Quick Facts of Kris Benson
- Full NameKris Benson
- Net Worth$14 Million
- Date of Birth1974 /11 /07
- Marital StatusDating Brittany Page
- BirthplaceSuperior, Wisconsin
- ProfessionBaseball player
- Active Year1999-present
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourBrown
- SpouseAnna Benson (m. 1999–2012)
- Weight93 kg
- Body MeasurementMuscular
- EducationClemson University
- Children4 – Alyssa, P.J., Devin James, Haylee Benson
Kris Benson is a former American football player who is well known as the major league baseball starting pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates. Benson is also known for his Olympics game representing the U.S. where he strikeout 17 times in as many innings and won a bronze medal. Throughout his professional career, he finished 70-75 record in 200 starts (206 appearances) and 61 no-decisions.
Benson is a divorced man. He is currently engaged to the daughter of a retired professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page. Who is his former wife?
Who Is Kris James Benson? Bio & Wiki
Benson was born as Kris James Benson on 7th November 1974, in Superior, Wisconsin, United States. Moreover, he holds American nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. His father was a college dean, and his mother was a school teacher. Benson and his family moved to Milledgeville, Georgia where he spent his childhood. He has two younger sisters and a brother.
Benson’s parents were baseball fans who chose names for each of their children that began names with “K,” a nod to the letter used as the scorecard designation for a strikeout. He attended Sprayberry High School located in Marietta, Georgia where he became friends with Marlon Byrd.
Later, Benson enrolled at Clemson University from 1993 to 1996. While studying at Clemson, he played baseball for Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Kris Benson’s Career
Kris Benson started his career as the first pick of the Major League Baseball Draft in 1996. Later, he made his MLB debut as a starting pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates in 1999. Whereas, Kris played with Mike Gonzalez. Benson followed a strong rookie season in 1999 with an even stronger season in 2000. But, his two years is proved to be the best seasons of his career.
Check out Kris Benson’s career highlights
Benson posted three more good seasons with the Pirates, the New York Mets, and the Baltimore Orioles from 2004 to 2006. While playing for New York Mets, he played alongside Tim Tebow. Furthermore, Benson underwent rotator cuff surgery, after which he was never again an active Major League pitcher. On 10th January 2011, he took a break from his baseball career.
How Much Is Kris Benson’s Net Worth?
Kris Benson has an impressive net worth of $14 Million as of 2019. He earned $750,000 from his contract with Texas Rangers. On 1st November 2007, the Orioles declined to give Benson $7.5 Million in option. Instead, they paid him $500,000 from their contract. During his playing career, Benson earned a total salary of $38 Million.
Benson and his ex-wife bought a house in Atlanta, Georgia at the price of $2.5 Million in 2004. The house features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms situated on 2,368 feet square. Benson is probably living a lavish life relishing the substantial income he amassed from his profession.
What Is Kris Benson’s Current Relationship Status?
Kris Benson had his first encounter with his wife, Anna Benson, a model while she was working as a dancer in a local strip club in 1998. Later, they became friends and started sharing their company. Shortly they engaged at the beginning of 1999.
The couple tied the knot on 14th October 1999, in Kennesaw, Georgia. Together, they share four children, two daughters, Haylee, Alyssa, and two sons, P.J. and Devin James. Unfortunately, they filed for divorce on 31st March 2006, citing an irretrievably broken. Later, they separated in 2012.
After separating from Anna, Benson started dating Brittany Page, the daughter of a former professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page. The lovebirds engaged in 2012. Currently, the pair lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with their family and friends.