Ryan Howard - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 5, 2022

Ryan Howard
Profession: Baseball player
Best Known For: Philadelphia Phillies (baseball team)
Salary: $25 million
Net Worth: $120 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 19, 1979 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ryan James Howard
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Ron Howard
Mother's Name: Cheryl Howard
Siblings: 3

Chris Howard (older brother)
Corey Howard (fraternal twin)
Roni Karen Cowley (sister)

High School: Lafayette High School
University: Missouri State University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: December 1, 2012
Wife's Name: Krystle Campbell Howard
Children: 4

Darian Alexander (son)
Ariana Howard (daughter)
Alexandria Howard (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.93 meter (6 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 110 kg (242.51 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ryan Howard?

Ryan Howard is a former baseball player by profession and American by nationality. From 2004 to 2016, he spent his career playing for Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Source: philly (Ryan Howard in 2019)

Ryan Howard – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ryan Howard’s birth took place on November 19, 1979, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was born Ryan James Howard to parents Cheryl Howard and Ron Howard. He was raised with three older siblings- brothers Chris Howard, Corey Howard (fraternal twin), and sister Roni Karen Cowley.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Ryan Howard attended Lafayette High School. After graduation, he enrolled at Missouri State University. There he played college baseball for the Bears from 1998 to 2001. He also had played one summer in the Central Illinois Collegiate League.

His ethnicity is African-American.

Ryan Howard – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Ryan Howard is not only one of the best baseball players in history but he is also a father. His son Darian Alexander was born on January 26, 2001. But the details of his child’s mother are not exactly known and night might be a former girlfriend of his.

On December 1, 2012, he married Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui. He and his wife have two daughters together, Ariana and Alexandria. On April 6, 2019, they announced that they are expecting a baby girl and welcomed her in late 2019.

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Source: Twitter (Ryan Howard, Krystle Campbell with daughters pictured in Aug 2018)

Ryan Howard – Career

Before fame

The professional career of Ryan Howard began in 2001. He was selected in the fifth round of the year’s draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. The team had assigned him to the Batavia Muckdogs of the NY-Penn League.

Howard soon reached the team’s minor league system and also set the single-season home run record for the Reading Phillies. He was eventually promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons of the Class AAA International League and was named one of the best first basemen in Philadelphia Phillies History by Major League Baseball.


Howard soon made his first Major League plate appearance on September 1, 2004. That year, he had 42 plate appearances in 19 games with the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2005, he was named National League Rookie of the Year, having played against Cincinnati Reds, Braves, and San Francisco Giants.

His winning streak continued with the team for the next 10 years, until Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced his plans to let rookie Joseph play and keep Howard on the bench. In November 2016, Ryan Howard became a free agent.

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On April 6, 2017, he signed with  Atlanta Braves on a minor-league contract and was soon assigned to the Gwinnett Braves but was soon released on May 8. On  August 12, 2017, signed a contract with Colorado Rockies but became a free agent on November 6, 2017. 

Finally, on September 4, 2018, he announced his retirement. In February 2019, ESPN hired Howard as an MBL analyst. It was announced on April 15, 2019, that Ryan Howard will be the voice on the national broadcast in the game of Phillis against the New York Mets.

He officially retired from baseball on July 14, 2019. He has also appeared in TV series The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, etc.

Source: The Denver Post (Ryan Howard)

Worked with

He has been professionally associated with Chase Utley in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2010). Howard has co-authored six children's books with Erwin Madrid and his wife.

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Ryan Howard – Awards, Nominations

Ryan Howard has won awards in Florida State League (2003), Eastern League (2004), Joe Bauman Home Run Award, NLBM Larry Doby Legacy Award (2004), and National League MVP (2006), among others.

Ryan Howard – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Howard are estimated at around $120 million and $25 million respectively.

Ryan Howard – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Ryan Howard is followed by thousands of followers.

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