Joshua Holt Hamilton is an American professional baseball player born on 21 May 1981 of Scottish descent. He plays for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball(MLB) as an outfielder, having also played for the team from 2008 to 2012, and 2015 to the present. He has also played a major role as a professional player for the Cincinnati Reds in 2007 and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the years 2013-2014. He is well known for his five times MLB All-Star appearances, and also the prestigious award of American League Most Valuable Player in 2010.
So, what is Josh Hamilton’s net worth? It is estimated that Josh Hamilton is worth $40 million, as of early 2016. Reports have it that he earns a whopping annual salary of up to $25 million, which contributes a great deal to his overall net worth and should ensure it continues to increase. Playing for the Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has contributed greatly to his wealth.
Josh Hamilton Net Worth $40 Million
Having been born and brought up in Raleigh, North Carolina, Hamilton schooled at Athens Drive High where he developed his prowess as both an outfielder and also as a pitcher. He became very popular in his time in high school, featuring in 1999 MBL Draft as one of the top two. Due to his talent, Hamilton joined The Tampa Bay Rays Devils, where he received a bonus of $3.96 Million. Hamilton later joined the Hudson Valley Renegades, leading them to the New York-Penn League championship for the first time. He also played in the South Atlantic League for the Charleston Riverdogs, where he took home an MVP Honours in the South Atlantic League All Star. However, an automobile accident, injuries and subsequent problems with drug addiction meant that Hamilton played little baseball until 2007.
The Chicago Cubs, while selecting for the Reds, selected Hamilton in the Rule 5 draft, after which he was bought by the Rangers for $100,000. He was named in the All-Star team during the 2008 season, and Hamilton recorded 28 home runs while participating in the Home Run Derby, which he finished with 35 runs, making him only the second of all time to hit that record. In 2010, he also secured the AL batting title, and later on that same year got nominated as the MVP of the 2010 ALCS. He then proceeded to being named as the 2010 AL MVP in November 2010. He also secured himself the 16th position in the list of the only players to hit four home runs in a single game in MLB history.
After being traded to the Texas Rangers, Hamilton was soon named the player of the month. He also took the title of The Player of The Month yet again, leaving him the First player in the AL history to achieve the award of The Player of the Month twice consecutively during the first two months of the season. He then featured on the cover of the 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated. Hamilton also hit his first walk–off home run on 9th July 2008.
Hamilton, on the 17th August was termed as the sixth player in MLB history to get an intentional walk with the bases loaded. Through his prowess and immense hard work, he became a front runner for the AL MVP Award, after which he won the AL Players Choice Awards in 2010. He signed in with the Texas Rangers for $24 million, something that saw him increase his net worth significantly.
Hamilton has also been selected for five All-Star games, 2008-12, and achieved three Silver Slugger Awards, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
In his personal life, Hamilton married Katie, a daughter to his rehab mentor Chadwick, in 2004; they filed for divorce after eleven years, following a relapse by Josh.
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