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Mark Charles Teixeira was born on 11 April 1980, in Annapolis, Maryland USA, to Margaret Canterna and John Teixeira, of Italian and English descent. He is a former professional baseball player, best known as the first baseman for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Atlanta Braves, and New York Yankees in Major League Baseball (MLB).
So just how loaded is Mark Teixeira? Sources state that Teixeira has earned a net worth of over $75 million, as of early 2017. His wealth has been accumulated during his baseball career which spanned 2003 until he announced his retirement at the end of the 2016 season.
Mark Teixeira Net Worth $75 Million
Teixeira grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended Mount Saint Joseph High School, playing for the school’s varsity baseball team as its third baseman. In 1998 he was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox. However, he decided to play college baseball for Georgia Institute of Technology instead. The following year he played for the Orleans Cardinals, winning the Outstanding Pro Prospect Award in the Cape Cod Baseball League. While at Georgia Tech, Teixeira had an extraordinary season in 2000, when he led the team in batting, slugging, on-base percentage, home runs and runs scored, earning the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year. He finished his college career as one of only three Atlantic Coast Conference players with a .400 lifetime batting average.
In 2001 Teixeira re-entered the draft, being chosen as the ninth overall pick by the Texas Rangers, who signed him to a Major League, four-year contract worth $9.5 million. His net worth was certainly boosted. After spending the year 2002 playing in minor leagues, he joined the Rangers in 2003, winning the Silver Slugger Award in 2004. His best season came in 2005, when he won the Silver Slugger Award as the best-hitting first baseman, and the Gold Glove as the best fielding first baseman in the League. He also became the third switch-hitter in the history of MLB to hit at least 20 home runs in each of his first three seasons.
The following year, Teixeira signed a two-year $15.98 million contract with the Rangers, significantly improving his wealth. He received his second Gold Glove Award that year, however, he remained with the Rangers for only one more year, due to suffering an injury which prevented him from playing. He then declined the team’s offer to sign an eight-year, $140 million contract extension, and so was traded to the Atlanta Braves.
After his first season with the Braves, the team signed Teixeira to a one-year, $12.5 million contract for the 2008 season, but later that year he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and becoming a free agent at the end of the year.
Shortly after, the player signed an eight-year, $180 million-worth contract with the New York Yankees, plus a $5 million signing bonus, greatly improving his net worth status. He produced his best season with the team in 2009, when the Yankees won the World Series, earning Teixeira a World Series ring. He also earned a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award, leading the League in home runs and runs batted. He won his fourth Gold Glove Award in 2010, and his fifth in 2012.
However, injuries started to limit Teixeira’s career in 2012 and the following seasons. After multiple injuries he retired in 2016, when his contract with the Yankees ended.
Aside from baseball, Teixeira has been involved in the entertainment industry, making cameo appearance in the HBO television series “Entourage”, as well as in a Broadway production of the jukebox musical “Rock of Ages”. He has also appeared in the YES Network parody interview show “Foul Territory”.
In his private life, Teixeira has been married to Leigh Williams since 2002. and the couple has three children. The former baseball player has been active in charity. Along with his wife, he has founded the Mark Teixeira Charitable Fund, providing scholarships at three high schools in the Dallas–Fort Worth area.