|Celebrated Name:||Josh Hamilton|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Joshua Holt Hamilton|
|Age:||39 years old|
|Birth Date:||May 21, 1981|
|Birth Place:||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Katie Chadwick|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes|
|Is Josh Hamilton Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Professional baseball player|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$60 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2021|
Josh Hamilton is a famous American professional baseball player who has played for Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball during 2007. He has also played for Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels teams. He has won the MVP award in the year 2010 and MBL All-star award five times. Tampa Bay Devil Rays first picked him in MBL draft 1999. He was known as a blue-chip prospect before his drug addiction and injuries.
Maybe you know about Josh Hamilton very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Josh Hamilton’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Hamilton was born on 21st May in the year 1981 in Raleigh in North Carolina. He was raised in Raleigh and completed his secondary education there. From childhood, he was interested in baseball and attended Athens Drive High School. He started playing as an outfield and pitcher at his school. He had also signed a letter to play with North Carolina State. He hasn’t revealed much information about his early life.
He met Michael Chadwick during his abuse days, and the latter was a businessman. Later on, he got the chance to meet his daughter named Katie, who later on became the wife of Josh Hamilton. He got married to Katie Chadwick in the year 2004 after two years do dating. After 11 years of marriage, Hamilton filed for divorce during abuse relapse. Both of them have three daughters together and also have a daughter with his wife’s previous relationship.
In the year 2008, he confessed that he hasn’t been using drugs from 6th October 2005. He confirmed that he suffered from relapse during 2009. Deadspin sports website posted his shirtless photos in a bar located in Tempe in Arizona with numerous women. Witnesses also saw him asking for cocaine and then going to strip club in the evening. He wasn’t taking any drugs in the photos, though. He also admitted that he didn’t know anything about these photos.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on May 21 1981, Josh Hamilton is 39 years old as of today’s date 16th May 2021. His height is 1.93m tall, and his weight is 109 kg.
Hamilton used to play baseball since his school time was a quite good player due to which he was the first pick by Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the first overall selection during MLB draft 1999. At that time, he got $3.96 million as a signing bonus amount. He played 56 games at the rookie level.
Later on, he joined Hudson Valley Renegades and helped the team to their first NYPL championship. During the 2000 season, he played with Charleston River Dogs. He got selected as South Atlantic All-Star game. By USA Today, he was named as a minor league player of the year. During his pro career, his parents also quit their jobs to go with him.
Before the 2001 season, he faced an accident, and his parents were also injured. At the same time, he started taking drugs and alcohol due to which he got at rehabilitation for the first time. He got to play only 45 games in the 2001 season. He was suspended from baseball when he couldn’t pass drug tests in 2004. He went to rehabilitation many times and started season 2005 as an outfielder.
He got arrested when he smashed the windshield of his friend’s truck. In the year 2006, he started working in Silver’s Academy, where he used to rake the infield and clean bathrooms. He wanted to play with the minor league team, but MLB disallowed him. In the year 2008, he started playing with Texas Rangers. On 13th December 2012, he signed five years contract with Los Angeles Angels worth $125 million. In the year 2017, he started having discomfort in his left knee and got surgery for it.
Awards & Achievements
He has won several awards and achievements till now and some of which include:
- Five times All-Star player
- AL MVP player in 2010
- Three times Silver Slugger award
- AL RBI leader in 2008
- Texas Rangers Hall of fame
Net Worth & Salary of Josh Hamilton in 2021
The estimated net worth of Josh Hamilton is around $60 million as of May 2021, which he has earned through his salary as a baseball player with Los Angeles Angels and endorsement deals.
Josh Hamilton is quite a famous baseball player who has earned lots of awards, fame, and money in his professional career. He is a motivation for young baseball players, but he had to face downfall in the career due to alcohol and drug abuse. He had to go to rehabilitation many times, but now, he is living a great life with his family.