Barry Bonds is a former American professional baseball player. Barry Bonds played with the team Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants. He retired from baseball officially in 2007. He set numerous records during his baseball career, and holds records of home runs, walks, and intentional walks.
Barry Lamar Bonds was born on July 24, 1964, in Riverside, California. He lived in San Carlos with his parents during his early childhood. His father is a former Major League Baseball player and he was inspired by his father to take up baseball as his career. Bonds attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California, and he played several games like baseball, basketball, and football during his time in school. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and MLB draft when he was in high school.
Bonds attended Arizona State University, and he graduated in criminology. He gave an amazing performance as a player, but he was considered to be rude and inconsiderate by his teammates. He received accolades and recognitions during his college days and earned the title of All-Time College World Series Team in 1996.
After he completed college, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the MLB draft. He also played for the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League. He started his professional career and made his professional debut from 1986 to 2007. He played for San Francisco Giants from 1993 to 2007.
During his career, Bonds was a part of the National League (NL) and were awarded the Most Valuable Player Award seven times. He is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all-time. He holds several records and has achieved career home runs. He spent some of his professional career years shrouded by controversy as he was involved in the baseball’s steroids scandal.
Bonds first met Susann “Sun” Margreth Branco in 1987. They lived together in Las Vegas in February 1988 but broke up in June 1994. They finalized their divorce in December 1994, and also got their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church in 1997. They have two children, Nikolai and Shikari. The baseball player was also in a relationship with Kimberly Bell. He got married for the second time to his wife, Liz Watson. The couple has one child together, Aisha.
Net Worth and Career Earnings
Bonds has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars. During his professional baseball career, Barry Bonds received $188,245,322 in salary. His peak earnings estimated to $22 million in base salary.
Barry sought is one of the highest-paid athletes of all time. After a 40-hour marathon negotiation, Barry signed a $43.75 million deal that gave him $2.5 million as the signing bonus. He earned an average of $6.9 million and also earned $12 million per year. He was the highest-paid baseball player in 2019 and has a massive net worth that not many players have achieved.