Kent Desormeaux is a professional jockey whose net worth is today $220 million while annual salary is huge. Updated wiki, current wife and children name in 2016. KKent Jason Desormeaux was born in Louisiana in the year 1970 and he is best known as American thoroughbred horse jockey for racing hall of fame. He is the highest holder of records with 598 wins in 1989. He is the winner of Kentucky Derby and the Preakness stakes, three times each. Apart from winning all these high profiled races he also earned much success with his winning of the Belmont stakes.
|Name||Kent Jason Desormeaux|
|Net Worth||$220 Million|
|Source of Income||Jockey|
|Annual Salary||$14 Million|
|Monthly Income||$1 Million|
|Birth Date||February 27, 1970|
|Ex-Wife||Sonia Desormeaux (1989–2012)|
He began his career as an apprentice jockey at a very early age at the Evangeline downs race tracks in Louisiana. His first victory of his career was when he rode miss tavern and his first winning at the strakes was when he rode godbey in Maryland City. Till 1986 he had 55 wins and from 525 starts. In 1987 he earned the much coveted, much prestigious Eclipse Award as an outstanding apprentice jockey. In Maryland he was one of the most successful jockeys with countless winnings with an almost unbeatable record of being the best jockey in North America spanning over 2 years from 187 to 1989. He had won more races than any other jockey and he achieved the national title amongst the best 4 jockeys.
Kent Desormeaux started his earning with 5.1 million dollars and later he improved with 474 wins and 6.3 million dollars in his kitty. Later, in 1989 he was awarded with a third title for setting a record maximum of number of wins in a year and the number was 598 beating the previous record of 546.
Kent stands sixth in the list of highest Paid jockeys. With countless awards and winnings he has accumulated over 220 million dollars in his 28 years of career as a jockey. He has the record of 598 victories.
He is currently married to Rosie Higgins, who is also a jockey by profession.