Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge Net Worth 2024: Contract, Earnings, Endorsements, and More

6 feet 7 inches tall, Aaron Judge made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2016. With his mammoth size as an instant standout point, Judge became the face of the Yankees right after he smashed 52 homers in 2017 and won the AL Rookie of the Year award. Since then, the 30-year-old outfielder's journey to the helm of the iconic Bronx has been nothing but inspiring.

How much Aaron Judge would earn in 2024: An insight into his net worth

Based on a detailed analysis carried out by the FanFest, the 2022 AL MVP's net worth is estimated to be approximately $55 million in 2024.

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From 2016 to 2022, Aaron Judge earned an impressive cumulative salary of $40 million in Major League Baseball (MLB). Besides Judge has secured several lucrative endorsement deals.

From Where Aaron Judge’s family hails from: Know about his early life and family background

Born and brought up in California, Aaron Judge was adopted two days after he was born on April 26, 1992. Although Aaron is an American by nationality, his ethnicity is biracial. There is no information available about his biological parents, and as far as Aaron Judge is concerned, he has only one set of parents, the ones that raised him. In terms of his religious beliefs, Judge's Instagram and Twitter profiles read "Christian." He's also spoken about his favorite verse from the Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:7:? For we walk by faith, not by sight.?

Both his parents, Patty Judge and Wayne Judge, worked as teachers in Linden, California. Like Aaron and his wife Samantha, who eventually became high school sweethearts, Patty and Wayne too met at Fresno State University. In 1975, Patty and Wayne married, and ten years later, they adopted their first son, John Jacob. Seven years after adopting Aaron's older brother John, Patty and Wayne met Aaron, "who was a pretty big baby," when he was only two days old, and adopted him in 1992.

At the tender age of 10, Aaron realized that he didn't look like his parents and started asking questions. Both Patty and Wayne were transparent with him and told him the truth about his adoption.

Over the years, Aaron has maintained a very close relationship with his parents. In fact, his sole source of inspiration was his mother, Patty, who is also the reason Aaron Judge eventually became a Yankee. In a 2017 interview, Judge said, "I know I wouldn't be a New York Yankee if it wasn't for my mom...She's molded me into the person that I am today." ?

How long has Aaron Judge been married to Samantha Bracksieck? 

Samantha Bracksieck is the 29-year-old wife of Aaron Judge, the current New York Yankees captain. Their love story began during their high school days at Linden High School in California, where they met and started dating, but their relationship was on and off throughout their time there.

Aaron and Samantha reunited at Fresno State University after their high school days came to an end, and they have been together since. In 2014, Judge made their relationship "official" through a Thanksgiving post featuring Samantha. The two tied the knot in a private ceremony in Maui, Hawaii, in 2020, with some of Aaron's Yankee teammates in attendance, including Gary Sanchez, Luis Cessa, and Gleyber Torres.

A talented athlete: Sports Aaron Judge excelled during his school and college days

Growing up near the Bay Area, Aaron Judge was a massive San Francisco Giants fan before he eventually arrived in the Big Apple.

The future New York Yankees captain played and mastered three sports during his high school days at Linden High School. He played as a wide receiver on the football team, a first baseman for the baseball team, and a center in basketball. Eventually, in 2010, Judge graduated from high school and got picked by the Oakland Athletics in the 2010 MLB draft.

However, in 2011, Judge opted out and enrolled at Fresno State University to play for the Bulldogs in the Western Athletic Conference. From being a part of a Fresno State team to leading the Bulldogs in home runs, doubles, and runs batted in (RBIs), Judge was named to the all-conference team in all three of his seasons for the Bulldogs.

Made for MLB: A look into his baseball career

After opting out of the Athletics in 2010, Aaron Judge returned to the MLB Draft in 2013 and was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round as the 32nd overall selection. The Pinstripes offered Judge a $1.8 million signing bonus. Unfortunately for a young Aaron, he had to miss the entire 2013 season due to an injury during a base running drill.

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Three years later, in August 2016, he made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees against the Tampa Bay Rays, starting at right field. Just like his first minor league season, his 2016 season too ended abruptly after he was placed on the 15-day injured list in September.

Before the start of the 2017 season, the Yanks named Aaron Judge as their Opening Day right fielder, and it was the beginning of a new era in the Yankees' history. In his first full season, Judge smashed 52 homers, led the AL home run leader chart, won the Rookie of the Year award, and made his first All-Star appearances. From then on, Judge established his presence in the big leagues, and the Yankees found a bankable outfielder. Little did they know that they had also found their future captain.

By 2022, which turned out to be Judge's career-defining season, he was already the face of the Yankees and the expected captain. The slugger surpassed every possible expectation, smashed 62 homers, won the AL Hank Aaron Award, almost won the Triple Crown for the first time since 2012, and most importantly, won the American League MVP award.

