Jorge Posada’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Sports, Baseball, MLB
  • Age: 48
  • Birth Place: Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
  • Weight: 215 lbs (96 kg)
  • Marital Status: Married (Laura Posada)
  • Full Name: Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta
  • Nationality: Puerto Rican
  • Date of Birth: August 17, 1971
  • Ethnicity: Cuban, Dominican
  • Occupation: Former Professional Baseball Catcher
  • Education: Calhoun Community College, Alejandrino High School
  • Children: 2 (Jorge Jr., Paulina)


Born to a Puerto Rican mother and Cuban father, Jorge Posada is a retired professional baseball player with an estimated net worth of $60 million. From 1995 through 2011, Jorge Posada played as baseball catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Selected to All-Star for five times (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007), Posada is actually a recipient of 5 Silver Sluggy Awards (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007). He was also part of the four World Series championship teams (1998, 1999, 2000,2009). In 2006, he became an inductee to the Alabama Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Before the 1999 season started, the New York Yankees offered Jorge Posada a $350,000 contract, which was $650,000 short of his initial demand. When Girardi decided to leave the Yankees for the Chicago Cubs, Posada became a full time catcher of the Yankees which later won him a Silver Slugger Award in 2000.

In 2008, he declined the 5-year contract offered by the Mets. Instead, he signed a  four year $52 million contract with the Yankees.

Jorge Posada is married to Laura Mendez Posada. The couple have two children together named Paulina and Jorge Luis Jr. His son is suffering from a condition known as craniosynostosis.

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