Jon Lester Biography

( 1984 - )
November 26, 2018
First published on:January 10, 2016
by John Max

Facts of Jon Lester

Date of Birth: 1984, January 7
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign:: capricorn
Birth Name Jonathan Tyler Lester
Birth Place Tacoma, Washington
Famous Name Jon Lester
Father John Lester
Mother Kathie Lester
Net Worth $55 Million
Salary 15 million USD
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Yes
Married to Farrah Stone Johnson (m. 2009)
Divorce N/A
Children N/A
Affair with Farrah Stone Johnson
Girlfriend Farrah Stone Johnson

Jon Lester is a professional baseball pitcher of Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He has also played for Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics previously and is a three-time World Series Champion.


Regarding his personal life, Lester is a married man and together with his wife, he is blessed with two sons Hudson and Walker, and one daughter, Cy Elizabeth. As of 2018, the baseball player has a jaw-dropping net worth of $50 million, earned mostly through his baseball career. 

Jon Lester Early Life and Education

A native of Tacoma, Washington, Jon Lester was born on 7th January 1984, to Kathie Lester and John Lester. His star sign is Capricorn. As per nationality, Lester is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Lester grew up in Puyallup, Washington and enrolled at All Saints School. Later he attended Bellarmine Preparatory School where he joined the school’s baseball team and was named a three-time MVP and three-time All-Area selection. Also, he was the 2000 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Washington.

Jon Lester Professional Life

In the 2002 MLD Draft, Lester was selected in the 2nd round with the 57th overall pick by the Red Sox and gave him the highest signing bonus of any second-rounder that year, $1 million. On 10th June 2006, he made his MLB debut against the Texas Rangers. From 2006 to 2014, he played for the Boston Red Sox.

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In the year 2014, he switched to Oakland Athletics. He played splendidly there. Since 2015, he is associated with Chicago Bulls, signing a six-year $155 million contract with a vesting for a seventh year at $15 million.

People adore him for his outstanding performance in the game. He is very accurate and passionate for about his career, more than that his fans love his playing styles and techniques he uses in the game.

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Jon Lester Personal Life

Talking about his private life, Lester is a married man. He tied the knot with his 2 years dating girlfriend, Farrah Stone Johnson on 9 January 2009.  He is a dedicated and devoted husband. The couples are living happily together. He is a loyal husband and they have a mutual understanding with each other. He doesn’t have any extra affair with a boy or girl.  Also, there is not an issue of rumors of divorce between them.

Together with his spouse, the lovely couple has two sons Hudson and Walker, and one daughter, Cy Elizabeth. He is very straightforward and surely he is not gay because he has a lovely wife and two children. He has never been part of any controversies or rumors. The couples also associate with some charity and humanitarian work.

Talking about his physique, he is perfect by his personality. He has a perfect height of 6 feet and 4 inches.

Jon Lester Net Worth

The significant source of Lester’s earning is his baseball career. Besides, he adds a good fortune to his bank account through his endorsement deals. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated $50 million.

Under the six-year $155,000,000 contract plus $30,000,000 signing bonus with Chicago Cubs, Lester gets paid an annual average salary of $25,833,333. In 2019, the baseball pitcher will receive a base salary of $22,500,000 with a signing bonus of $2,500,000 while carrying a total salary of $27,500,000.

Apart from that, he owns $3.8 million 4,728 sqft mansion in Chicago, Illinois, which he purchased back in 2015. That same year, he bought a $1.35 million side yard to the Graceland West home.

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