Shohei Ohtani has just come into "some money," so what can he buy with it?

Shohei Ohtani just agreed to a $700 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. With that kind of spending power, let's take a look at what he could buy.
Torsten Muller-Otvos unveils the new coachbuilt Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
Torsten Muller-Otvos unveils the new coachbuilt Rolls-Royce Boat Tail / Jeff Spicer/GettyImages

Shohei Ohtani is a very rich man. Even before his astronomical $700 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he was already a rich man. According to, Ohtani has made just shy of $40 million in the Major Leagues (not counting the money he made in Japan). He also has a number of endorsements that push it well above that figure, so he’s wasn’t hurting for money before this deal.

Researching what Shohei Ohtani has spent his money on has been a little bit of a mystery

According to this article in The Sun, he enjoys sports cars and has a few that would sit in my garage if I had his money: Bentley Continental GT, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Aston Martin DB11, and a Tesla Model X. A discussion on Reddit claims he spent about $900 a month in what they call an “allowance.” Not sure on the validity of this claim, but that really would be something if true. He did spend some money on a personal ice machine and a specially designed pillow for his head.

Let’s talk $700 million for a second. Yeah, you can spend a lot on cars and houses for that money, but what could you really get with that? Well, since he likes cars, he could buy a Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. Actually, he could buy exactly 25 of them since they go for a cool $28 million each. Only problem is they only made two or three of these, so we’ll have to look elsewhere with our fortunes.

For that money, you can get an amazing house … or just go all out and get yourself a private island. I would give Larry Ellison a call since he owns an island in Hawaii. It has some room to stretch out … 18 miles worth! He bought it for $300 million, so you may have to go higher for him to let it go (perhaps a lot higher).

If you wanted to be a philanthropist, you could pay off the student loans of about 23,000 people. I’m sure they would be plenty happy with that offering. Or maybe you could build your own water park, like a Powerball winner did.  

Shohei Ohtani is set for life … hundreds of times over. He has a lot of choices, or he could just continue doing what he’s been doing — spending wisely and making great decisions for himself and his family.

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