FORMER MLB star Ben Zobrist is in the midst of a nasty divorce with his soon-to-be ex-wife Julianna.
Zobrist has accused his wife, Julianna, of having an affair with their former marriage counselor and ex-Nashville pastor, Byron Yawn.
What is Ben Zobrist’s net worth?
Zobrist is a former MLB second baseman and outfielder.
He played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, and Chicago Cubs.
Zobrist is a two-time World Series champion, winning in consecutive seasons with the Royals in 2016 and the Cubs in 2016.
Per reports, the former MLB superstar has an estimated $55million net worth.
Zobrist drew an annual salary of $14million while he was an active player.
Is Ben Zobrist being sued by his wife?
Julianna is demanding $4million in compensation for Zobrist’s decision to take a leave of absence from the MLB after allegedly having an affair with the couple’s pastor.
Julianna will argue in next month’s divorce trial that Zobrist is “guilty of failing to preserve marital assets” because he took a leave of absence to work on their marital issues.
The decision comes after Zobrist filed a lawsuit in May demanding $6million from Yawn.
According to documents from the suit obtained by The Peoria Journal Star, Julianna began talking to the Community Bible Church pastor in 2018, and the relationship became sexual two years later.
She allegedly used burner phones to communicate with Yawn, who at one point served as the Zobrists’ marriage counselor.
After learning of the affair in June of 2020, Zobrist took a leave of absence to address their marital issues.
The MLB star sat out Cubs games for four months and lost $8million in salary, half of which Julianna is now demanding for herself, along with half of the pair’s total assets.
Ben Zobrist is in the midst of a nasty divorce with his soon-to-be ex-wife, JuliannaCredit: Getty
Her suit argues that because of the leave, Zobrist “essentially went from the top of his game to basically giving up, which caused a massive loss in income.”
In pretrial documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Julianna’s attorney states: “In 2019, he[Ben] had a contract with the Chicago Cubs for ($12 million), but since he only played for 2 months, his salary was prorated, and he only earned ($4.5 million) of the ($12 million) he could have earned.”
Zobrist’s attorney issued a response, branding the demand as “utterly absurd.”
“Rather than accepting blame for having torn her husband’s heart out by having an affair with their pastor, she expected him to be able to totally focus in an elite athletic job that required (100%) of his physical and mental energy,” the response states.
“‘It is Mrs. Zobrist, by having the extramarital affair and confessing same to her husband, and not disclosing the true extent of her affair, that caused him such extreme mental distress and difficulty that resulted in an inability to finish his long and very successful career in the way that he had hoped for and planned for.”
Zobrist is pushing for a 60-40 split of assets, claiming that Julianna overspent their estate by “at least $691,602.86.”
Ben Zobrist Net Worth
How much does Ben Zobrist worth?
The famous “Benjamin Thomas Zobrist” whose net worth is famous as “Ben Zobrist.” He is also known in the industry with his short name “Zorilla.” This boy is famous because of his talent which he has of baseball.
He is one of the best or we can say he is a professional baseball player. Not only that he is also on the best second baseman (fielding position in the infield). This position is located in between the first and the second base.
In addition to that he is also an outfielder and it is in the (MLB) Major League Baseball for the Chicago Clubs.
How Ben Zobrist makes Net Worth in his life?
The great baseball player Dan Zobrist net worth is $ 52 Million USD. This boy recently gave his performance with the “Tampa Bay Devil Rays.” It is a U.S baseball team that is based in Florida.
The interesting information is that is the very first Major League Baseball club for Dan. In this club, he spends his quality time and mostly seems there.
The major phase of his life or career is spent there. But he didn’t spend all his career there “Kansas City Royals” and “Oakland Athletics” are also included in his career.
Salary Ben Zobrist Net Worth
He has an annual salary or Ben Zobrist Net Worth yearly is $ 14 Million. Zobrist came to this world in the year of 1981 on 26 May. The location of his birth is Eureka, Illinois. He played in the three world series of the baseball. You can check their profile here.
In that, he wins the last two series of that, and with that, he achieved the title of winning two times “World Champion.” He wins the series of the 2015 and 2016 and called the consecutive champion of World series.
He gets so famous through this such that in the series of 2016 he become the most popular and important and the best player of the series. Through this, he received great popularity and gain a huge fan following.
In the series of MBL or in the history of MBL he becomes one of that player who achieves the back to back or consecutive championships with different teams.
Gross of Utility Player
This person gains a huge wealth in his career of baseball because of his great skills. He is the best defender along with that a great switch hitter. The switch-hitter is a player who can do batting from both sides.
