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Category:
Richest AthletesBaseball Players
Net Worth:
$65 Million
Birthdate:
Jul 13, 1982 (42 years old)
Birthplace:
Bayam贸n
Gender:
Male
Profession:
Baseball player
Nationality:
Puerto Rico
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What is Yadier Molina's Net Worth?

Yadier Molina is a retired Puerto Rican professional baseball player who has a net worth of $65 million. Yadier Molina was a catcher who played his entire career for the St. Louis Cardinals. During his career, which lasted from 2004 to 2022, Yadier was a 10X All-Star, 9X Gold Glove winner and a 2x World Series Champion (2006 and 2011).

Contracts & Career Earnings

Over his lengthy career, Yadier Molina has signed several lucrative contracts. After his breakout season in 2006, Molina signed a four-year, $15.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals. His most substantial contract came in 2012, when he signed a five-year, $75 million extension, making him one of the highest-paid catchers in the league. In 2017, Molina and the Cardinals agreed to a three-year, $60 million contract extension, keeping the star catcher in St. Louis through the 2020 season. Molina earned over $150 million from salary alone during his career, not including endorsement deals or post-career earnings.

Yadier Molina

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Early Life

Born on July 13, 1982, in Bayam贸n, Puerto Rico, Yadier Molina grew up in a family deeply rooted in baseball. He was the youngest of three brothers, all of whom went on to become professional catchers. His father, Benjamin Molina Sr., was a renowned amateur second baseman in Puerto Rico, who imparted his passion and knowledge of baseball to his sons. Yadier's innate talent was evident from a young age, and it wasn't long before he followed in his older brothers' footsteps to embark on a professional career in baseball.

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals

Molina's professional journey began when he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 2000 MLB Draft. His ascent within the Cardinals organization was steady. After spending four years in the minors honing his skills and developing his craft, Molina made his MLB debut on June 3, 2004. His tenacity and defensive excellence quickly made him a mainstay in the Cardinals' lineup.

Rise to Stardom and World Series Glory

Molina's true breakout season came in 2006 when he played a critical role in leading the Cardinals to their first World Series title since 1982. He hit a key home run in the National League Championship Series and showcased his stellar defense throughout the postseason. Molina further solidified his status as a premier catcher in 2011, helping the Cardinals to another World Series title. His consistent performance, leadership, and ability to handle high-pressure situations have been pivotal to the Cardinals' success over the years.

Puerto Rico Mansion

In 2021 Yadier completed construction on a 12,000 square foot luxury mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He listed this home for sale at one point for a bit under $20 million. He sold the home in May 2023 to Jake Paul for $15.75 million.

Yadier Molina Career Earnings

  • St. Louis Cardinals (2022)
    $10 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2021)
    $9 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2020)
    $7.4 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2019)
    $20 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2018)
    $19.9 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2017)
    $14 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2016)
    $14 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2015)
    $15.1 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2014)
    $15.1 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2013)
    $15.1 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2012)
    $7.1 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2011)
    $5.4 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2010)
    $4.4 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2009)
    $3.4 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2008)
    $1.9 Million
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2007)
    $525 Thousand
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2006)
    $400 Thousand
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2005)
    $323.5 Thousand
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2000)
    $325 Thousand
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