Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian professional pitcher in Major League Baseball, he has a net worth of $90 million Mariano Rivera has earned his net worth as a right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees. He has been a professional player in the MLB for 17 years, most of which he has starred as a relief pitcher and since 1997 he has been a closer for the Yankees. Rivera is a 12 time All-Star as well as a five-time World Series champion. He was born on November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama, his father Mariano Sr. worked in the fishing industry as a ship captain. He grew up in the "poor" village of Puerto Caimito, baseball was a hobby for Mariano as a child he intended to become a professional soccer player. He graduated from Pedro Pablo Sanchez High School at the young age of 16, where he played baseball and suffered a series of ankle injuries which ended his dreams of playing professional soccer. He started working on a commercial boat catching shrimp and sardines, until at the age of 19 he had to abandon a capsizing 120-short-ton (110 t) commercial boat and he decided to end his fishing career. He started with the Yankees in 1990, an amateur free agent and made his major league debut in 1995. Riveria is an all-time leader for saves (603) and games finished (883) in the MLB. Some of his awards and accomplishments include five American League (AL) Rolaids Relief Man Awards, World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 1999 and in 2003 the AL Championship Series MVP Award. He was a struggling starting pitcher early in his career and consequently converted to a relief pitcher. He has been married to his wife Clara since 1991, they met in elementary school. The couple has three sons and Marianao is a partner of a restaurant called "Mo's New York Grill" located in New Rochelle, New York.