Bob Baffert is one of the most successful American racehorse trainers. His horse American Pharoah won the 2015 triple Crown. His another champion horse Justify, a former Thoroughbred racehorse, also became the Triple Crown winner in 2018.
Many other major titles Baffert’s horses have won are five Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness Stakes, three Belmont Stakes, and two US Triple Crowns. Bob was also incorporated into the Hall of Fame at Lone Star Park in 2007 and in 2009.
The distinguished trainer Bob has also earned millions of dollars from his many champion horses over the course of his career. Let’s explore all about his net worth, salary, and other income sources.
What Is Bob Baffert Worth?What Is His Salary? Earnings And Prize Money
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Bob Baffert has $30 million net worth in 2020. The majority of his riches Bob has collected from his years-long career in the horse-training.
During his teens, Bob Baffert was paid $100 a day as a jockey in informal Quarter Horse races on the outskirts of Nogales. But as of 2020, Baffert’s trained-horses have made over a total of $276 million over the course of his career.
As per Heavy, Bob earned $150,000 for the first time in 1989. He won more than $1.4 million in 1991. The following year, Baffert made his big break after winning the first Breeder’s Cup, including a $1 million prize race with a horse named Thirty Slews.
His trained horses made over $11 million in 2018 lonely. Bob was paid $30,000 from each sprinter horses’ Hoppertunity, Collected, and Solomini.
Additionally, Baffert also earned $100k when his trained Abel Tasman horse finished as the winner at the Kentucky Oaks. Similarly, Ablem also became the winner in the Acron Stakes, earning him another $70k.
Bob has trained several horses throughout his career, but one of his horses named Arrogate won him the most money. In two years, Arrogate earned $17,422,600 million.
Baffert was also paid $200,000 after taking a photo with the Burger King mascot sitting behind him in 2015.
His LA Canada Flintridge Home Estimated Value Was $4 Million In 2018
Bob Baffert has a house in La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles, California. It was estimated to be worth over $4 million as of 2018.
The 5,500 square feet of living space on 63 acres boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Record show, Bob acquired the property for $1.85 million back in May 2010.
Is A Strong Donor
Bob Baffert has also been involved in a number of non-profit organizations. In 2015, Bob and his wife Jill Baffert unveiled at the post-Belmont press conference they would be making donations of $50,000 to each below-mentioned charities:
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), the California Retirement Aftercare Account (CARMA), and Old Friends Farm in Kentucky.
Short-Bio Of Bob Baffert
Bob Baffert was born on 13th Jan 1953, in Nogales, Arizona, to Ellie Baffert, and Bill Baffert Sr. He spent the majority of his childhood on a ranch in Nogales where his family had a cattle and chickens business.
Baffert attended the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Has Been Married Twice
Bob Baffert tied the knot with Sherry Connell on 28th Dec 1984. The couple has four children, three sons Taylor Baffert, Canyon Baffert, Forest Baffert, and a daughter named Savannah Baffert. The couple divorced in 2001.
Bob, for the second time, married Jill Moss on 3rd August 2002. The two are also blessed with a son Bode Baffert (b in 2004).