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Born Joseph Paul DiMaggio on the 25th November 1914 in Martinez, California USA, he was a professional baseball player, who played for the New York Yankees in the MLB. His career was active from 1936 until 1951, but was on hold during the Second World War. He passed away in March 1999.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joe DiMaggio was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that Joe DiMaggio`s net worth was as high as $50 million, an amount he acquired through his successful career in baseball. After his retirement, thanks to his popularity Joe landed numerous advertising deals, which also increased his net worth.

Joe DiMaggio Net Worth $50 Million

Of Italian descent, born to Sicilian parents who immigrated to USA, with numerous other families, he was one of nine children to Giuseppe and Rosalia. Joe grew up in San Francisco, as his family moved there when he was still a toddler.

Joe`s father was a fisherman, and hoped that Joe and his other sons would follow him; well, some of them did, but Joe had different plans, as he despised fishing from an early age, and turned to baseball instead in the 1930s. His amateur career began when he joined the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League, with the help of his older brother Vince DiMaggio, who was already on the team. Joe played in position of shortstop, however, from 27th May to 25th June 1993, he had hit safely in 61 consecutive games, which became a PCL record.
The following season DiMaggio injured his knee, which was a threat to his career, however, he managed to recover, and soon he was bought by the New York Yankees for $50,000 and five other players. However, he played a season more in the PCL, winning the 1935 PCL title, and being named the league`s MVP.

He played his first game for the Yankees on the 3rd May 1936 and then continuously until 1951, aside from three years in the US Army Air Force from 1943 until 1945, and was discharged as a sergeant.

During his baseball career, Joe was a part of nine World Series-winning teams, from 1936 until 1939 consecutively, then in 1941, 1947, and again from 1949 until 1951. He retired after a poor 1951 season, in which he battled many injuries. Nevertheless, he became the highest paid baseball player at that time, when in 1949 he signed a contract worth $100,000, and $70,000 in bonuses. This increased his net worth by a large margin.

Thanks to his great overall performances, Joe received several prestigious awards; AL MVP three times, AL batting champion two times, AL home run leader twice, and AL RBI Leader also twice. Furthermore, he set the record for most games with a hitting streak at 56 games.
His jersey #5 was retired by the Yankees, and he was selected into the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. As the peak of his career, Joe was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

After retirement, thanks to his popularity Joe became spokesman for the ‘Mr.Coffee’ company, and was the face on the electric coffee makers for over two decades. His net worth increased further when he became spokesman for the Bowery Savings Bank, and was in that position until 1982.

Regarding his personal life, Joe has been recognized for his relationship with Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe; the two married in 1954, but just nine months after the wedding, Marilyn filed for divorce, stating mental cruelty as the reason. However, Joe tried to re-enter her life, and was responsible for her release from Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic in 1961, but the following year, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her apartment. After her funeral, DiMaggio started sending half-a-dozen roses to her grave, three times a week.

Before Marilyn, Joe was married to actress Dorothy Arnold, from 1939 until 1944; the couple had one child.

