About Chipper Jones
As for the August 2015, Chipper Jones net worth is estimated at $110 million, making him one of the richest retired baseball players. And I guess we will have to admit that his talent matches his fortune. After all, how many baseball players you could recognize only by the first name only, or as in the case of Chipper, by their nickname? I assume, rather few… That’s because you have to be really special in order for people to start referring to you by your first name only, knowing others will understand exactly who they are talking about. I think what you must have in order to achieve the same level of fame as Chipper is not only talent and determination to pursue your goals, but also a distinctive charisma, charm. And Jones has it all! So let’s take a closer look at the career and personal life of this extraordinary athlete.
The skills which eventually boosted Chipper Jones net worth to more than $100 million have been developed since he was just a little boy. The person who have made Chipper interested in baseball and encouraged him to pursue it as a professional career was his father Larry Wayne Jones. Working as a baseball coach at T. DeWitt Taylor High School, he was skilled to recognize the boy’s potential and made sure he would start playing on Little League at the age 7. By the way, the athlete we are talking about was actually named after his father – Larry Wayne Jones Jr. However, his family thought that the nickname Chipper suits his character much better, as the boy was similar to the “chip of the old block”.
Jones continued to play baseball through high school and managed to establish himself as a promising player while studying at the Bolles School in Jacksonville. Right after high school he was drafted by Atlanta Braves and that’s when Chipper Jones net worth growth gained momentum. Unlike most other athletes, Chipper has spent his whole career with the same team: with a short break during a period 1993-1995 he has played for Braves from for almost twenty years. During this time he became All-Star (1996–1998, 2000, 2001, 2008,2011, 2012), World Series champion, NL MVP, MLB batting champion and won a couple of Silver Slugger Awards.
Perhaps Chipper Jones net worth would be even bigger, if it was not for the two divorces he has undergone. Karin Fulford, Jones’ first wife with whom he got married in 1992, divorced an athlete after finding out about his 18-month-long relationship with Hooters waitress. In 2012, after twelve years of marriage, the divorce between the athlete and Sharon Logonov was finalized. Just recently the former baseball player has married another beauty, a former Playboy model Taylor Higgins. I wonder how long Chippers marriage is going to last this time…