Billy Beane Net Worth
Billy Beane net worth and salary: Billy Beane is an American baseball General Manager who has a net worth of $14 million and annual salary of $1 million. Billy Beane started his career as a baseball player for the New York Mets. Beane turned down a scholarship to Stanford in order to play professional baseball. Billy struggled for several seasons on the Mets, Twins and Tigers as a reserve outfielder, and eventually decided not to return as for the 1990 season. Instead, he became a reserve scout for the Oakland A's. Billy Beane worked his way up to General Manager of the team. As GM, Billy was tasked with fielding a competitive team on a minuscule budget in comparison to other major league teams. Using the now famous sabermetric principle, Beane managed to make relatively undervalued players compete exceedingly well. The results of these efforts proved in 2006, when the A's had the fifth best regular season record in baseball with the 24th lowest total salary. Because of his great success and incredible underdog story, a book was written about Billy and the A's in 2003, titled MoneyBall. The book was also made into a movie, starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane. As was depicted in the final scene of Money Ball, Billy Beane once turned down a $12.5 million five year contract with the Red Sox that would have made him the highest paid General Manager in sports. He instead opted to continue earning a salary of $1 million with the A's. He was named Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations in 2015 and David Forst took over as GM.
Outside of baseball: Billy is a highly sought-after public speaker and consultant. In December 2017 Billy was part of a consortium that purchased the Barnsley Football Club, a League One team in the English football league. He had previously worked as an advisor to a Dutch football club and the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS. From 2007 til its acquisition by Oracle for $9 billion in 2016, Billy served as a member of the Board of Directors of cloud company NetSuite. Between 2007 and 2014 Billy earned around $4 million for his services at NetSuite.
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Billy Beane Earnings
- Oakland Athletics (1989-90)$70,500
- Minnesota Twins (1986-87)$65,000