John Velazquez Net Worth – Wife, Height, Salary 2017

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John Velazquez is a Puerto Rican jockey whose net worth reaches to $310 million in 2017. He is married to Leona O’Brien – find his salary to children details. JOHN R VELAZQUEZ is a well known Jockey born in Carolina, Peurto Rico in 1971. He is a jockey in horse racing and at present he is the leading money earning jockey in entire North America. His first winning was abroad in Rodas at El Neuvo Comandante race track in Puerto Rico. Later in that year he moved to New York from there he earned 24 riding titles as a successful jockey at Aqueduct, racetrack, Belmont park, Saratoga Race course. He has ridden for more than 5000 winners in the race course.

NameJohn R. Velazquez
Net Worth$307 Million
Source of IncomeJockey
Annual Salary$24 Million
Monthly Income$2 Million
Weekly Income$500,000
Daily Income$71,400
Birth DateNovember 24, 1971
Height1.68 m
Weight50 kg
WifeLeona O’Brien
ChildrenLerina (daughter), Michael Patrick

He has won several Breeders’ Cup races and also has to his credit Kentucky oaks, Blue grass stakes, Dubai World cup. He got the Eclipse Award for being the outstanding jockey in 2004 and 2005; he was also the United States Champion Jockey. He has to his credit the Breeder’s cup sprint and also made an unbeatable record of Saratoga with 6 wins. He was also in the Puerto Rico Horse racing Hall Of Fame. He earned the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. He made a remarkable win at the Florida Derby.

He has his first Kentucky Derby win in 2011, riding Animal Kingdom. He has his first winning in a Triple Crown Race in Belmont Stakes where he drove Rags to Riches to victory. Velazquez again had a grand victory in Union Rags abroad. He later received the Breeder’s cup mile 2012. In the same year, he was introduced in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

John is estimated as the highest jockey earners with a whopping 307 dollars at his disposal. He is at the top of the 10 highest paid jockeys of all time. He is also the youngest jockey with an enormous bank balance.

John was married to Leona O’ Brien, who happens to be the daughter of his trainer. They have two children.

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