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Mariano Rivera was born on the 29th November 1969, in Panama City, Panama. He is a former professional baseball player, active from 1995 to 2013. Mariano represented the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball, and in a star-studded career, was named All Star 13 times, won the World Series Title five times, received AL Rolaids Relief Man Award five times, was entitled the Delivery Man of the Year three times, and was named MLB saves leader three times among many other awards.
How rich is the former baseball player? It has been estimated that the overall size of Mariano Rivera net worth is as much as $90 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.
Mariano Rivera Net Worth $90 Million
To begin with, he was raised in Panama City, but dropped out of school being only 16, to start working on a boat. As the job was extremely hard, Rivera decided to get back to sports as he always loved playing football and baseball. In 1988, he joined a local baseball team which was a very successful step that later evolved into an outstanding career, adding millions to the total size of Mariano Rivera’s net worth.
In 1990, he signed as a free agent with the New York Yankees, and initially played in minor clubs of this team, including the Columbus Clippers, representing the level at Triple-A. In the MLB he debuted in a game against the California Angels in the middle of 1995. A year later, he played in four games of the World Series, where the Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-2. In 1997, for the first time in his career he appeared in the All-Star Game.
In the 1998 season, the Yankees achieved the best record in franchise history (114-48) and won their 24th championship after defeating the San Diego Padres 4-0. Rivera played in three games as a reliever, and saved games, scoring three runs. A year later, the Yankees won the World Series for the second time in a row, 4-0 against the Atlanta Braves, and Rivera, who appeared in three games, was chosen the MVP of the finals, after classifying in two saved games. In 2000, he won the championship title for the third time in a row, after the Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-1.
In 2001, after signing a four-year contract worth $39.99 million, he became the highest paid reliever in MLB. In the 2003 season, the Yankees defeated the American League Championship Series winners the Boston Red Sox 4-3, and Rivera was again selected MVP of the competition.
At the end of 2007, he signed a three-year contract worth $45 million, again becoming the highest paid reliever in league history. In 2009, time he won the World Series with the team for the fifth time, in which the Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2. At the end of 2012 he signed a new one-year contract worth $ 10 million. In 2013, he was elected the MVP in the All-Star Game. The last time Rivera played in a game was against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on the 26th September, 2013.
Finally, in the personal life of the former sportsman, he married his elementary school sweetheart Clara in 1991. The family has three children, all boys, and live in Rye, New York.