David Ortiz Highest-Paid Baseball player in the World

David Ortiz
David Ortiz led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid baseball players” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the baseball player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 44-year-old David Ortiz has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid baseball players for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 23/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

David Ortiz tops annual list of highest-paid baseball players

In 2018 it looked like the baseball player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (October 22) that Ortiz is the highest-paid baseball player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between September 2019 and September 2020, a nearly $60 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The American baseball player has an estimated net worth of $275 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Ortiz Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Santo Domingo Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderortiz - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from David) and a fashion line called “David Ortiz Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many David fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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