Johnny David Damon was born on the 5th November 1973, in Fort Riley, Kansas, USA of Thai, American, Croatian and Irish ancestry. He is a baseball player who plays in the position of outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB). Johnny Damon has been playing in the previously mentioned league from 1995 to 2012, but is yet to announce his retirement officially. The interesting fact is that he played for the national baseball team of Thailand, and was qualified for the World Baseball Classic 2013.
How much is the net worth of Johnny Damon? It has been estimated that the overall size of his wealth stands at $60 million, as of early 2016, accumulated from his career in baseball.
Johnny Damon Net Worth $60 Million
To begin with, Johnny Damon has been playing baseball since his childhood, at first appearing in the South Orange Little League. Then he played in the team of Dr. Phillips High School. Damon was a very promising player who was named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year as well as in the High School All – America team by USA Today.
Johnny Damon was then selected 35th in the first round by the Kansas City Royals in the Amateur Draft 1992. However, his first game in major league team wasn’t until the 12th August 1995. For the previously mentioned team he played until 2000, then the following season he spent with the Oakland Athletics. His biggest successes were celebrated with the Boston Red Sox team, whose jersey he wore from 2002 to 2005. In mid-2003, Damon had three base hits in one inning celebrating the 25-8 victory over the Florida Marlins. In 2004, he was with the Red Sox team in the World Series playing against the St. Louis Cardinals, which the Red Sox won, which had been almost 90 years in coming since their last World Series title. Damon was used this season mainly as a lead-off hitter; he had a batting average of 30.4%. In 2005, he reached the play-offs again with the Red Sox, but they lost to the Chicago White Sox in the American League Divisional Series.
At the end of 2005, Damon signed a four-year contract with the New York Yankees, which was worth $52 million, and it’s known that this contract increased the net worth of Johnny Damon the most. He played in the New York Yankees team until 2009, and notably he became the World Series champion in the team for the second time in 2009. The same year he received TYIB Award for the Best Post-season Moment.
Later, Damon represented the team of the Detroit Tigers in 2010, Tampa Bay Rays in 2011 and Cleveland Indians in 2012. From 2013 to 2015 he hoped to be signed as a free agent, but so far there has been no result in this regard.
Finally, in the personal life of the sportsman, he married Angela Vannice, the high school sweetheart in 1992, and the two had twins but they divorced in 2002. After two years Johnny married again, and to date, he have five children with his second wife, Michelle Mangan. They reside in Windermere, Florida.
Agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Detroit Tigers pending a physical. [February 2010]
Is now a designated hitter and part-time outfielder with the Tampa Bay Rays. [April 2011]
(December 20) Reached agreement on a four-year, $52 million contract with the New York Yankees. Only last May, Damon had professed his devotion to the Red Sox, quoted as saying: "There's no way I can go play for the Yankees."
Daughter Devon Rose, born January 4, 2007.
Was a key member in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS, with a grand slam and a two run homer.
Appeared on MTV's Cribs (2000) with his Orlando home.
Made major league debut on 12 August 1995.
He was friends with *NSYNC member Joey Fatone in high school. Joey was a freshman when Johnny was a senior.
Graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida.
Engaged to Michelle Mangan.
Outfielder with the Kansas City Royals (1995-2000), Oakland A's (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002-2005), New York Yankees (2006-2009), Detroit Tigers (2010), Tampa Bay Rays (2011), and Cleveland Indians (2012).
Is of European and Thai ancestry.
Father of twins, Madelyn and Jackson, born April 22, 1999. Currently resides in New York and Orlando.