Mariano Rivera Net Worth

How much is Mariano Rivera Worth?

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Mariano Rivera Net Worth:
$90 Million

Mariano Rivera net worth and salary: Mariano Rivera is a retired Panamanian professional pitcher in Major League Baseball who has a net worth of $90 million. Mariano Rivera earned his net worth as a right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees, the team he pitched for during his entire MLB career which spanned 1995 to 2015. Rivera was a 13 time All-Star as well as a five-time World Series champion.

Salary History: During his 19 professional seasons, Mariano earned $170 million in salary alone. He earned tens of million in additional income thanks to endorsements.

Early Life: 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 a very poor village called Puerto Caimito.

Baseball was a welcomed distraction and hobby for Mariano but he actually originally intended to become a professional soccer player. He graduated from Pedro Pablo Sanchez High School at the age of 16. In high school 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. In his free time he continued playing baseball in leagues around Panama. In 1998 he was noticed by a scout from the Yankees.

New York Yankees: On February 17, 1990 Mariano signed an amateur free agent deal with the Yankees for $2,000. Upon signing the contract, he was whisked off to play for a Yankees minor league team. He had never left home and had never been on a plane.

It would take five years before Mariano was ready to make his major league debut. He was a struggling starting pitcher early in his career and consequently converted to a relief pitcher. He would go on to have an extremely successful major league career. As of this writing Riveria is the all-time leader for saves (652) and games finished (952) 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.

Personal Life: Mariano and his wife Clara have known each other since elementary school. They married in 1991 and have three sons.

Real Estate: In 2004 Mariano and Clara paid $710,000 for a vacant 1.3-acre plot of land in Tampa, Florida. They proceeded to custom build a 9,000 square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. They listed the home for sale in 2010 for an optimistic $9 million. They ultimately held on to the home until December 2019 when they accepted a humble $3.2 million.

In 2006 Mariano and Clara paid $5.7 million for a home in the town of Rye, New York. They listed this home for sale in November 2020 for $4 million.

Mariano Rivera Net Worth

Mariano Rivera

Net Worth:$90 Million
Date of Birth:Nov 29, 1969 (51 years old)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Baseball player
Last Updated:2020
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