Jose Altuve Net Worth - Salary & Career Earnings

Venezuelan Jose Altuve, a prominent baseman from Houston Astros
Venezuelan Jose Altuve, a prominent baseman from Houston Astros( Source : reviewjournal )

Jose Altuve is a famous baseball player for Houston Astros and has a net worth of $66.5 million. He has been successful in his baseball career with many trophies and awards in his name since his debut on 20th July 2011 for Houston Astros.

Jose Altuve was born in 1990 in Venezuala's north-central city Maracay. and raised there. His father was already a baseball fan and frequently taught baseball to Jose in their backyard. Jose has stated that his family encouraged him to play baseball.

At age 16, he was playing for the Venezuelan U-16 team and from there, he hoped to gain a more prominent career by trying out for Houston Astros, which at the time was the only MLB team to have established an academy there. However, he failed initially, but his father continued to motivate him. The next time, he impressed his scouts by displaying fluid talent in being a strong batter.

He went on to become a superstar in the MLB and has bagged many achievements like becoming the MLB All-Star 8 times; winning the World Series two time; getting Gold GLobe Award in 2015; Silver Slugger Award consecutively from 2014 to 2018; MLB's Most Valuable Player Award in 2017 and was even named Associated Press' Athlete of the Year in 2017. 

Jose Altuve's Short Baseball Info

Height1.68 m
Weight75 kg
Batting HandRight
Throwing HandRight
TeamHouston Astros
Debut2011, July 11
Age32
PositionSecond Baseman

Jose Altuve's Net Worth

Altuve's net worth is estimated to be $20 million, making him one of the richest players in Latin America.
Altuve's net worth is estimated to be $20 million, making him one of the richest players in Latin America. ( Source : nytimes )

As a professional MLB player with a successful career, Jose Altuve has earned a lot, with his net worth sitting at $66.5 million.  Majority of his earnings is through his professional baseball career and also from brand endorsemetns that he has got throughout his career.

This huge amount of net worth has put him as one of the richest athletes from South America and her has brought quite a lot of real estate and cars to showcase his wealth. He has become a household name for all baseball fans all over the world and indirectly garnered milions of fans for Houston Astros. 

As a veteran baseman for the Houston Astros, he has remained with them since 2011, adding loyalty factor to it. With him, Houston Astros has gone on to become a powerhouse, and Astros has kept on renewing his contract with more million of dollars. 

 

 

Jose Altuve's First and Extending Contracts

Jose Altuve and his Houston Astros teammates celebrating their World Series victory in 2017
Jose Altuve and his Houston Astros teammates celebrating their World Series victory in 2017 ( Source : sfchronicle )

Altuve's career has seen him getting his first contract for $15,000 and his recent contract in 2018 increased to $163,500,000. This just shows his increase in value over the years as well as the respect that Houston Astros has for him.

In 2007, Houston Astros scouted him, liked his playstyle, and offered him a contract for $15,000. He was earning about $500,000 per year. At that time, he was a nobody compared to his status today. After his strong seasons in the minor leagues, he finally got a place in the Astros for the Major League.

He quickly became a star in the MLB by batting quite well, making records for 'inside the park home run for the Astros. He also went on to become an All-Star in 2012. So, in 2014, the Astros extended Altuve's contract for $12.5 million and he earned $3,125,000 per year.

Altuve's form continued and he was MLB All-star consecutively from 2014 to 2018 and even won the World Series in 2017. Thus, Astros understood his value and extended his contract to $163,500,000, and he earns about $23 million per year. This new contract also tells that in 2023, he is expected to earn about $26 million per year.

Jose Altuve's Brand Endorsements

Jose Altuve has made an endorsement contract with Papa John's.
Jose Altuve has made an endorsement contract with Papa John's. ( Source : click2houston )

Many famous brands have signed endorsement contracts with him, from the Bank of America, Chevrolet, and Disney World to Crown Royal. He also later signed endorsement contracts with others like Papa John's and New Balance, making him quite rich just from these endorsement deals.

Jose Altuve is certain to have many brand endorsements due to his immense value of popularity that can drive a brand's awareness and identity positively. For e.g., his fans are certain to be influenced if Altuve endorses Chevrolet's new car on his social media.  

In 2017, when Jose Altuve won the MLB's Most Valuable Player Award, Houston's Papa John's celebrated this event by introducing a discount of 50% on all of their online food service to their customers for that day. The Promo code to receive the discount was ASTROS.

He partnered with Chevrolet in 2019 to be their brand ambassador and will be involved in many projects of theirs. He is especially interested to promote the company's long-term investments in Chevrolet's Youth Baseball and Baseball Clinics.  

Jose Altuve's Accumulated Wealth

Jose Altuve has accumulated a wealth of over $110 million; from his salaries, signing bonuses and property investment.
Jose Altuve has accumulated a wealth of over $110 million; from his salaries, signing bonuses and property investment. ( Source : forbes )

Over the 12 seasons that Jose Altuve has played for Houston Astros, he has accumulated a hefty wealth of more than $110 million. His loyalty and superstar status has made him quite a valuable asset for Houston Astros.

From his salary with the Astros, he has gained a total of about $109 million and $21 million through signing bonuses alone. His value is only increasing as his contracts are getting substantially expensive shortly too.

He also owns a residence in Houston and lives there with his wife and children. He bought this property in 2015. This real estate is believed to be about $1.3 million. Also, he owns two expensive cars, a Lexus and a Range Rover. 

Meet Jose Altuve's Family

Jose Altuve with his wife, Nina Altuve and their daughter, Melanie.
Jose Altuve with his wife, Nina Altuve and their daughter, Melanie. ( Source : pinterest )

Jose Altuve has a strong bond with his family, from his parents to his siblings as well as his wife. His father, Carlos Altuve Sr., and mother, Lastenia Linares live in Venezuela and were supportive of his career since high school. Both his parents frequently visit his games to show their love for him.

His brother, Carlos Altuve Jr. also resides in Venezuela and has taken up an interest in baseball just like his older brother. Carlos Jr was a trainer in the Mariners academy, which was sponsored by MLB to teach baseball, but it was closed in 2025 due to political unrest.

He is currently married to his high school sweetheart, Nina Altuve, and has been with her for decades. Jose met Nina in Venezuela in the year 2006 and has only been with her his whole life.

She has got a Bio Analysis degree from her study at the University of Carabobo. Moreover, Busted Coverage Sports made a list of 'Hottest Wives and Girlfriends' of baseball players, and she was selected for it.

Together, Nina and Jose had a child 2016, named Melanie. Jose has made many remarks in his interviews that his daughter motivates him to perform better and win matches. Just a year later, he got to share the World Series victory with his daughter.

Some FAQs

How much is Jose Altuve worth?

Jose Altuve has net worth of $66.5 million, making him one of the richest sportsman from South America.

How much salary did Jose Altuve gain when he was in Houston Astros?

Jose earned about $109,000,000 from his twelve seasons in MLB's Houston Astros, which is a high margin for any baseball player.

What brands has he made endorsement deals with?

Jose Altuve has made endorsements contracts with many brands, including Bank of America, Crown Royal, New Era Cap, Disney World and New Balance.

Is Jose Altuve married?

Jose Altuve married Nina Altuve in 2006 when they were of just 16 and 14 years respectively. They also have a daughter named Melanie.


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