David Allen Wright, better known by his nickname “Captain America”, was born on the 20th December 1982, in Norfolk, Virginia USA of Irish and Scottish ancestry. He is best recognized for being a professional baseball player, who plays in the position of third baseman and is a captain for the New York Mets in Major League Baseball (MLB). His career has been active since 2001.
Have you ever wondered how rich David Wright is, as of mid- 2016? It has been estimated according to authoritative sources that the total size of David’s net worth is as high as $55 million, which has been accumulated through his successful and professional career in the sports industry as a baseball player. Additional to that, he has appeared in a number of TV shows, which have also increased his net worth.
David Wright Net Worth $55 Million
David Wright was raised with three younger brothers in Chesapeake, Virginia by their father, Rhon Wright, who was a police officer in the Norfolk Police Department, and mother Elisa Wright. He went to Hickory High School, where he began playing baseball for the school team, and became in 2001 the Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year. In the same year, he was also named Virginia All-State Player of the Year; in 1999, 2000, and 2001, David earned All-State honors.
After the finished high school, he wanted to enroll at Georgia Tech to study Engineering, but he was selected in the 2001 amateur baseball draft by the New York Mets, and subsequently spent several seasons in the Minor League, playing for the St. Lucile Mets, Binghamton Mets and Norfolk Tides, before he was summoned by the Mets` front office in 2004.
He immediately made an impact in the Mets` games, with a .293 batting average in 69 games. He continued to improve over the years, becoming of the greatest players in the history of the New York Mets franchise. He now has 1,777 hits, 949 runs, 242 home runs, and 198 stolen bases. In 2006 he signed a contract worth $55 over six years, marking the beginning of a considerable increase in his net worth. He received a contract extension in 2012, worth $138 million over seven years, which further added to his wealth.
During his career, David has won several prestigious awards, and accolades, including the Rookie Of The Year in 2004 by the This Year In Baseball awards, the Silver Slugger Award twice, in 2007 and 2008, and the same years was also the winner of the Golden Glove award.
Furthermore, he has been selected for the All-Star game seven times, consecutively from 2006 to 2010, and 2012 and 2013. David also holds records of the franchise in several statistic sheets, including runs batted in, hits, sacrifice flies, runs scored, and total bases among others. He has been the captain of the New York Mets since 2013.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, David Wright has been married to model Molly Beers since December of 2013. The couple currently divide their time between Manhattan, New York and Manhattan Beach, California. David is known for his charity work, as he established his own organization called the David Wright Foundation in 2005.
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