Felix Hernandez is a professional Venezuelan baseball player in Major League Baseball with a net worth of $40 million. He signed his latest $78 million, 5 year contract in 2010 and is paid an annual salary of $19.7 million which makes him one of the highest paid baseball players in the league. Felix Hernandez has earned his net worth as the starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. He was born in Valencia, Venezuela on April 8, 1986 Felix is nicknamed "King Felix". Hernandez is known for throwing a fastball has been clocked as high as 100 mph. At 14 Felix was pitching a tournament near Maracaibo, Venezuela when he caught the attention a part-time Mariners scout Luis Fuenmayor. The Mariners signed Hernandez at the age of 16; he made his debut on August 4, 2005. Hernadez has been an out spoken member for the Seattle King County Humane Society, where he has himself adopted two puppies. He is also the Seattle Mariners Ambassador for the Pepsi Refresh Project which raises money for Washington State Coalition against Domestic Violence. Felix represented his homeland of Venezuela in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, and then in 2011 he was selected to the American League All Star Team for the second time. On August 31, 2011, Hernández struck out nine batters, giving him 204 strikeouts to that point in the season.