Jorge Posada Biography

January 19, 2020
First published on:January 19, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Jorge Posada

Birth Name Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta
Birth Place Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Famous Name Jorge Posada
Birth Date August 17, 1971
Father Jorge Posada, Sr.
Mother Tamara Posada
Net Worth $60 million
Nationality Puerto Rican
Started career as MLB player
University attended Calhoun Community College
School attended Alejandrino High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Laura Posada (m. 2000)
Children two

Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta well recognized Jorge Posada is a Puerto Rican retired baseball catcher who spent his entire 17 seasons playing for the New York Yankees of MLB. Following his collegiate career at Alabama Community College, he was drafted by the Yankees in the 24th round of the 1990 MLB Draft. 

Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico native, Jorge Posada was born on August 17, 1971, under the star sign Leo. The forty-eight years old holds Puerto Rican nationality and came from a multiracial background. 

How Much Is Jorge Posada Net Worth In 2020? 

As of 2020, Jorge Posada has an estimated net worth of $60 million. He has enjoyed a solid career since taking over as the Yankees' catcher in 1997, making over $117 million as his career earnings. 

Year Team Earnings
1995 New York Yankees N/A
1996 New York Yankees N/A
1997 New York Yankees $158,500
1998 New York Yankees $250,000
1999 New York Yankees $350,000
2000 New York Yankees $1,250,000
2001 New York Yankees $4,050,000
2002 New York Yankees $7,000,000
2003 New York Yankees $8,000,000
2004 New York Yankees $9,000,000
2005 New York Yankees $11,000,000
2006 New York Yankees $12,000,000
2007 New York Yankees $12,000,000
2008 New York Yankees $13,100,000
2009 New York Yankees $13,100,000
2010 New York Yankees $13,100,000
2011 New York Yankees $13,100,000

However, Posada lost $11.2 million because of "egregious and unlawful actions" by his two longtime financial advisers (Collar and Fernandez) in 2014. In the suit, the Posada state, he was duped by the defendants, who took advantage of the fact that he had no background in business or investing. 

Scrolling through his Instagram, Posada is sponsored by several brands Black Clover, Clear Golf, CraveClean, and WizPak.  

Real Estate Portfolio

Currently, the Posada lives in a three-story-house in Coral Gables, Florida (FL), US. The waterfront beauty is decorated by themselves and is an exercise in the art of blending elegant, classic style with homey, unpretentious comfort.

CAPTION: Posada's former house in Tampa SOURCE: Tampa Bay

Besides, they had a house in Tampa, Florida (FL), US, where they used to live during the off-season. The 9,000-square-foot house was custom-built for Posada in 2003. The house is on a 2-acre golf course site with a designer pool, grotto spa, waterfall, and two slides. It has six en suite bedrooms, a billiards room, a theater room, and 24-foot ceilings in the living and dining rooms.

In 2011, they listed the house in the market, and after nearly two years, Posada sold for $4.5 million.

Charity

Following a devastating Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in September 2017, Posada launched a relief fundraiser. Further, Yadier Molina and spouse, Wanda, also started a GoFundMe page for victims with a objective of $1 million.

In 2018, Posada and his wife were "godparents" of the Puerto Rican Day Parade held in New York.

Married For Two Decades & Famously Family-oriented

The Veteran MLB persona is married to Laura Posada, a TV personality and philanthropist. The couple met in 1997 at a party. In fact, he recognized her as the pitcher of the softball team in games he umpired. 

Jorge Posada married to Laura SOURCE: The Hispanic OutlooK-12 Magazine

On January 21, 2000, Jorge and Laura exchanged the vows where Derek Jeter served as the best man at the ceremony.

The couple is blessed with two children: a daughter, Paulina, and a son, Jorge Luis, who was diagnosed with craniosynostosis ten days after he was born.

The Posada family SOURCE: The Hispanic OutlooK-12 Magazine

The Posada family has established the Jorge Posada Foundation, which helps fund research and provides family support. In 2008, Jorge released a charity wine named Jorge Cabernet to collect money for his foundation. 

In June 2011, their son underwent the final surgery. During his all-star appearances, Jorge had his son at his side during the player introductions. 

In 2006, Posada published a children's book entitled Play Ball!. Further, he and his spouse co-wrote the Fit Home Team, a family health manual, and an autobiography titled The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope, and Healing. The autobiography narrates their ordeals as well as how they dealt with them after learning of their son's birth condition in 1999.

Posada's Wifey Is A Lifestyle Expert At "Despierta America"

Born on 19th October 1971, Laura is Laura of Loyola University with a bachelor in Communications as well as Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. Currently, she appears on the TODAY Show on NBC to give life coaching tips as well as make weekly appearances on Univision's "Despierta America" as a lifestyle expert.

Jorge Posada's spouse, Laura Posada SOURCE: Instagram @lauraposadalifecoach, posted on 21 August 2019

Earlier, the Puerto Rican has hosted Fox Life's show "Manual de Supervivencia" for two seasons and Fox Life's "Tu Vida Mas Simple."

Family

Jorge Posada was born to a Dominican mother, Tamara Posada, and Cuban father, Jorge Posada Sr, who fled to Puerto Rico to escape Fidel Castro's regime. His father worked as a scout for the Colorado Rockies while his uncle, Leo Posada, played for the Kansas City Athletics.

Jorge Posada with his mom, Tamara SOURCE: The Hispanic OutlooK-12 Magazine

Jorge and his sister, Michelle Posada, was raised in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

He enrolled at Alejandrino High School in San Juan, where he played several sports, including baseball. In 1988–89 season, he was named to the all-star team as a shortstop. He also served as the umpire for the girls' softball team.

Career

  • 5× All-Star (2000–2003, 2007)
  • 4× World Series champion (1998–2000, 2009)
  • 5× Silver Slugger Award (2000–2003, 2007)
  • New York Yankees No. 20 retired
  • Monument Park honoree

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