Matt Kemp Net Worth

May 3, 2023
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Matthew Ryan Kemp was born on 23 September 1984, in Midwest City, Oklahoma USA, and is a professional baseball player, best known for being part of the Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Los Angeles Dodgers and then the San Diego Padres. He’s set numerous records, and received several awards throughout his career. His efforts have helped raised his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Matt Kemp? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $45 million, mostly earned through a successful career in baseball, as he currently earns a yearly salary of around $21.7 million playing the sport. He’s become a part of the All-Star teams twice, and as he continues to play, his wealth is expected to rise further.

Matt Kemp Net Worth $45 Million

Matt started to showcase his prowess for sports while attending Midwest City High School. He played basketball along with baseball and even became a part of the basketball team that won two state titles in a row. After matriculating from high school, Kemp joined the 2003 MLB draft and was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He joined the team with a $130,000 signing bonus which boosted his net worth into a good start.

After signing, he started his career in the minor leagues with the Gulf Coast Dodgers, and a year later played with the Columbus Catfish. He then went to the Vero Beach Dodgers all the time improving his skills and statistics significantly. In 2006, after playing with the AA Jacksonville Suns, he was propelled into the Major Leagues and played on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ main roster. He hit four home runs in his first 10 days with the team, becoming the fifth player to do so in team history. After this strong performance, he had a slump and was put back to the minor leagues with the AAA Las Vegas 51s. However, after a team expansion later in the year, he was put back into the main roster, though didn’t perform as well, but started hitting his stride by the end of the season. The following year, he lost his place with the main roster after an injury, and played with the Las Vegas 51s once more, performing better than his previous year. In 2008, he became a right fielder with the main roster and started to raise his performance. He helped the team get to the National League Championship Series, but they fell short against the Philadelphia Phillies. Matt would gain notice again in 2010, after hitting seven home runs in April and a walk-off home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks. During the second half of the season, he didn’t perform as well, but despite his inconsistencies, still managed to finish the season strongly.

With all the criticisms on his play, he started worked on his weaknesses during training and improved greatly during 2011, becoming the leader in several statistics for the team. He was named to the All-Star game, and became one of the top players in the league, receiving multiple awards. He continued this great streak in the next season, although hampered by a hamstring injury. Despite this he still took part in the All-Star game, and after the season he had to undergo surgery.

During the next two years he would struggle due to numerous injuries and was performing poorly. He was put back into the disabled list and only played a few games, mostly in the minor leagues as part of his rehab. At the end of 2014, he was traded to the San Diego Padres despite issues with arthritis in both hips, but he still performed well in the 2015 season.

For his personal life, Kemp is still single; he is known to have dated singer Rihanna in the past.

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