Bud Selig Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Allan Huber Selig was born on 30 July 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, of Romanian and Ukranian descent. Bud is a baseball executive, best known for being the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball. He was the ninth Commissioner of Baseball, holding the position from 1998 to 2015. He was responsible for a lot of changes in the system of professional baseball, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Bud Selig? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $400 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a baseball executive. He’s responsible for merging the National and American Leagues, and during his tenure he increased the revenue of the MLB by over 400%. He was a previous team owner of the Milwaukee Brewers. All of these have ensured the position of his wealth.

Bud Selig Net Worth $400 million

Selig attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a degree in American History and Political Science during 1956. After school, he served in the US Army for two years and then worked at a car leasing business owned by his father. However, ever since he was young, he had an interest in baseball that was influenced by his mother – he was often taken to various baseball games, and watched the Milwaukee Brewers which Selig would become highly invested in.

He became a minority owner of the Milwaukee Braves and would fight to keep the team in Milwaukee until the team eventually moved to Atlanta in 1965. After the team left, he would endeavor to have major league games in Milwaukee and arranged for league games to be played at the Milwaukee County Stadium. The events would become highly successful and Selig would try to purchase the White Sox to move, but it was vetoed by the American League. He finally found a team to move to Milwaukee in 1970 when he purchased the Seattle Pilots, and renamed them as the Milwaukee Brewers.

He became the club president and was responsible for helping them finish at the top of the American League East. In 1982, the team would make it to the World Series and Selig would help the Brewers become one of the best organizations in professional baseball. His role was eventually taken up by his daughter, Wendy Selig-Prieb when he was called up for the commissioners role.

After the resignation of Fay Vincent in 1992, Selig became the de facto acting commissioner and immediately went on to institute the Wild Card system, which proved to be controversial at first, but was eventually accepted. He also went on to ban Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott for racial remarks and actions. He represented the MLB during the 1994 players’ strike, which led to the cancellation of the World Series. In 1998, he officially became the new baseball commissioner, and implemented inter league play, and ultimately merged the National and American Leagues under the Commissioner’s Office. During his tenure, games were postponed because of the September 11 attacks.

He also tried to reinvigorate All-Star games by giving home-field advantage for the World Series as a prize to the winning league. One of the biggest issues he tackled was steroids and other performance enhancing drugs; the issue proved to be controversial, and Selig took a lot of flak for not addressing it immediately. In 2007, a report was released on the use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball, and Selig was highly criticized for his lack of action. In 2006, he announced his retirement as the commissioner of baseball as of 2009, but still went on to handle the role on an extended contract until the end of the 2014 season, after which he assumed his current position as Emeritus Commissioner.

For his personal life, it is known that Bud was married to Donna Selig but they divorced in 1976. A year later, he married Suzanne Lappin Steinman, and they have three children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 30, 1934
Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Profession:Commissioner of Baseball
Education:University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nationality:American
Spouse:Suzanne Lappin (m. 1977), Donna Selig (m. ?–1976)
Children:Wendy Selig-Prieb, Lisa Steinman, Sari Selig-Kramer
Parents:Marie Selig, Ben Selig
Siblings:Jerry Selig
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
2Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
3Received the 2013 B'nai B'rith Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
4Is a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
5Filed suit in United States District Court to seek a refund of income taxes he paid under protest because the Government disallowed his proportionate share of the amortization of the contracts of 149 players the Milwaukee Brewers obtained when the team purchased the assets of the Seattle Pilots from Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. The Court found the allocation made by the Brewers was reasonable. (16 May 1983)
6Former used car dealer.
7A Seattle bankruptcy court awarded the Seattle Pilots to a group headed by Selig for $10,800,000. The Pilots were moved and renamed the Milwaukee Brewers after a minor league team Selig followed growing up. He maintains a financial interest in the team, placed in a trust. His daughter, Brewers chairwoman Wendy Selig-Prieb, announced on 16 January 2004 that the team is being put up for sale. (1 April 1970)
8Commissioner of Baseball, 9 July 1998 - present (acting commissioner, 9 September 1992 - 8 July 1998).


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trouble with the Curve2012Allan H. (Bud) Selig (as Allan H. 'Bud' Selig)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brewer's Boys2017special thanks announced
The '57 Bushville Champs2017very special thanks pre-production
Baseball2010TV Mini-Series documentary extra special thanks - 2 episodes
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-Series special thanks - as Allan H. 'Bud' Selig
61*2001TV Movie special thanks - as Commissioner Bud Selig

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story2010DocumentaryHimself
2010 MLB All-Star Game2010TV SpecialHimself - MLB Commissioner
Yankeeography2009TV SeriesHimself
We Believe2009DocumentaryHimself
The World Baseball Classic 20092009TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Pardon the Interruption2005-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Interviewee
Costas Now2007TV SeriesHimself
Jocking Around2007DocumentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Commissioner of Baseball / Himself
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - Commissioner of Baseball
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - Commissioner of Major League Baseball
2003 MLB All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself - Commissioner of Baseball
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2002TV SeriesHimself - Commissioner of Baseball
ESPN SportsCentury1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Race for the Record1998Video documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Commissioner of Baseball / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Commissioner of Baseball Emeritus
The Selig Experience2015Documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Commissioner
Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Baseball Commissioner (segment "The Case of Alex Rodriguez")
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Baseball2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Baseball Commissioner
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Baseball Commissioner (segment "The Case of Alex Rodriguez")
Mike & Mike2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Commissioner of Baseball
El Efecto Clemente2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 19392010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
Bigger Stronger Faster*2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Costas Now2006TV SeriesHimself - Commissioner of Baseball

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