Mean from the right hand and also from the left side also. Usually, batsman bat left against righty baller and bar righty against lefty baller.
Along with that Ben also have a high walk rate. This man achieve the best player of the series and played just half of the inning through which we can determine how talented he is. The most time he spends at the “Outfield” position and the “Shortstop” position.
Starting off The baseball of Ben Zobrist Wealth
The first time he played this game is at the age of 8 years only. They are so into this game that they made their field that is located behind their house. He gains education from the “Eureka High School” and pass out from their in 2001.
After that no college allows him to play and he though his baseball going to end. Later his coach advised him to pay $51 an through that he competes in the showcased senior that held in Peoria, Illinois.
After that, he is sent to the “Dallas Baptist University” where he spends his senior days and there he plays “Shortstop.”
Ben Gross of Previous Years:
2008 earning and Versatility of Ben
In 2008 he has a worth of $ 527,943 USD. Mostly this man is set to the only rightfield and set as a shortstop in 2008 season.
This season he has his first “World Series” in that he plays with the “Rays” in 2008. Mostly when a 5th infielder is needed he is moving to the infield from the outfield.
The people get to know the talent of Zobrist in the Game 3 which is against the great team “Philadelphia Phillies”.
They are the National League Champion and he shows his talent against them. The versatility is that he did double switch to play both as a right hand and left-hand batsman.
In the year of 2009, Ben Zobrist’s Net Worth is $ 829,708 USD. The starting of this year season of 2009, he becomes the second baseman that came after his teammate named “Akinori” who is injured.
In this season he is placed in the right field. The famous Baseball Writer Association of US of the “Tampa Bay Chapter” name Zobrist “MVP” of the Rays.
In 2010 he has a worth of $1,524,310 and well of 2011 he has $ 4,574,921 respectively. The year of 2010 is very profitable for Ben. Such that on 23 April 2010 recited a contract. This contract is with his fellow Rays and the contract is of 3 years extension
. The potential; of this deal is $ 30 Million. In the next year or 2011 at 28 April, a Trampa record of eight RBIs is gain in the “Minnesota Twins” of 15 – 3 routs. Minnesota Twins is one of the best and professional baseball team of America.
This team is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are a major competitor of the MBL (Major League Baseball). With the other game, he had that make a total of 10 RBIs for the whole day.
In the year of 2012 Ben Zobrist Net Worth raise to $ 7,729,222 and in the next year he has $ 11,657,139 and of 2014 he earns $ 16,718,165.
In the season of 2012, he played 47 games at the same position of “Shortstop”. Shortstop is a fielding position usually abbreviate as “SS”. it is between the second and the third base. It is the most demanding position of defense.
In the next season of 8 April 2013 he becomes one of the prominent strikeout victims. This happens because of the conflict called to 30th career save of Joe Nathan.
Joe Nathan is former baseball pitcher of United States of America. Ben put his name in the All-Star 2nd time in his career on 5 July 2013 and end this season with a batting rate of 275.
Ben Zobrist Gross Sources:
Zobrist, send to Oakland Athletics with his teammate “Yunel Escobar” on 10 January 2015. He and his fellow are forwarded with the exchange of two other players to increase the performance of the team and to make the team more strong.
When the game starts this talent, and the excellent boy hit a two-run homer in the first bat. On April he put on the disabled list for about 15 days because of the injuries he has on his knee.
This injury is on his left knee, and after that, he has to do surgery for that knee. He put to rest for about more than five weeks for that.
Chicago Cubs Major Gross Of Ben
He gets a contract of $ 56 Million that is of a 4-year deal with the Chicago Cubs. Chicago Cubs is one of the best team in America. A game with San Francisco and it is about the 4th game of the NLDS (National League Division Series).
In that Cubs have a lead of 2-1, and with Ben, they score more and more. After more score, they set their place in the National League Championship Series. It is the 7th victory of in the 2016 World Series. This man is so best that he played 159 game in 2017.
This man plays the game at five various position. In that all he have just made only 3 mistake and have a very high top rate percentage of 991. He is also winner of the Gold Glove Award.
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Salary and Merchandise, endorsements Worth
Looking at the Ben network that is quite huge. The contract he has with Tampa gave him $ 383,400. Similarly, the salty chips in the gross of him are more than $ 43 Million. This excellent and talented person receives an amount of $ 7 Million before the MVP in 2016.
This man gets a payment of $ 12 Million in the first year and it’s just the starting pay for him. The endorsement for a player is arbitrary that sometimes become 50% of the salary which the player is receiving per year. While the merchandise is just 10%.