Net Worth: $55 Million
Former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed pitcher Kevin Brown has an estimated net worth of $55 million. Born James Kevin Brown on March 14, 1965 in Milledgeville, Georgia, he is sometimes incorrectly referred to in baseball documents as Kevin J. Brown because there two other MLB players who are named Kevin Brown had careers that overlapped with his. Kevin attended Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton, Georgia. He was a student and letterman in football, baseball, and tennis. He played three years of collegiate baseball at Georgia Tech for their baseball team.
Brown turned pro in 1986 when he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round. He was second in the Ranger’s rotation starting 1989 behind ace Nolan Ryan. In the same year, he posted a 12-9 record with a 3.35 earned run average (ERA) and 104 strikeouts. In 1990, he had a 12-10 record with a 3.60 ERA and 88 strikeouts. He had improved his record with the Rangers by 1992 to a 21-11 record with 173 strikeouts and a 3.32 ERA. He was tied for the league lead in victories and was the first since Ferguson Jenkins in 1974 to win 20 games in a Ranger uniform. In 1994, he became a free agent following the strike settlement. Then he signed with the Baltimore Orioles for a season posting a 10-9 record with 117 strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA.
Kevin Brown became a free agent again in the 1995 season and signed with the Florida Marlins. He was traded to the San Diego Padres for Derek Lee after the disassembly of the Marlin’s championship team. In the 1998 season, he then again became a free agent. He signed a lucrative contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for seven years with $105 million. He became the first $100 million man in baseball. He was traded to the New York Yankees on December 11, 2003 as part of a deal that sent Jeff Weaver, Yhency Brazoban, Brandon Weeden, and $2.6 million cash to Los Angeles. Currently, Brown is the assistant baseball coach at Tattnall Square academy.