David Ortiz Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Supriya Jain
Feb 08, 2024 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 15, 2023
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About David Ortiz

David Americo Ortiz Arias was born on November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

His parents are Enrique Ortiz and Angela Rosa and grew up with three younger siblings. David Ortiz went to Estudia Espaillat High School.

David Ortiz is a Dominican-Republic baseball player. He played with the Minnesota Twins from 1997 to 2002 and for the Boston Red Sox from 2003 to 2016. Tiffany Ortiz is his wife. He has three children- David Andres, D’Angelo Ortiz, and Alexandra Ortiz. He retired from baseball in 2016.

David Ortiz hosted a podcast with Michael Chiklis called David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story. It was about his career and life story. Also, he is the founder of a charity organization called David Ortiz Children’s Fund, which helps children who need assistance with critical cardiac conditions in New England and the Dominican Republic.

David Ortiz Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Ortiz’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of David Ortiz is $55 million.

How much does David Ortiz earn per year?

David Ortiz made around $16 million annually at the peak of his career.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Ortiz?

David Ortiz is 6 ft 4 in (191 cm) tall.

How old is David Ortiz?

David Ortiz is 46 as of October 2022. He was born on November 18, 1975.

Childhood And Education

David Americo Ortiz Arias was born on November 18, 1975. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His parents are Americo Enrique Ortiz and Angela Rosa Aries. He has three younger siblings- one sister and two brothers. He completed his high school at the Estudia Espaillat High School. In school, he was a part of basketball and baseball teams.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is David Ortiz’s partner?

David Ortiz is married to Tiffany Ortiz. They tied the knot in 2002. They have two children- D’Angelo Ortiz and Alexandra Ortiz.  Previously, he was in a relationship with Fary Almanzar Fernandez. They have a son together named David Adriaz, he also has a daughter whose mother is unidentified, her name is Jessica Ortiz.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

David Ortiz is best known for being a Dominican-American baseball player and also one of the greatest designated hitters of all time.

Charity Work

David Ortiz the founder of the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. It supports children who need services for critical cardiac conditions in New England and the Dominican Republic. Also, he was the brand ambassador of UNICEF Kid Power.

What awards has David Ortiz won?

David Ortiz has won the following awards:

American League Champion (2004, 2007, and 2013)

World Series Champion (2004, 2007, and 2013)

Sporting News MLB All-Decade Team (2009)

Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team (2009)

American League Player of the Month (2005, 2006, and 2010)

American League Player of the Week (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2015)

Babe Ruth Award (2013)

Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2016)

Hank Aaron Award (2005 and 2016)

Home Run Derby (2010)

League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award (2004)

Major League Baseball All-Star (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016)

Roberto Clemente Award (2011)

Silver Slugger Award (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2016)

This Year in Baseball Award for Hitter of the Year (2004, 2005, and 2016)

Thomas A. Yawkey Boston Red Sox Most Valuable Player Award (2004, 2005, 2006, 2014, and 2014)

World Series Most Valuable Player Award (2013)

Other Interesting David Ortiz Facts And Trivia

  • Some interesting facts and trivia about David Ortiz are listed down below.
  • David Ortiz is a Dominican-American baseball player. He was a designated hitter and baseman.
  • David Americo Ortiz Arias was born on November 18, 1975.
  • He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • Americo Enrique Ortiz and Angela Rosa Aries are his parents.
  • He has three younger siblings, two brothers, and one sister. His sister is Albania Ortiz.
  • He attended Estudia Espaillat High School. He played basketball and baseball in school.
  • The Seattle Mariners signed him in 1992 and he made his debut in the Arizona League in 1994.
  • He played with the Minnesota Twins from 1997 to 2002.
  • His first home run in a major league game was against the Texas Rangers.
  • Tom Kelly became his manager in 1998 and retired in 2001.
  • In 2002, his game was greatly affected by the sudden death of his mother in a car accident.
  • In 2003, he joined the Boston Red Sox and played with them till his retirement in 2016.
  • He was also approached by the New York Yankees but they didn’t go ahead with the deal.
  • After his successful season in 2013, he was given several nicknames like ‘Senor Octubre’ and ‘Cooperstown’.
  • He was also nicknamed ‘Big Papi’. This name was given to him because he used to call those people ‘Papi’ whose name he could not remember. It was given to him by Jerry Remy who was a Red Sox broadcaster.
  • He was the first baseman in Major League Baseball to play in the American League.
  • He got married to Tiffany Ortiz on 16th November 2002. They have two children together, Alex Veda and D’Angelo.
  • He became a fan of the Green Bay Packers after his marriage to Tiffany.
  • He has a son named David Andres with his ex-girlfriend Fary Almanzar Fernandez.
  • He announced his retirement on 18th November 2015. He officially retired in 2016.
  • He was a host of a podcast along with Michael Chiklis. It was called 'David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story'.
  • The podcast had four episodes- ‘The Beginning’, ‘The Rise’, ‘The Hero’, and ‘The Legend’. It was based on his life story and career.
  • He got his citizenship in the United States of America on 11th June 2008 in the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
  • He has a tattoo on his biceps. It is a tattoo of his mother.
  • He also endorsed various brands throughout his career, including Buffalo Wild Wings, MasterCard, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, and more.
  • He launched a brand in collaboration with Rev Brands known as Papi Cannabis. It sells cannabis products that, according to David, help him to relax, sleep, manage stress, and heal.
  • He is the founder of David Ortiz Children’s Fund. He founded it in 2007. It helps children in various European and American regions to get proper treatment for cardiac issues.
  • He also gave permission for his name to be used on a charity wine label in 2008. It was called Vintage Papi. It helped his charity organization too.
  • He became the brand ambassador of UNICEF Kid Power in 2016.
  • He was included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 2022.
  • During his career, he has won several awards including American League Champion, World Series Champion, Sporting News MLB All-Decade Team, Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team, American League Player of the Month, American League Player of the Week, Babe Ruth Award, Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, Hank Aaron Award, Home Run Derby, League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award, Major League Baseball All-Star, Roberto Clemente Award, Silver Slugger Award, This Year in Baseball Award for Hitter of the Year, Thomas A. Yawkey Boston Red Sox Most Valuable Player Award, and World Series Most Valuable Player Award in 2013.
  • He helped Boston Red Sox win the World Series Championship after 86 years.
  • David was named by Baseball America as the most exciting player in the Midwest League in 1996.
  • David Ortiz was once a part of the Mariners Farm team 'Wisconsin Timber Rattlers'.

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David Ortiz Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Ortiz

Date of Birth

1975-11-18

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Santo Domingo

Age

Height

195 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?

No

Education

Estudia Espalla High School

Net Worth

55000000

Partner

Tiffany

Parents

Angela Rosa Arias
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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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