- 1 Who is Richard Giannotti? How old is he?
- 2 Early Life: A Future Athlete
- 3 Baseball Career: A Young Star
- 4 Business Career: A Sports Entrepreneur
- 5 Love Life: Divorced from Joy Taylor
- 6 Who is Richard’s Ex-Wife Joy Taylor?
- 7 Richard’s Plan
- 8 Who was his father?
- 9 What is Richard Giannotti’s Net Worth?
- 10 Body Measurements
- 11 Social Media Presence
Who is Richard Giannotti? How old is he?
Born Richard Brandon Giannotti under the sign of Leo on the 9th of August 1983, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, Richard is a 35-year-old Caucasian professional baseball player cum entrepreneur. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen as the four-year-long outfielder of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, while part of his popularity also comes from his involvement with several other teams. He has also had a number of other successes as both a sportsman and entrepreneur in his often lucrative baseball-related career since 2004.
Early Life: A Future Athlete
Richard was raised in his birthplace by his father Richard J. Giannotti, a prominent FBI agent, and his mother Susan Giannotti of an unknown profession. As for his siblings, he has a step-sister named Leslie Rennie of unknown profession and age. In his early childhood, Richard developed a healthy average interest in sports, but this grew into love for a very specific one after he started high school – baseball. During his high school peak in sports at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in his birthplace, he was named the best All-State Outfielder, which naturally furthered his interest in this career path. Having matriculated in 2001, he then enrolled iton the University of Miami with an athletic scholarship, from where he graduated with a degree in business administration, prior to being drafted in 2004.
Baseball Career: A Young Star
Gianotti was drafted by the then-called Anaheim Angels, now more familiar as the Los Angeles Angels (since January 3, 2005). He remained there for a year and then signed a contract with Cedar Rapids Kernels, where he spent the 21st year of his life. He transferred twice in 2006, primarily from the said team to Reno Silver Sox, after which he joined Swing of the Quad Cities. In 2007, he signed a contract with Nashua Pride, but paused his career in 2008. The next year, he began playing for the team that contributed the most to his popularity – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, where he remained for four years, until ending his professional baseball career in 2012.
Business Career: A Sports Entrepreneur
Thanks to his business administration degree, Richard also had a side-career during his professional baseball-playing years, which later helped to establish him as an entrepreneur. His business venture began with co-ownership of a clothing line under the name of “Bubucheek Clothing”, from September 2008 to September 2014, at which point his mind was made up about starting his own firm. He named his business “Athlete Asset Management” at Global Wealth Management, where he also serves as a financial adviser, as stated on his profile page. At the moment, Richard generates his income from co-operating with various athletes towards creating the most secure conditions for the preservation of their wealth.
Love Life: Divorced from Joy Taylor
Concerning his romantic involvements, there aren’t many details about Richard’s love life across credible sources prior to his relationship and marriage with the famous radio presenter Joy Taylor. It is speculated that they were friends for a long time, which near the end of 2014 evolved into a passionate relationship. In 2015, Joy proposed to Richard, and they married in 2016, in a ceremony held only for friends and family without the media’s knowledge. However, it is known that it took place on February 13th, intentionally one day before Valentine’s. Once the newlyweds posted their pictures on social media, unsuspecting fans were pleasantly surprised. However, the union turned out to be short-lived, as the two underwent divorce in 2017. Joy is now dating former NBA player and coach Earl Watson, while Richard is not publicly known to be involved with anyone at the moment, nor are there any rumors whatsoever.
Who is Richard’s Ex-Wife Joy Taylor?
Born under the sign of Capricorn on the 17th of January 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, Joy Taylor is a 32-year-old Caucasian radio presenter. She is perhaps best known to the world for her significant media presence as the current FOX Sports 1 moderator for the sports debate talk show entitled “Skip and Shannon”, and while she has had a number of successes in her personal career, a good portion of her fame comes from her previous involvement with Richard. She is by calling a sports journalist, with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from Barry University. She has two brothers, Noah and Jason Taylor, the latter of whom spent 15 seasons as a defensive NFL player, most prominently in the Miami Dolphins from 1997 to 2007.
During his interview for the Baseball Historian, conducted on the 18th of May 2012, when asked about his plans following the end of his professional baseball career, Richard replied ‘I’ve always been interested in becoming a businessman. I got my degree in finance from Miami, but I’ve also known for a few years now that I want to stay around the game of baseball. So I think my best fit would to try to be involved with baseball operations or possibly becoming an agent. I currently am part owner of a small clothing line called “Bubucheek Clothing” that I started with two friends a few years ago and it’s a lot of fun. I also enjoy writing and have dabbled in writing screenplays, as I’ve completed three.’
— Richard Giannotti (@_Giannotti) November 11, 2017
Who was his father?
Richard J. Giannotti was a revered FBI field agent, who spent most of his life contributing immensely to national security, thanks to his infiltrations of secret terrorist groups that had the goal of sabotaging and bringing down the US government, such as the Weather Underground group. As stated by The Miami Herald in their obituary, ‘He supervised a Cuban counter-intelligence unit that broke up a Castro-directed South Florida spy network implicated in the 1996 shooting-down of two unarmed exile group’s planes, killing all four men aboard.’ That, and many other professional achievements, resulted in nation-wide sympathy for Richard and the rest of Richard J.’s family members at the time of his passing, on the 5th of October 2016.
What is Richard Giannotti’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Richard is, as of early 2019? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total of Richard’s accumulated wealth is close to $20 million. made primarily through his nine-year-long professional baseball career, and later thanks to his entrepreneurial undertakings in the wealth management industry. As his career continues to develop, the said amount is bound to increase.
As for his physical specifications, Richard’s height is 6ft3in (190cm), he currently weighs around 210lb (95kgs) and his body shape is generally described as muscular. His hair and beard are dark brown as well as his eyes.
Social Media Presence
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their rating and profit. Richard himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. While his Facebook page is private, his Twitter account has almost 3,000 followers, and his Instagram account almost 7,000 fans. He also has a LinkedIn profile to boost his business endeavors.