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Michael Terrance Cameron was born on 8 January 1973, in LaGrange, Georgia USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, known for playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder for teams such as the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and several more. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Mike Cameron? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $36 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional baseball. He is the 13th player to hit four home runs in one game, and he won three Golden Gloves; as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Mike Cameron Net Worth $36 million
Mike attended LaGrange High School, and after matriculating was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1991. He made his major league debut four years later, and would become the team’s starting center fielder in 1997. After a year with the White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds took him as a trade, and where he played for two seasons. In 2000, he was then traded to the Seattle Mariners with three other players, and it was with the Mariners that he got his record of four home runs in one game. His performance in the season helped his net worth and would also lead him to the 2001 All-Star Game. He also won the Golden Glove Award in 2001 and 2003.
In 2004, he was given a three-year $19.5 million contract by the New York Mets, which continued to build his net worth. He gave his position to star center fielder Carlos Beltran, and would play right field during most of the 2005 season, although he suffered injuries when he collided with Beltran in an attempt to catch the ball.
He was traded to the San Diego Padres and would win his first National League Golden Glove Award with them, however, he missed the first 25 games of the 2008 season due to being banned for using stimulants.
Mike then signed a one year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, but applied for an exemption to use stimulants while recovering from the effects of his collision with Carlos Beltran. He continued to play for the Brewers and would score his 250th career home run in 2009. He then signed a two year deal with the Boston Red Sox, though he missed most of the season due to a groin injury. He was subsequently traded to the Florida Marlins, but was released in 2011, and then agreed to a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals, but would retire in 2012, signing a one year deal with Seattle to officially retire as a Mariner.
For his personal life, it is known that Mike is married to JaBreka, and they have a son, Daz who also joined the MLB. In philanthropic efforts, Mike founded the Cam4Kids Foundation which hosted the First State Golf Tournament for Inner City Kids in Seattle. He is also actively involved with the Starlight Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.