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Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr., born on the 13th of September, 1968, is a Puerto Rican musician and former baseball player who became best known for playing centerfield for the New York Yankees.

So how much is Williams’ net worth? As of mid-2016, it is reported to be $60 million, acquired from his years playing in Major League Baseball(MLB), and the sales of his two chart-topping jazz albums.

Bernie Williams Net Worth $60 million

Born in the Bronx, New York City but raised in Puerto Rico, Williams is the son of Bernabé Williams Figueroa Sr. and Rufina Williams. Growing up, he was a very talented kid who was active in sports and had a knack for music. Before he became a baseball star, Williams was first a track star, even winning medals. He won a couple of titles in the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics when he was 15.

Later on, Williams decided to focus on playing baseball. When he was 15, Roberto Rivera, a scout for the New York Yankees saw his potential despite a perception that he didn’t have any real interest in the sport. After two years, exactly on his 17th birthday, the New York Yankees officially signed him and put him in training in Connecticut; his contract became the start of his professional baseball career and of his net worth.

After years in the minor leagues, finally in 1991 Williams got his break in the majors. The beginning of his career was rather slow, even the former owner of the Yankees thought of trading him to another team, but eventually Williams improved and helped bring glory to the team.

Some of the rewards Williams received during his 16 years with the New York Yankees include four World Series Championships, being selected five times as an All-Star, and in 1996 being named the American League Championship Series MVP. He was also a Golden Glove Award winner our times and has won a Silver Slugger Award. His many accolades made him one of the most sought-after baseball players during his time, and also helped increase his wealth.

After 16 colorful years with the Yankees, Williams retired in 2006. Although not setting any outright records, Bernie’s consistency with the bat was crucial to the Yankees’ success, and much appreciated by the fans. He still made a couple of appearances in other leagues, but he never returned to the Major League Baseball after that.

Aside from his love for baseball, Williams is also a gifted musician. Ever since he was a kid, he was fond of playing the guitar and he brought this even during his years playing baseball. After his retirement from baseball, he even enrolled at the State University of New York at Purchase to study guitar and composition for a year.

Williams was able to sign a record deal with MPL Communications, and in 2003 his debut album “The Journey Within” was released. It was followed by another album in 2009 entitled “Moving Forward.” Both of his albums became chart-toppers and one even got nominated for a Latin Grammy Award. He also toured with other artists to promote his music. The success of his albums and tours has also helped in his net worth.

In 2011, Williams co-wrote a book entitled “Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Music and Athletic Performance”, sharing the relationship between music and athletic performance.

In terms of his personal life, Williams has been married since 1990 to Waleska. The couple lives in New York, and together they have three children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 13, 1968
Birth place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)
Weight:93 kg
Profession:Baseball player
Education:State University of New York at Purchase
Nationality:American, Puerto Rican
Spouse:Waleska Williamsm 1990m.
Children:Bernie Williams Jr., Bianca Williams, Beatriz Williams
Parents:Rufina Williams, Bernabé Williams Figueroa Sr.
Siblings:Hiram Williams
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Interesting Facts

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1After his retirement from baseball, he is in his second career, as a classical guitarist.
2In 1999 led the American League in intentional bases on balls (17).
3In 1998 led the American League in batting average (.339).
4Made major league debut on 7 July 1991.
5Has three children: Bernie Alexander (b. 23 September 1990), Beatriz Noemi (b. 20 April 1994), and Bianca (b. 14 September 1995)
6Finished 7th in voting for 1998 American League MVP. Finished 10th in voting for 2002 American League MVP.
71996 American League Championship Series MVP.
8Caught a popfly for the final out of the 2000 World Series.
9Centerfielder for the New York Yankees since 1991. Known for his cat-like speed and diving catches, not to mention a strong bat, the switch-hitting Williams, who has worn #51 since his rookie season, has played a key role in the Yankees' five pennants and four World Series titles in six years (1996-2001). A three-time Gold Glove winner.


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Tompkins2015Brad Elfin
Harmony of Twists2011ShortGrandfather

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1996 World Series1996TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
1996 American League Championship Series1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Wiffle Ball Batter
Henry & Me2014Himself (voice)
Mike & Mike2012TV SeriesHimself - Former New York Yankees Outfielder
Derek Jeter 3K2011DocumentaryHimself
Beatles Stories2011DocumentaryHimself
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Habla 22010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 21st Annual Genesis Awards2007VideoHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1991-2006TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder / Himself - New York Yankees Pinch Hitter / Right Fielder / ...
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself
2004 American League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 American League Championship Series2003TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
2001 World Series2001TV MovieHimself (New York Yankees Centerfielder)
2001 American League Championship Series2001TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder / Himself - New york Yankees Center Fielder
2001 MLB All-Star Game2001TV SpecialHimself
Viva Cepeda!2001DocumentaryHimself
2000 Official World Series2000Video documentaryHimself (New York Yankees Centerfielder)
2000 American League Championship Series2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting Center Fielder: New York Yankees
1999 American League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
1998 World Series1998TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
1998 American League Championship Series1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder: New York Yankees
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
My Oh My!1996DocumentaryHimself
Seinfeld1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
Nine Innings from Ground Zero2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

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