Madison Bumgarner is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays for the San Francisco Giants. As a World Series Champion and MVP, MadBum, as he is often called, has become one of the best players in the sport, and this has allowed him to cause quite a stir whenever his name is mentioned among fans.
Madison Bumgarner Quick Bio
The baseball superstar was born as Madison Kyle Bumgarner on August 1, 1989, in Hickory, North Carolina. But then he grew up in an area known as Bumtown. The town has this nickname because many people have the same last name as the baseball player.
He was born, so to speak, with a natural talent for the sports he is known for today because he started playing very early. By the age of 4, Madison had already started playing with people much older than himself, and he was doing great. Luckily for him, he had a father who supported him a lot.
For his education, he attended South Caldwell High School in Hudson, North Carolina. Here he was allowed to play the game that was close to his heart and he made a name for himself after seeing the team that won the 2007 4A State Championship.
Thanks to his heroics, he was named one of the “100 To Remember” athletes in 2013 by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. What makes this even more interesting is the fact that the list includes people like Michael Jordan.
Professionally, Madison started with the San Francisco Giants when he was drafted in 2007 and was nominated for the Augusta Greenjackets in 2008. In 2009 he was nominated to the Majors by the San Francisco Giants and that would be the beginning of a successful career in which he would win 3 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, 4 National League All-Star, and 1 Major League Baseball World Series Most Valuable Player Award, among others.
His Salary and Net Worth
Madison Bumgarner is a very hard working person who has made a good name for himself. He has earned a good amount of money over the years and his net worth is estimated at $25 million. In 2016 he had an annual income of $9.75 million as a salary.
Bumgarner earns his money mainly through his sport. The San Francisco Giants’ star signed a six-year contract with the team in 2012, which will allow him to stay on the team until 2018. The value of the contract amounted to 35.56 million dollars. Moreover, the contract is open for another 12 million dollars in 2018 and 2019, before becoming a free agent in 2020. Another thing that came with the signing was a $1 million bonus. His annual salary since 2017 is $12 million.
With this income, it is obvious that the star has already ticked the box perfectly in terms of net worth. All the more so as he also had his fair share of sponsorship contracts, including his 2014 MadBum campaign for the Jockey underwear line, after winning the most valuable player in the World Series.
Madison Bumgarner’s Wife
Madison Bumgarner has been romantically involved with only one woman throughout his career and even before that. That woman is Ali Saunders. Since she is his wife, she is now known as Ali Bumgarner. However, before he started dating her, he revealed that he had been dating another girl whose name happens to be Madison Bumgarner.
The baseball player and Ali Saunders have been together since their high school days in western North Carolina until 2010 when they decided to form a life-long bond. They were married on Valentine’s Day that year, the ceremony was private and not elaborate. One story that is told over and over again is that shortly after they married, Bumgarner bought a cow for his wife.
Since Madison and Ali Saunders were together for almost eternity and have been married for almost 10 years, they will not have children yet.
Height and Weight
As an athlete, it is no surprise that Madison Bumgarner has an athletic build that would help him succeed in most other sports, not just baseball.
He is 1.96 m (6 feet 5 inches) tall, which not only makes him much taller than his wife but also many others. His weight is 250 pounds (110 kg).