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Robert A. Baffert is a Nogales, Arizona-born American horse trainer who is popular for training horses which have won four Kentucky Derbies and many other races. Born on 13 January 1953, Bob Baffert is a Triple Crown-winning trainer, and one of the most celebrated and rich horse trainers in America, who has managed to become a multi-millionaire with his passion and talent in his profession.
A celebrity horse trainer with a global reach, how wealthy is Bob Baffert? Bob’s net worth has reached to an amount of $15 million as in 2017. All of his riches have been accumulated from his highly successful career as a trainer, having trained many winning horses in various national and international races. This wealthy trainer owns a house and farm in California where he continues to train thoroughbred horses.
Bob Baffert Net Worth $15 Million
Born and raised in the farms of Nogales, Arizona to a farmer family, Baffert found his interest in horse racing as he practiced on quarterback horses from the age of ten. After his teenage jockey years, he started racing at legalized tracks but due to complications regarding weight, he could not continue his career as a jockey, so became a trainer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Arizona, Baffert moved to California and worked at Los Alamitos Race Course, which provided him with his breakthrough win in the “Breeder’s Cup” in 1992.
Bob Baffert became one of the richest and highly earning trainers, becoming prominent in American classic races starting in1996. With training horses like “Silver Charm”, “Real Quiet” which earned him four wins in the “Kentucky Derby” as well as six “Preakness Stakes”, Bob also won the “Belmont Stakes” in 2001 and recently in 2015, which makes him a “Triple Crown” winner. Obviously his net worth has benefited considerably from winning these races, since he first stepped into the game. Bob has also won the “Breeder’s Cup”many times, which has earned extensively for him as $1 million was the first prize back in 1992.. As of now, Baffert is enjoying his dominance in his profession being the trainer of the 2015 “Kentucky Derby” winning colt “American Pharaoh”. His winning spree does not end in national triple crowns as he has also managed to stun his audience by winning the “Dubai World Cup” twice, in 1998 and 2001.
As Bob’s string of winnings has been lengthening with time, he is enjoying his current net worth of $15 million with his wife Jill Baffert. Bob Baffert is a father to five children, four of whom are mothered by his ex-wife, Sherry and one is with Jill. This super-successful trainer has been inducted into the “Lone Star Park Hall of Fame” as well as “US Racing Hall of Fame” for his outstanding contribution to the whole industry of horse racing. However, Bob is also a philanthropist, in particular supporting both retired and incapacitated jockeys, and horses.