Shohei Ohtani Net Worth, MLB Career, Endorsements, Girlfriend, Family, and more

Shohei Ohtani is a professional pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of the Major League Baseball.

Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani
NameShohei Ohtani
Age27 years
Birth Date5th July 1994
Birth PlaceOshu, Iwate, Japan
Height1.93 m
ProfessionProfessional Baseball Player
TeamLos Angeles Angels
Net Worth$3 million
Last UpdatedMay 2022

Shohei Ohtani also named ‘Shotime’ is a professional Japanese pitcher, designated hitter, and outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of the Major League Baseball. Before his MLB career, he played with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Hokkaido Professional Baseball’s Pacific League. During the 2012 Draft Ohtani was picked by the Fighters as the 1st overall. He played with the NPA for the Fighters and recorded the fastest pitch by a Japanese in the NPB history at 165 kilometers/hour. 

He later got transferred by the Fighters and signed a deal with Angels in 2017. He won the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year Award and the 2021AL MVP consecutively. Further Shohei Ohtani was recognized as the ‘historically significant’ and as a ‘major impact of the sport’ by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in 2021. He became the first two-way player in history with 10+ home runs and 20+ stolen bases as a hitter, with 100+ strikeouts and 10+ pitching appearances as a pitcher in the same season. 

Shohei Ohtani Net Worth (2022)

Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani has a net worth of $3 million as recorded in 2022. As per, he signed a 2-year $8,500,000 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels with $8,500,000 million guaranteed and an annual average salary of $4,250,000 million. In 2022, Ohtani is earning a base salary of $5,500,000 million while carrying a total salary of $5,500,000 million. With a total of 5 seasons played, he has accumulated a total of $12,269,259 million including a signing bonus of $2,315,000 million.

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Shohei Ohtani MLB Career

Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani

From an early age, he was invested in playing baseball. While his father worked at a manufacturing plant, his mother on the other side was a national-level badminton player. He has been watching his mother’s sports career and at a certain point began with baseball himself. He was popularly known as ‘Yakyu Shonen’ as someone who didn’t know any better than playing with the ball. As a high school pitcher, he threw a 160km/h fastball as an 18-years-old. 

After high school, he opted to enter directly into the majors where many big teams like Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Dodgers offered him contracts. Later after an exclusive discussion with the Fighters, he signed with them. In 2013 he was selected for the roster spot in the Pacific League for the All-Star Game. He finished the season with a 3-0 record in 11 starts. His outstanding performances in various positions captured the attention of both MLB leaders and the audience.

Ohtani on September 13, 2014, tossed a complete shutout against Orix with 1-0 and became the first pitcher out of high school to record a shutout victory within the first two years with the Fighters. In 2016, Shohei Ohtani hit 22 home runs in 104 games with 382 plate appearances. Later he won the Best Nine Award as the designated hitter. He also won the Best Nine Award as the pitcher and also the Pacific League MVP. In December 2017 he signed a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. He had his first MLB win on April 1, 2018, striking out 6 batters in 6 innings. Ohtani participated in numerous games and won numerous awards and titles and to date, he is continuing his winning streak in MLB.

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Shohei Ohtani Endorsements

Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani

According to Forbes, Shohei Ohtani earns approximately $6 million from his endorsements. He has represented big brands and has penned down deals with them. Among his numerous sponsors, from Japan, he has ASICS, Seiko Watch, JAL Airlines, and Descente. American companies like Fanatics, Oakley, Topps, and Hugo Boss sponsor him. As of 2022, his endorsement earnings triple to $20 million approximately. 

Shohei Ohtani Wife

Shohei Ohtani and his girlfriend
Shohei Ohtani and his girlfriend

Though Shohei Ohtani is a private person, some media channels reveal that Kamalani Dung is Ohtani’s wife. But since the person himself has yet to confirm any sort of news, it is safe for us to assume that he is in a relationship with her or that he is currently single. Since the duo appeared in a few photos many are thinking that they are a couple. Further news about his personal life may be revealed by Ohtani himself in the near future.

Q. Which team does Shohei Ohtani play for?

Shohei Ohtani is currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels.

Q. Does Shohei Ohtani have a girlfriend?

It is not confirmed yet. But Shohei Ohtani is rumoured to be in a relationship with Kamalani Dung.

Q. How much does Shohei Ohtani get from his endorsements?

As of 2022 Shohei Ohtani earns approximately $20 million from his endorsement and sponsorships alone.

Q. What is Shohei Ohtani’s net worth?

He has a net worth of $3 million as of 2022.

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