Joe died on the 19th January 1999, from lung cancer; he was a smoker for the major part of his life, and in 1998 he was diagnosed with lung cancer; he died in Hollywood, Florida.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 25, 1914
Birth place: Martinez, California, United States
Death date: 1999-03-08
Height:1.88 m
Weight:88 kg
Profession:Baseball player
Education:Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, Yale University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Marilyn Monroe (m. 1954–1955), Dorothy Arnold (m. 1939–1944)
Children:Joseph Paul DiMaggio III
Parents:Giuseppe DiMaggio, Rosalia DiMaggio
Siblings:Dom DiMaggio, Vince DiMaggio
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Pictured on one of a set of 4 USA nondenominated commemorative postage stamps issued 20 July 2013, celebrating Major League Baseball All-Stars. Price on day of issue was 45¢. Others honored in this issue were Ted Williams, Larry Doby, and Willie Stargell.
2Batted .408 during his 56 game hit streak, with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs.
3While accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Golden Globes, Jack Nicholson noted that his first day of work as an actor was May 5, 1955, which he took as a good omen as "5" was the jersey number of his boyhood idol, DiMaggio. Nicholson later attended DiMaggio's memorial service.
4When he married Marilyn Monroe, the couple rented a home at 508 N. Palm Drive in Beverly Hills next to Jean Harlow's last home.
5Producer Keya Morgan bought a very large part of his estate which was also noted in the New York Times.
6Has been played by Bill Murray, Scott Bakula (in the 1983 Broadway musical "Marilyn"), Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher McDonald, John Diehl, Titus Welliver (character based on him), Gary Busey (character based on him), Michael Nouri, Peter Dobson, Sal Landi, and Frank Converse.
7Auction of over 1,000 DiMaggio's personal possessions held by his son's adopted daughters: 2,000th hit baseball ($29,900); 1947 MVP Award ($281,750); game-worn 1951 World Series uniform ($195,500); Hall of Fame ring ($69,000); photo Marilyn Monroe autographed "I love you Joe" ($80,500); her passport ($115,000); their marriage certificate ($23,000). The event netted $4.1 million. [19-20 May 2006]
8Referenced in: "South Pacific" song "Bloody Mary"; Raymond Chandler's novel "Farewell, My Lovely"; Woody Guthrie's song "DiMaggio Done It"; Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea"; Seinfeld: The Note (1991); The Simpsons: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003); and Boobs in the Woods (1950).
9Mentioned in Madonna's "Vogue", John Fogerty's "Center Field," Joss Stone's "Whatever Happened to the Heroes," Tori Amos's "Father Lucifer," and Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire.".
10Two grandchildren, Paula Hamra and Cathy Stein (adopted by his son). Four great-grandchildren.
11Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 161-163. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
12Mentioned in the Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel song "Mrs. Robinson.".
13Brother of Dominic DiMaggio and Vince DiMaggio.
14Always insisted on being introduced as "baseball's greatest living ballplayer" at any event after he had been awarded that title.
15Had DiMaggio's streak reached 57 games, Heinz would have hired him to endorse their Heinz 57.
16Dorothy Arnold converted to Catholism to marry DiMaggio. When each remarried, they were excommunicated for bigamy; this was later reversed by Vatican II.
17For 20 years after the death of Marilyn Monroe, DiMaggio had a half-dozen red roses placed at her crypt 3 times a week. The flowers were ordered and delivered from Parisian Florist, 7528 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
18Named Giuseppe by his mother in the hopes that he (the 8th) would be her last child; his middle name Paolo (Paul) was in honor of Giuseppe's favorite saint, St. Paul.
19His parents were from Isola delle Femmine, an islet off the coast of Palermo, Sicily; neither knew English. DiMaggio and his siblings did not learn English until they started school. Not surprisingly, English was DiMaggio's worst subject at school.
20Linked to Marian McKnight, Lee Meriwether, Liz Renay, Cleo Moore, Marlene Dietrich, Morgan Fairchild, Dixie Evans, Gloria DeHaven, Rita Gam, and Elizabeth Vargas. But he never publicly confirmed any involvement with any woman. McKnight told an interviewer in 2005 that she was never romantically involved with DiMaggio.
