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Willie Mays Net Worth, Family, Education, and Career

Willie Mays net worth is $8.5 million as of 2023.

Willie Mays Info:

Monthly Income $0.067 Million
Yearly Income$0.80  Million
Gender Male
Birth dateMay 6, 1931
Age 92 years (2023)
Height5 ft 9 in (1.80 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
Birth PlaceWestfield, Alabama, U.S.
WifeLate. Mae Louise Allen
ProfessionBaseball Player

Who is Willie Mays?

Willie Howard Mays Jr. popularly known as Willie Mays, is a legendary American former center fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Willie is regarded as one of the greatest players ever and positioned second behind only Babe Ruth on most all-time lists.

In this following article, we will discuss and elaborate on Willie Mays net worth, biography, career details, sources of income, background, education, and personal life.

Early Life and Education

Born on May 6, 1931, Willie H. Mays Jr. has a black American ancestry.

His father, William Howard Mays, was also a Baseball player, and his mother, Annie Satterwhite, was a basketball player and track star.

He started his athletics participation when he was at Fairfield Industrial High School. 


Willie started his professional baseball before graduating from high school in 1948. He played for the Chattanooga Choo-Choos, a minor league team.

For his attractive gameplay, different teams like The Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers are interested in him. But the New York Giants successfully signed him to a $4000 contract. 

Mays debuted against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 25, 1951. 

Then in 1952, he left his team to serve the United States Army in the Korean War in the 1952-53 session.

Next, he moved to the San Francisco Giants and became the highest-paid baseball player in 1959 with a $75,000 contract and played till 1961.

He returned to the New York Giants with a record $105,000 per season.

He played his last two seasons in MLB with the New York Mets and retired from professional gameplay.   

After his retirement, he was involved in philanthropic works, baseball coaching, and served as a casino president’s special assistant. 

And this is how Willie Mays net worth is built.


As has been noted, Mays always maintains a luxurious lifestyle as Willie Mays net worth $8.5 Million. With his such handsome net worth, he has resided in a $434,500 (now $7 million) house in the Sherwood Forest, San Francisco, since 1988.

Willie Mays also has an avid collection of cars in his garage, and his car collection includes the 1958 Cadillac Eldorado, The Mercedes-Benz GLA, etc.


Willie Mays achieved several awards & accolades in his career lifespan. Some of them are The Presidential Medal of Freedom, honorary degrees, popular songs reference, Gold Glove Award (National League Outfielder), Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award, Beacon Award, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Most Valuable Player Award (BBWAA).

Personal Life

Mays firstly shared his marriage vow with Margherite Wendell Chapman in 1956. But this couple split up in 1963.

He next married Mae Louise Allen in 1971 and continued their relationship for 41 years till his wife’s death in 2013.

Willie has two children named Michael Mays and Wilmia Mays. 

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How much is Willie Mays worth?

In 2023, Willie Mays net worth is $8.5 million.

What is Willie Mays net worth 2022 ?

In 2022, Willie Mays net worth is $8 million.

How old is Willie Mays?

Willie is now 92 years old.
Who is Willie Mays wife?

Willie Mays last wife’s name is Mae Louise Allen.

Where does Willie Mays live?

Willie lives in Atherton, California.

How much is a Willie Mays Baseball card worth?

1959 Topps #50 Willie Mays’s good card is worth $16.00.


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