Net Worth: $15 Million
Former baseball right fielder Reggie Jackson has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He has earned his net worth while playing for five teams Major League Baseball (MLB) teams for 21 seasons (1967-1987).
Reginald Martinez Jackson was born on May 18, 1946 in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Cheltenham High in 1964 where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. He was scouted by Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma for football. He was scouted for baseball by Hans Lobert of the San Francisco Giants.
There were also offers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins as well as the hometown Philadelphia Phillies. Jackson chose to attend Arizona State University on a football scholarship but switched to the baseball team after his freshman year when he was approached by baseball coach Bobby Winkles.
After graduation, Reggie Jackson was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics during the 1966 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the second overall pick during the first round, behind catcher Steve Chilcott , selected by the New York Mets. He spent one year in the Minor Leagues and was called up to the Major Leagues in June 1967. Since then, he had an incredibly successful career. He a 14-time All Star, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, two-time MVP, a Babe Ruth Award winner, and a five-time World Series Champion.
Nicknamed “Mr. October” for his clutch hitting in the postseason with the Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees, Jackson has also played for the Baltimore Orioles and the California Angels. He retired in 1987 with his last season spent for the Athletics. In 1993, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.