Aaron Judge's net worth: How rich is the American professional baseball outfielder?

Aaron Judge's net worth: How rich is the American professional baseball outfielder?

Claudia Kogi
updated at February 4, 2024 at 12:55 PM

One of the best baseball outfielders and most prominent men ever to play Major League Baseball, Aaron James Judge's fame has immensely skyrocketed following a jaw-dropping power by hitting a rookie record of 52 home runs for the New York Yankees in 2017. Despite sustaining a few injuries, he riveted the sports world by smashing an American League record of 62 home runs in 2022. With these kinds of accolades, baseball fans have wondered what Aaron Judge's net worth is.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees in action
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees in action against the Milwaukee Brewers during a game at Yankee Stadium on 8 September 2023 in New York City. Photo: Rich Schultz (Modified by author)
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Aaron has achieved historic milestones by surpassing various records set by other legendary baseball players. Thanks to his achievements, he has won the hearts of different baseball teams and numerous fans. As a result, he boasts significant fan bases across social media platforms. This article reveals information about Aaron Judge's salary by year, per game, net worth, and general career earnings.

Aaron Judge's profile summary

Full name

Aaron Judge

Date of birth

26 April 1992


31 years as of January 2024

Place of birth

Sacramento, California, the United States of America





Marital status

Married Samantha Bracksieck in December 2021




Patty and Wayne Judge




6 feet 7 inches or 201 centimetres


Professional baseball player



Net worth

$50 million


$40 million

Social media

Instagram, X(Twitter)

Aaron Judge's brief bio

Aaron Judge (age 31 years as of January 2024) was born on 26 April 1992 in Sacramento, California, the United States of America. Reportedly, he was adopted just a day after his birth by Patty and Wayne Judge. He has a brother, John Judge, who was adopted as well. Their adoptive parents were both teachers in California.


The renowned baseball guru attended Linden High School, where he played baseball, football, and basketball. Moreover, he was a member of the Linden High School team that made it to the Division III playoffs of the California Interscholastic Federation.

It was in high school that people began to notice his distinct large size. His father, Wayne, told the New York Post in 2015;

We kind of joked that he looked like the Michelin Tire baby. It was not long before the 4 ounces of formula was just the appetizer, and it had to be the formula with the oatmeal to pacify him.
Aaron Judge celebrates after being announced as the winner of the 2023 Roberto Clemente Award
Aaron Judge celebrates after being announced as the winner of the 2023 Roberto Clemente Award at Chase Field on 30 October 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Christian Petersen
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Rise to fame

The legend's professional journey began when he got drafted in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft by the New York Yankees, where he received a signing bonus of $1.8 million. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury and tore the quadriceps muscle. As a result, he had to opt out of playing in the 2013 season.

After sustaining severe injuries, he made his professional debut in 2014 with the Charleston RiverDogs of the South Atlantic League. He scored a batting average of .333, on-base percentage of .428, slugging percentage of .530, nine home runs, and 45 RBIs in 65 games.

His accolades were undoubtedly impressive that various teams, such as the New York Yankees, spotted his potential. It was only a matter of time before Aaron made his debut for the New York Yankees in August 2016 in a match against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Even though the player is prone to injuries, it has not deterred him from performing at his best. It was the 2017 season that proved to be the most important one of his career, as he became the second rookie in the history of the MLB to hit 40 runs in one season.

Awards and achievements

The professional athlete finished the season with a batting average of .284, 154 hits, and 114 RBIs. Consequently, he received the Players Choice Award and the Silver Slugger Award and was voted the American League Rookie of the Year. Here are some of his awards and honours;

  1. 50 Home Run Club (2017, 2022)
  2. Home Run Derby Champion (2017)
  3. Rookie of the Year (2017)
  4. MLB All-Star (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  5. Silver Slugger (2017, 2021, 2022)
  6. Hank Aaron Award (2022)
  7. Fielding Bible Award (2021)
  8. All-MLB Team (outfield) (2021)
  9. All-MLB First Team (outfield) (2022)
  10. American League MVP (2022)
  11. 60 Home Run Club (2022)
  12. The Associated Press (AP) Male Athlete of the Year (2022)
  13. Roberto Clemente Award (2023)
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees talks on MLB Network
Aaron talks on MLB Network prior to the presentation of the Roberto Clemente Award at Chase Field on 30 October 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Mary DeCicco
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What is Aaron Judge's net worth as of 2024?

Judge is an American-based professional baseball player who has had an illustrious career since debuting. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of January 2024. Aside from his career, the player has also made a substantial amount of wealth through endorsements.

Some of his endorsement deals include Hulu, Adidas, Pepsi, Jersey Mike's, T-Mobile, Fanatics, FanJolt, WIN Reality, Topps, Franklin, Sorare MLB, Waiakea, JBL, Oakley, Bloomingdale's, Esurance, and A SHOC Energy.

Aaron Judge's earnings

Between 2016 and 2022, the professional baseball athlete earned a staggering salary of $76 million while in MLB. Additionally, before the 2022 season began, he received an offer from the Yankees for a seven-year, $213.5 million extension. However, he turned down and opted for a one-year $19 million contract, as per Spotrac.

Salary by year

Judge allegedly earned a salary of $40 million for the 2023 MLB season. He will be on that salary until 2031. As of January 2024, he is among the highest-paid baseball players.


Aaron Judge signed a nine-year / $360 million contract with the New York Yankees, including $360,000,000 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $40 million.

Aaron Judge advances against the Kansas City Royals
Aaron of the New York Yankees advances against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on 30 September 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo: Ed Zurga
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Final word

Aaron Judge's net worth may not be much of those of other renowned legends, but his profile and achievements speak for his experience. His passion and dedication to nurturing young talents and developing players make him a great baseball player.

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Claudia Kogi is a Kenyan content creator with over 3 years of experience. Claudia joined Sportsbrief.com as a writer in January 2022, covering sports and relatable content.