Albert Belle Biography

( 1966 - )
June 7, 2018
First published on:June 7, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Albert Belle

Date of Birth: 1966, August 25
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Albert Jojuan Belle
Birth Place Shreveport, Louisana, United States of America
Famous Name Albert Belle
Father Albert Belle Sr
Mother Carrie Belle
Net Worth $25 million
Nationality American
Married to Melissa Belle (m. 2005)

Albert Jojuan Belle or famously known as Albert Belle is a retired American Major League Baseball player who played mostly as an outfielder for baseball teams such as Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles.

He among the six players in history to have nine successive 100 RBI seasons along with Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez.

Albert Belle’s Early Career

Albert Belle is of American nationality. He was born to mother, Carrie Belle, and father,  Albert Belle Sr on August 25, 1966, in Shreveport, Louisana, United States of America.

He did his schooling from Hunting High School where he emerged as the star player in both baseball and football.

Belle later got a scholarship at Louisana State University.

Albert Belle’s Net worth and Salary

It was reported that he was the first baseball player to earn in excess of $ 10 million and during his MLB career, he was estimated to earn around $ 97 million before it was deducted by taxes and several fees.

Back in 1996, he signed a 5-year contract worth $55 million with The Chicago White Sox making him the highest paid baseball player. His average annual salary over the period was reported to be $11 million annually.

He was also the highest paid player in 1999 with the annual salary of $11.9 million.

Looking at his professional career, his net worth is around $ 25 million. He owns a house in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Albert Belle’s Career

He made his debut in MLB when for playing for Cleveland Indians on July 15, 1989. After several excellent seasons with Cleveland Indians, he signed a five-year contract worth $ 55 million as part of a free agent in 1996.

The contract amount was the highest for the brief period of time and after a couple of seasons, he signed a five-year contract deal worth $ 65 million with the Baltimore Orioles.

He retired at the age of 34 due to hip osteoarthritis and played his last MLB league match on 1 October 2000 in Oriole Park, Camden Yards.

One of the best sluggers in the history of MLB, he retired with stats of 381 home runs scored, . 295 batting average and collected  1239 RBIs.

He was included in the All stat team on five different occasions and also received Silver Slugger Award five times.

Albert Belle’s Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, he is happily married to his wife, Melissa Belle in 2005. He has known for his rash temper and has found himself in several troubles and incident. His house was egged by a couple of trick or treaters during the Halloween, he chased one of the tricker or treaters in his cars.

For his reckless driving, he was fined $ 100 and principal guardian of one of the tricks or treat teenagers sued him for $ 850,000 in a pretest his car slammed against the teenager.

The incident happened in 1995 and later the lawsuit was settled in 1997.

He was also imprisoned in jail for three months and five years of probation after he was found stalking his former girlfriend.

As of recent, he was arrested in Arizona for indecent exposure and driving under influence.

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