Top-20 Richest Baseball Players In The World 2020

Top-20 Richest Baseball Players In The World 2020
Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, among the richest baseball players in the world. It's no surprise that MLB produces wealthy superstars.

Who are the richest baseball players right now? Read on to find out which of your favourite baseball players made our top list and also, how much the wealthiest baseball players are worth right now.

As baseball continues to enjoy huge successes with millions of fans in the within and outside the United States, acknowledging depthless love for the game, the pitchers, catchers, first, second and third basemen, shortstop, left, centre and right fielders, who provide the majority of the action on the ball field have enjoyed huge financial gains from their exploits. 

It’s not a surprise the game has produced, aside skilful players to please fans with entertaining gameplay, but also financially buoyant superstars who make much more than just a living, off the sport.

Sportytell fills your curiosity with this compilation of the top-20 richest baseball players and their net worths in 2020 — both active and retired professionals.

The World’s Richest Baseball Players Ranked by their Net Worths in 2020

Our list of the top-20 wealthiest baseball players was compiled based on data obtained from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth. The wealth of some of these baseball players may not be entirely generated from the sport, which was taken into account during this ranking.

20. Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza Net Worth
Mike Piazza (Image: nypost.com)

Net Worth: $70 million

He is a former professional baseball player from the United States, born September 4, 1968, with 16 seasons played in the Major League Baseball (MLB). His longest stay with a baseball club was with the New York Mets from 1998 – 2005. Piazza won NL Rookie of the Year in 1993 and also the prestigious Silver Slugger award ten different times. He is the present manager of the Italy national baseball team. Mike Piazza net worth is valued at $70 million as of 2020.

19. CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia Net Worth
CC Sabathia (Image credit: Elsa Getty Images)

Net Worth: $80 million

Born July 21, 1980, Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr. is a native of America who played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, and the New York Yankees in a 19-year career spell in the MLB. He batted and threw left-handed. Awards accorded to him during the course of his career are the AL Cy Young award in 2007, voted American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player in 2009, also emerging World Series champion with the Cleveland Indians that same year. CC Sabathia’s net worth as of 2020 is valued at $80 million, which places him as the 19th richest baseball player right now.

18. Carlos Beltrán

Carlos Beltran Net Worth
Carlos Beltran (Image credit: Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post)

Net Worth: $80 million

born April 24, 1977, the former professional from Puerto Rico is a baseball outfielder, right-handed thrower specifically. Carlos Beltrán put in 19 active years of play in MLB which saw him pick several awards, his very first in 1999 as AL Rookie of the Year, three times winner of the Gold Glove Award, two Silver Slugger Award, a Roberto Clemente Award, and becoming World Series Champion with the Houston Astros in 2017. Carlos Beltrán’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $80 million.

17. Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds Net Worth
Barry Bonds (Image: AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Net Worth: $80 million

Seven-time winner of the NL MVP awards, 12-time winner of the Silver Slugger awards, and 8 Gold Glove awards to his name, Barry Bonds born July 24, 1964, is regarded as one of the greatest in the game. He’s a retired American professional who’s put in 22 worthy seasons of play in MLB in the colours of the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. Although bonds had a controversial career, once accused of using drugs to enhance his performance and skills, he’s no doubt one of the great names in the game. Barry Bonds’ net worth in 2020 is valued at about $80 million.

16. Ken Griffey Jr

Ken Griffey Jr Net Worth
“The Kid” Ken Griffey Jr (Image: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Net Worth: $85 million

“The kid” as he is fondly called and the son to former MLB player Ken Griffey Sr, Ken was born November 21, 1969. He is a former American professional baseball player with 22 fruitful years of play in MLB which saw him picked several awards including been elected into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame, the Reds Hall of Fame and the baseball hall of fame with a 99.32% vote. Ken Griffey Jr’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $85 million.

15. David Price

David Price Net Worth
David Price (Image credit: NBC Sports – Boston)

Net Worth: $85 million

Making his first MLB debut in 2008 with the Tampa Bay Rays, Price has since played for three different teams, Detroit Tigers between 2014–2015, Toronto Blue Jays in 2015 and Boston Red Sox between 2016–2019 respectively. Born on August 26, 1985, the American professional baseball pitcher has participated in several tournaments and events and picked several awards including becoming world series champion in 2018. David Price’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $85 million, finding him the 15th spot in our world’s richest baseball players compilation.

14. Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera Net Worth
Mariano Rivera (Image credit: thefederalist.com)

Net Worth: $90 million

A retired Panamanian-American professional who invested 18 years in MLB with the New York Yankees. Born November 29, 1969, Mariano Rivera is considered the best relief pitcher in MLB history and he holds the most number of saves in the MLB with a total of 652 saves. He’s a five-times world series champion with five AL Rolaids Relief Man Award to his name, 3 Delivery Man of the Year awards and three-time MLB leader saver in the 1999, 2001, 2004 season respectively. He was elected into the baseball hall of fame in 2019. Mariano Rivera’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $90 million.

13. Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield Net Worth
Gary Sheffield (Image credit: Turner Sports)

Net Worth: $90 million

Presently working as a sports agent, Sheffield, born November 18, 1968, is a former professional baseball player in the MLB, with 21 years of career play. The American and nine-time MLB All-Star is also a one-time world series champion win, five Silver Slugger Award winner and NL batting champion. Gary Sheffield’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $90 million, which makes him the 13th richest baseball player in the world right now.

12. Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez Net Worth
Felix Hernandez (Image credit: CBS Sports)

Net Worth: $90 million

Born April 8, 1986, Felix Hernandez, popularly called “King Felix,” is a Venezuelan-American baseball player with his debut for the Seattle Mariners in 2005 in the MLB, the only baseball club he’s ever been with. He’s a pitcher and one-time winner of the AL Cy Young Award, twice he was crowned AL ERA leader in 2010 and 2014 and MLB Wins leader in 2009. He entered the Seattle Mariners club history on August 15, 2012, when he recorded the 23rd perfect game in MLB history and clinched a 1-0 victory against Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field. That happens to be the most recent perfect game in MLB record. Felix Hernandez net worth in 2020 is estimated at $90 million, making him the 12th richest baseball player in the world.

11. Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander Net Worth
Justin Verlander (Image credit: The Canadian Press)

Net Worth: $95 million

Born on February 20, 1983, Justin Verlander is a professional baseball player from the United States who played for the Detroit Tigers and presently with the Houston Astros in the MLB. He is a one-time world series champion with Houston Astros in 2017, two times AL Cy Young Award winner, AL Rookie of the Year in his second MLB year in 2006, ALCS MVP, AL ERA leader, three times MLB wins leader, five times AL strikeout leader and the 114th pitcher in MLB history to hit 200 career wins as at 2018. Justin Verlander’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $95 million, placing him 9th on our list of the wealthiest MLB players.

10. Joe Mauer

Joseph Mauer Net Worth
Joseph Mauer (Photo credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Net Worth: $100 million

Born on April 19, 1983, Joseph Mauer is a former American professional baseball player — a catcher and first baseman specifically. He input all 15 years of his MLB career in the colours of the Minnesota Twins. He’s one of the prolific catchers in the game with 3 Gold Glove Award to his name, he also has won the Silver Slugger Award five times, AL batting champion three times and an AL MVP in 2009. Joe Mauer’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $100 million.

9. Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez Net Worth
Manny Ramirez (Image credit: Jim Rogash/WireImage)

Net Worth: $110 million

Born on May 30, 1972, Manny Ramirez is of a Dominican root as well as American nationality. Ramirez is a retired professional baseball player who played 19 active seasons in the MLB. Although forced to retire after a 100 game suspension for violation of baseball drug policy, he still has his name credited for various awards and is considered one of game’s best right-handed power grip hitter. He has won 9 Silver Slugger Award, two-time world series champion with Boston Red Sox, two AL Hank Aaron Award and AL batting champion. Manny Ramirez net worth is estimated at $110 million as of 2020, which makes him the 9th world’s richest MLB player.

8. Joey Votto

Joey Votto Net Worth
Joey Votto (Image credit: Michael Hickey / Getty Images)

Net Worth: $110 million

Votto, born September 10, 1983, is a professional baseball player from Canada who plays for the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB. He has won the Lou Marsh Trophy twice, Tip O’Neill Award seven times, NL Hank Aaron Award once, Gold Glove Award and NL most valuable player in 2010. Votto made his debut in 2007 for the reds and is still active in play. Joey Votto’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $110 million, placing him 8th on our list of the richest baseball players of all-time.

7. Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones Net Worth
Chipper Jones (Image credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Net Worth: $110 million

Born April 24, 1972, Chipper Jones is a former professional baseball player from the United States with 19 years played in the MLB for the Atlanta Braves. Since his MLB debut on September 11, 1993, he has gone on to win several trophies and awards including World Series Champion with the Atlanta Braves in 1995, two Silver Slugger Award, and an MLB batting champion. He retired from the game in 2012 and was inducted into Atlanta Braves hall of fame in 2013. Five years later, he was inducted into the National baseball hall of fame. He currently works as a colour analyst with ESPN. Chipper Jones’ net worth in 2020 is valued to be $110 million, which makes him the 7th wealthiest MLB player of all-time.

6. Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson Net Worth
Randy Johnson

Net Worth: $115 million

Popularly known as “The big unit,” the American former professional baseball player born September 10, 1963, is one of the tallest players in the history of MLB. Randy Johnson put in 22 years of play in the MLB for six different teams. However, Seattle Mariners was his longest stay. He has won a World Series champion, five Cy Young Award, a World Series MVP, Triple Crown, MLB wins leader, four-time ERA leader and nine times Strikeout leader. Johnson was inducted into the baseball hall of fame in 2015. Randy Johnson’s net worth in 2020 is approximately $115 million, which makes him the 6th wealthiest baseball player of all-time.

5. Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera Net Worth
Miguel Cabrera (Image credit: Boston Globe)

Net Worth: $125 million

Popularly called Miggy, Miguel Cabrera, born April 18, 1983, is a professional player from Venezuela who debuted in the MLB in 2003 for the Florida Marlins. In 2007 he was traded to the Detroit Tigers, his present club. He is a one time World Series champion with the Florida Marlins, two time AL MVP winner, seven Silver Slugger Awards, two AL Hank Aaron Awards, four-time AL batting champion, two time AL home run leader, two time AL RBI leader and an AL Triple crown winner. He is often regarded as one of the best hitters of his time. Miguel Cabrera’s net worth is estimated at $125 million, placing him 5th on our richest baseball players compilation.

4. Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols Net Worth
Albert Pujols (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Net Worth: $170 million

Albert Pujols, born January 16, 1980, is a professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic. He made his MLB debut in 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals and went on playing 11 seasons with them before his move to Los Angeles Angels in 2012, his present club. He’s a two-time world series champion with St. Louis Cardinals. Other awards to his name include three-time NL MVP, NL Rookie of the Year, NLCS MVP, two Gold Glove Award, Six Silver Slugger Award, Two Hank Aaron Award, one Roberto Clemente Award, NL batting champion, Two time NL home run leader and NL RBI leader. Albert Pujols’ net worth in 2020 is estimated at $170 million.

3. Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki Net Worth
Ichiro Suzuki (Image credit: Darren Yamashita/USA TODAY Sports)

Net Worth: $180 million

Ichiro Suzuki, born October 22, 1973, is a former professional baseball player from Japan who has a total of 23 seasons of play in the professional baseball league. Nine seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball in the colours of the Orix Blue Wave in Japan and 14 in the MLB with Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins. Awards credited to Ichiro include Japan Series champion, three Pacific League MVP, seven Golden Glove Award, seven Best Nine Award, two Matsutaro Shoriki Award, seven Pacific League batting champion in the NPB; and AL MVP, AL Rookie of the Year, ten Gold Glove Award, three Silver Slugger Award, two AL batting champion and AL stolen base leader in the MLB. Ichiro Suzuki’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $180, which makes him the 3rd wealthiest baseball player.

2. Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter Net Worth
Derek Jeter (Image credit: Jim McIsaac)

Net Worth: $185 million

Derek Jeter, born June 26, 1974, is an American former baseball player, now turned businessman and part-ownership of the American baseball team, Miami Marlins of the MLB. His professional career saw him put in 20 seasons in the MLB with the New York Yankees from 1995–2014. He’s had his fair share winning multiple awards and trophies. In 2020, he was inducted into the baseball hall of fame. Derek Jeter’s net worth in 2020 is valued at $185 million, which makes him the second richest MLB player.

1. Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez Net Worth
Alex Rodriguez (Adam Hunger / Associated Press)

Net Worth: $350 million

Popularly called ‘A-rod’, Alex Rodriguez, born July 27, 1975, is a former professional baseball player from the United States, with 22 seasons of play in the MLB in the colours of the Mariners, Rangers and Yankees. Although he had a controversial career due to his consumption of performance-enhancing drugs, that didn’t stop him from picking awards. He has won the World Series champion once, the Gold Glove Award twice, the Silver Slugger Award ten times, AL Hank Aaron Award four times, MLB batting champion once, and was AL home run leader on five occasions. Currently, A-rod is the host of CNBC show back in the game, which focuses on helping former athletes get on track in their personal lives. Alex Rodriguez net worth is valued at $350 million dollars in 2020, which makes him the richest baseball player in the world.

Conclusion

There you have it — our ranking of the top-20 richest baseball players in the world based on their current net worths in 2020. What are your thoughts? Please share with us in the comments section below.

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