Ozzie Guillen Biography

( 1964 - )
January 16, 2019
First published on:January 16, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Ozzie Guillen

Date of Birth: 1964, January 20
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: Venezuela
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Oswaldo José Guillén Barrios
Birth Place Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
Famous Name Ozzie Guillen
Horoscope Capricorn
Net Worth $18 million
Salary $500,000
No. of Twitter Followers 465 k
No. of Instagram Followers 158 k
Weight 150pounds
Nationality Venezuelan
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession sportscaster
Started career as baseball player
Currently Working For ESPN
Married to Ibis Cardenas
Children Three sons Ozwaldo "Ozzie" Jr. (born 1985), Oney (born 1986), and Ozney (born 1992)

Ozzie Guillen is a famous former basketball player and manager currently working as a color analyst for the ESPN since 2013. Other than working for the ESPN network, he played for Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves and also served as a manager of Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins. Moreover, he worked as a coach for Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins.

 

Guillen, reportedly earns around $100,000, as his annual salary and has an estimated net worth of over $18 million. Ozzie is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Ibis Cardenas and has three sons Ozwaldo "Ozzie" Jr. (born 1985), Oney (born 1986), and Ozney (born 1992).

Ozzie Guillen Early Life and Educational History

Guillén was born on January 20, 1964, in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela. He holds a Venezuelan nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnic group and has a sun sign Capricorn.

The detailed information regarding the family and educational qualifications is not available. Ozzie's brother in law is a former White Sox teammate Scott Radinsky.

Ozzie Guillen Net worth and Salary

The Venezuelan-American sportscaster/former player Oswaldo José Guillén Barrios has an estimated net worth of $18 million. As of 2019, the reporter receives an annual salary of $100,000 from his successful career because of his work experience.

His salary working as a manager for the Boston Red Sox was reported to be $1 million in 2011. He joined Miami Marlins on a 4-year contract worth $10 million with the average salary of $2.5 million. If he had remained with Boston, he would have earned $2.75 million in salary in 2012. After he was fired by Marlins in 2017,  Marlins announced his 5-game suspension salary of around $30,000 would be donated to charity

The maximum amount of his net worth is earned from his playing and coaching career. Being a regular sportscaster for the network he earns a quite good amount annually.

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Ozzie Guillen Professional Career

Ozzie started his playing career with Chicago White in 1985 and later on played for several other clubs including Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, and Tampa Bay Devils.

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Besides, playing he also worked as a manager for the Chicago White and Miami Marlins and also as a coach for Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins. He has to leave the White Sox after a dispute with White's General Manager Kenny Williams.

While working as a manager for the Miami Marlins, he worked alongside popular players Jose Fernandez and Justin Bour.

After retiring from playing and coaching career, he started broadcasting for the ESPN in 2013. Ozzie served as a color analyst for baseball and talk show panelist for the ESPN Deportes. Besides, Ozzie Joe Tessitore is another popular color analyst for the ESPN.

Ozzie Guillen Personal Life

Ozzie Guillen got married to Ibis Cardenas after dating for a long time. The couple got married on March 2, 1983. They are blessed with three children Ozwaldo "Ozzie" Jr. (born 1985), Oney (born 1986), and Ozney (born 1992).

His son Oney was drafted by the White Sox as an infielder in 2007.

 

In January 2006, when Ozzie Guillen turned 42, he, his wife and son Oney became naturalized US citizens. His son Ozzie Jr. also serves the White Sox Radio as their lead Spanish language broadcaster.

So far there are no rumors about their divorce/separation and they are living a happy married life. The famous baseball player is 5 feet 11 inches tall in height and weighs around 150 pounds.

Controversies

Ozzie's first came into controversy after rejecting the visit to the White House after the 2005 White Sox World Series win. After that, Guillen called Chicago Sun-Times columnist a fag but later apologized for it.

In addition, Ozzie commented on the illegal immigrants as "workaholics". Later, he was suspended for five games after commenting about the former Cuban President Fidel Castro On April 10, 2012.

Awards

  • Three-times All-star
  • Two-times World Series Champion
  • AL Rookie of The Year
  • Gold Glove Award
  • AL Manager of The Year

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