Who doesn't like knowing about sports figures that you see on the TV or in the magazine, right? Maybe, you've just known about them through sports websites, or may have been a long time dedicated fan. They are such big parts of our lives, and it is only natural that we be interested in them. One of them is Justin Verlander, a professional baseballer of 33 years of age, who has been active since 2005 at the professional level. He is American by nationality.
Let's find out more about this celebrity through the short bio compiled from various sources below. According to many websites on the internet, Justin's popularity as a sportsman is growing every day, and we can surely hope that the future holds great fame and accolades for him. So what is so special about Justin? It's his ability to throw 4 different types of fastball of varying pace, from slow to over 100 mph in speed.
His ability to change the pace of consecutive pitches also plays a role in giving his team an advantage. So far he has had a good career in baseball, especially in the pitching department. He also has a brother younger to him, Ben Verlander, who also plays baseball for the same team.
About his personal life, Justin recently got engaged to his girlfriend Kate Upton, a model/actress whom he began dating in 2011. Kate has reportedly said that Justin proposed to her just before the beginning of the season. She has also said that they both don't feel any need to rush to get married, and the couple is both enjoying this period of their engagement.
He has been active in pro-baseball circuits for around 10 years or so, and it is sure that he must have won many fans and followers in this career. Even then, it is of utmost importance for every celebrity to create a virtual image and goodwill these days by interacting with their fans on social media.
He has over 700 thousand followers on Twitter, over 290 thousand followers on Instagram, and over 175 thousand likes on his Facebook page. He also has a page on Wikipedia, and you could actually follow his on all of these websites to stay updated on what's happening in his personal as well as professional life. Some of the posts of his on these sites are outright inspirational while some give us a glimpse of how it's like to live the life of a sportstar.
A celebrity's success is to be measured by the lives they have touched and impacted on; still it is necessary to know how successful they have been, financially. Justin's net worth is $60 million, and he earns an annual salary of $28 million. One of his recent contracts is that with Detroit Tigers team that allows him to be on the team from 2013 to 2019 for an amount of $180 million.
Physically, he is 6 feet 5 inches in height, but the height of his passion for anything he does is beyond measure. His efforts as a baseballer rightly deserve all the recognition and fame that He has acquired so far.