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World’s Richest Baseball Players, 2021

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

RankNameNet worthCountry
1Alex Rodriguez$300 millionUnited States
2Derek Jeter$185 millionUnited States
3CC Sabathia$155 millionUnited States
4Albert Pujols$140 millionUnited States
5Ryan Howard$135 millionUnited States
6Adrian Beltre$125 millionDominican Republic
7Miguel Cabrera$120 millionVenezuela
8Randy Johnson$115 millionUnited States
9Pedro Martinez (MLB)$112 millionUnited States
10Aramis Ramirez$111 millionDominican Republic
11Chipper Jones$110 millionUnited States
12Manny Ramirez$110 millionUnited States
13Mike Piazza$100.9 millionUnited States
14Prince Fielder$100 millionUnited States
15Joe Mauer$100 millionUnited States
16Gary Sheffield (MLB)$90 millionUnited States
17Zack Greinke$90 millionUnited States
18Mariano Rivera$90 millionPanama
19David Wright$80 millionUnited States
20Barry Bonds$80 millionUnited States
21Tom Glavine$80 millionUnited States
22Carlos Beltran$80 millionPuerto Rico
23Jim Thome$80 millionUnited States
24Carl Crawford$79 millionUnited States
25Moises Alou$75 millionUnited States
26Mark Teixeira$75 millionUnited States
27Andy Pettitte$75 millionUnited States
28Vernon Wells$75 millionUnited States
29Bobby Abreu$70 millionVenezuela
30Bartolo Colon$70 millionUnited States
31Greg Maddux$70 millionUnited States
32Bryce Harper$70 millionUnited States
33Sammy Sosa$70 millionDominican Republic
34Max Scherzer$68 millionUnited States
35Joe Nathan$67 millionUnited States
36Ivan Rodriguez (MLB)$65 millionUnited States
37Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB)$65 millionUnited States
38Todd Helton$65 millionUnited States
39Johan Santana$65 millionVenezuela
40Roger Clemens$60 millionUnited States
41Alfonso Soriano$60 millionUnited States
42Barry Zito$60 millionUnited States
43Johnny Damon$60 millionUnited States
44Joe Torre$60 millionUnited States
45Nolan Ryan$60 millionUnited States
46Cole Hamels$60 millionUnited States
47Carlos Zambrano$60 millionVenezuela
48Matt Holliday$60 millionUnited States
49Torii Hunter$60 millionUnited States
50John Lackey$60 millionUnited States
51Mo Vaughn$60 millionUnited States
52Jorge Posada$60 millionPuerto Rico
53John Smoltz$60 millionUnited States
54Mark McGwire$60 millionUnited States
55Troy Tulowitzki$60 millionUnited States
56Lance Berkman$60 millionUnited States
57Curtis Granderson$58 millionUnited States
58Adam Wainwright$57 millionUnited States
59Cal Ripken Jr. (MLB)$55 millionUnited States
60Kevin Brown$55 millionUnited States
61Jayson Werth$55 millionUnited States
62Brian McCann$54 millionUnited States
63Matt Kemp$54 millionUnited States
64Edwin Jackson$53 millionUnited States
65Yadier Molina$51 millionPuerto Rico
66Joey Votto$50.4 millionCanada
67Andruw Jones$50 millionUnited States
68Nick Swisher$50 millionUnited States
69Josh Hamilton$50 millionUnited States
70Cliff Lee$50 millionUnited States
71Rafael Soriano$50 millionDominican Republic
72Rafael Palmeiro$50 millionCuba
73Adrian Gonzalez$50 millionUnited States
74Matt Cain$50 millionUnited States
75Mike Hampton$50 millionUnited States
76Frank Thomas$50 millionUnited States
77Jason Kendall$50 millionUnited States
78Matt Williams$50 millionUnited States
79Jeff Kent$50 millionUnited States
80Ichiro Suzuki$50 millionUnited States
81A.J. Pierzynski$46 millionUnited States
82Nomar Garciaparra$45 millionUnited States
83David Ortiz$45 millionUnited States
84Bobby Cox$45 millionUnited States
85A.J. Burnett$45 millionUnited States
86Roberto Alomar$40 millionUnited States
87Justin Upton$40 millionUnited States
88JJ Hardy$40 millionUnited States
89Hideki Matsui$40 millionJapan
90Clayton Kershaw$40 millionUnited States
91Tim Lincecum$40 millionUnited States
92David Justice$40 millionUnited States
93Felix Hernandez$40 millionVenezuela
94Jason Bay$40 millionCanada
95Robinson Cano$40 millionUnited States
96James Shields$38 millionUnited States
97Russell Martin$35 millionCanada
98Jhonny Peralta$35 millionDominican Republic
99Aaron Hill$35 millionUnited States
100Shane Victorino (MLB)$35 millionUnited 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.

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