Bob Baffert is a renowned racehorse trainer who has consistently found success during some of the biggest races in the sport. Throughout his career, Baffert’s horses have won five Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness States, three Belmont Stakes, and three Kentucky Oaks. Among his horses are Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, who won in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
While he has brought in millions in career winnings, Baffert is also very charitable.
Throughout the years, Baffert has donated $50,000 to charities like the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), Old Friends Equine, and the Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund. All charities benefit retired racehorses and former jockeys.
So just how much has Baffert earned throughout his career? All of the information we know about Baffert’s finances can be seen below.
Bob Baffert Net Worth: Approximately $10 Million
According to online estimates, Baffert has a current net worth of $10 million. Baffert graduated from the University of Arizona‘s Track Industry Program with a Bachelor of Science degree. The 66-year-old, born Robert A. Baffert in Nogales, Arizona, began his career as a jockey earning $100 a day as a teenager but eventually switched to become a trainer for American Quarter Horses after continuing to grow. He eventually switched his focus to Thoroughbreds and won his first Breeder’s Cup race in 1992 with the horse Thirty Slews. From there, there was no looking back.
Since then, Baffert has been inducted into the Lone Star Park Hall of Fame, U.S. Racing Hall of Fame, and is the two-time winner of IFHA World’s Best Racehorse.
Baffert currently resides in California and has five children: four from his first wife Sherry; Taylor, Canyon, Forest, and Savannah; and one from his second wife Jill named Bode, who is named after United States skiing star Bode Miller.
The three favorites entering the 2019 Kentucky Derby — Game Winner (5-1), Roadster (6-1), and Improbably (6-1) — are all Bob Baffert trained horses.