in the world, followed by Derek Jeter ($1850 million), CC Sabathia ($155 million); and Albert Pujols ($140 million). Ryan Howard is the fifth-richest baseball player in the world, with a $135 million fortune. Adrian Beltre ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $125 million, followed by Miguel Cabrera with $120 million.
Cricket is one of the most common sports in the world and people think cricketers earn the most but it’s not so! You would be surprised to know that baseball players earn the most than their counterparts in other sports. One reason that I think supports it is its lesser popularity. Fewer people mean more chances of earning. Some other genuine reasons can be that these players have a stable union and they can play in up to 162 games each season. Quite a big number, isn’t it?
Now, have a look at the list of richest baseball players and their net worth.
Overall, among the top 10 richest comedians in the world, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez (MLB), and Aramis Ramirez. Who are the richest baseball players in the world?
World’s Richest Baseball Players, 2021
|1||Alex Rodriguez||$300 million||United States|
|2||Derek Jeter||$185 million||United States|
|3||CC Sabathia||$155 million||United States|
|4||Albert Pujols||$140 million||United States|
|5||Ryan Howard||$135 million||United States|
|6||Adrian Beltre||$125 million||Dominican Republic|
|7||Miguel Cabrera||$120 million||Venezuela|
|8||Randy Johnson||$115 million||United States|
|9||Pedro Martinez (MLB)||$112 million||United States|
|10||Aramis Ramirez||$111 million||Dominican Republic|
|11||Chipper Jones||$110 million||United States|
|12||Manny Ramirez||$110 million||United States|
|13||Mike Piazza||$100.9 million||United States|
|14||Prince Fielder||$100 million||United States|
|15||Joe Mauer||$100 million||United States|
|16||Gary Sheffield (MLB)||$90 million||United States|
|17||Zack Greinke||$90 million||United States|
|18||Mariano Rivera||$90 million||Panama|
|19||David Wright||$80 million||United States|
|20||Barry Bonds||$80 million||United States|
|21||Tom Glavine||$80 million||United States|
|22||Carlos Beltran||$80 million||Puerto Rico|
|23||Jim Thome||$80 million||United States|
|24||Carl Crawford||$79 million||United States|
|25||Moises Alou||$75 million||United States|
|26||Mark Teixeira||$75 million||United States|
|27||Andy Pettitte||$75 million||United States|
|28||Vernon Wells||$75 million||United States|
|29||Bobby Abreu||$70 million||Venezuela|
|30||Bartolo Colon||$70 million||United States|
|31||Greg Maddux||$70 million||United States|
|32||Bryce Harper||$70 million||United States|
|33||Sammy Sosa||$70 million||Dominican Republic|
|34||Max Scherzer||$68 million||United States|
|35||Joe Nathan||$67 million||United States|
|36||Ivan Rodriguez (MLB)||$65 million||United States|
|37||Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB)||$65 million||United States|
|38||Todd Helton||$65 million||United States|
|39||Johan Santana||$65 million||Venezuela|
|40||Roger Clemens||$60 million||United States|
|41||Alfonso Soriano||$60 million||United States|
|42||Barry Zito||$60 million||United States|
|43||Johnny Damon||$60 million||United States|
|44||Joe Torre||$60 million||United States|
|45||Nolan Ryan||$60 million||United States|
|46||Cole Hamels||$60 million||United States|
|47||Carlos Zambrano||$60 million||Venezuela|
|48||Matt Holliday||$60 million||United States|
|49||Torii Hunter||$60 million||United States|
|50||John Lackey||$60 million||United States|
|51||Mo Vaughn||$60 million||United States|
|52||Jorge Posada||$60 million||Puerto Rico|
|53||John Smoltz||$60 million||United States|
|54||Mark McGwire||$60 million||United States|
|55||Troy Tulowitzki||$60 million||United States|
|56||Lance Berkman||$60 million||United States|
|57||Curtis Granderson||$58 million||United States|
|58||Adam Wainwright||$57 million||United States|
|59||Cal Ripken Jr. (MLB)||$55 million||United States|
|60||Kevin Brown||$55 million||United States|
|61||Jayson Werth||$55 million||United States|
|62||Brian McCann||$54 million||United States|
|63||Matt Kemp||$54 million||United States|
|64||Edwin Jackson||$53 million||United States|
|65||Yadier Molina||$51 million||Puerto Rico|
|66||Joey Votto||$50.4 million||Canada|
|67||Andruw Jones||$50 million||United States|
|68||Nick Swisher||$50 million||United States|
|69||Josh Hamilton||$50 million||United States|
|70||Cliff Lee||$50 million||United States|
|71||Rafael Soriano||$50 million||Dominican Republic|
|72||Rafael Palmeiro||$50 million||Cuba|
|73||Adrian Gonzalez||$50 million||United States|
|74||Matt Cain||$50 million||United States|
