Advertisement

Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is one of the greatest players in franchise history, spending his entire 19-year MLB career with the team.

Jones was not just a fan favorite. He was one of the best baseball players in Major League Baseball, earning the respect of his peers and eventually a place in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Anyone who plays almost 20 years in MLB is sure to walk away from the sport a very wealthy man, especially when you do it at the high level that Jones displayed throughout his career.

So, just how much is the switch-hitting legend worth?

Early Life

RELATED: What Happened to Andruw Jones and Where is He Now?

Chipper Jones, whose full name is Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones Jr., grew up in DeLand, Florida, to parents Larry Wayne Jones, Sr. and Lynne Jones. He attended Taylor High School in Pierson, Florida, before transferring to the Bolles School in Jacksonville, playing baseball at both stops.

Rather than continue his baseball career in college, Jones turned pro out of high school after being drafted by the Atlanta Braves with the first-overall pick in the 1990 MLB Draft. He was sent to Atlanta’s minor leagues, where the switch hitter switched from shortstop to third base after advice from the organization.

MLB Career

Chipper Jones made his MLB debut in 1993 against the San Diego Padres. Jones was just 21 when he earned his first trip to The Show, making him the youngest player in the league at that time.

Advertisement

His first full season came in 1995, during which he placed second in National League Rookie of the Year Voting. Jones made five All-Star Games throughout his next six seasons and was named National League MVP in 1999 after hitting 45 home runs, 110 RBIs and 25 stolen bases.

The Braves’ Most Valuable Player enjoyed a terrific career, playing until 2012. At his retirement, Jones was an eight-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger award winner and one-time MVP. He was also a World Series champion, having defeated the Cleveland Indians in 1995. Across his career, Jones hit 468 home runs and owned a career batting average of .303. Chipper was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2013 and subsequently into Cooperstown in 2018.

Chipper Jones Wife and Kids

Chipper Jones is almost 50 years old now, and he’s living his best life with his family. Jones is currently married to his third wife, 32-year-old former Playboy model Taylor Higgins. The pair tied the knot in 2015 and have two sons, Cutler Ridge Jones and Cooper Jones.

Before his marriage to Higgins, Jones had been married to two other women. His first marriage was to Karin Fulford from 1992-2000.

After splitting with Fulford, Jones married his second wife, Sharon Logonov. Jones and Logonov were married from 2000-2012 and had three children together, sons Shea (who was named after Shea Stadium), Larry Wayne III, and Tristen.

Chipper Jones Net Worth

Chipper Jones’ career as a professional baseball player was equally illustrious as it was long. A lengthy career as an MLB player often results in multiple contract extensions, which was precisely the case for Jones.

In 2001, Jones signed a six-year contract extension worth $90 million, including an $8 million signing bonus. In 2006, he re-worked his deal into a new three-year contract worth $37 million.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the American ballplayer boasts an estimated net worth of $110 million. He’s accrued that wealth in a variety ways. He reportedly earned more than $168 million in MLB contracts, and that didn’t include endorsement deals with Mizuno, Coca-Cola and Lowe’s as well as an outdoors company he founded.

“Chipper” is one of the greatest to ever play the game of baseball. He made a ton of cash during his career and is still clearly very well off.

MORE: Freddie Freeman?s Wife is a Former Model & Mother of 3

Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
View More Articles

Stories You Might Like