- Birth Name Anthony Vincent Rizzo
- Birth Place Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Famous Name Anthony Rizzo
- Father John Rizzo
- Mother Laurie Rizzo
- Net Worth $ 41 million
- Salary $11 million
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity White
- Currently Married N/A
- Divorce N/A
- Affair with Chelsea
- Girlfriend Chelsea
Anthony Rizzo is a famous name in baseball. He started his professional career in 2011. He is a proficient baseball first baseman for the Chicago Club of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He is a two-time All-Star MBL player and was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB Draft and become a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox.
Anthony Rizzo Net Worth and Salary in 2019
Rizzo's fame as a baseball star keeps on rising and it has been a great help for him financially. His profession has helped him to reach the net worth of $27 million, as of 2019.
He has made the career earnings of $39,954,311.
He is in a $41 million deal with his current club the Chicago Cubs which will last till the year 2019. He is raking in big numbers for his salary. In 2019, Rizzo will earn a base salary of $11,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $11,285,714.
Aside from that, he is also endorsed by BodyArmor and also has his own breakfast cereal named RizzO's. The various endorsement deals all add to his financial success.
Anthony Rizzo currently also owns $2.4 million worth of the house in Parkland, Florida which has been enlisted on the market for sales. However, taking into account his various earning sources and the assets that he has, it is not shocking to see him have a huge net worth.
Anthony Rizzo Personal Life; Is he Married?
Rizzo is a married man. He tied the knot with his fiance, Emily Vakos on 29th December 2018. They were engaged in early June 2017. Rizzo shared the news on his Instagram.
However, he was in an affair with a beautiful girl in the past named Chelsea Smith. Sadly, the two of them could not make their relationship work and he broke off his relationship with her.
Anthony Rizzo Height Weight and stats
He is handsome and has a great personality. He has a height of 6 feet and 3 inches and his around 100 kg. His chest, waist, and biceps are 43 inches, 33 inches, and 15 inches respectively.
As a professional player, he does have to be more careful when it comes to his physical status and he has maintained the body that would help him for his games.
Anthony Rizzo Bio and Early life
Anthony Rizzo was born on August 8, 1989. He is 29 years old as of 2019 and was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The American MLB player belongs to the mixed ethnic background. He is the son of John Rizzo and Laurie Rizzo. He has a brother who is also named John and is the lineman for the Florida Atlantic University.
He attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. He started his career with Minor Leagues.
He was heading for Florida Atlantic University before he was drafted and signed with a $325,000 signing bonus. He played in the Red Sox Organization with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs.
Anthony Rizzo Career Highlight
Rizzo was traded to San Diego Padres in December of 2010 with three other in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez. His beginning with the team began in 2011. He played for the minor leagues at the start but would soon be called to play for the major league once he hit .365 with an OPS of 1.159 along with 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 200 at-bats over 52 games.
Rizzo was traded to Chicago Cubs in 2012 and it is there that he would go on and show his full capabilities to play in the major. He hit 3 game-winning RBIs in is first five games with the team becoming the first player in the Cubs history to do so. During the season he led the National League with 32 hits, 17 RBIs, and 55 total bases and was the second-ranked in NL rookies.
In 2013, he became was named as the Cubs finalist for the National Heart and Hustle Award. He placed 2nd for the Gold Glove award for first basemen.
He was chosen for the All-Star game three consecutive years from 2014-2016. The year 2016 turned out to be one of his major career highlights as he helped to take Cubs to their first World Series appearance since 1945. The Cubs went to win the series making it their first World Series title since 1908.
He received the Gold Glove Award in 2016 and also won the Platinum Glove Award as well. In the year 2017, he was the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his charity work to find a cure for childhood cancer.