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Millionaire Pitcher Lives Out of His Van!

Millionaire Pitcher Lives Out of His Van!

Millionaire Pitcher, Daniel Norris, Lives Out of His Van and Does Workouts in Walmart Parking Lots

A million dollars.  What would you do with that kind of check? If you were to win the lottery, would it be cars first? Maybe a boat? Maybe get yourself a nice little beach house? 

Okay, so Daniel Norris, he didn't win the lottery.  Well, maybe not technically.  But he did get himself a nice size check coming right out of high school when he got drafted to the major leagues.  What does "nice" equate to?  How's a $2 Million bonus sound for nice?

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But what's even more impressive than that paycheck is that he's managed to maintain a bare minimum lifestyle.  In his van.  That's right.  The millionaire Detroit Tigers pitcher lives on just $800/month in his 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia nicknamed, "Shaggy."

 

 

Millionaire Pitcher Opts for Easy Going Lifestyle While Living Out of VW Van

When asked about his non-comformist lifestyle, he stated;

"I'm actually more comfortable being kind of poor."

To stay in shape for the pros he does workouts in Walmart parking lots and parks his van well, wherever he chooses for the night.  So be it the beach or the grocery store.  

In 2015, Norris battled thyroid cancer but reported in October of last year that the cancer was gone.  

 

 

His instagram is full of photographs with bios and short stories of the strangers he meets on the road.  He states how grateful he is for life and how eager he is to grow.

 

 

Check out this Vice Sports video to catch a day in the life of Millionaire Pitcher, Daniel Norris.

 

What do you guys think?  Is this easy living or unnecessary? I mean, he does look pretty happy, but could you do it? Let us know in the comments below and tweet @WakeYaGameUp! #Woke #StayWoke  


11 comments

  • Mwhite0124

    I love this story, I could tell by the way he talks about his lifestyle that he is a person that doesn’t get caught up in materialistic items, where he just kinda is satisfied with the simple things in life, he takes time to smell the roses, he doesn’t just walk by them. I think I could do this only because I’m not materialistic either, but the thing that makes this story incredible is that he has the money to live the life he wants, but choosing to live happily instead of comfortably, that just takes willpower, I think that I would do nice things for family and then try to live comfortably and be happy too, but I’m glad I read this story, it’s really amazing

  • Anthony

    This is an awesome message! I think it is great to see that he fills his time and his Instagram feed with encouraging messages of the great people that he meets throughout his life. This shows that you don’t need large banks accounts to be happy. It’s great to hear that there are people on this earth that choose to live a very humble, yet rewarding life.

  • Asiago

    If i had a millon dollars it would be on every item in the woke store. He could have bought a better vehicle but he likes be poor but what ever suits him. He is one of the many people who show that money isn’t everything.

  • Asiago

    If i had a millon dollars it would be on every item in the woke store. He could have bought a better vehicle but he likes be poor but what ever suits him. He is one of the many people who show that money isn’t everything. ??

  • Asiago

    If i had a millon dollars it would be on every item in the woke store. He could have bought a better vehicle but he likes be poor but what ever suits him. He is one of the many people who show that money isn’t everything. ??

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