21Despite their son's popularity, Giuseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio - as were thousands of Italians - were deemed "enemy aliens" after Pearl Harbor was attacked. They had to carry photo-identification booklets at all times, weren't allowed to travel more than 5 miles from their home without a permit, and Giuseppe's fishing boat was seized.
22His mother wanted him to become a bookeeper because of his proficiency in math.
23Wore #9 during the first half of his rookie year (1936) before being switched to #5. #9 was later given to Roger Maris, in whose honor the Yankees retired it in 1984.
24First athlete to be awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom [10 January 1977]
25Known for playing a graceful centerfield, he was the best at the position during the thirties and forties.
26American League MVP (1939, 1941, 1947).
27Named the Greatest Living Player in a 1969 poll to celebrate baseball's 100th anniversary.
28The only recorded instance of DiMaggio exhibiting any emotion on the field was during the 1947 World Series. He kicked the dirt after Al Gionfriddo's amazing catch of an otherwise home run.
29Les Brown's hit song "Joltin' Joe DiMaggio" of the early forties was a tribute to DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak of 1941.
30Became the 1st baseball player to sign a contract for $100,000 ($70,000 base salary + bonuses). In 1950 and 1951, he signed contracts for $100,000 firm. [February 1949]
31The Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital opened on September 17, 1992, for which DiMaggio raised over $4,000,000. Elián González was taken there after he was found by two fisherman off the coast of Miami.
32Only player to hit a home run at the Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field and Yankee Stadium.
33Was born in a two-room dock-side house (destroyed by fire in 1948) and delivered by a midwife, identified on his birth certificate only as Mrs. J. Pico, at approximately 7:00 AM PST.
34First athlete in North American pro sports history to be on 4 World Championship teams in his first 4 pro seasons. In total, DiMaggio led the New York Yankees to 9 World Series titles in 13 years.
35Executive Vice-President and batting instructor for the Oakland A's (1968 - 1969)
36Vice-President of the Baltimore Orioles (1979 - 1988)
37Wanted no money for his cameo in The First of May (1999), but SAG rules dictated he had to accept the minimum salary of $250 per day.
38Died at precisely 12:12 AM EST.
39Marilyn Monroe won an interlocutory decree from DiMaggio on 27 October 1954, but, under California law, the divorce was not finalized until exactly 1 year later.
40Diamond and platinum "eternity ring" DiMaggio gave to Marilyn Monroe after their marriage was auctioned by Christie's for $772,500. [October 1999]
41Claimed Marilyn Monroe's body after her death, and arranged her funeral, paying for her casket and crypt, and was the only one of her former husbands to attend the funeral.
42Was sued by first wife Dorothy Arnold in June 1952 to get full custody of their son, claiming his now-girlfriend Marilyn Monroe posed a threat to the boy's morals. Suit was dismissed in February 1953.
43An estimated 20,000 well-wishers jammed the streets around San Francisco's Church of Sts. Peter's and Paul's to witness DiMaggio marry Dorothy Arnold.
44Almost signed to write his memoirs with Joseph Durso, but backed out because he didn't want to talk about Marilyn Monroe. Durso went ahead and penned "DiMaggio: The Last American Knight." It was the closest DiMaggio ever came to cooperating with any of his biographers.
45Became the subject of death threats while dating Myrna Fahey in 1964. The FBI determined the threats came from a patient at Agnews State Hospital (Santa Clara, CA) who could not bear to see DiMaggio with anyone other than Marilyn Monroe. In an irony, Monroe's mother, Gladys Baker, was a patient at Agnews when DiMaggio began dating Monroe.
46The day after his 56 game hitting streak ended, DiMaggio embarked on a second streak that lasted 16 games. Had he hit in game #57, he would have had a 73 game hitting streak!
47His number 5 was retired by the New York Yankees.
48Banned the Kennedys and Rat Packers from Marilyn Monroe's funeral.
49Never remarried after Marilyn Monroe's death.
50Holds the Major League Baseball record of hitting safely in 56 consecutive games (1941).
51Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1955. Played for the American League's New York Yankees, 1936-1951 (except for military service, 1943-1945).
52A monument was dedicated to him in Yankee Stadium on April 25, 1999


