Net Worth: $80 Million
Professional American baseball player Jim Thome has an estimated net worth of $80 million as of 2012. Currently a free agent, Jim Thome has played as first baseman and hitter for several MLB franchises which include Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Philadephia Phillies, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 1996, he was a recipient of Silver Slugger Award. Ten years later, he received the Comeback Player of the Year Award. He is also a recipient of Babe Ruth Home Run Award, Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and Roberto Clemente Award.
While studying at Illinois Central College, Jim Thome was selected as a 13th round pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft. He played with the Indians until 2002. From 2003 through 2005 season, he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox from 2006 through 2009. In August 2009, Thome was traded to Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Justin Fuller and some cash considerations. When the season ended, he signed with the Minnesota Twins where he also played for one season. In the next season, he had his second stint with the Clevelands, and a year later, he signed a one-year $1.25 million worth of contract with the Phillies. In 2012, he was traded to Baltimore Orioles.
Jim Thome was born on August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois. During off season, Jim Thome lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife Andrea and their two children named Landon and Lila Grace.