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Larry Wayne Jones, Jr. is a DeLand, Florida-born former professional baseball player who is better known as “Chipper Jones”. Born on 24 April, 1972, he played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for nineteen years and for all that time, he remained a team member of “Atlanta Braves”. Chipper was active in baseball as third baseman from 1993 to 2012 when he retired from the sport.
One of the most popular baseball player of his time, how wealthy is Chipper Jones in 2015? Currently, Chipper enjoys a good $110 million as his net worth. His major source of income has obviously been his successful career in baseball. As he played for Atlanta Braves for the whole nineteen years, his salaries and incentives must have been quite an aid for Chipper’s net worth over years.
Chipper Jones Net Worth $110 Million
Born to a middle class family in Florida, Jones had an inclination towards baseball from an early age. As a seven year-old child, he used to play in Little League teams. Clearly, Jones’ attraction towards the sports came from his father, who at the time served as a coach in T. DeWitt Taylor High School. While he attended the same school, Jones was also already playing in local baseball teams. After graduating from high school, Jones was selected by “Atlanta Braves”. He was the first pick overall in MLB draft of 1990. Thus, he started his professional baseball career with the signing bonus of $400,000, which was the first and quite considerable step towards his ever rising wealth.
Jones played minor leagues ’til 1993 and then debuted in the major league. Performing impressively in the major leagues, he paved his way to become one of the best baseball players in America. He was listed in the All-Star team eight times and also won many awards during his career. Chipper has garnered two NL Silver Slugger Awards in 1999 and 2000. Being one of the top baseball players in the USA, he was always paid in tens of millions of dollars by the Atlanta Braves. In particular, in 2000 he signed a deal of $90 million for the coming six years. Such contracts provided by the Atlanta Braves greatly contributed to his net worth.
Chipper Jones decided to retire from baseball in 2012 while he was still enjoying a successful career. As of now, he is enjoying his time with endeavors in different ventures. He appears on television as a co-host of the show “Major League Bowhunter”, which he also co-owns. Chipper’s another notable venture is his wine line released in 2006 named as “Chipper Chardonnay”.
As for his personal life, he has been married thrice in his life. Chipper’s first marriage was to Karin Fulford(1992-99) during which an extra-marital affair produced a son.. He was then married to Sharon Logonov(2000-12) with whom he has three sons. Jones married former Playboy model, Taylor Higgins in 2015.