Former Major League Baseball pitcher Randy Johnson enjoyed a tremendous and lengthy career in the pros, dominating on the mound for a remarkable 22 seasons. Along the way, the 6-foot-10 former Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks ace exploded birds and blew 100-MPH fastballs by hitters en route to becoming one of the greatest pitchers in MLB history.
A 22-year baseball career is no easy feat to accomplish, and as a result of his long tenure in the big leagues, Johnson amassed quite the fortune. “The Big Unit” made big bucks over his big league career, but just how much is he worth today?
Early Life & MLB Career
Randall David Johnson grew up in Walnut Creek, California and attended Livermore High School prior to becoming a college baseball player at the University of Southern California. There, he was teammates with former MLB slugger Mark McGwire and NFL head coach Jack Del Rio. Small world.
Johnson was drafted in the second round of the 1985 MLB Amateur Draft by the Montreal Expos and made his Major League debut for the club in 1988. During his second season for the Expos, Johnson was traded to the Seattle Mariners, where he’d play his next nine seasons. As a member of the M’s, Johnson made five All-Star teams and was a Cy Young award winner in 1995.
In 1998, Johnson was dealt to the Houston Astros and played there for half a season. He then signed with the Diamondbacks in 1999 as a free agent, going on to win four consecutive Cy Young Awards, including the 2001 campaign during which he recorded a career-best 372 strikeouts and won a World Series ring.
After his tremendous stint with the Diamondbacks, Johnson joined the New York Yankees for two seasons from 2005-06, before returning to Arizona in 2007 and 2008. He finished off his MLB career with the San Francisco Giants in 2009 as a 45-year-old.
Throughout his professional baseball career, Johnson became a five-time Cy Young award winner, won the pitching Triple Crown, earned a World Series ring and World Series MVP award, and made 10 All-Star teams. He also infamously threw a fastball over the head of Phillies first baseman John Kruk during the 1993 All-Star Game. Johnson recorded 4,875 career strikeouts and led the league in strikeouts nine times. Additionally, he pitched a perfect game and a no-hitter during his prestigious career.
Johnson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 and is one of the greatest MLB players in the history of the game.
Randy Johnson Net Worth
Randy Johnson retired from baseball in 2009. The left-hander currently resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona with his wife Lisa and their four children, Willow, Tanner, Alexandria and Sammi, as well as his other child from a previous relationship, Heather.
Randy Johnson boasts an estimated net worth of $95 million in 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth. That makes him one of the top 50 all-time richest baseball players, joining an esteemed list alongside the likes of Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki, CC Sabathia, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Felix Hernandez, Joe Mauer, Joey Votto, Gary Sheffield, Mariano Rivera and many more. Throughout his 22-year career, Johnson reportedly pocketed $175 million in career earnings.