Ken Griffey Sr Net Worth
Probably one of the most famous and most popular Baseball Players in the world, Ken Griffey Sr. was born on April 10, 1950 in Donora, Pennsylvania, USA. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame and is considered to be one of the greatest outfielders of all time. He has played for the Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. He was a three-time All-Star and has won the Gold Glove Award ten years in a row. He has two World Series titles to his name with the Cincinnati Reds.
In addition to his professional Baseball career, Ken Griffey has also appeared on many TV shows and video games. He is also listed on the Sporting News’ list of the 100 best baseball players of all time.
A native of Donora, PA, he attended Donora High School. He played for the Sinsinnati Reddz, the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago White Sox, and the Seattle Mariners. He accumulated 398 home runs in his MLB career. He also won ten Gold Glove Awards in center field. He is also known for his 167 stolen bases.
Before he became a professional baseball player, Ken Griffey was a football player. He played on the Donora High School team with the likes of Stan Musial. He was also considered to be a great athlete and a football star in his hometown of Donora.
In 1989, Griffey signed a nine-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. He was also selected in the 1987 armature draft. He went on to play in 11 seasons for the Mariners. He accumulated 1,752 hits and 1,152 RBIs. His peak salary was $12.5 million. He was also a member of the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1986, and the Atlanta Braves in 1986. He was limited by injuries for the next three seasons. He also founded a hedge firm in Chicago called Citadel.
As of December 2022, his net worth is estimated to be about $5 million. He prefers to keep his personal life private. He is also an American model and consultant. He has a pilot license and owns a private jet. He has a family of three kids with his wife Melissa.
He and his wife started dating in the early 90s. They have three children together: Buddy, Trey, and Paige. They live in Orlando, Florida. They have a foundation named after them, the Ken Griffey Jr Family Foundation, which helps fund children’s hospitals in the United States. They have also released a series of wines to support the foundation.
In his career, Ken Griffey has won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award 10 times. He also was a member of the Baby Boomers Generation and is listed on the Sporting News’ list of 100 great baseball players of all time. His son, Trey, currently plays for the Seattle Mariners. He has also been a part of the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. He was also an undrafted player in the 2017 NFL draft.