What is Tim Tebow's net worth? A look at Mets outfielder's mansions and charity after retirement from baseball
'I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions. I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100 percent in on whatever I choose,' he said
New York Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow announced his retirement from professional baseball on Wednesday, February 17. The former NFL quarterback signed with the Mets in 2016 but never made it to MLB, topping out in triple-A.
“I want to thank the Mets, Mr (Sandy) Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization,” said Tebow in a press release. “I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions. I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100 percent in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time as a Met. #LGM.”
"It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he's been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets," Mets president Sandy Alderson said. "By reaching the Triple-A level in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016 and he should be very proud of his accomplishments."
Tebow, the youngest of five children, was born on August 14, 1987, in Makati City in the Philippines. Tebow was homeschooled by his mother, who instilled in him the family's Christian beliefs. Those beliefs became a large part of Tebow's life and have often colored the media's coverage of him. In 2006, Tebow accepted an athletic scholarship to attend University of Florida to play for its famed football team, the Gators. He spent his freshman year as a backup but became a key contributor for a team that went on to win the BCS Championship. The following year he became the starting quarterback and won the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O'Brien Award, among other honors.
Tebow finished his career with a .223/.299/.338 slash line, 18 home runs and 107 RBI in 287 games. Despite his venture into baseball, Tebow is best known for his football career. Tebow helped the Florida Gators win two BCS Championships and was named the Heisman Trophy winner in 2007. Despite leading the NFL's Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, the popular quarterback was traded to the New York Jets and played just one more season in the league. He went on to work as a television analyst, before turning his focus to baseball and signing a minor league contract with the New York Mets in 2016.
What is his net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, his fortune stands at $5M. The website has also noted that his salary was $1.6M. Jackson Daily Record reported that Tebow bought a luxurious $2.9M mansion. Located in Jacksonville's Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club gated community, the two-story property is actually his second home in the same neighborhood. The pad sits on a 1.49-acre plot and has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. The 8,247 sqft estate also features a game room, a gym, 120 bottle wine room, a theater, a five-car garage, an expansive saltwater pool, and access to a lake and golf course.
In June 2014, Tebow paid $1.4M for a smaller two-story house in Glen Kernan. Built in 2000, the two-story property in a gated community features a large, 6,600 sqft interior with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Set on nearly an acre, the gracious estate looks out to 175 feet of water frontage. Tebow and his wife, Demi-Leigh Tebow, had listed the property for sale for $1.7M last June. The couple dropped the price to $1.6M before it sold in December 2020.
His philantrophy work
Tebow is also a philanthropist and his foundation, the ‘Tim Tebow Foundation', for children and the underprivileged was established in 2010. Through his foundation, he aims to provide for health and education of children and others with special needs. He has also raised money for ‘Shands Hospital Paediatric Cancer Center' in Gainesville.
His foundation announced plans to build a children's hospital in the Philippines in 2011. The Tebow CURE hospital in Davao City inaugurated in 2014 and specializes in orthopedics. The cost of the project was $3M and it came from donations from CURE and the Tebow Foundation.