What is Josh Hamilton's net worth? Josh Hamilton's net worth is $20 million dollars. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Josh Hamilton played baseball for his high school, Athens Drive, before being drafted in 1999. He played successfully in the minor league system throughout 2000, but then his problems began. After being injured in a car accident in 2001, he became addicted to drugs and alcohol, and his addiction issues would plague him for the next few seasons. After appearing late to practices and games repeatedly, he was dropped, and from 2004 to 2006, he stopped playing baseball and focused on getting his personal life in order. He returned to the minor leagues in 2006, and finally made his professional league debut in 2007, playing for the Cincinnati Reds. He played well during his first season, though he was out for part of the season with injuries, and was traded to the Texas Rangers in 2008. Since then, he has remained with the Rangers, and has become one of the most successful players in the league.