|Real Name:||Tara Beane Nee Graves|
|Birthday:||August 11, 1964|
|Occupation:||Wife of Billy Beane|
Before 1999, Tara Beane was an ordinary girl. But she then married Billy Beane, and her life changed. She is now a celebrity spouse.
Fun fact: Before they got married, they were childhood friends who’d get along well. Tara is the second wife of the former professional baseball player and current front-office executive. Let’s find out more about her life and the love story with Billy Bean.
Who Is Her Husband?
We have to start with her husband, who is the reason that Tara is in the media spotlight. Born William Lamar Beane III in March 1962, he is an American former professional baseball player and current front office executive. Beane is the executive vice president of baseball operations and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.
Beane is also a minority owner of Barnsley FC of the EFL League One in England and Az Alkmaar of the Eredivisie in The Netherlands.
He grew up in Mayport, Florida, as well as in San Diego, California. As the child of a career military family, he moved from one home to another. Fun fact: his father was a naval officer, and he was the one who taught him how to pitch.
Billy attended Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, where he showed promise in baseball, football, and basketball. He was even part of the varsity baseball team for the last game of his freshman season.
During the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft, the New York Meets considered him for the first pick. But because many teams believed he would attend Stanford and not sign with a professional team, the current executive fell to the 23rd pick. There, he was again taken by the Mets, who had two other first-round picks.
As a baseball player, he played for four different teams. From 1984 to 1985 he played for the New York Mets. He was then traded to the Minnesota Twins, playing for the team from 1986 to 1987. In 1988, he played for the Detroit Tigers, before finishing his playing career with the Oakland Athletics in 1989.
Weary of the lifestyle of a minor-league player, he approached Athletics GM Sandy Alderson in April 1990 for a job as an advance scout. It was a position he held until 1993 when he was promoted to assistant GM of Athletics. He was tasked with scouting minor-league players.
Under the ownership of Walter A. Haas Jr., the team appeared in three consecutive World Series from 1988 to 1990. They had the highest payroll in 1991. But after Haas’ passing in 1995, new owners ordered Alderson to slash payroll.
Alderson and Beane began focusing on principles to obtain undervalued players, valuing on-base percentage among hitters. Alderson was the one to teach Beane to find a value that other teams did not see using sabermetrics.
In October 1997, Beane succeeded Alderson as GM and continued his crafting of the team as one of the most cost-effective teams in baseball.
While he didn’t win much as a player, his career as an executive is much more fruitful. He won MLB Executive of the Year in 2018 and was voted Sporting News Executive of the Year three times in 1999, 2012, and 2018. Billy was also voted Baseball America Executive of the Year two times, once in 2002 and once in 2013.
Fun fact: his daughter from his first marriage, Casey Bane, played a role in the biographic movie based on his life. She has not gone fully into the movie industry at the time but she is now a decent actress.
Billy has a movie and book made about his personal experience in the sporting world. The movie is called Moneyball, with Brad Pitt in the main role.
Now let’s talk about his current celebrity wife and the love of his life, Tara Beane. Born in August 1964 in San Diego, California, Tara is in her late 50s as of June 2023. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Graves as Tara Graves.
Her maiden name was Tara Marie Graves, and her Zodiac sign is Leo. Her education is shrouded in mystery. There is not much information about her early life, educational background, or professional career.
Nowadays, Tara is a devout Christian with a mixed ethnic heritage. Despite being in her late 50s and soon entering her 60s, she looks like a stunning lady. Somehow, Tara has managed to maintain her youthful beauty and body.
Because she avoids the spotlight, details about her early life and education have not been revealed. Even nowadays, you cannot find much information about the personal life of the wife of the former American baseball player.
Marriage To Billy
Billy was married before. His first marriage was to Cathy Sturdivant, and they welcomed a daughter, Casey Beane.
But following his divorce from Cathy, he re-established his friendship with Tara. The two have known each other since their childhood days. And after reestablishing their friendship, Tara and Billy instantly fell in love.
She shared his ups and downs and became his wife in 1999. While Billy takes care of the financial aspect of their life, Tara is the one tasked with taking care of the household and their children.
They have two children, twins, Tinsley Beane and Brayden Beane, born in January 2008. Their children are currently in school.
Their marriage has stood the test of time. While many famous marriages often end up in a divorce, Tara and American sports executive Billy Beane have been together for more than 20 years.
Is She On Social Media?
Celebrity spouses are often present on social media. That is even more common for spouses of professional athletes. But Tara is not like most WAGs, an acronym used to refer to wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportsmen.
She has opted to stay away from social media. You cannot find a profile of hers on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Tara doesn’t share much about her personal life.
Strangely, the same applies to her husband. Yes, there are a couple of Billy Beane profiles on Instagram and Twitter. But they are fan pages, not verified profiles of the famous sports executive.
The professional career of Tara Beane has not been revealed. Many believe she is a housewife taking care of the household and her two children with Billy. Tara is the one taking care of Tinsley Beane and Brayden Beane.
Yet, at the same time, she has a net worth of close to $500,000. On the other hand, her husband, American baseball General Manager Billy Beane has a net worth of $20 million. His annual salary is $3 million as of June 2023.
Billy has had a successful career as a baseball executive. And he is still in his 60s, meaning he has several good years in him. His and Tara’s net worth will continue to rise.