Ken Griffey Jr. Net Worth

Ken Griffey Jr. Net Worth is
$85 Million

Ken Griffey Jr.'s salary
$2.3 Million

Ken Griffey Jr. Biography

Ken Griffey Jr. was born George Kenneth Jr. on 21 November 1969 in Donora, Pennsylvania USA. He is a former professional baseball player, best known for his stunning outfielder ability when he was playing for the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. He retired having set a record as one of the most prolific hitters of home runs, ranking sixth in MLB history, achieving a total of 630 home runs. He was a 13-time All-Star too.

Do you want to know how rich Ken Griffey is, as of early 2016? Ken is estimated to have a net worth approaching $85 million. He earned his fortune through his career as a baseball player, especially during his time with the Seattle Marines and Cincinnati Reds. Reports indicated that he was paid a significant $2.3 million. He has also starred in a number of video games and appeared in various TV shows, all which have made him extremely rich.

Ken Griffey Jr. Net Worth $85 Million

Ken Griffey Jr. started playing baseball at a very young age, growing-up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his family moved to when he was just six as his father, Ken Griffey Sr. was a baseball player too, playing for Cincinnati Reds, and who devoted much of his time teaching his son the sport. He joined Archbishop Moeller High School, where he also started playing football, but was still chosen as the US High School Baseball Player of the Year. Griffey did not attend college and instead chose to chase after his dream as a professional baseball player.

Seattle Mariners chose Ken Griffey Jr. in 1987 in their armature draft, which provided him with an opportunity to prove his talent. In the 11 seasons that he played for the Mariners, he managed to rack up 167 stolen bases, 1,152 RBIs, 398 home runs and a total of 1,752 hits. In 1990 through to 1991, Griffey Jr. and his father became the first father and son to play for a team at the same time. In 1999, he expressed a desire to move closer to his hometown, which meant that he would depart from Seattle. He was traded for Bret Tomko, Antonio Perez and Mike Cameron, joining the Cincinnati Reds, where he signed a nine-year deal amounting to $112.5 million, which saw him increase his net worth significantly.

Griffey Jr. played with the Reds from 2000 to 2008, helping the team to many victories. On 31 July 2008, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox, in exchange with Danny Richar, an infielder, and Nick Masset, a pitcher. On 30 October that same year, the team declined the $16 million deal that Griffey requested, so for the first time, he became a free agent. The Atlanta Braves and the Mariners took this to their advantage and courted him, but he decided to go with the Mariners, signing a deal on 18 February 2009. In May 2010, Don Wakamatsu, the manager of the Seattle Mariners, decided to limit his playing because he had recorded poor performances. On 2 June 2010, he left the team, announcing his immediate retirement from baseball.

On 17 February 2011, the Seattle Marines hired Griffey Jr. as a consultant. He was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on 22 July 2013. On 10 August 2014, the Cincinnati Reds also inducted him into the team’s Hall of Fame. On 6 January 2016, he was elected with 99.32% of votes to the Baseball Hall of Fame, breaking the record of 98.84% of votes held by Tom Seaver in 1992.

In his personal life, Ken Griffey Jr. married Melissa Griffey, with whom he has three children, including an adopted son. In 2007, he was diagnosed with pleurisy, but fortunately this doesn’t hinder him too much. He has a private pilot’s licence, and is the AOPA Foundation’s chairman, overseeing the charity organization’s works in promoting aviation education and safety. He has had his share of controversy: in January 1988, he tried to commit suicide at the age of 18 by swallowing 277 aspirin pills.

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Quick Facts

Full NameKen Griffey Jr.
Net Worth$85 Million
Salary$2.3 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 21, 1969
Place Of BirthDonora, Pennsylvania, USA
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
Weight93 kg
ProfessionBaseball player
EducationMoeller High School,
SpouseMelissa Griffey (1992 -),
ChildrenTrey Griffey, Tevin Kendall, Taryn Kennedy
ParentsKen Griffey, Sr., Valarie Griffey,
SiblingsCraig Griffey
AwardsAmerican League Most Valuable Player Award, Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
NominationsKids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete

Interesting Facts

1The Seattle Mariners announced that he will return to the team, and will sign a 1 year contract worth $2 million, plus incentives. [February 2009]
2(July 31) Traded to the Chicago White Sox.
3Center fielder with the Seattle Mariners (1989-1999; 2009-2010), Cincinnati Reds (2000-2008[start]) and Chicago White Sox (2008[end]).
4Shares first and last names with another "Ken Griffey". Dealer of used cars in the Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee areas, no relation.
5Made his professional baseball debut with the Bellingham (Washington) "Baby" Mariners of the Northwest League in 1987.
6Pacific Trading Cards manufactured a milk chocolate candy bar in honor of Jr's rookie debut in 1989, called the Ken Griffey Jr. bar.
7On September 14, 1990, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., playing for the Seattle Mariners, hit back-to-back home runs, becoming the only father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs and home runs in the same game.
8Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1989 Rookie All-Star Team.
9Made major league debut on 3 April 1989.
10Seattle Mariners All-Time Home Run Leader (398).
11Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for Slugging Percentage (.674 in 1994).
12Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most Total Bases (393 in 1997).
13Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most RBI (147 in 1997).
14Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most Extra-Base Hits (93 in 1997).
15Seattle Mariners All-Time Home Run Leader by a lefthander (398).
16Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs by lefthander (56 in 1997 and 1998).
17Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs at home field (30 in 1998).
18Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs on road (29 in 1997).
19Holds Seattle Mariners record for home runs in a month (15 in May 1994).
20Seattle Mariners All-Time Leader in Grand Slams (12).
21Father, Ken Griffey Sr., was a pivotal player for Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" during the 1970s.
221997 American League MVP. Led league in Slugging Percentage (.646), Runs (125), Total Bases (393), Home Runs (56), RBI (147) and Extra-Base Hits (93).
231992 All Star Game MVP.
24Member of 1995 and 1997 American League Western Division Champion Seattle Mariners team.
25Seattle Mariners All-Time Leader in Slugging Percentage(.569).
26Seattle Mariners All-Time Homerun Leader (398) and All-Time Leader in Slugging Percentage (.569).
27He and his father are the only father-son duo to hit home runs in the same game.
28Son George Kenneth III "Trey" (19 January 1994), daughter Taryn Kennedy (21 October 1995), adopted son Tevin Kendall (5 May 2002). When Trey was born, then-Mariners' G.M. Woody Woodward sent him a player's contract dated 2012.
29Recorded "The Way I Swing" with Kid Sensation.
30His paternal grandfather was a high school teammate of Stan Musial.
31#1 overall pick in the June 1987 draft out of Moeller H.S. (Cincinnati, Ohio) by the Seattle Mariners.
32Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. are one of two father-son duos to play on the same team in the same game. The other is Tim Raines Sr. and Tim Raines Jr.
33Traded on 10 February 2000 to the Cincinnati Reds for OF Mike Cameron, Brett Tomko, and two minor league players.
34Two children: daughter Taryn and son Trey
35Professional baseball player
  • Demands trade from the Seattle Mariners, saying he
wants to play somewhere closer to his family. [November 1999]



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