Quotes

#Quote
1Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there.
2A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
3I came up twice in the game with the bases loaded and both times I hit balls into the alley, 450 feet away. Home runs in any other park. Well, each time my own brother robbed me by making catches on the warning track. Instead of a possible eight RBI, or at least five or six, I got nothing. That night, Dom came over to my place for dinner. I remember letting him in the door and then not speaking to him until we were almost done eating. I was that mad.
4I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink.
5If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.
6I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.
7When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game.
8The test of an outfielder's skill comes when he has to go against the fence to make a catch.
9You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
10You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to 'Run forward, bend, scoop up the ball, peg it to the infield,' then your body says, 'Who me?'
11"At my age, I'm just happy to be named Greatest Living Anything." - on being named baseball's Greatest Living Player in 1969.
12"Because there might be someone who never saw me play before". - when asked why he tries so hard.
13There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time. I owe him my best.
14There was no grass. We played on asphalt with a big ball - a softball - but we threw it overhanded and played by regular baseball rules. When I was 11 or 12, I started playing with older fellas, guys in their 20s. I guess they saw something in me.
15"I don't have a coherent answer as to why that is. I don't try to knock people, hurt their feelings or beat them out of money, but I also haven't tried to create or maintain an image. I work to maintain my privacy." - on his status as a cultural icon.
16They call a man graceful because he hits a little ball with a certain swing. My father hammered piles on a railroad out of Martinez for 10 cents an hour to support a family. That was grace.
17"I've never thought that was anybody's business but my own." - on his relationship with Marilyn Monroe.
18It's almost a joke when some fan tells me I'm a great man. I'm just a ballplayer who works hard trying to get by.


Pictures



Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angels in the Outfield1951Joe DiMaggio (uncredited)
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round1937Joe DiMaggio

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round1937"Have You Ever Been to Heaven", uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The First of May1999special thanks - as the Yankee Clipper

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The First of May1999Himself
Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio?1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Golf: The Greatest Game1994TV Movie documentary
Baseball's Record Breakers1991VideoHimself
When Baseball Went to War1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Baseball's Greatest Hits1990Video documentaryHimself
New York Yankees (The Movie)1987DocumentaryHimself
1977 MLB All-Star Game1977TV SpecialHimself - AL Honorary Captain
The Way It Was1975-1977TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1975TV SeriesHimself
The 24th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Main Event1961TV MovieHimself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1948-1957TV SeriesHimself
Kraft Theatre1956TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1955TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Star
1951 World Series1951TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
World's Middleweight Championship: Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Randy Turpin1951Himself - Audience Member
The Joe DiMaggio Show1950TV SeriesHimself
1950 World Series1950TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
1950 MLB All-Star Game1950TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder
1949 World Series1949TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
1949 MLB All-Star Game1949TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
1947 World Series1947TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Center Fielder
Style of the Stars1947Documentary shortAll-Star Baseball Player
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 41941ShortHimself
Two of a Kind1940Documentary shortHimself
Touching All Bases1939Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Sport Thrills: Play Ball1938Documentary shortHimself - New York Yankees Outfielder

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MLB Network Presents2016TV SeriesHimself
Children of Internment2013DocumentaryHimself
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHimself
Undertaker: The Streak - 20-02012Video documentaryHimself
Le secret de la Dernière Malle de Marilyn2012DocumentaryHimself
Moneyball2011Himself (uncredited)
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 19392010TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO Boxing After Dark2010TV SeriesHimself
Marilyn Monroe - Ich möchte geliebt werden2010DocumentaryHimself
Marilyn Monroe - Tod einer Ikone2010DocumentaryHimself
Ted Williams2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 to 12006-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Mantle2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Biographer2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History2001Video documentaryHimself
Backstory2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Joe DiMaggio: The Final Chapter2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Sweet Science1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself
PBS NewsHour1999TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion1998TV Movie documentaryHimsel (uncredited)
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998DocumentaryHimself
Italians in America1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
We Remember Marilyn1996Video documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game 21992TV Movie documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Remembers Marilyn Monroe1989Video documentary shortHimself
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend1987DocumentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself
Zelig1983Himself - Playing Baseball (uncredited)
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
ABC Stage 671966TV SeriesHimself
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe1966DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
World Wide '601960TV SeriesHimself
The Stratton Story1949Joe DiMaggio (uncredited)

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