Matt Holliday Net Worth

January 19, 2023
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Matthew Thomas Holliday was born on 15 January 1980, in Stillwater, Oklahoma USA, and is a professional baseball player, best known to play as a designated hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, having previously played for other MLB teams. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Matt Holliday? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $60 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional baseball which began in the late-1990s. Some of the other teams he has played with include the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he won a World Series in 2011. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Matt Holliday Net Worth $60 million

Matt showed talents in basketball, football and baseball when he was younger, and often trained at Oklahoma State University (OSU) since his father worked there as a coach. He attended Stillwater High School, playing football and baseball there, earning a Gatorade Player of the Year Award in both sports. In 1997, he competed to be part of the USA Junior National Team. He was heavily considered to become part of various college football teams, but Matt opted to pursue professional baseball.

Holliday joined the 1998 MLB Draft and was selected by the Rockies as third baseman in the seventh round. In the minors, he joined the Arizona League as part of the Rockies affiliate. He performed well, and the following year played for the Asheville Tourists. In 2000, he played for Salem, but then underwent elbow surgery. Two years later, he was promoted to the AA Southern League Carolina Mudcats; he became the mid-season All- Star and continued to improve his skills. In 2003, he played with the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, and afterwards for the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Fox before making his major league debut in 2004. He got a multi home run game during the same year and would finish in the top five rookies in the National League, and fifth in the Rookie of the Year balloting.

Matt became a clean-up hitter in 2005 and set the Rockies record for RBI at 32, ending the season with a hitting streak at seven. He was selected as a Rockies Player of the Year and to become part of the 2006 World Baseball Classic, joining Team USA. He continued performing well in the next year, and got his first Silver Slugger Award as an outfielder. He continued improving in the next year, and received multiple NL Player of the Week selections making him a competitor for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. The team reached the playoffs and would win the National League Division Series (NLDS) against the Phillies, then won the National League Championship Series, so reaching the World Series but lost against the Boston Red Sox. In 2008, Holliday signed a $23 million two year contract extension which increased his net worth significantly.

However, Holliday joined the Oakland Athletics in 2009, but was then traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals found themselves stronger with his presence, and they would win the National League Central Division, reaching the playoffs for the first time in three years, but were defeated by the Dodgers. In 2010, he was signed to a $120 million seven year contract which skyrocketed his net worth. He earned another Silver Slugger Award in the next season. In the next few years, Holliday would win his first World Series with the Cardinals in 2011, along with three consecutive NLCS appearances. In 2014, he got his fifth NLCS appearance while breaking numerous personal milestones. He then became a free agent after the 2016 season, and was picked up by the New York Yankees.

For his personal life, it is known that Matt has been married to Leslee since 2000. He does a lot of charity work, including visiting children’s hospitals – he helped raise $3.7 million for Greater St. Louis hospitals, and has been rewarded with the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award for his work.

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