|Celebrated Name:||Albert Pujols|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Albert Pujols|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Birth Date:||January 16, 1980|
|Birth Place:||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Height:||6’3″ (190 cm)|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Deidre Pujols (M. 2000)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes|
|Is Albert Pujols Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$200 Million|
|Last Updated:||November 2021|
Albert Pujols is an admired professional level baseball player who has played Major League Baseball for the ‘Los Angeles Angels’ and ‘St. Louis Cardinals’. He is a famous hitter and got voted as the ‘Rookie of the Year’ in the ‘National League.’ He has played several tournaments in his baseball career, and was appreciated for his winning performance in ‘NL’ championships, and ‘World Series.’ Till date, he has made around 11,000 plate appearances.
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Early Life & Biography
Albert was raised in Santo Domingo, majorly by his grandmother. He has a big family comprising of ten uncles and aunts. He is the only child of his mother and father. He was born to Bienvenido Pujols (father), who was a softball pitcher. He had a habit of drinking alcohol. After getting drunk, many times, Albert used to take his father home. As he grew, he started to practice baseball with the help of limes as balls and a milk carton as a glove. Albert, along with father, and grandmother migrated to Washington Heights, NYC, in 1996. After two months, they moved to Independence, Missouri, to join a few relatives.
When Albert was in Independence, he had been an avid player of baseball at Fort Osage High School. He was all regarded as an “All-State athlete.” After he graduated from high school in December 1998, he was provided with a baseball scholarship to join Maple Woods Community College.
After a season of college baseball, Albert got chosen by the Cardinals in the thirteenth round of the 1999 MLB draft. He played for the Cardinals and succeeded in winning World Series championships twice in 2006 and 2011.
Albert got married to Deidre, on January 1, 2000. The couple has five children as Isabella (daughter of Deidre from an earlier relationship), Sophia, Esther Grace, Ezra, and Albert Jr. In the offseason, the family stays in St. Louis. Isabella has had Down syndrome since birth. Albert and Deidre are supporters of those who are born with this condition. In 2007, he became a U.S. citizen who scored a hundred on his citizenship test.
In 2009, Albert also donated money towards the “Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Tournament.” His donated support the event organizer to run the event when the event sponsor backed out in the middle.
In 2006, Albert opened a restaurant named “Pujols 5 Westport Grill” in Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights, Missouri.
In 2008, Albert associated with St. Louis Soccer United group that was planning to bring an MLS (Major League Soccer) franchise to the St. Louis region.
In 2005, Albert, along with his wife Deidre Pujols inaugurated the Pujols Family Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness about “Down syndrome” among people and supports families with people suffering from this illness. Also, the organization serves the poor people in the Dominican Republic. This foundation also hosts a yearly “All Stars Basketball Game” for down syndrome players. It is held at Missouri Baptist University.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on January 16, 1980, Albert Pujols is 41 years old as of today’s date 28th November 2021. His height is 6 ft 3 inches tall, and his weight is 107 kg.
In 2003, Albert became the youngest baseball player to have received the ‘NL’ batting title. He was also awarded his first ‘Sporting News Player of the Year Award’ and the second ‘Silver Slugger Award’
In 2004, he entered into a US$100-million contract with the ‘St. Louis Cardinals for seven years. In 2006, he became the first player to have received the ‘Fielding Bible Award’ for his “first base” position that season.
In 2008, he won NL MVP’ award and ‘Silver Slugger Award.’ For his sportsman spirit, he was awarded the ‘Roberto Clemente Award.’ 2013 was not a favorable season for him. Yet in 2014, in a match against the ‘Washington Nationals, he regained his form and hit his 500th home run. He became the third-youngest player to have accomplished his milestone.
Awards & Achievements
Albert has won several awards during his career:
He has won ‘World Series’ championships twice, ‘National League’ thrice, one ‘NL Batting Championship,’ and one ‘PCL Championship.’
He has been awarded by the ‘NL Rookie of the Year’ honor in 2001.
Albert has also been voted the ‘NL MVP’ thrice.
He was chosen as the ‘MLB Player of the Week’ 12 times in his career, the ‘MLB All-Star’ 10 times, and the ‘MLB Player of the Month’ 7 times in his career.
Albert won awards, such as the ‘Sports Illustrated Player of the Decade’ and the ‘Sporting News Player of the Decade’ between 2000 to 2009.
Net Worth & Salary of Albert Pujols in 2021
Albert is a Dominican-American baseball player who plays for Los Angeles’s MLB. He has been honored with various prestigious awards, such as an All-Star and Most Valuable Player. He made his tenth All-Star appearance in 2015 along with the Angels. As of November 2021, his net worth was calculated to be around $200 Million.
Albert established several records and has won various awards, that includes the ‘Sporting News Player of the Decade’ and the ‘Most Valuable Player.’ Though he had seen several ups and downs at the professional front, his fabulous performance has gained him a lot of admiration from the public. Besides his professional life, he is also appreciated for his noble works to support the poor and disabled families.