Dominican-born American professional baseball player, Albert Pujols is known as the most feared hitters. The Major League Baseball (MLB) player started his career with St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he remained till 2011, and is currently playing with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 2011. He has a free agent contract with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim though he initially struggled a lot to match up with those lofty numbers due to injuries but finally end up being a potent slugger for the team.
His friends call him by the name of “poo-holes”. He became the National League Batting Champion in 2003 and the World Series Champion twice, in 2006 and 2011. Pujols has had an amazing record in the world of Baseball which brings several titles to him including a batting crown, Player of the Decade and three National League MVP Awards.
Jose Alberto Pujols Alcantara was born in 1980, on the 16th of January. He was brought up in Dominican Republic near Santo Domingo, where he was raised by 10 of his aunts, and uncles, along with this grandmother America Pujols. He was his father’s only child. Bienvenido Pujols, Albert’s father was a softball pitcher, along with being an alcoholic. Albert had a tough childhood, he witnessed his father’s alcoholic ways, and often had to bring him home unconscious. His father and grandmother immigrated to New York City in 1996, along with Albert.
Pujols married Deidre Pujols, in 2000, who already had a daughter named Isabella from her first marriage. Since then the couple has had four children together Albert Jr. Pujols, Sophia Pujols, Ezra Pujols and Esther Grace Pujols.
Education: Albert went to Fort Osage High School, where he played baseball, gained himself the title of All-State Athlete twice. In his high school days he was questioned by many coaches for being over – aged, and was not allowed to play in the team.
He gained his graduation scholarship from Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods. His baseball career was a hit in college years, mainly because of his hits in grand slam and the first game triple play in his college season. He started playing professionally from 1999 for Minor League.
Albert Pujols Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $110 Million US Dollars
Albert has a ten year contract of $240 million with his team Angels, making his annual salary $24 million, excluding bonuses and pay cheques for the winning games. His net worth is estimated to be $110 million US dollars as of this year 2017. It is also estimated that on an average the baseball star makes roughly $7 million dollars from his endorsing deals.
Albert Pujols Assets
The baseball star has put his $7.75 million golf course property on sale, the 5 bedroom house is located in a secluded region of Shady Canyon.
Albert’s car collection includes a 2009 Cadillac Escalade worth $38,300, a 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur $164,000, a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago $313,000 and a 2007 Rolls Royce Phantom worth $338,000.
Albert Pujols Business Model
Apart from his income from the game, he is also known to make $7 million every year from his endorsement deals. The MLB star is doing nothing less than fueling his fortune. Albert also opened a restaurant named ‘Pujols 5 Westport Grill’ in Maryland Heights Westport Plaza, Missouri. After his draft with the Angels, he changed the place name to St. Louis Sports Hall Of Fame Grill.
He also has his own foundation ‘Pujols Family Foundation’ established in 2005, a nonprofit organization which spreads awareness to help disadvantaged people to support their families. It also helps in providing treatment for life threatening diseases. He also aims to help kids with alcoholic parents who are unable to support their families.
Albert is all set to return to the ground after his foot surgery, which is the baseball player’s third consecutive surgery in the off season. Pujols was last seen in the Angels traditional Training Camp, almost four months after the accident where he discussed about his injury as well as his return to the field which unfortunately won’t be on the opening day. Sadly, the star is fit to do everything but claims that he still can’t run, which seems like a reason for Angels’ worry, as their star won’t be playing, when their contract deal with Albert doesn’t end till 2021.
Albert Pujols despite his injury is ready for a smashing comeback somewhere in between this year, to add new records under his name. Known for his work with the bat, the baseball player is the Silver Slugger of the field and we sure hope to see more of his astonishing performances in the future.