Who is Jeimer Candelario? His Bio/Wiki, Early Life, Career and More

Jeimer Candelario

Jeimer Candelario, a professional baseball third baseman, has a net worth of $5 million in 2023. He was born on November 24, 1993, in New York, United States. Candelario plays for the Chicago Cubs in MLB and has also played for the Tigers and Nationals. He has represented the Dominican Republic national baseball team. Also, he is one of the best basketball players in the world. In this article we will learn a bit more about him. Of course, we are all curious about how he made his name and fortune in the world of basketball. 


Real Name Jeimer Candelario
Nickname Jeimer
Net Worth $5 million (As of 2023)
Date of Birth 24 November 1993
Age 29 years (As of 2023) 
Birthplace America
Current Residence America
Nationality American
Profession Basketball
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend/Wife N/A
Religion Christianity
Zodiac sign NA

Jeimer Candelario is a skilled baseball player who was born in New York City but later moved to the Dominican Republic. When he was just 5 years old, his dad, Rogelio Candelario, opened a baseball training center there. However, not much information is available about his mom. Also, one might even say that he was destined to play basketball for his entire life. Right from his childhood he was interested in the game and always wanted to learn more about basketball. Jeimer started playing basketball just in school. But at the same time, he kept his wits about himself. 



In 2011, Candelario started his professional baseball journey in the Dominican Summer League Cubs. He played for various minor league teams like Daytona Cubs, Kane County Cougars, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Boise Hawks, and Tennessee Smokies. Later, he joined the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster. In his first season with the Iowa Cubs, he achieved an impressive batting average of .333 in 25 games. Also, he was very much interested in the game since childhood. We can understand it by the way he plays on the court and scores goals for his team. His skills are quite incredible to say the least. 

In 2016, Jeimer joined the Chicago Cubs to replace the injured Coghlan. He played 5 games with a .091 batting average before returning to Iowa. Even though he wasn’t part of the postseason roster, he won his first World Series title with the team. In 2017, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers. Initially, he played for the Toledo Mud Hens but was later promoted to the main team. During his time with the Tigers, Candelario had a batting average of .330 with 31 hits, including 2 home runs and 13 RBIs. Also, it is quite a delight to watch him. 

Net Worth

Net Worth

Jeimer has a net worth of $5 million. A huge chunk of his wealth comes from his basketball game. He receives plenty of money for every tournament played. But that is not all. He also does a lot of brand endorsements and deals with ad agencies. All this has given him a massive boost to his overall income. Also, let us take a look at his net worth growth table once. 

Jeimer Candelario Net Worth in 2023 $5.0 Million
Jeimer Candelario Net Worth in 2022 $4.5 Million
Jeimer Candelario Net Worth in 2021 $4.0 Million
Jeimer Candelario Net Worth in 2020 $3.5 Million
Jeimer Candelario Net Worth in 2019 $3.0 Million

As you can see, Jaime has a pretty good net worth. His fees for appearing in one game is huge. Add to that the fact that he takes a lot of money to endorse deals and other stuff. Also, we expect this net worth to only increase in the coming years. Perhaps Jeimer will earn more than he does right now. We can definitely expect this. After all, a good basketball player earns a lot of money in one year. 

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In 2018, Candelario played as the Tigers’ third baseman but got injured with wrist tendinitis. He made a strong comeback with many home runs despite a .224 batting average, hitting 19 home runs and driving in 54 RBIs. In 2019, he got 5 hits in one game against the Blue Jays, but his performance declined, and he was sent down to Toledo due to a low .192 batting average. He was called up again later but ended the season with a .203 batting average, 8 home runs, and 32 RBIs. In 2020, he had a powerful season, starting at 3rd base for the Tigers, then moving to 1st base due to an injury. 

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