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Jeffrey Franklin Kent was born on the 7th March 1968 in Bellflower, California USA, and is a former baseball player who played for 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1992 to 2008. The player was named the MVP of the National League in 2000, and was chosen for the All – Star Game five times, winning four. Kent is also the winner of four Silver Slugger Awards.

How much is the net worth of Jeff Kent? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $50 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. MLB is the main source of Kent’s fortune.

Jeff Kent Net Worth $50 Million

To begin with, Jeff Kent played baseball in Edison High School in Huntington Beach. Then, he played baseball for the team of the University of California at Berkeley before being selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the amateur draft in 1989.

After four seasons in the minor leagues, he was invited to spring training and became a part of the season’s starting squad in 1992. He debuted in a match against the Baltimore Orioles, making his first hit (a double) in the sixth inning against Jose Mesa. He was transferred to the New York Mets in the summer of 1992, in exchange for pitcher David Cone. Kent played well in his time with the Mets, but acquired a poor reputation because of his temperamental character and isolationist attitude. Before the transfer deadline for the 1996 season, Kent was traded with Jose Vizcaíno to the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for Carlos Baerga and Álvaro Espinoza, and at the end of the season, he was again transferred with Vizcaíno and Julián Tavárez , this time to the Giants of San Francisco, a movement very unpopular due to the departure of Matt Williams from the Giants to Cleveland. With the Giants, Kent’s career took on a new air. In 1997, batting behind Barry Bonds in the lineup, he averaged .250 and made 121 RBIs. He consistently remained among the leading RBIs for the next five seasons, and his contribution was recognized in 2000 by being rewarded with the MVP award, recording .334 on average, 33 home runs and 125 RBIs, plus a notable defense. In 2002, Kent averaged .313, 37 home runs and 108 RBIs.

In 2002, Kent decided to leave the team, signing a contract of two years and $19.9 million with the Houston Astros. In 2004, during the National League Championship Series, Kent hit a three-run home run, allowing the Astros to advance in the series (3-2) against the Cardinals of San Luis, then at the end of 2004, Kent signed a three-year $21 million worth contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had a good season in 2005, hitting .289 with 29 home runs and 105 RBI, leading the team in most offensive categories. At the end of the 2005 season, he signed a contract extension until 2008, but a year later announced that he was retiring as a professional player.

Since retirement, Jeff has appeared in several TV sports-related and reality shows, and also has a 4,000-acre ranch in Tilden, Texas. In 2008, Kent bought the Lakecliff Country Club in Spicewood, Texas, and he also owns a chain of motorcycle and ATV dealerships – Kent Powersports.

Finally, in the personal life of Jeff Kent, he is married to Dana, and they have four children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 7, 1968
Birth place: Bellflower, California
Height:1.85 m
Profession:Former Major League Baseball second baseman (MLB)
Education:Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California, University of California
Nationality:American
Spouse:Dana Kent
Children:Hunter Franklin Kent, Colton Ryan Kent, Lauren Elizabeth Kent, Kaeden Thomas
Awards:All-Star (1999–2001 (1999–2001), 2004, 2005), National League MVP Award (2000), Silver Slugger Award (2000–2002 (2000–2002), 2005), Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership (1998)
Nominations:Finished Top-5 in RBIs (1997 (1997), 1998, 2000, 2002), All-time leader in home runs as a second baseman, Only second baseman to have 100 or more RBIs in 6 consecutive seasons (1997–2002)
Movies:Superstars (2009), Survivor: Philippines (2012), Survivor (2012), Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie (Documentary )
TV shows:National League Championship Series (2002), MLB All-Star Game (2004), National League Championship Series (TV Series (TV Series), 2008), Sunday Night Baseball (TV Series)
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Interesting Facts

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1(December 9) Agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2(January 22) Announced retirement. In 17 years with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers, Kent had a .290 BA, 377 homers, and 1,518 RBIs.
3Made major league debut on 12 April 1992.
42000 National League MVP for having .334 batting average, .424 On-base percentage, .596 Slugging Percentage, 159 Games, 114 Runs, 196 Hits, 350 Total Bases, 41 Doubles, 7 Triples, 125 RBI, 81 Extra-Base Hits and 295 Times on Base. Did not league in any statistical category. Finished in top 10 in voting for same award in 1997-1998 and 2002.
5Named to 3 National League All Star Teams (1999-2001).
6Member of 1992 World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays team. Member of 1996 American League Central Division Champion Cleveland Indians team. Member of 1997 and 2000 National League Western Division Champion San Francisco Giants team. Member of 2002 National League Champion San Francisco Giants team.
7Second Baseman/Third Baseman/First Baseman/Designated Hitter/Shortstop for Toronto Blue Jays (1992), New York Mets (1992-1996), Cleveland Indians (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997-2002) and Houston Astros (2003).
82000 National League MVP.
92002 Salary: $6,000,000
10Signs a two-year, $18.2 million contract with the Houston Astros (18 December 2002)
11He and wife Dana have one daughter, Lauren Elizabeth (16 March 1996), and three sons, Hunter Franklin (10 November 1997), Colton Ryan (15 March 1999) and Kaeden Thomas (29 August 2003).


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survivor2012TV SeriesHimself - Kalabaw Tribe / Himself - The Jury / Himself / ...
The Superstars2009TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
2008 National League Championship Series2008TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pinch Hitter
Sunday Night Baseball1992-2008TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco Giants Second Baseman / Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Second Baseman / Himself - New York Mets Second Baseman / ...
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Second Baseman: Los Angeles Dodgers
2004 National League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - Houston Astros Second Baseman
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Second Baseman: Houston Astros
2002 World Series2002Video documentaryHimself
2002 National League Championship Series2002TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco Giants Second Baseman
2001 MLB All-Star Game2001TV SpecialHimself
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Second Baseman: San Francisco Giants
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself

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