Quick Facts of Casey Richard Close
- Full NameCasey Richard Close
- Net Worth$62.3 Million
- Date of Birth1963 /10 /21
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio
- EthnicityCaucasian white
- ProfessionSports Agent, Baseball Player
- Active Year1983-present
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourGray
- SpouseGretchen Carlson (m. 1997)
- Education University of Michigan
- Children2 - Christian, and Kaia Close (b. 2003)
Casey Close is an American sports agent and former professional baseball player, best known for playing with the New York Yankees. Throughout his baseball career, he established a name for himself in the minor league teams before coming into sports management industry. Currently, he is working as a leading sports agent representing Major League Baseball players.
Close is a happily married man as of 2019. He is spending the most precious and beautiful moments with his lovely wife. So, does he share any children with his spouse?
Who Is Casey Richard Close? Bio & Wiki
Casey was born as Casey Richard Close on 21st October 1963, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Moreover, Close is an American by his nationality and belongs to Caucasian white ethnicity.
Close attended Worthington High School before enrolling at the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship. While studying at University, he joined the Michigan Wolverines baseball team in 1983. Later, he graduated from there with career records for home runs (46) and ran scored (190), and his 869 slugging percentage in 1986.
Casey Close’s Career
Casey Close started his career from the 1986 MLB Draft where the New York Yankees drafted him in the seventh round. There he got the opportunity to play with Alex Rodriguez. Later, Close played minor league baseball for many baseball clubs like Oneonta Yankees, Calgary Cannons and others.
In 1989, Close played his best season when he appeared in 95 games, batting 330 with a 503 slugging percentage, 38 extra-base hits, and 56 RBIs for Calgary Cannons.
Close made his debut as a part of International Management Group (IMG) in 1992. Further, he began to represent Derek Jeter as his agent throughout his Major League career in 1993. After 13 years, Close left IMG and joined the Creative Artists Agency. He also presented many notable plays, including Clayton Kershaw, Josh Hamilton, etc. Currently, Close is working for Excel Sports Management since 2011.
How Much Is Casey Close’s Net Worth?
Casey Close’s net worth is pretended to be around $62.3 Million as of 2019. He boasts a whopping salary in the range of $5 Million to $8 Million annually. Currently, Close has a contract of $1.2 Billion with 20 clients of Excel Sports Management. Similarly, his wife has an impressive net worth of $1.5 Million.
Some of the more significant deals negotiated by Casey for his clients follow $125 Million contract extension for Ryan Howard for five years, $189 Million Agreement for Jeter for ten years (the second richest contract in baseball history).
Similarly, Close made most exceptional contracts with Jeter for $51 million, Derrek Lee for $65 Million, Ben Sheets for $10 Million and Drew Henson for $17 Million. So, he is probably living a lavish life relishing a handsome wealth which he amassed from his profession.
Who Is Casey Close’s Spouse? Does He Have Kids?
Casey Close is married to his wife, Gretchen Carlson who’s the 1989 Miss America titleholder. The couple first met on a blind date organized by one of their friends in 1994. After spending a lovely time together, the duo fell in love with each other. Shortly they started sharing their company and became lovers for life.
The lovebirds engaged in 1995 and tied the knot on 4th October 1997, in Greenwich, Connecticut. They celebrated their wedding ceremony along with most of their friends and family relatives at the Banchet Flowers venue. Together, they welcomed two beautiful children, Christian, and Kaia Close on 17th May 2003.
As of now, there are no other records of Close’s marital as well as love affairs. Besides, he is Presbyterian and teaches at Sunday school with his spouse. Currently, Close lives in Connecticut with his family and friends.