Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is one of the faces of modern-day baseball. The former Washington Nationals star has enjoyed a stellar 10-year MLB career thus far. Now in his third year in Philadelphia, he’s looking to make his first All-Star team since joining the franchise.
10 years as an MLB superstar equates to some massive paychecks. Just look at the 13-year deal Harper signed with the Phillies in the 2018 offseason. So, how much money has the 28-year-old amassed?
Bryce Aron Max Harper was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, to parents Sheri and Ron Harper, alongside his brother, Bryan Harper. Harper was named High School Player of the Year by Baseball America in 2009 after a dominant spell at Las Vegas High School. He showcased his talents as a five-tool player.
After high school, Harper attended college at the College of Southern Nevada. He won the Golden Spikes Award and was named SWAC Player of the Year before declaring for the pros. Harper was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals, kickstarting his professional baseball career by penning a five-year contract.
The star right fielder made his MLB debut in 2012 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won the National League Rookie of the Year and made his first of six All-Star Games. At the time, Harper, who was 19, was the youngest player ever to be named an MLB All-Star.
Harper spent seven years in D.C., earning a plethora of accolades during his tenure with the team. He launched 184 home runs and drove in 521 RBIs as a National, winning the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2015, the Silver Slugger award and the NL Hank Aaron Award.
The former NL MVP and NL Rookie of the Year joined the Philadelphia Phillies on a monstrous 13-year, $330 million contract, the richest contract in Major League Baseball history at the time, as a free agent. The deal included a $20 million signing bonus and will keep Harper in Philly through the 2031 season.
By the time Harper hits free agency, his kids might be getting ready for college, and his famous hair might be in the process of graying. While Harper’s contract was impressive, his record was shattered by Mike Trout’s latest deal with the Angels.
Despite all of his success on the diamond, Harper has yet to play in a World Series. To make matters worse, the Nationals managed to win a World Series just one year after Harper joined the Phils.
Bryce Harper is married to fellow Vegas native Kayla Varner. The pair have two children together, son Krew Aron Harper and daughter Brooklyn Elizabeth. Bryce and Kayla are living a luxurious lifestyle thanks to his career as a professional baseball player.
Bryce Harper Net Worth
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Harper has already earned more than $117 million in MLB contracts.
In addition to his immense career earnings, Harper also has a handful of endorsement deals. He has sponsorships from clothing company Under Armour and barbershop chain Blind Barber, among various other brands. Forbes in 2019 estimated that the American professional baseball player has made $6.5 million in endorsements alone.
Bryce Harper boasts an estimated net worth of $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. However, as he works his way along with that lucrative 13-year deal, those figures should rise exponentially.