Who is Richard Giannotti?

Richard Giannotti is a former baseball player who has played for various US baseball teams.

He came into the limelight when he married Joy Taylor, an American radio and television personality.

Early Life

On August 9, 1983, Richard J. Giannotti and Susan Giannotti welcomed a baby boy to the world. Richard was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He is currently aged 38 years, as of 2021. He is a Christian.

His father worked as an FBI agent and helped in several high-level issues in Miami. Richard’s father died on October 5, 2016.

Richard also has a step-sister called Leslie Rennie.


Richard studied at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where he was born in  Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He later attended the University of Miami, where he studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.


Richard has had an exciting baseball career since his early life in High School. During this time, Richard played baseball and was the best all-state outfielder.

This made him get a sports scholarship from the University of Miami. While playing for his University team, he won several titles with them, bringing them profits.

In 2004, he was called by the Anaheim Angels (now most known as Los Angeles Angels). He played there for a year and later went ahead to play professional baseball for over nine years with different teams such as Cedar Rapids Kernels and Swing of the Quad Cities.

While playing baseball, he was not just active on the field. He mentored young talent and became a friend to many.

In 2008, Richard co-founded Bubucheek and worked there between 2008 and 2014.

After leaving Bubucheek in 2014, he launched his own company, Athlete Asset Management at Global Wealth Management, a month later.

He is the president and the financial advisor in the company currently. His company is based in his hometown and focuses on helping athletes keep their income through smart investment.

Richard saw the need to build a bridge between play and retirement so that athletes can have a decent life even after retirement.


After meeting TV Sports News Anchor, Joy Taylor, the two took long before they started dating in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, the two tied the knots. 

Richard and Taylor had their wedding at the Baltimore Luxury Hotel in Miami on 13 February 2016. 

Their wedding photos were shared shortly after their ceremony with their fans on different social media platforms.

Unfortunately, the marriage did not live for long. In 2018, the two split. Joy Taylor moved on with Earl Watson, former NBA player, and coach. They are now living together.

Joy Taylor works for Fox Sports 1 and is best known for Talkshow Skip and Shannon’s shows: Undisputed.

Net worth

Richard has earned his fortune as a professional baseball player for nine years, co-founder of Bubucheek,  and from his own company since 2014.

Although his net worth is not revealed to the public, his ex-wife’s net worth is around $1 million, showing that he may also be worth a huge sum.

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