Kenley Jansen Biography

( 1987 - )
June 6, 2018
First published on:June 6, 2018
by Rob

Facts of Kenley Jansen

Date of Birth: 1987, September 30
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: Curacao
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name Kenley Geronimo Jansen
Birth Place Willemstad, Curaçao
Famous Name Kenley Jansen
Father Isidor Jansen
Mother Bernadette Jansen
Salary $10,000,000
Nationality Dutch and Curacaoan
Currently Working For Los Angeles Dodgers
Currently Married Yes
Married to Gianni Jansen
Divorce No
Children Yes
Girlfriend No
Tatto(s) No

A baseball pitcher from Curaçao, Kenley Jansen currently plays for Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball. He played in the major leagues before being promoted to the Dodgers in July 2010.

He has been honored with 2016 and 2017 All-Star and NL Reliever of the Year, 2017 NL saves leader. Similarly, he has also recorded the Pitched an immaculate inning on May 18, 2017.

Kenley Jansen’s Early Life

Kenley Jansen was born on 30th September 1987 in Willemstad, Curacao. He was born to his father, Isidor Jansen, a construction worker until suffering a stroke and mother, Bernadette Jansen, a travel agent.

Jansen grew up with his two siblings. He has two older brothers named Verney, 39, and Ardley, 35. Ardley is also a baseball player. Verney is a licensed pilot in hometown.

At the age of six, he started playing baseball.

Net Worth

Jansen's current salary is estimated to be $10 million and was paid the same amount in 2017 as an annual salary. He is currently under a five-year contract worth $80 million with Dodgers signed in 2017. 

Date Salary
2011 $416,000
2012 $491,000
2013 $512,000
2014 $4.3 million
2015 $7,425,000
2016 $10.65 million
2017 $10 million
2018 $10 million
Total $43,794,000

He has so far made the career earnings of $43.7 million from salary.

He will be paid $19,333,334 for the 2019 season with $18 million as base salary. Jansen is reported to earn $18,000,000 and $20,000,000 in the next two seasons.

The salary for upcoming years.

Year Salary
2019 $19,333,334
2020 $18 million
2021 $20 million

His net worth is assumed to be about $20 million. He will soon have a heavy rise in net worth as he is under a contract worth $80 million.

Jansen recently bought a house in Palos Verdes for $6.5 million. The house listed at $6.9 million has 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms with swimming pool. He also owns a house in Beverly Hills which he listed for sale at  $2.35 million in February 2018.

He had the bought the house three years ago for $1.595 million

Kenley Jansen's Career

On 17th November 2004, Jansen was signed by Los Angels Dodgers as an undrafted free agent. Following this, he played for North Shore Honu in the Hawaii Winter Baseball League, where he hit 121. In 9 games.

Again, he then played for West Oahu CaneFires in Hawaii Baseball winter. Afterward, he was selected to the mid-season Midwest League All-star game.

Jansen earned his promotion to the Dodgers on July 23, 2010, and made his major league debut against New York Mets on 24 July 2010. In his debut match, he pitched a scoreless inning, retiring all three batters.

Jansen then gained his first victory over Houston Astros on September 11, 2010. During his 2010 season, he played 25 games, working 27 innings with a 1-0 record and 0.67 ERA. He was named as the key member of the Dodgers bullpen in 2011 season. During his  2014 season, Jansen became the fourth Dodger pitcher in history with 40th saves.

Jansen avoided arbitration by signing a one-year $7.425 million contract on January 16, 2015. In his 2015 season, he made 54 appearances with a 2.41 ERA and 36 saves. On 15th January 2016, he renewed his contract with the team for one-year, $10.65 million contracts.

Similarly,  Dodgers revealed that he revealed that, the team re-signing of Jasen for next five-year, $80 million contracts. Some of his current teammates are Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Justin Turner etc.

Taking about his international career, he was drafted for the Netherlands national baseball team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Kenley Jansen's Personal Life

Jansen is married to his beautiful wife, Gianni Jansen in December 2016. The duo welcomed their first child, Kaden Isaiah Jansen born on 16th August 2015. She then gave a birth to their second child, Natalia Hannah Jansen born on March 16, 2013.

Gianni enrolled at Radulphus College and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Inter-Continental Univerity of the Caribbean.

In 2011, Kenley Jansen suffered from an Irregular heartbeat(atrial fibrillation) and was hospitalized. He has recovered fully since an ablation in October 2012. He lives with his family in Curacao during the offseason. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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