Masahiro Tanaka a professional baseball player from Japan currently playing in Major League Baseball. His name is inducted in the highest paid athlete list of players in Forbes Magazine with annual earnings of $24 million a year. He rise to fame after playing with the team of (Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles) in Nippon Baseball league.
Masahiro Tanaka Net Worth: $17.5 million
Annual Salary & Endorsement Earnings : $23.1 million (2018)
He played six successful years at Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Nippon League in Japan. Become one of the most popular starting pitcher in baseball with (1,238) strikeout score. In 2007, with a start of pro career Tanaka won the first major award (Pacific League Rookie of the Year). In the last season with Golden Eagles in NPB he become the most valuable player in 2013.
He signed one of the most expensive contract with American Baseball League team (New York Yankees) worth $155 million for seven years. In 2014, he made debut for Yankee’s against Toronto Blue Jays and provide the first home to his team. In 2009, represent Japan in the World Baseball Classic games and won gold medal. Recently, Forbes announced their list of 2018 highest paid athletes, Tanaka stands at 95th position with $22.1 million annual salary.