Shohei Ohtani’s Odd Financial Decisions

{{ Ohtani, the Los Angeles Dodgers superstar who in December signed the richest contract in sports history, has a long track record of making strange—and sometimes downright baffling—financial decisions with little to no explanation. At every stage of his professional baseball career, which began in Japan more than a decade ago, Ohtani has defied conventional wisdom and seemed oddly apathetic about his own wealth

While playing for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Ohtani resided in team dormitories usually reserved for rookies, despite already pulling a seven-figure salary. At Ohtani’s request, those earnings were managed by his parents, who disbursed a monthly allowance of about $1,000 for him to live on. }}

This has to be the strangest “Lifestyles of the Rich” article I’ve read.


If he has been gambling on the game this is set to be baseball’s biggest scandal of all time. The most expensive.