Have you ever wondered how much Darryl Strawberry is worth? What is Darryl Strawberry’s net worth after all these years? Let’s see how rich Strawberry really is now.
Darryl Strawberry has a current net worth of less than $1 million. This estimate is based on the money Strawberry made during his baseball playing days, his promotional appearances and a book deal.
Darryl Strawberry’s total career earnings from baseball were $29,812,667. This includes his time playing for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and the San Francisco Giants.
His MLB career spanned from 1983 to 1999. He frequently emptied his pockets for family (buying them houses) and friends, even for acquaintances. He and his first wife had three houses and so many cars (Jaguars) that they couldn’t even agree on how many during their divorce.
Strawberry fought a battle with colon cancer in 1991 and again in 2000. He also had numerous problems with substance abuse, including cocaine, alcohol, and a self-described sex-addiction. This led Darryl to be suspended three times by MLB for substance abuse. It also resulted in multiple trips to treatment centers and prison on drug-related charges.
He published an autobiography, “Straw: Finding My Way”, written with author John Strausbaugh in 2009. In 2010 Darryl appeared on the television show Celebrity Apprentice.
Darryl opened his own restaurant, “Strawberry’s Sports Grill”, in Queens, NY in August 2010. But the restaurant closed a little over 2 years later.
In 2006, Strawberry met his current and third wife, Tracy Boulware at a drug recovery convention. She had turned her life over to Jesus a week earlier.
“I didn’t have anything. She didn’t have anything. I was in debt for $3 million, but I felt free inside. We never wavered about how this is going to work out, but how we were going to let God lead us.”Strawberry told the Washington Post
They founded “The Darryl Strawberry Foundation”, an organization dedicated to children with autism. The couple also opened “The Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center” in 2014 to help people suffering from substance abuse.
Becoming an evangelical born-again Christian, Strawberry was ordained a minister in 2010. He devotes a great deal of his time to charity and his church through speaking engagements and his website at Finding Your Way.
Before the 1985 season, Strawberry signed a contract with the Mets that included $1.8 million for the 1990 season. But $700,000 of that was to be deferred compensation with interest. By 2015 that $700,000 had grown to $1.28 million.
But in January of 2015, the money got auctioned off by the IRS to pay a large debt owed by Darryl for underpaying his income taxes between 1987 and 1990 by $542,572. He also owed the IRS another $80,000 for underpaying his 2003-04 taxes.
In 2013, Missouri state revenuers claimed that Strawberry owed $8,786.86 in income taxes for 2011.
Darryl Strawberry’s Home
Darryl Strawberry and his wife own a house in St. Peters, Missouri, about 30 miles west of St. Louis. The two-story, five-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath house was built in 2009. The house features an open floor plan with over 3,982 sq ft +/- of living space. It sits on a small lot in a planned community and is valued at $536,364.
Strawberry’s agent is Bill Goodstein. His previous agents were Eric Goldschmidt and before that Richie Bry. Goldschmidt was his agent when Darryl and Keith Hernandez almost came to blows during the Mets team photo day fight in 1989.
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