Close creates a living as an agent in the sports industry, primarily representing Major League Baseball player, Casey Close, and his most famous client is Derek Jeter, who this guy started expressing in the early of 1990s. In the year of 2001, he negotiated a $189 million for Jeter, which at the time was the second biggest deal in the history of baseball. Close was born on October 21, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio.
Was He Ex-professional Baseball Player, Career?
Casey is the No.1 sports agent in the worldwide, but he has involved in Baseball for a long time, but its wasn’t always as an agent. Rather, he started his career playing the sports himself and moved to the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship and played for the Michigan Wolverines.
But following a while, Casey realized he did not seem to be moving anywhere with his baseball career and this guy needed to shift on, a decision which couldn’t have been easy to reach.
Is he One of the Richest Sports Agent Recently Serving?
In a Forbes ranking of the highest-earning sports, an agent he came in the #4, earning an estimated net worth of $55.1 million dollars in 2016. And just what this man deserved for himself, he evidently negotiated about $1.2 billion in contracts among his 66 clients throughout that time. And according to wiki sites, he also has multi-million dollars of salary and bonuses as well.
This money comes from the reality that this man represents some of the wealthiest baseball players alive, in 2014 he supported negotiate Clayton's incredible $215 million dollars contract extension, according to 'The USA Today.' So, it seems he is one of the richest sports recently serving.
Did He Meet His Wife on a Blind Date?
Casey married to his girlfriend TV commentator and author Gretchen Carlson on October 4, 1997. He met Carlson, an author and media personality on a blind date. The meeting of the pair became regular after their first dating. The two claims that firm linked had developed since the early days of their affairs.
They have blessed with two children a son, and a daughter and their daughter Kaia was born in May 2003 and a son, Christian in 2005. Close is responsible towards his kids, and he doesn’t miss to help Kaia and Christian with their studies. He has passed his sports legacy to his children and their children both play baseball.
However, his wife Gretchen tells that she and her husband Casey still have an incredibly strong relationship to this days and it all begins with a simple date. Close explained that he and Gretchen both grew up understanding the essential to be extremely disciplined and serving towards an ultimate goal. Recently, they are happily living with their family and kids at their luxurious house in Ohio.
Casey is one of the famous and richest sports agents and also known as a former baseball player as well. His height is over 6 feet 1 inch and also has over 84 kg of weight, but has well-maintained and well build up body shape and size. He also has dashing looks, which you also found from his social media accounts as well.