Bud Selig Net Worth

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Selig attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a degree in American History and Political Science during 1956. After school, he served in the US Army for two years and then worked at a car leasing business owned by his father. However, ever since he was young, he had an interest in baseball that was influenced by his mother – he was often taken to various baseball games, and watched the Milwaukee Brewers which Selig would become highly invested in.

He became a minority owner of the Milwaukee Braves and would fight to keep the team in Milwaukee until the team eventually moved to Atlanta in 1965. After the team left, he would endeavor to have major league games in Milwaukee and arranged for league games to be played at the Milwaukee County Stadium. The events would become highly successful and Selig would try to purchase the White Sox to move, but it was vetoed by the American League. He finally found a team to move to Milwaukee in 1970 when he purchased the Seattle Pilots, and renamed them as the Milwaukee Brewers.

He became the club president and was responsible for helping them finish at the top of the American League East. In 1982, the team would make it to the World Series and Selig would help the Brewers become one of the best organizations in professional baseball. His role was eventually taken up by his daughter, Wendy Selig-Prieb when he was called up for the commissioners role.

After the resignation of Fay Vincent in 1992, Selig became the de facto acting commissioner and immediately went on to institute the Wild Card system, which proved to be controversial at first, but was eventually accepted. He also went on to ban Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott for racial remarks and actions. He represented the MLB during the 1994 players’ strike, which led to the cancellation of the World Series. In 1998, he officially became the new baseball commissioner, and implemented inter league play, and ultimately merged the National and American Leagues under the Commissioner’s Office. During his tenure, games were postponed because of the September 11 attacks.

He also tried to reinvigorate All-Star games by giving home-field advantage for the World Series as a prize to the winning league. One of the biggest issues he tackled was steroids and other performance enhancing drugs; the issue proved to be controversial, and Selig took a lot of flak for not addressing it immediately. In 2007, a report was released on the use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball, and Selig was highly criticized for his lack of action. In 2006, he announced his retirement as the commissioner of baseball as of 2009, but still went on to handle the role on an extended contract until the end of the 2014 season, after which he assumed his current position as Emeritus Commissioner.

For his personal life, it is known that Bud was married to Donna Selig but they divorced in 1976. A year later, he married Suzanne Lappin Steinman, and they have three children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Bud Selig
  • Net Worth: $400 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 30, 1934
  • Place Of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Profession: Commissioner of Baseball
  • Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Suzanne Lappin (m. 1977), Donna Selig (m. ?–1976)
  • Children: Wendy Selig-Prieb, Lisa Steinman, Sari Selig-Kramer
  • Parents: Marie Selig, Ben Selig
  • Siblings: Jerry Selig
  • Nicknames: Allan Huber Selig , Allan H. ‘Bud’ Selig , Allan H. Selig , Commissioner Bud Selig , Bud Lite , Allan Huber “Bud” Selig , Allan H Selig
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0961711/


  • Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • Received the 2013 B’nai B’rith Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
  • Is a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
  • Filed suit in United States District Court to seek a refund of income taxes he paid under protest because the Government disallowed his proportionate share of the amortization of the contracts of 149 players the Milwaukee Brewers obtained when the team purchased the assets of the Seattle Pilots from Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. The Court found the allocation made by the Brewers was reasonable. (16 May 1983)
  • Former used car dealer.
  • A Seattle bankruptcy court awarded the Seattle Pilots to a group headed by Selig for $10,800,000. The Pilots were moved and renamed the Milwaukee Brewers after a minor league team Selig followed growing up. He maintains a financial interest in the team, placed in a trust. His daughter, Brewers chairwoman Wendy Selig-Prieb, announced on 16 January 2004 that the team is being put up for sale. (1 April 1970)
  • Commissioner of Baseball, 9 July 1998 – present (acting commissioner, 9 September 1992 – 8 July 1998).


Title Year Status Character
Trouble with the Curve 2012 Allan H. (Bud) Selig (as Allan H. ‘Bud’ Selig)
Title Year Status Character
Brewer’s Boys 2017 special thanks announced
The ’57 Bushville Champs 2017 very special thanks pre-production
Baseball 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary extra special thanks – 2 episodes
2004 World Series 2004 TV Mini-Series special thanks – as Allan H. ‘Bud’ Selig
61* 2001 TV Movie special thanks – as Commissioner Bud Selig
Title Year Status Character
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story 2010 Documentary Himself
2010 MLB All-Star Game 2010 TV Special Himself – MLB Commissioner
Yankeeography 2009 TV Series Himself
We Believe 2009 Documentary Himself
The World Baseball Classic 2009 2009 TV Series Himself
Rome Is Burning 2009 TV Series Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Himself
2008 MLB All-Star Game 2008 TV Special Himself – Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Pardon the Interruption 2005-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest Interviewee
Costas Now 2007 TV Series Himself
Jocking Around 2007 Documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame… 2006 TV Series Himself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly 2004-2006 TV Series Himself – Commissioner of Baseball / Himself
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview 2005 TV Series Himself
2005 MLB All-Star Game 2005 TV Special Himself – Commissioner of Baseball
2004 World Series 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself
2004 MLB All-Star Game 2004 TV Special Himself – Commissioner of Major League Baseball
2003 MLB All-Star Game 2003 TV Special Himself – Commissioner of Baseball
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday 2002 TV Series Himself – Commissioner of Baseball
ESPN SportsCentury 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Race for the Record 1998 Video documentary Himself
Mike & Mike 2010-2016 TV Series Himself – Commissioner of Baseball / Himself – Telephone Interviewee / Himself – Commissioner of Baseball Emeritus
The Selig Experience 2015 Documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself – Baseball Commissioner
Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Baseball Commissioner (segment “The Case of Alex Rodriguez”)
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2013 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
Prime 9 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Baseball 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Baseball Commissioner
60 Minutes 2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Baseball Commissioner (segment “The Case of Alex Rodriguez”)
Mike & Mike 2013-2014 TV Series Himself – Commissioner of Baseball
El Efecto Clemente 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Prime 9 2009 TV Series Himself
Bigger Stronger Faster* 2008 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Costas Now 2006 TV Series Himself – Commissioner of Baseball