What more could Richard Giannotti ever wish for than marrying his longtime girlfriend Joy Taylor? The former baseball player became famous after marrying the talented and ever charming Fox Sports 1 host. Aside from being a husband to such a famous TV presenter, there are a lot more to learn about Giannotti.
Richard Giannotti Bio
Richard Brandon Giannotti, better known as just Richard Giannotti is an American executive best known as a baseball player who had served in various USA baseball teams. Giannotti was born on August 9, 1983, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and he was also raised there by his parents Richard J. Giannotti and Susan Giannotti. He also has a step-sister whose name is Leslie Rennie.
Richard attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and after his graduation, he moved to the University of Miami where he earned a degree in Business Administration. However, his love for baseball game started in his college years. He played for his school and was even named the best All-State Outfielder. His admission into the University of Miami was on an athletic scholarship and as expected, he led his University team to several wins.
Richard Giannotti became a professional Baseball player in 2004, after being drafted by the Anaheim Angels, now known as The Los Angeles Angels (the Anaheim-based baseball team had its name changed on January 3, 2005). As a professional player, Richard played for different teams for about nine years and was known among his teammates as a friend and mentor who is always after the welfare of everyone.
Aside from being a baseball player, Richard Giannotti is a businessman. He co-owned a clothing line known as the Bubucheek Clothing and worked there from September 2008 until September 2014 when he decided to start his own firm known as Athlete Asset Management at Global Wealth Management. The firm which is based in his hometown serves as an adviser to athletes on how they can preserve their income through smart investments. The company has Richard as its President and Financial Adviser.
Richard Giannotti Net Worth
Richard has managed to keep his financial details secret, nevertheless, one could draw a conclusion that the former baseball player has huge financial background following his nine years of experience in the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLB). His basic salaries, as well as his contract details and endorsements, are equally kept away from the public interest.
More to his earnings from different baseball teams he played for, we can also believe that Richard is earning much more from his firm.
Other Interesting Facts to Know about Richard Giannotti
Richard is Married to his longtime girlfriend
It’s no news that the former MLB player is a married man. He married his own best female friend Joy Taylor, daughter of Georgia and Anthony Taylor.
Joy Taylor who is currently working as FOX Sports 1 moderator for Skip and Shannon, a sports debate, is a veteran American radio presenter. The TV star was born on January 17, 1987, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has two siblings – Jason and Noah Taylor. Jason Taylor was a defensive player at NFL for 15 seasons.
The sports journalist had her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Communications from Barry University but her career started while she was in college. Then, she was the manager of her University’s radio station.
Richard and Joy are divorced?
Joy proposed to Richard in 2015 and with Richard’s acceptance, they secretly dated for a couple of months and in 2016, they took their internet fans by surprise with their wedding pictures after which reports came that the duo wedded at Fort Lauderdale, Florida just a day before Valentines Day. Richard and his wife were happily living together until recently when reports had it that the two have decided to go their separate ways. Although there were no details as to why they divorced, Joy is now in a relationship with former NBA player and coach Earl Watson.
Richard’s father was an FBI agent
Richard’s father Richard J. Giannotti was an FBI agent. Before his death on 5 October 2016, he was known for helping The Federal Bureau of Investigation to crack down several high-profile cases in Miami.
Richard believes in honesty and trust in business
Richard’s company try to help athletes to lead a decent lifestyle that they have become used to while playing, through good investments. Richard believes that honesty, trust and hard work are the basic elements needed to maintain a good business name. “If there is no trust, there is no business,” Richard said.