Born as Cornelius Clifford Floyd, Jr. on the 5th December 1972 in Chicago, Illinois USA, Cliff is a retired baseball player, who spent 17 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB) as a left fielder, playing for such franchises as the Montreal Expos (1993-1996, 2002), Florida Marlins (1997-2002), Boston Red Sox (2002), New York Mets (2003-2006), Chicago Cubs (2007), Tampa Bay Rays (2008), and San Diego Padres (2009). During his career, Cliff became World Series champion in 1997 with the Florida Marlins, and in 2001 he earned an All-Star selection.
Have you ever wondered how rich Cliff Floyd is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Floyd’s net worth is as high as $500,000, earned largely through his successful career in baseball. After retirement, Cliff started working as a broadcaster and analyst, which also adds to his wealth.
Cliff Floyd Net Worth $500,000
Cliff is the oldest child born to Cornelius Clifford Floyd, Sr. a former marine and his wife, Olivia Floyd. Cliff got a younger brother when he was 13 years old, while his parents adopted a girl who went with Cliff to school and who had problems at home with her already adoptive parents. Cliff grew up in a peaceful neighborhood of Markham, south west of Chicago. He went to Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, where he started playing not only baseball, but also football and basketball. He excelled in all three sports, and led his baseball team to the state championship – he had a .508 batting average with 130 RBI in his last two years of high school. After matriculation, Cliff’s service was sought by several universities, including Arizona State, Creighton and Stanford, however, once the Montreal Expos drafted him as the 14th overall pick in the Amateur Draft in 1991, he decided to focus on his professional career.
Before making it into the majors, Cliff played two years in the minor leagues for the Expos affiliate clubs. In his rookie season in the major league, Cliff appeared in 10 games, but in the second season he wore the Expos jersey on 100 occasions, and had a .281 batting average. After the 1996 season ended, Cliff was traded to the Florida Marlins in exchange for Dustin Hermanson and Joe Orsulak, and was a part of the Marlins’ team that won the World Series in 1997, in the finals against the Cleveland Indians. His team was regarded as underdogs, however, they managed to stun the whole baseball organization by winning 4-3 in the series.
In 2000 and 2001, Cliff played his best baseball and had around 100 RBI and batted around .300 on average, which earned him his only All-Star selection in 2001. Cliff was then sent back to the Expos with several other players, however, he didn’t stay long in Montreal as he was then traded to the Boston Red Sox. At the end of the 2000 season, Cliff’s contract expired and he signed a four year deal with the New York Mets, which increased his wealth to a large degree. He posted some good numbers while playing for the Mets, but once his contract had expired, the franchise decided not to re-sign him. Instead, he moved back to his hometown and spent a season playing for the Cubs, and before retirement played for the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2008 season on a $3 million contract over one year, and appeared in 10 games for the San Diego Padres in 2009, before he was released by the club, and announced his retirement.
After retirement, Cliff joined Fox Sports Florida as a broadcaster, and since then has acquired several other engagements, including working as a an analyst for New York Mets Games on the SportsNet New York network, and is a host on MLB Network Radio as well as Fantasy Sports Radio, syndicated by Sirius XM, which has also improved his wealth.
Regarding his personal life, Cliff lives with long-time partner Maryanne Manning with whom he has two children, while the couple is also raising children of Cliff’s deceased sister who passed away in 2006 after losing a long battle with cancer.
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