Net Worth: $55 Million
Jayson Werth has an estimated net worth of $55 million. Nicknamed Werewolf, he earned his net worth as an American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder for the Washington Nationals. He has also played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.
Born Jayson Richard Gowan Werth on May 20, 1979 in Springfield, Illinois, Werth comes from an athletic family. He bats and throws right-handed. He initially planned to play college basketball at the University of Georgia but changed his plans when he was drafted in the first round as the 22nd overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1997 MLB Draft. He was traded to the Blue Jays for pitcher John Bale before he made his major league debut. On September 1, 2002, he broke into the major leagues with the Blue Jays.
After compiling two seasons in Toronto, Jason Werth was traded to the LA Dodgers for Jason Frasor on March 29, 2004. He signed a one-year contract with the Phillies on December 16, 2006. The Phillies won their second World Series title on October 9, 2008. He was named to the All-Star team on July 10, 2009 as a replacement for New York Met’s outfielder Carlos Beltran. On December 5, 2010, he signed a seven-year contract worth $126 million with the Nationals. This is the 14th richest contract in baseball history. He was introduced to the media with his jersey number 28 on December 15, 2010. In August 2, he batted primarily in the leadoff spot for the first time in his career. He posted a .309 batting average and .388 on-base percentage.