Jim Thome Biography

( 1970 - )
August 27, 2019
First published on:August 27, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Jim Thome

Date of Birth: 1970, August 27
Age: 49 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name James Howard Thome
Birth Place Peoria, Illinois
Famous Name Jim Thome
Father Chuck Thome Jr.
Mother Joyce
Net Worth $100 million
Past Team Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore Orioles
Siblings four
Career Earnings $139,869,998
Weight 195 pounds (88 kg)
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Started career as baseball player
University attended Illinois Central College
School attended Limestone High School
Married to Andrea Thome
Children 2

Jim Thome is a former American professional baseball player who played in the Major League Baseball(MLB) for almost 22 seasons starting from 1991 and ended his career in 2012. During his career, Jim played for six MLB teams including Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore Orioles. He played in the position of designated hitter and first baseman. 

Five times All-Star Award and Silver Nugget Award winner Jim Thome is an active philanthropist. He is also National Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Jim Thome has an estimated net worth of more than $100 million as of 2019. 

Jim Thome Net worth in 2019; How much does he earn annually?

Jim Thome is a former professional Major League Baseball(MLB) player who played for more than 22 seasons. Thome was among the highest-paid players of his time since his salary was in millions during his playing career.

As calculated in 2019, Thome's net worth is estimated to be more than $100 million, which he made from his MLB career.

Jim Thome Career Earnings:

Season Team Salary
1991 Cleveland Indians $100,000
1992 Cleveland Indians $100,000
1993 Cleveland Indians $135,000
1994 Cleveland Indians $325,000
1995 Cleveland Indians $825,000
1996 Cleveland Indians $1,600,000
1997 Cleveland Indians $2,625,000
1998 Cleveland Indians $4,800,000
1999 Cleveland Indians $7,000,000
2000 Cleveland Indians $7,000,000
2001 Cleveland Indians $7,000,000
2002 Cleveland Indians $7,500,000
2003 Philadelphia Phillies $11,166,666
2004 Philadelphia Phillies $12,166,666
2005 Philadelphia Phillies $13,166,666
2006 Chicago White Sox $14,166,666
2007 Chicago White Sox $15,666,668
2008 Chicago White Sox $15,666,668
2009 Los Angeles Dodgers $13,000,000
2010 Minnesota Twins $1,600,000
2011 Cleveland Indians $606,557
2011 Minnesota Twins $2,393,443
2012 Philadelphia Phillies $1,250,000
Total Earnings   $139,869,998

Jim received a salary of around $1,250,000 in the 2012 season before he retired. Before that, in 2011, his annual salary was around $2,393,443. In addition to his salary, his annual income increased due to bonus and incentives. 

His highest amount contract is signed with the Philadelphia on December 10, 2002, worth $85 million. In addition to this, he also signed some other contract worth more than $10 million

In addition to this, he might have received a considerable amount from various endorsements and sponsorships since most of the experienced players receive huge endorsements.

Houses and Properties

Apart from all the financial earnings, Jim Thome also possesses some expensive properties all over the United States.

: Jim's stone-and-brick mansion SOURCE: realtor.com

His properties include luxurious mansions and car collection. Jim sold his Chicago stone-and-brick mansion for $2.6 million in 2012. The house covered the area of  6,789-square-foot which he bought for $3.8 million in 2006. 

Jim's Burr Ridge mansion SOURCE: patch.com

After selling his stone-and-brick mansion, he bought an estate in Burr Ridge for $4.6 million which consists of a seven-bedroom, seven-bath home on two acres. The house is well-equipped and includes a tennis court, theater, paneled library, and seven-car garage.

It seems like Jim is living a luxurious life with his massive net worth. The total value fo his properties in the current market rate is listed to be more than $10 million. Despite earning, he also donates a considerable amount to social causes. 

Who is Jim Thome Married to? Know about his Spouse and children

Jim Thome is a famous sports personality who has gained a lot of popularity during his baseball career. Thome is among those personalities who are also active on social services. Jim never minds in sharing details about his married life, wife, and children in the media.

Jim tied the knot with his girlfriend  Andrea Thome in a lavish wedding ceremony in November 1998.

Jim Thome's family SOURCE: Fox 8

In addition to this, Thome and his wife are blessed with two children named Lila Grace Thome and Landon Thome. Thome shares a lot of happy moments with his wife since they have been together for a long time. Moreover, their married life just crossed over two decades, and still, they look like the new couples. 

There are no disputes reported in their marital life, and it is not common for some players to be in a romantic relationship for such a long time. Before geting married to Andrea, Jim dated her for many years. Currently, the lovely couple is enjoying their married, life to the fullest, and still there aer no signs of divorce. He was ranked second behind Sean Casey and tied with Make Sweeney out of  464 MLB players in 2007 friendliest player poll.

Who is Jim Thome's wife?

Jim's wife Andrea Thome was born in North Royalton as Andrea Pacione where her parents raised her. She completed her education from Bowling Green State University. Soon after completing studies, she began her career in reporting with the  WOIO/WUAB.

Jim's wife Andrea SOURCE: clevelandscene.com

She was the morning and noon news anchor for the WKYC Channel 3. She met her husband Jim in 1995, after which she ended her reporting career. She had to leave Cleveland due to her husband's game, and she remembers the moment saying “I was pregnant with my first child, weeks away from delivering Lila,” “My parents were there, and we wanted to be there and raise our kids there.”


Jim and his wife Andrea SOURCE: cleveland.com

She had to move to different places due to her husband's games, and she couldn't focus on her career since she has to take care of her child. After the death of her mother in 2014, she began her writing career and published a novel named Walland in 2016. 

She has a perfect daily routine as she gets up at 5 A.M after which she starts making lunch for her kid's and ready them for school. Andrea is a mountain person in her own words as she loves to live in the mountains, not in city areas. 

Who is Jim Thome? His Bio, Parents, Childhood, and Early Life

Jim Thome was born on August 27, 1970, in Peoria, Illinois, to parents Joyce Thome and Chuck Thome Jr. He holds American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He spent his childhood with his four siblings in Illinois. 

He played high school career with the  Limestone High School. After that, he attended the Illinois Centra College where he played for the college team. 

Also read: Harvey Hunter

Jim Thome MLB Career

Jim Thome is a former American professional baseball player who played in the Major League Baseball(MLB) for almost 22 seasons starting from 1991 and ended his career in 2012. During his career, Jim played for six MLB teams including Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore Orioles. He played in the position of designated hitter and first baseman. 

Five times All-Star Award and Silver Nugget Award winner Jim Thome is an active philanthropist. He was also National Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. He was selected in the 1989 MLB Draft by the Indians team. After playing in the minor league, his MLB carer started in 1991. 

After his retirement from MLB, he served as the assistant of general manager of the  White Sox organization. He was selected in National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on  January 24, 2018. Before this, he was inducted along with Chipper Jones


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