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Ryan Joseph Braun was born on 17 November 1983, in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California USA, and is a professional baseball player, best known from playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is considered one of the greatest current players in baseball, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Ryan Braun? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through a successful career in baseball. He’s won numerous awards throughout the course of his career and has also been selected to the All-Star game for five straight seasons. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Ryan Braun Net Worth $8 million
Ryan played multiple sports growing up, focusing at times on basketball and soccer. When he attended Granada Hills High School, he started to focus solely on baseball. He was a four year letterman on the school’s team, their MVP and captain for three years. He matriculated in 2002, and went undrafted since he decided to attend college.
Braun was offered scholarships by the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University but he opted to attend the University of Miami on an academic scholarship; he became the “National Freshman of the Year”. His junior and final year with Miami was his most successful, and he was named to Baseball America’s “2005 College All-American Team”. He moved from the shortstop position to third base and was given the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Year.
Braun then joined the 2005 MLB Draft, and was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a $2.45 million contract which established his net worth significantly. He first played in the minor leagues with the Helena Brewers before getting promoted to the West Virginia Power in the Class A South Atlantic League. In 2006, he started playing with the A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees in which he would become the top third base prospect. He was then promoted to the AA Huntsville Stars and would become the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year. He also played for the Scottsdale Scorpions, and with the AAA Nashville Sounds before getting called up to the majors in 2007.
This became one of the most dominant rookie seasons in baseball history. He won numerous awards, and finished with a record breaking .634 slugging percentage, leading the Brewers in batting average and slugging percentage. At the end of the year, he won the NL Rookie of the Year Award and the 2007 Players Choice NL Most Outstanding Rookie honor. The following year, and his contract was renewed with a $45-$51 million extension for eight years, which increased his net worth dramatically; it was the largest contract in Brewers’ history.
Ryan attained one of the best major league career starts, however, he was sidelined a few weeks due to an injury. He joined the All Star Game as the starting outfielder, having become the fastest major leaguer to hit 50 career home runs. In 2009, he was invited to become a part of Team USA, having led the league in hits. He continued with amazing performances in the next few years, becoming the NL MVP in 2011, having become the Home Run Champion in 2012, and subsequently had many consecutive years as Silver Slugger.
However, in 2013, Ryan was suspended without pay due to violations with drug use. Two years prior, he had failed a testosterone test which led an investigation in performance enhancing drugs. He was traded to the Royals, and during his return, he posted some of his lowest numbers in his career. Despite this, he started returning to form in 2016.
For his personal life, Ryan has been married to Laraisa Fraser since 2013. Ryan is Jewish and he attends a lot of Jewish related events. He is one of the most successful Jewish baseball players in the history of professional baseball.