Facts of David Ortiz
|Full Name||David Ortiz|
|Birth Name||David Américo Ortiz Arias|
|Profession||Former Baseball Player|
|Birth City||Santo Domingo|
|Birth Country||Dominican Republic|
|Father Name||Americo Enrique Ortiz|
|Mother Name||Angela Rosa Arias|
|No Of Children||3|
|Date of Birth||November 18,1975|
|Married Date||November 16,2002|
Dominican-American David Americo Ortiz Arias is a former Major League Baseball designated hitter who played 20 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins.
The former baseball player made his debut in 1992 with the Seattle Mariners. He then signed with the Minnesota Twins and played for six seasons. His career breakthrough came from his deal with Boston Red Sox in 2003 where he spent the rest of his professional career.
How Rich Is David Ortiz?
The former professional baseball player currently owns an impressive wealth of $55 million. He amassed his huge riches from his successful career in Major League Baseball as well as his endorsement deals and commercial ads.
As per a reliable source, Ortiz earned around $160 million in salary.
Short Professional Career & Stats Highlights
The 44-year-old Ortiz began his career at the age of 17 after he was signed with the Seattle Mariners. He made his Mariners debut with batting .246 with 2 home runs and 20 RBI. By 1995, Ortiz improved his numbers to .332 with 4 home runs and RBI.
David established himself as one of the best hitting prospects of the Mariners impressing fans and players like Alex Rodriguez.
On 13th September 1996, Ortiz was signed to the Minnesota Twins despite his strong performance in the Mariners. He stared his Twins career with the High-A Fort Myers Miracle through Double-A, to the Triple-A Salt Lake Buzz.
On 2nd September 1997, he made his MLB debut for the Twins. He made his first major league during his second game with eight pinch-hit double against the Chicago Cubs. Likewise, on 14th September, Ortiz hit his first major league home run against Texas Rangers.
Throughout his six seasons with the Twins, David played a total of 455 games with 58 home runs and 238 RBIs. He was released from the Twins in 2002.
Following his departure from the Twins, Ortiz signed a non-guaranteed free-agent contract with the Boston Red Sox worth of $1.25 million.
During the first two months, Ortiz didn’t play steadily because of the logjam. He made his Sox debut in May after the logjam was broken hitting 299 with 10 home runs.
In 2004, Ortiz once again signed a $4.6 million salary deal for the 2004 season although his agent had submitted a figure of $5 million.
From 2003 to 2016, Ortiz passed several milestones during his time in Red Sox. On 21st May, he became the fifth player to hit 300 home runs for the Red Sox alongside Red Williams, Jim Rice, Carl Yastrzemski, and Dwight Evans.
Here is a list of contract deals made with the Boston Red Sox from 2003-2016:
|May 2003||2-year||$12.5 million|
|April 2006||4-year||$52 million|
|2012||2012 season||$14.575 million|
|Nov. 2012||2-year||$26 million ($30 million with incentives)|
|March 2013||1-year||$16 million|
On, his 40th birthday, Ortiz announced his retirement on 18th November 2015 on the website The Player’s Tribune.
Endorsements Deals And Business Ventures
Throughout the years, Ortiz has amassed around $4.5 million from his endorsement deals and commercial works with big companies like MasterCard, Coca-Cola, Jet Blue, New Balance, Marucci, and many more.
In 2007, Reebok debuted the Big Papi 10M Mid Baseball cleat which was first used by Ortiz during the 2007 MLB All-Star Game in San Francisco.
In October 2009, David launched his nightclub called “Forty-Forty” in his hometown Dominican Republic. The following year, rapper cum producer Jay-Z and his partner Juan Perez sued David for trademark infringement accusing him of stealing his nightclub’s name from Jay-Z’s chain of a sports club in New York. The feud was settled in March 2011.
Ortiz founded the David Ortiz Children’s Fund in order to support his favorite causes, help children from Boston to the Dominican Republic and beyond.
Similarly, in 2008, he released his own charity wine label called “Vintage Papi”. The wine label managed to raise around $150,000 for charity.
In 2016, he joined UNICEF Kid Power as a brand ambassador kid power champion for a global mission in Burkina Faso. Moreover, a 2017 roast of Ortiz raised $335,000 for his Children’s Fund.
How Lavish Is David Ortiz’s Lifestyle?
With a net worth of $55 million, Ortiz is living a luxurious lifestyle one can dream of. He is reported to reside in Boston, Massachusetts where the median house price starts from $592,300 which can rise up to millions of dollars.
The former baseball player listed his Weston home in the market recently in February 2019. The house features 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a 3-car garage, a pool, a Jacuzzi, and a home theater. The 8,586 square-foot mansion hit the market with an asking price of $6.3 million.
The Red Sox slugger is often seen riding around expensive cars like Lamborghini Huracan ($203,674), Audi A4 ($46,200 to $50,800), La Ferrari ($1.35 million), Range Rover ($89,000), Audi R8 V10 Spyder ($169,000 to $208,100), and Lexus ($35,000 to $90,000).
His first car was Honda Accord which he purchased in 1997. Likewise, his favorite car is the 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost series worth $245,000.
Did You Know? David was also honored with a car for his 500th homer by the Boston Red Sox.
Personal Details- Where Was David Ortiz Born In?
David Americo Ortiz Arias was born on 18th November 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He holds dual (Dominican-American) nationality. He is the son if father Americo Enrique Ortiz and mother Angela Rosa Arias.
Ortiz grew up alongside his younger brother Pedro. He went and graduated from the Estudia Espaillat High School in the Dominican Republic.
The 6 feet 3 inches tall Ortiz is married to Tiffany Brick. The couple tied the knot on 16th November 2002 and share three children: Jessica, Alexandra, and D’Angelo Ortiz.
List Of Earnings Throughout His Professional Career:
|2001||$260,000 & $25,000 (Incentive)||$285,000|
|2006||$6,500,000 & $2,000,000 (Signing Bonus)||$$8.5 million|
|2007||$12.5 million||$12.5 million|
|2008||$12.5 million & $50,000 (Incentive)||$12,550,000|
|2009||$12.5 million||$12.5 million|
|2010||$12.5 million & &50k (Incentive)||$12.550 million|
|2011||$12.5 million & $150k (Incentive)||$12,650,000|
|2013||$14 million, $1 million (Signing Bonus), $50k (Incentive)||$15,050,000|
|2014||$15 million||$15 million|
|2015||$16 million||$16 million|
|2016||$16 million||$16 million|