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José Miguel Cabrera Torres was born on the 18th April 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela, and is known for being a professional baseball player in the position of first baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers. His professional career has been active since 2003.
Have you ever wondered how rich Miguel Cabrera is, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Cabrera’s net worth is as high as $90 million; currently his average salary per year is $28 million. The main source of this amount of money represents his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional baseball player.
Miguel Cabrera Net Worth $90 Million
Miguel Cabrera was born to Miguel and Gregoria Cabrera; both of them were amateur baseball players who met each other on a baseball diamond. Thus, under the influence of his parents, he became very interested in baseball. While high school, he played baseball for the school team, and soon after his professional career started.
Miguel`s career began in 1999, when he was selected by the Florida Marlins at the age of 16, but spent three years in the Gulf Coast League, playing for the GCL Marlins. Thanks to his great performances, he was summoned up by the Florida Marlins in 2003, signing a new contract, which largely increased his net worth. He stayed with the Marlins until 2007, when he was traded to the Detroit Tigers. In his debut season with the Marlins, the team with Miguel became the World Series Champion, and in the following years, he participated in the All-Star games, from 2004 until 2007. He also received two Silver Slugger Awards in 2005, and 2006.
After the trade was completed, Miguel signed a contract worth $152.3 million for a period of eight years, which increased his net worth by a large margin. He continued to play successfully for the Tigers, increasing his number of All-Star appearances to 10, consecutively from 2010 to 2015, which also helped increase his net worth. Furthermore, Miguel was the AL MVP twice with the Tigers, in 2012 and 2013, and won the AL Triple Crown award in 2012. He has also increased the number of Silver Slugger awards that he possesses to six, winning this award in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015. He was also the winner of the AL Hank Aaron Award twice, in 2012, and 2013, and has been the AL batting champion four times, in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Thanks to his great performances, in 2014, Miguel signed a new contract worth $292 million for a period of 10 years, which certainly increased further his net worth.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Miguel Cabrera married Rosangel in 2002, with whom he has three children; the couple currently resides in Birmingham, Michigan. He is a Catholic, and also a practitioner of Santeria. In free time he is very active in charity work, as he founded The Miguel Cabrera Foundation, which helps other charities.