As a result of a spectacular 2022 season, Judge was appointed the captain of the New York Yankees on Opening Day 2023 for the next nine years. Judge entered the 2023 season with a $40 million salary, "the third-highest in baseball", hanging below pitchers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

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Before the 2023 began, many expected Judge to hit 60 homers again or maybe surpass his record from a year before. After hitting 5 HRs in April, Aaron's bat heated up to 12 HRs in May. Shortly after, on June 4th, Judge pursued a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers slugger JD Martinez, making the catch but crashing through an outfield gate at Dodger Stadium and fracturing his big toe. Intended to be on a 10-day IL, he missed around 2 months of play, with Shohei Ohtani taking the lead. 

Despite Judge's heroics after returning from IL, the Yankees underperformed, failing to win the AL East and ultimately falling short of the playoffs. Judge himself expressed disappointment with the team's outcome, calling the season a "failure." Overall, Judge's 2023 season was a testament to his individual talent, but it also highlighted the importance of team performance in achieving ultimate success.

Here are some of the key highlights from Aaron Judge's baseball career so far:

  • All-MLB Second Team (2023)

  • Roberto Clemente Award (2023)

  • AL MVP (2022)

  • AL Hank Aaron Award (2022)

  • AL RBI leader (2022)

  • AP Athlete of the Year (2022)

  • 2x All-MLB First Team (2021, 2022)

  • Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2019)

  • 2x AL home run leader (2017, 2022)

  • AL Rookie of the Year (2017)

  • 3x Silver Slugger Award (2017, 2021, 2022)

  • 5x All-Star (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023)

The success of the New York Yankees in 2024 depends on Captain Aaron Judge staying injury-free and delivering consistent performances.

A Yankees faithful: The story behind his MLB contract

In 2013, after Aaron Judge signed with the New York Yankees after the MLB draft, he received a $1.8 million signing bonus. Eventually, in 2016, Judge made his debut with the New York Yankees. Following that, until the end of 2022, when he would be eligible to be a free agent, he continued to avoid arbitration. In 2022, after failed negotiations for a seven-year contract worth $213.5 million, Judge signed a one-year contract with the Yankees for $19 million and avoided arbitration again.

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Before entering his career-defining 2022 season, Aaron Judge placed a massive bet on himself. The outfielder strongly believed he deserved more than a $230 million contract for eight years. As the 2022 season started, not only did Judge prove every critic wrong, but he also established himself as a player who wouldn't succumb to pressure. After smashing 62 homers, setting a new American League record, and almost carrying the New York Yankees to the ALCS, the 2023 offseason was bound to be fruitful for the future Yankees captain.

The Bronx Bombers found competition in the Golden State's San Francisco Giants, who were ready to put up a bid war. According to various reports, the Giants were offering Judge a whopping $360 million contract, while the Yankees were stuck at $320 million over eight years. However, a phone call between Aaron Judge and Pinstripes owner Hal Steinbrenner changed his destiny, as the outfielder decided to sign a $360 million contract with the New York Yankees for nine years. Concurrently, Judge was also elected as the Yankees captain, the first captain to fill Derek Jeter's shoes since his retirement in 2014.

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Given his physical stature and massive hitting ability in the box, endorsements quickly started lining up for Aaron Judge. In November 2017, MLB The Show 18 revealed that Judge would be their cover athlete for the 2018 edition. In the same year, he signed an endorsement deal with Pepsi. Through the 2018 season, Aaron Judge signed a contract with Adidas, which ended his contract with Under Armor in 2014.

Some of the other top brands that have signed Aaron Judge for endorsements include Hulu, Jersey Mike's, JBL, Oakley, Bloomingdale's, Esurance, T-Mobile, Fanatics, FanJolt, WIN Reality, Topps, Franklin, Sorare MLB, Waiakea, and A SHOC Energy.

A champion off the field: Know more about his philanthropic work 

In 2018, Aaron Judge established the All Rise Foundation to inspire young people in the United States by engaging them in endeavors and events that demonstrate the abundance of boundless possibilities. The All Rise Foundation's board of directors is entirely composed of women, with Patty Judge Aaron Judge's mother serving as both, the executive director and president of the foundation.

Samantha is actively involved in Aaron's All Rise Foundation, where she plays a crucial role in the foundation's operations. Together, the couple has participated in various charitable activities, such as visiting schools and hospitals in their hometown, furthering their charitable drive.

Full NameAaron Judge
Birth DateApril 26, 1992
Birth PlaceSacramento, California, U.S.
Height6 feet 7 inches
Weight282 lbs
ParentsPatty Judge (Mother)

Wayne Judge (Father)

SiblingsJohn Judge (Elder Brother)
Net Worth$50 million
Salary$40 million
WifeSamantha Bracksieck
Current TeamNew York Yankees