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Kenny Lofton Net Worth

Kenny Lofton Net Worth is
$25 Million

Kenny Lofton Biography

Kenneth Lofton was born on 31 May 1967, in East Chicago, Indiana USA. He is a former baseball player and current film producer, best known for his 17 seasons as outfielder for the Cleveland Indians and numerous other teams in the Major League Baseball (MLB).

So just how wealthy is Kenny Lofton? According to sources in early 2017, Lofton has acquired a fortune over $25 million, accumulated during his baseball career, and through his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Kenny Lofton Net Worth $25 million

Lofton grew up in East Chicago, raised by his grandmother. There he attended Washington High School, becoming a pitcher and center fielder in the school’s baseball team. He also excelled in basketball, receiving a basketball scholarship to play as the backup point guard at the University of Arizona – the Wildcats, which made it to the Final Four of the 1988 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and to the Sweet Sixteen in 1989, with Lofton leading in career steels.

Meanwhile, he joined the school’s baseball team, and soon drew the attention of the Houston Astros, who drafted him in the 17th round of the 1988 MLB draft. He went on to play minor league baseball for the Auburn Astros of the New York–Penn League, the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League, the Osceola Astros of the Florida State League and the Triple-A Tucson Toros of the Pacific Coast League, winning the PCL championship with the latter team and making the league’s All-Star team.

Lofton made his MLB debut with the Houston Astros in 1991, but was soon traded to the Cleveland Indians, signing a four-year, $6.3 million deal with the team, which considerably increased his wealth. During his tenure with the Indians, he constantly led the league with stolen bases, setting the single-season franchise record with 75. He made it to three All-Star Games in a row, earning four consecutive Gold Glove Awards and leading the team to the 1995 World Series. This established him as a valuable player with a $4.75 million annual salary.

However, in 1997 Lofton was traded to the Atlanta Braves of the National League, helping them to win the National League East division. The following year he returned to the American League, signing a three-year, $24 million deal with the Cleveland Indians, significantly improving his net worth. In his last season with the team, his salary rose to $8 million.

In 2002 he joined the Chicago White Sox, who signed him to a one-year, $1.025 million deal. Later that year, he was traded to the San Francisco Giants of the National League, reaching his second World Series. His net worth continued to grow.

In 2003 Lofton joined the Pittsburgh Pirates, signing a one-year, $1.025 million deal, but was then traded to the Chicago Cubs, winning the National League Central division.

He went on to sign a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the New York Yankees in 2004, boosting his fortune. After a brief stint with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2005, he signed a one-year, $3.85 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006. The year 2007 saw him playing for the Texas Rangers, and then reuniting with the Indians for the third time in his career. Following the 2007 season, he retired from professional baseball.

During his 17-season career, Lofton played for 11 clubs, establishing himself as one of the best players in the MLB, his 622 stolen bases ranking him fifteenth all-time, certainly helping him reach stardom and earn significant net worth.

Following his retirement from baseball, he became involved in the entertainment industry. Having earned a degree in studio production at the University of Arizona, he opened a film production company called FilmPool, Inc., and went on to produce several projects, such as the films “The Fix” and “My First Miracle”. He has also been involved in broadcasting, serving as a Fox Sports’ color commentator for the Dodgers. Lofton’s showbiz career has been another source of his fortune.

In his personal life, sources do not have any details regarding Lofton’s past or current relationship status. Aside from his baseball career, Lofton has also played golf.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameKenny Lofton
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthMay 31, 1967
Place Of BirthEast Chicago, Indiana, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
Weight86 kg
ProfessionBaseball player
EducationUniversity of Arizona
NationalityAmerican
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/kenny_lofton7
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Lofton


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(December 20) Agreed to a $3.85 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2(23 December) Signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees worth $6 million.
3(December 3) Sent with $2 million to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Felix Rodriguez.
4Named to "Baseball Digest" magazine's 1992 Rookie All-Star Team.
5Led the American League in stolen bases 5 consecutive seasons (1992-1996).
6Made major league debut on 14 September 1991.
7Uncle of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) star Cirroc Lofton.
8Has said he wants to be a screenwriter after his MLB career is over.
9Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 17th round of the 1988 amateur draft.
10Cleveland Indians All-Time Stolen Base Leader (450).
11Outfielder for Houston Astros (1991), Cleveland Indians (1992-1996, 1998-2001), Atlanta Braves (1997), Chicago White Sox (2002), San Francisco Giants (2002), Chicago Cubs (2003), Pittsburgh Pirates (2003), New York Yankees (2004), and Philadelphia Phillies (2005).


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Filmography

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chokehold2016Video producer post-production
Murad Viral Campaign: CommercialVideo short producer completed
My First Miracle2016executive producer / producer
The Fix2015producer
Murad Acne Complex2015Video short producer
After April Comes May2014Video short producer
Kenny Smith Basketball Academy2014Video short producer
BeMe by Bree2011TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chokehold2016Video post-productionRef 1

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sightings2016special thanks completed

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'882017Documentary post-productionUniversity of Arizona Basketball Player
2016 World Series2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Ceremonial First Pitch Honoree
30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself
Going to Bed with Terri Ivens2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Wife Swap2013TV SeriesHimself
The Show2008TV SeriesHimself
2007 American League Championship Series2007TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Left Fielder
Sunday Night Baseball1992-2007TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder / Himself - Philadelphia Phillies Center Fielder / Himself - Atlanta Braves Center Fielder / ...
2004 American League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Designated Hitter
George Lopez2004TV SeriesHimself
2003 National League Championship Series2003TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Cubs Center Fielder
2002 World Series2002Video documentaryHimself
2002 National League Championship Series2002TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco Giants Center Fielder
Apple Pie2002Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
Between Brothers1999TV SeriesHimself
1998 American League Championship Series1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 National League Championship Series1997TV SeriesHimself - Atlanta Braves Center Fielder
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - NL Center Fielder: Atlanta Braves
The Wayans Bros.1997TV SeriesHimself
My Oh My!1996DocumentaryHimself
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 American League Championship Series1995TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
1995 MLB All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92010-2011TV SeriesHimself
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