The Boston Legend's David Ortiz played the last season of his baseball career in 2016. He announced his retirement on his 40th birthday. David, who is also known as "Big Papi," played 20 Major Leauge Baseball, mostly with the Boston Red Sox, where his fellow Dominican player Eduardo Nunez played until recently. Big Papi owns a single-season Red Sox record with 54 home runs during the 2006 season. Ortiz's 2018 net worth is estimated to be over $45 million.
Ortiz, who is 42 years old, is married with three children. He got his first contract with Red Sox in January 2003 worth $1.25 million. It is the same club from where Jacoby Ellsbury started his career. He wrapped the season with 31 home runs, finishing fifth in the American Leauge MVP.
Later, in 2004, Red Sox offered him $4.6 million in salaries. However, Ortiz and his agent demanded $5 million.
Ortiz was on the list of Forbes World's Highest-Paid Athletes in 2014. His salary was over $14.8 million that year and his total earning was $19.8 million. Ortiz was at 80 in that list of Forbes, just above the famous soccer star Robin Van Persi, whose total earning was $19.5 million with a salary of $16.5 million.
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As mentioned above Ortiz's net worth stands at around $45 million. His average salary throughout his career is estimated to be around $16 million per year.
Big Papi played the final season of his career in November 2016. Ortiz was the gem of the Red Sox who led the team to three World Series titles.
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Talking about David's endorsements, he has worked for brands including MasterCard, JetBlue, Coca-Cola and Buffalo Wild Wings. His income from these endorsements worth over $6 million. David has also invested in a non-scripted TV production company. Ortiz also owns a food line, which he named after his nickname. It is called "Big Papi's Kitchen"
David is also involved in charity and has his own charitable organization, David Ortiz's Children Fund. The fund works for the children of New England and the Dominican Republic.
He ended his professional baseball career by being an All-Starr champion three times. He also became World Series champion three times and also owns seven Silver Slugger. He ruled the baseball and retired as a legend.
David owns a five-bedroom mansion near his hometown in Santo Domingo. His mansion is just a half mile from the beach and has a private pool. Red Sox legend David used to own a condo in Brighton with three bedrooms, three bathrooms with 3,100 square feet of living space. The condo was on sale for $3.2 million back in 2015.
David owns a beautiful Mercedes AMG S63 car that he was gifted by his friends from the Red Sox and also has a Rolls Royce.
The final season he played before retirement was one of his best performance and broke more records. He was recognized ever after his retirement for his achievements.
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