|75||Mike Hampton||$50 million||United States|
|76||Frank Thomas||$50 million||United States|
|77||Jason Kendall||$50 million||United States|
|78||Matt Williams||$50 million||United States|
|79||Jeff Kent||$50 million||United States|
|80||Ichiro Suzuki||$50 million||United States|
|81||A.J. Pierzynski||$46 million||United States|
|82||Nomar Garciaparra||$45 million||United States|
|83||David Ortiz||$45 million||United States|
|84||Bobby Cox||$45 million||United States|
|85||A.J. Burnett||$45 million||United States|
|86||Roberto Alomar||$40 million||United States|
|87||Justin Upton||$40 million||United States|
|88||JJ Hardy||$40 million||United States|
|89||Hideki Matsui||$40 million||Japan|
|90||Clayton Kershaw||$40 million||United States|
|91||Tim Lincecum||$40 million||United States|
|92||David Justice||$40 million||United States|
|93||Felix Hernandez||$40 million||Venezuela|
|94||Jason Bay||$40 million||Canada|
|95||Robinson Cano||$40 million||United States|
|96||James Shields||$38 million||United States|
|97||Russell Martin||$35 million||Canada|
|98||Jhonny Peralta||$35 million||Dominican Republic|
|99||Aaron Hill||$35 million||United States|
|100||Shane Victorino (MLB)||$35 million||United States|
Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.
Alex Rodriguez (Net Worth $300 Million): Famed as ‘A-Rod’, Alex is an American businessman, a philanthropist, and a former professional baseball shortstop. He started playing baseball during his teenage years and led the American league at the tender age of 20 years. He became a four-time All-Star, a four-time Silver Slugger, and a perpetual MVP finalist in no time. Moreover, he had set almost all kinds of records and milestones not to be broken or achieved sooner.
Derek Sanderson Jeter (Net Worth $185 million): Jeter, if known for anything, would be for his loyalty as he spent his entire 20-year career playing for the New Your Yankees. When all of his fellow players were getting in the middle of scandals, Jeter was known to keep an air of professionalism around him, while also being a businessman and a baseball pro
CC Sabathia (Net Worth $155 million): American former baseball pitcher, Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr. played primarily for the New York Yankees. Sabathia finalized the largest contract ever signed by a pitcher at $161 million and went on to win a World Series ring in 2009.
Albert Pujols (Net Worth $140 million): Being the designated hitter for the Los Angeles of MLB, Pujols is one of only four other players in Major League Baseball history to have achieved 2,000 RBI throughout his career. He also was the Most Valued Player three times in National League while holding the record for most occurrences grounded in a double play.
Ryan Howard (Net Worth $135 million): Spending his entire MLB career playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Howard also won the National League MVP award. The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame also bestowed him with the Pride of Philadelphia Award, going on to receive numerous franchise records.
Adrian Beltre (Net Worth $125 million): A former professional third baseman, Beltre signed on firstly as an amateur free player, he went on to make his first appearance in MLB at the age of 19 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, then going forward to play with the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers.
Miguel Cabrera (Net Worth $120 million): Jose Miguel Cabrera Torres, better referred to as Miguel Cabrera, is a designated hitter and professional first baseman for the MLB’s Detroit Tigers. After 2020, Cabrera still has a contract going for another three years, at $30 million per year.
Randy Johnson (Net Worth $115 million): Having an expansive track record, Randy Johnson played 22 seasons for six different teams in MLB. Johnson holds five among the seven highest strikeout totals in a single season by a left-handed player. Johnson also won the CY Young award five times and possessed the title of a ten-time All-Star.
Pedro Martinez (Net Worth $112 million): Playing for five different teams throughout his career, Martinez was also particularly impressive for his wins to losses ratio, having a record of 219 wins to 100 losses as an active player, making him possess the fourth-highest winning percentage in the history of MLB.
Aramis Ramirez (Net Worth $111 million): Having been named three-time All-Star throughout his career, this list ends with Aramis Ramirez who was a professional third baseman, having played, cumulatively, 18 seasons in MLB for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Milwaukee Brewers.