Name: Robert D. Manfred Jr.
Born: September 28, 1958
Occupation: Attorney and MLB commissioner
Rob Manfred was born in Rome, New York on September 28, 1958. Rob’s mother was a schoolteacher and his father was head of the Rome division of Revere Copper and Brass. He has two siblings.
Rob attended Rome Free Academy and studied at Le Moyne College following his graduation. In 1979, he transferred to Cornell University and graduated from its School of Industrial and Labor Relations as well as Harvard Law School.
He is married to Colleen and they have four children together, including Megan and Michael.
Once he completed law school, Rob clerked for Judge Joseph L. Tauro of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. His extensive work with the judge helped him become a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, specializing in employment and labor law.
Rob started working with Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1987, when the collective bargaining agreement commenced. By 1998 arrived, he would be tapped to be the Executive Vice President of Economics and League Affairs, and he has been a major factor in the league. In 2002, he helped establish the sport’s first drug testing agreement with the players union, which prompted his promotion to chief operating officer (COO). In 2014, Manfred was elected to succeed Bud Selig as MLB commissioner.
In January 2015, he assumed his position and started putting forward his primary objectives, including speeding up the pace of the game, installing technology and increasing youth outreach. Some of the rules that have been adopted consist of calling for automatic walks, limiting time spent at the pitcher’s mound and adding time clocks. Some think Manfred will also limit mound visits and institute a pitch clock in the 2018 season.
We estimate that Rob Manfred’s net worth is $20 million (2017).
So how much is $20 million really?
$20 million can pay for just one year of Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s contract. $20 million can also cover the cost of replacing just one umpire with a robot.