On May 1, Medina Spirit won the 2021 Kentucky Derby. This made Bob Baffert earn his seventh win as the trainer. Here’s a look at his net worth and how much does Bob makes.
Many applauded Bob for his hard work, but he admitted the win came as a shock to him. He said: “I’m really, really surprised. I cannot believe he won this race. That little horse, that was him, all guts. He’s always shown that he’s been an overachiever. His heart is bigger than his body.”
What is Bob Baffert’s net worth?
Bob has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He is an American horse owner and trainer. Over the years, Bob has managed to bag several victories. He started his career as a jockey but decided to become a trainer when he found it hard to maintain the weight required for a jockey.
However, the success as a trailer did not come to him immediately. Bob had to work hard for several years before his talent and skill were recognized. His work was finally recognized and he received the Eclipse Award as an outstanding trainer in 1997 and 1999.
Bob continues to show how talented is his with his recent win at the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
Is Bob Baffert married?
Bob is married to Jill. His wife was a television anchor. However, it wasn’t always an easy road for her. Before taking up the role as a television host, Jill worked for nine years as a waitress at Breece’s Cafe in Centerville, Tennessee.
In fact, Jill’s job as the television host allowed her to meet Bob. The pair met in the 1998 Kentucky Derby and soon started dating. Even though Jill wasn’t a big fan of horses back then, she eventually grew to like them as she spent more time with Bob.
The pair eventually welcomed to welcome their first child, Bode. Before meeting Jill, Bob was married to Sherry Baffert. The pair even had four children. However, Bob’s commitment to his work led to their split.
Bob’s perspective to life completely changed when he had a heart attack in 2012. He decided to low down and cherish his winnings. “I’m older and wiser now,” Bob told The Orange County Register. “I’m in my Peyton Manning stage. I want to really enjoy this. I’ve done a lot. I’ve won some Derbys. I’ve won every race imaginable. But before I used to think it was just me, that I was the one doing this. But it’s not just me.”