Jose Canseco
Jose Canseco
Real Name/Full Name José Canseco Capas Jr. 
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jose Canseco
Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 July 1964
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 109 Kg
In Pounds – 240 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –Jose Sr.
Mother –Barbara Canseco
Siblings: Ozzie
School: Miami Coral Park High School
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: Cuban-American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jessica Canseco (m. 1996–1999) and Esther Haddad (m. 1988–1992)
Kids/Children Name: Josie Canseco
Profession: former Major League Baseball outfielder and also designated hitter
Net Worth: $1 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Being a Major League Baseball which is abbreviated as MLB outfielder and designated hitter and emerging as a winner is not an easy thing. Jose Canseco has gone through too much but one thing that is for sure is that he always gave his best despite the various challenges he went through as a player.

The best team he played for was the Oakland Athletics which gave him an opportunity of establishing himself as a premier power hitter. In 1986, he was the winner of the Rookie of The Year and in 1988, he won the Most Valuable Award just to mention a few of his achievements as a player.

Well, how well do you know about Jose Canseco? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jose Canseco’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jose Canseco to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jose Canseco’s life wasn’t very smooth. Being born a Cuban on the 2nd of July in 1964, things were going just fine until the time Fidel Castro came to power. His father who worked in an oil and gasoline corporation as a territory manager as well as a part-time teacher became jobless and after some time, he lost his home. In 1965, when Jose and his twin brother Ozzie were barely 1 year of age, his family was given permission of leaving Cuba.

They left for the United States of America and settled in Miami area, and luckily, their father found a job in another oil and gasoline concern known as Amoco as a territory manager. To be able to cater all the needs of his family, he was forced to work as a part-time security guard as well.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jose Canseco in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jose Canseco’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 2 July 1964. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 240 lbs in Pound and 109kg in Kilograms.


Much is not known about Jose Canseco’s education bearing in mind that he started playing baseball at a very young age. He joined Miami Coral Park High School which was located in their neighborhood. He joined the baseball team in the school and his coach was very proud of him. After trying for so many times, he finally managed to make it into the varsity team during his senior year. During his junior year, he was known as Most Valuable Player of the junior varsity team. As well as in the varsity team a year later. He graduated in 1982.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Apart from his career life, Jose also has another side of him when it comes to love and romance. Currently, he is assumed to be single but this doesn’t mean that he hasn’t tried his luck in love. He has actually put his foot in the waters twice but unfortunately, none of the two marriages worked for him. He first got married to Esther Haddad and on 25th October in 1988, they formalized their union. This again didn’t end well and therefore, they went their separate ways on 25th November in 1992.

After the failure of Jose’ first marriage, he decided to get into another relationship and this time, he fell in love with Jessica Canseco who was working at Hooters in Cleveland as a waitress. They formalized their union on the 17th of August in 1996 and in October the same year, they welcomed their daughter named Josie Marie Canseco at California.

Their union however didn’t last long as they filed for a divorce which was finalized in 1999. This didn’t deter him from falling in love again. He started dating Leila Knight but after their engagement, Leila called off the relationship in a TMZ interview which was held in November 2014. According to Leila, Jose threatened to kill her and her mum allegations that Jose denied. He accused Leila of being too controlling siting the end of their relationship due to that.

Is Jose Canseco Gay?

Jose might not be lucky when it comes to matters of love and romance but one thing that is for sure is that he only has eyes for women. Therefore, we can comfortably say he is straight.

Professional Career

During the 1982 Draft, Oakland A’s drafted him into the minor leagues. The Florida State League when he was with the Miami Marlins marked the beginning of his career as a professional baseball player. At the time, he was still playing Minor League ball as a member of different teams but this came to an end in 1985. This was after Oakland Athletics drafted him into their team in September 2nd 1985. In 1986, he enjoyed his full season as a professional player.

There was no stopping for Jose as he surprised his fans as well as teammates by winning them different home runs a total of 40. Today, this is known as the 40-40 club. The team made it to the World Series the same season. Unfortunately, they lost to Los Angeles.


Jose has bagged many awards and nominations over the years. Some of these include: World Series Champions (two times), Silver Slugger Award (four times), six-time All-Star award among many others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jose Canseco in 2024

Jose Canseco Net Worth
Jose Canseco Net Worth

Jose was a great champion and was well paid during his career in baseball. Unfortunately, Jose is not a very good manager of his income, and therefore, he misused all his wealth. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated at $1 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Although Jose was a great champion, he has found himself on the wrong side of the law several times but luckily, they are only minor changes. Therefore, none of them have resulted in imprisonment.

Apart from baseball, he was also involved in mixed martial arts which have contributed a lot to his current net worth. He was also a guest star on Nash Bridges and The Simpsons. After retiring from baseball, he has appeared on 60 Minutes, Later Show with David Letterman, and Boomer and Carton among others.


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