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What is Shohei Ohtani net worth ?

Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese professional baseball player who plays as a designated hitter for Major League Baseball giants Los Angeles Dodgers. He often considered one of the greatest baseball players. In this write up, we will bring to you Shohei Ohtani income, journey to stardom and his net worth. Keep reading to find out.

Shohei Ohtani Net Worth

Net worth$50 million
Full nameShohei Ohtani
Date of birthJuly 5, 1994
OccupationProfessional Baseball player
NationalityJapanese
Current TeamLos Angeles Dodgers
Shohei Ohtani net worth

As of 2024, Shohei Ohtani net worth is valued at $50 million. According to sources, Shohei signed the biggest contract in baseball history worth $700 million with the Dodgers for 10 years. He is paid a salary of $2 million annually as reported by sportico.

Early Life and Education

Shohei Ohtani was born on 5th July, 1994 in Mizusawa, Iwate, Japan. His parents are; Kayoko and Toru Ohtani. His father played baseball in the Japanese Industrial League even though he worked full time at a local automobile manufacturing plant.

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Growing in a family that love baseball made easy for Shohei to develop interest in the game. At a young age, he was coached by his father. He started playing baseball when he was in the second year of elementary school, and as a seventh-grader, Ohtani recorded all but one of 18 outs in a six-inning regional championship game.

High School Success and Amateur Career

Shohei Ohtani attended Hanamaki Higashi high school in Iwate prefecture where he competed both as a swimmer and a baseball player.

Whiles in High School, Ohtani set a record in 2012 when he threw a fastball covering 160 km/h distance. His record was broken six years later by Rōki Sasaki in 2018.

Shohei Ohtani Professional Career

Shohei Ohtani net worth
Shohei Ohtani net worth

Ohtani bebgan his professional career with the Fighters in 2012. He played both as a pitcher and an outfielder. In 2016, He Fighters was the winner of the Japan series. After five seasons with the team. He was posted to MLB where he signed for Angels in 2017. In 2018, He was awarded the American League Rookie of the year. 2019 and 2020 were years Ohtani’s career hit a rock as he was plagued by injuries.

Career Peak and Records

2021 began a turn aground for Ohtani. He  became the first in the history of MLB with 10+ home runs and 20+ stolen bases as a hitter and 100+ strikeouts and 10+ pitching appearances as a pitcher in the same season, while also holding at least a share of the major league lead in home runs in 14 starts.

The same year, Ohtani was awarded American League Most Valuable Player Award.

He followed this in 2022 by becoming the first player in the modern era to qualify for both the hitting and pitching leaderboards in one season, reaching the thresholds of 3.1 plate appearances and one inning pitched per game with 586 at-bats and 166 innings pitched. Read More updates here

Ohtani completed yet another historic campaign in 2023, becoming the first player in MLB history with 10 wins and 40 home runs in a season, the first Japanese-born player to win a major league home run title, leading the American League with 44 home runs, the first player in MLB history to win MVP by unanimous vote twice and the first Japanese player to have the most popular Major League Baseball jersey sales.

 After the 2023 season, Ohtani signed a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Dodgers, the largest contract in professional sports history.

Shohei Ohtani Net Worth

Ohtani is projected to earn $67 million in 2024 earnings including $2 million in salary from the Dodgers.

Ohtani is married to former professional basketball player Mamiko Tanaka.

Source: Glusea

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