Former professional Major Baseball League player David Ortiz is one of the legends in the sport’s history. In his personal life, David is a happily married man to his wife Tiffany Brick with whom he shares two kids, Alexandra Ortiz, and son D’Angelo Ortiz.
While some may be curious enough to know the veteran baseballer’s wealth during his spell at the Boston Red Sox, he is one of the highest earning players not just in clubs but in the league where he made millions. No doubt he is filthy rich but just how rich is he? Today we will be talking about just that!
How Much Is David Ortiz’s Net Worth? How Much Was His Salary?
From his incredibly successful baseball career, David Ortiz boasts a massive net worth of $55 million, as of 2019. Just to be clear, his wife, Tiffany Ortiz is worth $10 milion. On average, the salary of a player in the MBL is $3.4 million as per the data of 2012. It is one of the highest earning sports for a player in the world.
During his active day, the three-time World Series champion was one of the talented and celebrated players in the League. So, he was one of the highest earning players in the league and in fact, he ranked in 85th position of the top 100 highest paid athletes in the world, as reported by Forbes.
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David made a $16 million salary and $6 million from various endorsement deals with a combined total of whopping $22 million in 2016 alone. Certainly, without any eyebrows raised, he lives a luxurious and lavish life with virtually all the things he ever wants.
David Ortiz Career Earnings!
During his illustrious career as a renowned baseball player, David Ortiz earned a lot of money. During his final year with Minnesota Twins, he made a salary of $950 Thousand.
Upon joining Boston Red Sox, he made a deal non-guaranteed free agent contract worth $1.25 million. Due to his success in his first career, Boston agreed to pay him the salary of $4.6 million for the 2004 season.
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After David’s major success in the 2004 season, he signed a two-year contract extension worth $12.5 million. Upon completion of the contract in 2006, he signed yet another four-year deal with Boston Red Sox which was worth $52 million.
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Finally, in his final year, he signed a one-year contract of $16 million in 2014. Needless, to say he earned more than enough amount in his career.
As rich as he is, it is obvious David Ortiz owns a house. And not just any normal house, the athlete boasts a beautiful 8,100 Sq. Feet house consisting 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a custom-built bar with a theater in Weston, outside Boston.
SOURCE: Boston Globe
The house also has a three-car garage, an in-ground pool, and a jacuzzi. However, he listed the residence for $6.3 million in February 2019.
Apart from his house, the player has a collection of high-rated cars such as :
1978 Ford Mustang
With sophisticated house and luxurious cars, David surely lives a lavish and comfortable life with his family.
David Ortiz is not just rich in wealth but equally rich in the heart as well. Outside his professional achievements, he has also done social and philanthropical acts and founded the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.
The foundation works to support and helps children affected from various causes from Boston to the Dominican Republic and many other places. Furthermore, he raised $335,000 for his Children’s fund in 2017.
With a man of his influence, he surely received love all over the world, unfortunately, some did not find it that way and recently he was shot by a gunman in the Dominican Republic.