How much is Justin Verlander worth? $95 million
How did Justin Verlander earn his money and wealth?
Born as Justin Brooks Verlander on February 20, 1983, Justin Verlander is a professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. He grew up in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. He has a younger brother, Ben. After he finished school, he joined Old Dominion University where he played college baseball for the Monarchs. He won silver in the 2003 Pan American Games along with the US national team. He was a part of the 2004 first-year player draft where the Tigers selected him in the first round and was the second overall pick.
Verlander attended The Richmond Baseball Academy where he learned how to throw his fastball. He clocked 84 mph shortly after he started attending the Baseball Academy. He became a professional basketball player in 2004 when he was picked up by the Detroit Tigers and made his professional debut in 2005. He has also played for the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Erie SeaWolves which are minor league affiliates of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander has played for the Tigers from 2005 to 2017. Later, Verlander was transferred to the Houston Astros, a move that came on August 31, 2017.
Verlander is known by his nickname “Versexy” because of his dominant pitching style. He has garnered much attention and following over the years. In November 2011, he appeared on the cover of Major League Baseball 2012. He won the AL CY Young Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America in 2011 as well as the AL MXP Award.
Verlander is passionate about charity work and has donated more than $1 Million to the cause of “Wins for Warriors Foundation” He founded this Foundation for the veterans of the United States military with the intention of empowering them with a string focus n family-bonding exercises. The Foundation helped raise $246, 311 for Houston City after Hurrican Harvey in 2017. He is also closely associated with other charities including the Red Cross.
Verlander is married to actress Kate Upton who he began dating in 2014. In 2016, the couple got engaged and married in 2017 two days after the Astros won the Wolrd Series. The wedding took place in Tuscany, Italy. On July 18, 2018, they announced that they are expecting their first child together. Verlander has a home in Lakeland, Florida where he stays during offseason. Kate Upton and Verlander have bought a $5.25 million estate in Beverley Crest, Los Angeles. The estate was built in 1976, and its previous owners include Pete Sampras and Kenny G. Verlander has a penchant for luxury cars, and he likes to collect exotic vehicles. He owns a Lamborghini Aventador which he bought in 2014 for over $400,000. His collection of cars include a Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari California, Mercedes-Benz SL55, Maserati Gran Turismo, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Aston Martin DBS amongst others.
What are the career highlights and awards of Justin Verlander?
- 7x All-Star (2007, 2009-13, 2018)
- World Series champion (2017)
- AL MVP (2011)
- AL Cy Young Award (2011)
- Triple Crown (2011)
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