Clayton Kershaw, the American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of MLB makes quite a lot of money. The left handed starting pitcher played against Giants on 28th July 2017. Clayton is said to be the best pitcher in MLB these days.
On board, we’ll discuss Clayton Kershaw’s net worth, salary, income sources and his life style in detail. How much do you think MVP Award winner, Clayton Kershaw has made till date? How does Clayton Kershaw, one of the highest paid baseball stars, spend his money? We have the answers!
Clayton Kershaw’s Net Worth
Roberto Clemente award winner, Clayton Kershaw, recently has a net worth of $40 million extended with baseball contracts and endorsements. Clayton’s $31 million salary is the highest in baseball right now and the highest for a pitcher in MLB history. In the year 2016, Clayton's net worth was $25 million.
Like other celebrities, Clayton is also paid with endorsements, he endorses Wilson Sporting goods (glove), Under Armour (shoes), Muscle Milk and Subway. Kershaw also received a bonus of $2.3 million while signed with the Dodgers in 2006. It was the highest draft bonus any Dodgers player had received.
Clayton, the Triple Crown award winner, signed a seven-year contract with the Dodgers for $215.0 million, counting $18.0 million in signing bonuses in 2016. Kershaw now has an annual average salary of $31.0 million.
Clayton Kershaw's Lavish Lifestyle
Dodgers Pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, has purchased a house in Dallas, Texas. His real estate property is valued at $1.5 million. He currently resides in a 2 story- lavish Studio City House located in California.
Image: Clayton Kershaw's California house
Source: The Post Game.com
Twenty-year-old, Clayton Kershaw is fond of expensive cars. Clayton owns altogether five cars namely; Audi, Mercedes, Ferrari and Bentley worth of $1.8 million.
Philanthropic Player: Clayton Kershaw
Before 2011 season, Kershaw visited Zambia with wife, Ellen Kershaw as part of a Christian Mission organized by Dallas-based Arise Africa. Clayton built an orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia, called “Hope’s Home” after he met an 11-year-old child named Hope, an HIV- positive girl Zambia.
To get Hope's Home built, Clayton promised a donation of $100 per strikeout recorded in 2011. With his career high of 248 strikeouts thrown at the 2011 season, Kershaw gave away $492,300 toward his $70,000 goal. Apart from that, Clayton donated $260,000 to Hope's Home when he received Players Choice Award in 2011.
Image: Clayton Kershaw, Ellen Kershaw visiting children at Zambia
Source: USA Today
In 2012, Clayton and his wife Ellen revisited Zambia and donated $100 for every strikeout in the season. They added more to Kershaw's Challenge calling that season "Strike Out To Serve. Seventy percent of the money raised in 2012, was handed over to Arise Africa with 10 percent each strike going to Peac* * k Foundation in Los Angeles, Mercy Street in Dallas.
Image: Clayton and Ellen traveled to Zambia in an effort to raise funding.
Source: Park Cities People
Clayton didn’t stop supporting the children of Zambia. In fact, he is raising funds to pay for 170 children’s surgeries and new medical equipment for CURE hospital in Lusaka. Clayton was actively involved in charitable programs based in Los Angeles; including Habitat for Humanity.
Quick five facts about Clayton Kershaw
- Clayton Kershaw married Ellen Kershaw in 2010.
- Clayton shares a daughter, Cali Ann Kershaw with Ellen Kershaw.
- Clayton began his career in 2008 playing with MLB debut.
- Clayton loves playing golf and listening to music.
- Clayton made the cameo appearance in Prince’s season 3 episode of New Girl.
- Clayton Kershaw was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers after entering the 2006 MLB Draft.