Barry Lamar Bonds is a former American baseball player who has estimated net worth of $80 million. He played several seasons with The Pittsburgh Pirates and later played for the San Francisco giants. During his professional career and before retirement in 2007, Barry Bonds was able to set some world records. He was a 14-time-All-Star and 8-time Gold Glove Award winner – of course, this success was the main reason for increasing Barry Bonds net worth. However, Bonds career is usually considered as scandalous and controversial because of problems with illegal steroids he used before competitions.
Barry Bonds Net Worth $80 Million
Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964, in Riverside, California. He is the son of the famous Bobby Bonds – All-Star outfielder in the major league – maybe this was one of the reasons why the son decided to begin a baseball career too. Barry attended Junipero Serra High School and showed himself proficient in various sports, especially basketball, football and baseball. However, he decided to devote his future to baseball. He played on the junior varsity team in school, and later continued his career at Arizona State University. Bonds started to play professionally and raise his net worth in 1986, and was one of the best baseball players until his retirement in 2007. Barry L. Bonds net worth increased almost proportionally with his experience. In total he earned almost $190 million. In 1986-1987 Barry’s salary was only $60,000, but just 5 years later he was earning about $8,500,000. But the biggest earnings and the biggest investments in Barry Bonds net worth were in the end of his career. In years 2005-2006 he earned $22,000,000, and for the last year of playing Barry earned $19,331,470.
In his personal life, Barry Bonds met his wife Susann “Sun ” Margreth Branco in August 1987. They had two childrens, Nikolai and Shikari, but the couple separated after seven years, after which Barry provided $20,000 from his own net worth in child support each month. although this amount of money doesn’t look extremely huge if we know how rich Barry Bonds is. In 1994 Barry started an intimate relationship with Kimberly Bell and even purchased her a villa in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, they weren’t married and this relationship continued until May 2003. It didn’t stop Barry from a second marriage on January 10, 1998 with Liz Watson. With their daughter Aisha Bonds they lived in Los Altos Hills, California, and although this marriage lasted a little longer than the previous one, the couple broke up in 2009.
During his baseball career Barry Bonds net worth rose even more as he held many records, such as home runs in a single season in 2001, home runs against the different pitchers, slugging percentage in a single season, consecutive seasons with 30 or more home runs or walks in a single season. Until today Barry is known as one of the best players of all time despite his scandalous career and controversial opinions about his fair or unfair game during his career.
When the Giants signed Barry Zito before the 2007 season, not only was Bonds no longer the highest paid player on the Giants, he was no longer the highest paid player on the Giants named "Barry".
Has won a Major League record 7 MVP awards.
On August 7, 2007, became the all-time career home run record holder when he hit his 756th home run of his career off Mike Bacsik at 8:51 p.m. PT during the bottom of the fifth inning in San Francisco. Mike Bacsik became the 446th pitcher to give up one or more home runs to Bonds. The previous record was 755 home runs which was previously held by Henry Aaron.
In 2004, became the third player to reach 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth
Recently passed godfather Willie Mays in the number of career home runs.
San Francisco Giants All-Time On Base Percentage Leader (.467).
San Francisco Giants All-Time Slugging Percentage Leader (.671).
He is the only major leaguer to reach the feat of 500 home runs and 500 steals.
Children by ex-wife Susann, Nikolai Lamar (18 December 1989), Shikari (March 1991)
Graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California. Other alumni are Tom Brady and Greg Gutfeld.
Is one of four players to hit 600 career home runs.
When he signed with the Giants on December 8, 1992, his six-year, $43.75 million contract made hime the highest-paid baseball player of all-time.
January 14, 2002: At the age of 37, after having possibly his greatest season ever in 2001, a season in which he hit 73 home runs (setting the major league single-season record), became the 17th person in history to hit 500 career home runs, passed Babe Ruth's single-season walk record of 170, and won a major-league record fourth MVP award, he re-signs with the San Francisco Giants for a five-year, $90 million contract.
has one son, Nikolai and 2 daughters Shikari and Aisha Lynn
Played for the Pittsburgh Pirates 1986-1992, San Fransisco Giants 93-present
Has played on 5 Division championship teams, 90, 91 and 92 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 97, 2000, and 2003 with the San Fransisco Giants
has won 7 Gold Gloves
Led NL in Home Runs in 93 and 2001
First man to win 4 MVPs, 90 and 92 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, 93 and 2001 with the San Fransisco Giants.
Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
Holds MLB record for most homeruns in a single season with 73 (breaking Mark McGwire's short-lived record).
Nephew of 1964 Olympic 80-meter hurdler Rosie Bonds.
He is the 17th major-leaguer to hit 500 home runs.
He is the only major leauguer to reach the feat of 400 home runs and 400 steals.
Baseball great Bobby Bonds is Barry's father.
Baseball great and Hall of Famer Willie Mays is Barry's godfather.
I'm going to go back to the Bay Area, this is my thing, and I'm just going to open my own school of baseball. Find a facility, find a place and just teach kids. That's what I want to do.
I want to be part of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, but I don't want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that's based on voters' beliefs and assumptions.
When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.
I'm an expert in baseball and I don't even have a job. I'm an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I'm dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I've earned it.
I was a momma's boy. I didn't get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark.
I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.
As an athlete, you only have so much time. The window only has so much time and then it closes. You have to take care of yourself the best you can.
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
I don't know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball.
I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top.
I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.
I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues - what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves.
I'm a very private person. My life story isn't for everybody.
I could learn how to press 'Record' on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
I don't know what my future is.
I like to be against the odds.
Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn't matter how good you are.
I don't want to be a Major League coach.
It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't.
I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.
Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.
My career is an open book, but my life is not.
It's not the name that makes the player. It's the player.
Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that's gratifying because of what I've sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our lives. We've sacrificed our bodies. It's the way we made our living.
Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
There's not too many rich black people in this world.
Baseball is just my job.
When asked about steroid allegations "All of you lied. All of you have said something wrong. All of you have dirt. All of you. When your closet's clean, then come clean somebody else's. But clean yours first, okay."