David Wright is fondly known to Mets fans as The Captain. Because of his success on the field and since he was a home-grown Met, the team signed him to their largest ever long term contract before the 2013 season. Ever wonder what David Wright’s net worth is? Let’s see how rich David Wright really is.
David Wright has a current net worth of $110 million. This estimate is based on the money Wright made mostly with his baseball salary and commercial endorsements.
Wright was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (38th) of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft from Hickory HS in Virginia. The Mets gave Wright a $960,000 signing bonus. After playing three years in the minor leagues, the third baseman made it to the big leagues during the 2004 season.
For the 2005 season Wright received $322,500, followed by $374,000 in 2006. The next year David’s total compensation came to $2,600,000. He followed that with $5,100,000 in 2008, $7,550,000 in 2009, $10,050,000 in 2010, $14,000,000 in 2011, and $15,050,000 in 2012.
The Mets signed Wright to a long term contract extension before the 2013 season. It was a seven-year, $122 million contract. Including the $16 million option for 2013, the total compensation covered eight years for $138 million. It is the most expensive deal in Mets history.
Due to injuries to his back and neck, Wright had very limited playing time beginning in 2015. He was finally forced to retire in 2018. The Mets reached an agreement with its insurance company that ensured Wright gets most of the money he was guaranteed. He received $15,000,000 in 2019 and was scheduled to be paid $12,000,000 in 2020.
Over his 14 year career with the Mets, David Wright’s total career baseball earnings are $182,106,500. In 2007 he also received about $20 million for promoting Vitamin Water.
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David Wright’s Home
Wright lives in Manhattan Beach, California where his wife grew up. It’s a Los Angeles suburb that is home to many professional athletes. He paid $7.5 million for the home on a corner lot, back in 2014. The 5,192 sq. ft. house has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths with an inground swimming pool.
David Wright’s agents are Sam and Seth Levinson. The Levinson brothers (ACES) are one of baseball’s most powerful agencies. The Brooklyn-based firm has remained independently owned and operated for more than 30 years. Among the players they represent are Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia.
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