Vin Scully net worth: Source of wealth explained
- Vin Scully, the legendary Dodgers commentator, died at 94
- He was with the Dodgers for 67 years
- Scully retired at 88
Vin Scully, the legendary sports commentator for the Los Angeles Dodgers, died at 94. He spent 67 years with the team from the time it was based in Brooklyn. Scully's net worth is estimated to be $25 million at the time of his death.
When the New Yorker joined the Dodgers ahead of their 1950 season, Scully had a contract paying him $100 weekly, with raises worth $6,000 and $7,500 for the next two years.
In February 2006, Dodgers management announced that Scully's contract had been extended through 2008 with a payout of $3 million a year.
Besides his time with the Dodgers, Scully has also been an NBC commentator from 1983 to 1989. Apart from baseball, he also commented on the PGA Golf Tour. In the US, sports commentators make a median salary of $68,538.
Scully also stepped into the world of entertainment as a game show host on It Takes Two and appeared in the Kevin Costner movie For Love of the Game.
The commentator also lent his voice to Sony's MLB video game series. These, together with his contract with Fox at one time, account for a large part of Scully's wealth.
In 2021, Scully launched his own NFTs called the Vin Scully: Brooklyn To LA Series. At the time, he'd tweeted "I had no clue about NFTs until very recently, but lo and behold, there's a first time for everything. I hope you enjoy them."
Scully's wealth also extends to his real estate holdings including the 2-acre property in Hidden Hills, California, which is considered to be the most coveted neighbourhood there. He acquired the property back in 2009 for $12,400,000.
The commentator retired finally at the age of 88, after a long and illustrious career. He accumulated several memorabilia including World Series rings, which Scully had put up for auction, but for charitable purposes.