Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera
Celebrated Name: Mariano Rivera
Real Name/Full Name: Mariano Rivera
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: November 29, 1969
Birth Place: Panama City, Panama
Nationality: American-Panamanian
Height: 1.88m
Weight: 88kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Clara
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Mariano III, Jafet, and Jaziel)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mariano Rivera Gay?: No
Profession: Former Professional Baseball Pitcher
Salary: $1.5 crores USD
Net Worth in 2024: $100 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Mariano Rivera is a retired Panamanian-American baseball player known for his time with Major League Basketball. The nickname of the player is MO and Sandman. In 1990, he started his career with the New York Yankees. Rivera was a relief pitcher for most of his career.

Marino called the best closer of all time. The player learns basketball by using milk cartoons and tree branches to play when he was in Panama.

Maybe you know about Mariano Rivera very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mariano Rivera’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

The player was born on November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama. The parents of athletes are Marino Rivera Palacios and Delia Jiron. The player also has Sister Delia and a younger sister named Alvaro and Giraldo. He lives in Panamanian fishing village with his family. At a young age, Rivera plays soccer and baseball at the beach.

The favorite athels of the player are Pele. The family of Mariano was not very rich at that time. He got his first glove at the age of 12 before that he use makeshift equipment to play. He studied from Escuela Victoriano Chacon and La Escuela Secundaria Pedro Pablo Sanchez. The player dropped down at the age of nine. He starts working on the boat at age 16.

Mariano worked in the fishing trade for three years. He quit playing soccer at age 17 due to ankle and knee injuries. The athlete joins Panama Oeste Vaqueros, which was the local baseball team. He was a utility player in the group. In 1989, Panama Oeste’s pitcher performance was inferior, and Mariano gets a chance to perform in the team.

After the player pitching debut, the athlete invited to Yankees Tryout camp. He impressed the Raybourn with his performance. On February 17, 1990, he signed an amateur free agent contract with Yankees organization. He received US$2,500 as a signing bonus.

Personal Life

On November 09, 1991, the player tied the knot with Clara. The couple knew each other since elementary school. The couple blesses with three sons named Marino III, Jafet, and Jaziel. In 2000, the family moved to Westchester County, New York, from Panama. He is currently living in Rye, New York. His son Mariano III also played for Lona College.

In 1991, the Rivera learns English because his teammates did not speak Spanish. In 2015, he became a citizen of the United States. The player believes in the Christian religion.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on November 29 1969, Mariano Rivera is 54 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.88m tall, and his weight is 88 kg.


In 1990, the player moved to the United States after signing the contract. In the new place, the player feels lonely and writer letter to his parents. He gets promoted to Class A Level Greensboro Hornets. Mariano played 15 games in South Atlantic League. He performed well and advanced to the Class A-Advanced level of the Florida State League.

The athlete played ten games for Fort Lauderdale. He maintains a 5-3 win-loss record with 2.28 ERA. The player again sidelined due to ulnar collateral ligament. On August 27, he underwent elbow surgery. In 1995, the player made MLB debut against California Angels. In 1995, management decided to make him relief pitcher in the next season. He helps the team to win the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. He won four World Series in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009.

He made Yankees closer. He was the main person who led the Yankees successful in the 1990s and 2000s. In the 2007 season, he became the highest-paid reliever after signing a $45 million contract. In the 2013 season, the player retired from professional baseball. The player became an entrepreneur and invested his money in two restaurants named Clubhouse Grill and Siro’s. The player started a Toyota and Scion Car Dealership in Mount Kisco, New York. The player is a supporter of Israel.

Awards & Achievements

The player received several awards in his basketball career. In 2013, He won All-Star Game MVP Award. Rivera won American League All-Star eight times. In 2003, He received the Thurman Munson Award. In 2019, the player honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the same, he inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Net Worth & Salary of Mariano Rivera in 2024

Mariano Rivera Net Worth
Mariano Rivera Net Worth

As of April 2024, The net worth of the former basketball player is $100 million. The player earned his net worth as a pitcher for New York Yankees. Rivera is a precious player for New York Yankees. He played for the team from 1995 to 2015. The player earned 10 million through brand endorsement.

He earned $170 million in Salary alone. Mariano was a celebrity spokesman for Nike Sports Apparel. In 2011, his jersey became the 18th best selling MLB Jersey.

The player shows the world that a small village people can achieve a dream. He grew up in an impoverished family. He made his dream through hard work. He began his career as a starting pitcher but later converted to a relief pitcher.


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