Billy Beane is a famous American former professional baseball player. He is most renowned as the general manager and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Billy Beane as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Billy Beane was born as William Lamar “Billy” Beane III on 29th March 1962 in Orlando in Florida in the US to a military family. He was raised in Mayport, Florida and San Diego, California. His father was a naval officer, and he taught Billy how to pitch.
Billy Beane studied at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego. He played and excelled in baseball, basketball, and football for his high school team. His high school coach recommended him to play varsity baseball team. He batted .501 in his sophomore and junior years of high school. Yet, his average batting dropped to .300 by his senior year.
Billy Beane left playing football for fear of getting injuries. Yet, Stanford University recruited him on joint baseball–football scholarship as the quarterback. Later, John Elway, the then-sophomore replaced him for the Stanford Cardinal football team.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After high school, Billy Bean began his career as a baseball player for New York Mets. Although Stanford University had offered him a scholarship, Billy Beane turned it down. He continued playing as a professional baseball player. As a reserve outfielder, Billy Beane struggled for many seasons playing for Mets, Twins, and Tigers. Finally, during the 1990s season, Billy Beane decided not to return.
Billy Beane became a reserve scout for the Oakland Athletes. He worked and got promoted to the position of General Manager of the team. As a GM, Billy Beane trained a competitive team in fielding on a very tight budget. He used the sabermetric principle for training the undervalued players who later played extremely well. Billy Beane proved that his methods and efforts were successful when the Oakland A’s played professionally. The team recorded as the 5th best regular season in baseball with 24th lowest total salary.
Billy Beane’s greatest success story of the Oakland A’s in 2003 was written into a book entitled ‘Money Ball.’ Later, this book was made into a movie with Brad Pitt as Billy Beane. As per the book ‘Money Ball,’ Billy Beane had turned down $12.5 million five year contract with the Red Sox. That offer would have made him the highest paid General Manager in sports.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Billy Beane is $8 Million. Billy Beane was a successful baseball player until 1990s. After that, Billy Beane proved to be the best American baseball General Manager of Oakland A’s. His training skills helped the players to succeed. As the General Manager of Oakland A’s, Billy Beane earns an annual salary of $1 million.
Today Billy Beane is the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations (2015). His position as the GM of the Oakland A’s has been taken over by David Forst.