Mariano Rivera’s Net Worth

How much is Mariano Rivera worth?

Net Worth$96 Million
Date
of Birth
29 November, 1969 (Age 49 years)
ProfessionBase Ball Player
NationalityPanama
Height6′ 2″
Last Updated2019

Born on the 29th of November, 1969, Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian-American former professional baseball pithcher. He played 19 seasons from 1995 to 2013 in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. He spent most of his career as a relief pitcher and served as the Yankees closer for about 17 seasons. Rivera was nicknamed “Mo” and “Sandman”.

He is a thirteen-time All Star and a five-time World Series champ. He is MLB’s career leader in saves with 652 saves and games finished with 952 finishes. Mariano won three “Delivery Man of the Year Awards”, and five American League(AL) Rolaids Relief Man Awards, and he finished four times in the top three in voting for the AL Cy Young Award. In 2019, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the “Class of 2019” in his very first year of eligibility and became the first player ever to be unanimously elected by the BBWAA, Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Early Life

Mariano Rivera was born to Mariano Rivera Palacios and Delia Jiron, on November 29, 1969. Rivera is the second child and has an older sister and two younger brothers. The family lived in Puerto Caimto, a Panamanian fishing village that Rivera described as “poor”, supported by Mariano Sr’s job as the captain of a fishing boat. Soccer was his favorite sport and Pele his favorite athlete. He played baseball and soccer with his friends on the beach during low tides. They substituted tree branches for bats and cardboard milk cartons for gloves and made balls by taping wads of shredded fishing nets. He used this DIY equipment until his father got him his first leather glove at age 12. Rivera said, although he generally stayed out of trouble as a kid, he hung with the wrong people.

Career

Mariano started his professional career with the Yankees in 1990 as an amateur free agent. He later made his major league debut in 1995. Riveria is an all-time leader for games finished (883) and saves (603) in the MLB. He has received a number of recognitions and Awards, including World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 1999, five American League (AL) Rolaids Relief Man Awards, and the AL Championship Series MVP Award in 2013. He struggled as a starting pitcher in the early stages of his career and consequently converted to being a relief pitcher.

Net Worth

Rivera has a net worth of $90 million. He earned his net worth being a professional right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees. He has played professionally in the MLB for 17 years, most of this he spent as a relief pitcher and has been a closer for the Yankees since 1997.

Marriage

Mariano Rivera married his wife, Clara in 1991, the couple met in elementary school and have three sons together.

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