Jose Altuve Biography

( 1990 - )
November 4, 2019
First published on:December 20, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Jose Altuve

Date of Birth: 1990, May 6
Age: 30 years old
Birth Name José Carlos Altuve
Birth Place Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Famous Name José Altuve
Father Carlos Altuve
Mother Lastenia Linares
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $6,500,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Houston Astros
Currently Married Yes
Married to Nina Altuve
Children Melanie A. Altuve

Jose Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball player who currently plays as a second baseman for Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Standing 5 feet 7 inches, he is the shortest active player in Major League Baseball. Further, the twenty-nine-years-old is married and is blessed with a daughter. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at over $10 million.

Net Worth and Endorsements; How much is his Salary?

Jose Altuve has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2019, including all of his properties and incomes. The significant source of his income is his MLB career. Thus far, he reportedly earned $47,492,700 from his entire career. 

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Currently he is under a 7 year / $163,500,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including a $21,000,000 signing bonus, $163,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $23,357,143. In 2019, he will earn a base salary of $6,500,000 and a signing bonus of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $9,500,000.

Apart from his earnings from baseball, he too earns some amounts through his endorsing deals with the New Era.

Altuve also owns a house and cars and is living a lavish life.

Is he Married?

Jose Altuve married his long-term girlfriend Nina Altuve. The couple is together since Jose was 16 and celebrated their 11th anniversary this November. The duo has a  daughter born on November 1, 2016.

His wife Nina Altuve is a bioanalyst and is from Venezuela too. She holds a degree from the  University of Carabobo in Venezuela.

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The couple tied their knots on 14 June 2016, in his hometown Maracay, Venezuela among their family and friends. 

Early Life

Jose Altuve was born as José Carlos Altuve on 6 May 1990. He was born to Venezuelan parents, Carlos Altuve and Latina Linares in Maracay, Venezuela. Talking about his nationality, he holds Venezuelan citizenship.

Professional Career

Jose Altuve began his professional baseball career in 2011. Astros promoted Altuve to the major leagues for the first time on July 19, 2011. Because of his good performances, he was named the second baseman on Baseball America's 2011 Minor League All-Star team.

He tied Russ Johnson for the Astros record for most consecutive games with a hit to start a career with 7, on 27 July 2011. He hit an inside-the-park home run, his first major league home-run.

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He further signed a four-year contract with the club on 13 July 2013, worth $12.5 million extensions that include two club options for 2018 and 2019. He stole two bases in a game against the Detroit Tigers on 29 June 2014, which made him the first MLB player since Ray Chapman in 1917 to steal two or more bases in four consecutive games.

He became the first MLB player since 1933 to have 130 hits and 40 stolen bases before the All-Star Break.

CAPTION: Jose Altuve SOURCE: The Weekly Standard

Altuve is the only player in Major League history to represent both the American and National Leagues in the All-Star Game while still being a member of the same team. On 16 September 2014, he hit a single up the middle to break Craig Biggio's franchise single-season hit a record of 210 hits.

He became the first Astros player to win a batting title. He recorded his 800th career hit, surpassing Biggio for the fastest Astro player to reach 800 hits on 11 September 2015. He still plays for the club.

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Career Highlights & Awards

6× All-Star (2012, 2014–2018)
World Series champion (2017)
AL MVP (2017)
Gold Glove Award (2015)
5× Silver Slugger Award (2014–2018)
AL Hank Aaron Award (2017)
3× AL batting champion (2014, 2016, 2017)
2× AL stolen base leader (2014, 2015)
2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

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