Brett Gardner Biography

( 1983 - )
September 12, 2019
First published on:August 20, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Brett Gardner

Date of Birth: 1983, August 24
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Brett Michael Gardner
Birth Place Brett Gardner
Famous Name Brett Gardner
Father Jerry Gardner
Mother Faye Gardner
Net Worth $25 million
Salary $7,500,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball Player
Started career as Baseball Player
Currently Working For Brett Gardner
Currently Married Yes
Married to Jessica Clendenin (m. 2007)
Children Two

Winner of the Gold Glove Award, Brett Gardner is a professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) for New York Yankees. He made his MLB debut for Yankees in 2008. He played college baseball for the Charleston Cougars.

Brett Gardner has a whopping net worth of $40 million. He is fond of new cars and has a collection of several vehicles including Nissan, Range Rover, Mercedes, and others.

Net Worth-$40 million

Brett Gardner has a whopping net worth over $40 million, mostly earned through his MLB career.

Salary and earnings:

Season Team Salary
2005 New York Yankees $210,000
2008 New York Yankees $390,000
2009 New York Yankees $414,000
2010 New York Yankees $452,500
2011 New York Yankees $529,500
2012 New York Yankees $2,800,000
2013 New York Yankees $3,000,000
2014 New York Yankees $5,600,000
2015 New York Yankees $14,000,000
2016 New York Yankees $13,000,000
2017 New York Yankees $12,000,000
2018 New York Yankees $11,000,000
2019 New York Yankees $7,500,000
Total salary   $70,896,000

Currently, he is under a  1-year extension contract worth $7,500,000  with the New York Yankees, including $7,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $7,500,000.

As per the source, he has summoned $70,896,000, playing 12 seasons with New York Yankees. Apart from earnings, Brett Gardner is fond of new cars. He has a collection of several cars on his list that include Nissan, Range Rover, Mercedes, and others.

Brett's house located in Summerville, South Carolina (S SOURCE:

Additionally, in 2011, he purchased $1.1 million lavish mansions in Summerville, South Carolina (SC), US. His father owns a 2,600-acre (1,100 ha) farm in Holly Hill, where he was raised. 

Married-Jessica Clendenin

Gardner married his longtime girlfriend, Jessica Clendenin in 2007. Brett proposed to Jessica for a wedding during spring training on a beach in Clearwater, Florida. Gardner's wedding was held on December 1, 2007, at 1st Presbyterian Church on Peachtree.

While the reception followed at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, since marrying Jessica, he is spending blissful life with her. They have two sons: Hunter and Miller.

The Gardner Family SOURCE: Gossip bio

Gardner is also a philanthropist. He associates with Turn 2 Foundation, which established to help children and teenagers avoid drug, alcoholism, and improve their lifestyle. Derek Jeter founded the org in 1996.

Body Measurements

Brett Gardner has reached the age of 36 now. He has a proper height of 5 feet 9 inch and weighs around 88 kg. In the off-season, Gardner resides with his family in Summerville, South Carolina.

Gardner is regarded as one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball. He is well-known for stealing bases and being disciplined at the plate. 

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Early Life

Gardner was born as Brett Michael Gardner on August 24, 1983. He was born in the beautiful place Holly Hill, South Carolina, United States. He holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity. 

Brett's father Jerry SOURCE:

Gardner was born to father, Jerry Gardner, and mother, Faye Gardner. He has a brother Glen, who is younger to him. His father also played baseball for the Phillies.


Gardner went to Holly Hill Academy in Holly Hill, South Carolina, where he played baseball for the school’s baseball team. Later in 2001, he attended College of Charleston. He was the three-year starter for his college.

Professional Career

After his senior year, Gardner was picked by the New York Yankees in the third round, with the 109th overall selection in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. Also, he received a signing bonus amount of $210,000. Upon playing three seasons in the minor league, Gardner was called up for his major league debut on June 30.

In 2009, he was the part of the Yankees’ World Series Championship team. On February 23, 2014, Gardner agreed to a four-year deal worth of $52 million with Yankees. Gardner was the candidate for the  All-Star Final for the  2015 MLB All-Star Game but was later terminated.

Gardner had his best season in 2016 as he won the Golden Globe Award. He had 1,000 hits of his career off Marco Estrada of the Toronto Blue Jays on June 1, 2017.

On 31 October 2018, the Yankees announced they had declined Gardner's $12.5 million option for 2019, and instead signed him to a 1-year extension, $7.5 million contracts for the 2019 season.

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Awards & Recognitions

Gardner received numerous awards for his professional achievements. On June 28, 2015, He was named AL Player of the Week. Gardner is the Gold Glove Award winner for the 2016 season. There is a lot to know about players, which is available at

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