Clayton Edward Kershaw is a baseball pitcher for Los Angeles Dodgers of the Major League Baseball. He is left-handed, and he is a starting pitcher. He has been able to play in Major Leagues since the year 2008, and his career has earned Run Average, and walks-hits per innings pitched average. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Clayton Kershaw in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Clayton was born in 1988 on March 19th in Dallas Texas. His parents got a divorce while he was ten years old and his mother raised him. He was able to play in the Youth Sports while growing up including in the Little League Baseball. He schooled at the Highland Park High School, and it is here where he played baseball. After his skills in baseball grew and he developed pitches, he was able to establish himself as the elite player prospect for high school.
He entered the Major League Baseball draft in 2006, and he has been considered to be among the best high school pitchers that are available. Los Angeles Dodgers got to select him as the seventh overall pick in this draft. During this time, he had committed himself to the Texas A&M University which he later turned down to fully concentrate on his career. He had a signing bonus of about $2.3 million.
Kershaw got married in 2010 to his longtime girlfriend, Ellen Melson. In 2015, this couple was blessed with their first child, who was a daughter and they named her Cali Ann. In 2016, they welcomed their first son, whom they named Charley Clayton. Clayton is a Methodist with very strong religious beliefs.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Kershaw got to be drafted in 2006 MLB Draft, and he was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was able to work his way in the team, and within a season, he had reached majors at twenty years old. In 2008, he was the youngest Player in the MLB, and he held this title for one year.
He has been able to win Triple Crown becoming one of the youngest players to win this award. He signed a contract estimated to be worth $215 million in 2014. He was able to pitch a no-hitter becoming the youngest player ever to do so. He is actively involved in volunteering work whenever he is not in the field.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Clayton Kershaw is estimated to be over $65 million. This wealth has been accumulated from his career of playing baseball. In the first year after signing, he was able to receive signing bonus estimated to be over $2.3 million. In 2014, he signed a contract worth $215 million, and he was the highest paid baseball player pocketing $33 million.
Apart from playing baseball, Clayton has involved in the various humanitarian works. Together with his wife, they paid a visit to Zambia in a Christian mission that was organized by the Dallas Based Arise Africa. He was able to build a children’s home in Zambia Lusaka, and he has continued to support this orphanage for a long time. Together with the CURE International, they have been raising funds to help children in Africa.