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  • First NameJustin Verlander

Justin Verlander, an American baseball pitcher turned professional in 2004, currently plays for the MLB team Houston Astros since 2017. Verlander saw a contract extension of 2 years with Astros in 2019 & will be playing with the team throughout 2021

The 8-time All-Star & one time World Series Champion (2017), Justin’s career began as a draft of Detroit Tigers in minor leagues & then made MLB debut in 2005.

So far, the American baseballer records 15 seasons and has played for 2 MLB teams so far: Detroit Tigers (2005- 2017) and Houston Astros (2017- Present).

How Much Is Justin Verlander’s Net Worth In 2020?

Professional for over 15 years, Justin made a hefty sum through MLB career: contract & salary along with endorsements. According to Celebrity Net Worth, 37-year-old Justin Verlander has a net worth of $95 million as of April 2020.

In 2019, the Forbes estimated his annual revenue at $29.5 million along with $1 million in endorsements; Verlander has a promotional deal with Breitling, GlaxoSmithKline, Rawlings, Supercuts, Under Armour & USAA.

Reportedly, through 15 MLB seasons, he made career earnings of $229.366 million– including $225.041 million from salary only & $4.325 million in bonuses.

The Manakin-Sabot, Virginia-born MLB star started with a base salary of $316,000 in the rookie season & is currently on a 2-year contract worth $66 million throughout 2021.

In the 2015 & 2016 season, Justin made his career-high salary of $28 million, thanks to his richest contract ever, a 7-year extension worth $180 million with the Detroit Tigers.

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As for a fact, his wife Kate Upton, an American model & actress has a net worth of $20 million currently. 

Contracts In MLB: Career With ‘Detroit Tigers’ & ‘Houston Astros’

The attendant of The Richmond Baseball Academy, Justin enrolled at Old Dominion University; there, he played as an amateur averaging 1.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Moreover, in 2003, Verlander pitched for USA National Baseball Team & led them to a Silver medal at Pan American Games. 

Thereafter on June 7, 2004, Justin became the 2nd overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft by Detroit Tigers. 

Initially, he played in minor leagues for Lakeland Flying Tigers (A+) and the Erie SeaWolves (AA), both affiliates of Tigers & later made MLB debut on July 4, 2005.

After 12 seasons with Detroit Tigers (2005- 2017), the 6 ft. 5 inches tall MLB player traded to Houston Astros (2017 -Present).

Here are the MLB contracts signed by Justin Verlander:

TeamContractValue of Contract
    Detroit Tigers5-year deal (on October 22, 2004)$4.45 million
1-year contract (on February 3, 2009)$3.675 million
5-year deal (on February 4, 2010)$80 million
7-year contract (March 29, 2013)$180 million (with a vesting option of $22 million for 2020 if voted in Top 5 in Cy Young Award in 2019)
Was traded to Houston Astros on September 1, 2017, with $16 million & future considerations for Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron & Jake Rogers
Houston Astrosa 2-year extension (signed on March 23, 2019)$66 million

Reportedly, the extension contract with Houston Astros for 2 years, will see him a salary of $33 million each for the 2020 & 2021 season.

Salary & Bonuses From MLB Career

Earnings From Detroit Tigers:

2005$316,000$3.15 million (signing bonus)
2009$3.975 million
2010$6.75 million$166,666 (signing bonus)
2011$12.75 million$166,666 (signing bonus) & $500,000 (incentive)
2012$20 million$166,668 (signing bonus)
2013$20 million
2014$20 million
2015$28 million
2016$28 million
Traded to Houston Astros in 2017 but received salary under the guaranteed amount agreement
2018$8 million–                               
2019$8 million
Total                                     $184.447 million

Earnings From Houston Astros:

2018$20 million$100,000 (incentive)
2019$20 million$75,000 (incentive)
Total$44,918 million

Achievements & Injuries

With 15 seasons in MLB, Justin Verlander has played for 2 teams: Detroit Tigers & Houston Astros. In 2017, with the Astors, he became the World Series winner & was the 2017 League Championship Series MVP.

Verlander’s MLB achievement started with AL Rookie of the Year in 2006. So far, he is 8-time MLB All-Star, 2-time AL Cy Young Award winner & winner of a Triple Crown (in 2011).

His career stats as of April 2020 reads:

  1. Games played- 453
  2. Earned runs- 1,103
  3. ERA (Earned Run Average)- 3.33
  4. Strikeouts- 3,006

Reportedly, during the start of the 2015 season, he missed 77 days (March 29, 2015- June 13, 2015) due to the right triceps strain. 

Justin Verlander uses 4 pitching styles: Hard four-seam fastball (averages 94-95 mph), a Slider, 12-6 curveball and Changeup (averages 85-88 mph).

Lives With Wife In Beverly Hills

Currently, Justin lives with his girlfriend-turned-wife Kate Upton, an actress & model, in their house in Beverly Hills, California

The couple bought the 5-bedroom & 6-bathroom East Coast country-style property for a reported $5.25 million in December 2016.

The 5,500-sq. ft. property features a private tennis court, a pool, and a hot tub.

Reportedly, the house was in the market for $6.795 million in 2015 & then saw a price slash to $5.475 million, until Justin & Kate negotiated for $225,000 less.

Over the years, the property has been under the hands of many celebrities; in 1998, saxophonist Kenny G sold it to Tennis star Pete Sampras for $2.5 million.

Thereafter, Sampras sold it to film producer Jon Peters in 2004 for $3 million, before it came into the market.

Former House Sold For Only $15,000 Profit

The now-Houston Astros pitcher sold his Lakeland, Florida house in the summer of 2017 for $305,000. He had bought the 3-bedroom & 2.5-bathroom house for $290,000 in 2011.

The property came in the market in 2015 for $449,900 & later saw a huge slash to find a buyer.

What Cars Does Verlander Drive?

 Justin Verlander owns a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, that cost him a whopping $381,000. Furthermore, the MLB star is also seen driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Ferrari California.

Charity Works

In 2016, Verlander founded Wins For Warriors Foundation, a non-profit to empower military veterans & has donated over $1 million to the cause.

With the foundation, the MLB player raised funds of $246,311 to recover Houston from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Furthermore, on April 4, 2020, Justin & his wife Kate announced via Instagram to donate the MLB star’s paycheck to a different charity working for relief programs on COVID-19.

Married Kate Upton After 3 Years Of Dating

Justin Verlander is in a marital relationship with his actress & model wife Kate Upton. The duo began dating in early 2014 & got engaged 2 years later, in 2016.

Thereafter, on November 4, 2017, he & Kate got married in a medieval church in Tuscany, Italy. As for a fact, their wedding took place just 2 days after Justin won the 2017 World Series with the Houston Astros.

On July 14, 2018, the couple announced about Kate’s pregnancy & welcomed daughter Genevieve in November 2018.


Justin Brooks Verlander was born on February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, the USA, to Richard and Kathy Verlander.

He has a younger brother Ben Verlander, who played for Detroit Tigers affiliateas outfielder & was released on June 23, 2017.