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Boras is currently ranked as the No. 1 sports agent in the world.

Scott Dean Boras, ‘82, was named as the most powerful sports agent in the world – for the eighth time – by Forbes Magazine in 2022. 

Boras is currently ranked as the No. 1 sports agent in the world and has achieved that ranking eight out of the nine times Forbes Magazine has conducted the ranking since 2013.  

Boras is the founder, owner, and president of the Boras Corporation, a sports agency in Newport Beach, California. Boras Corporation is the most valuable baseball (only) agency in the country, with 106 clients and more than $3.8 billion in active playing contracts. Boras is the first agent to negotiate $50 million, $100 million, $200 million, and $330 million dollar baseball contracts for players.  In the baseball litigation arena, he has won the most arbitration cases in Major League history than any other agent. Boras Corporation is the only agency in history to negotiate annual player contracts in excess of $1 billion, which has been achieved 3 times in the past 4 years.  

Boras’ client roster is star-studded. His roaster includes but is not limited to the following players: Jose Altuve, Josh Bell, Cody Bellinger, Alec Bohm, Xander Bogaerts, Alex Bregman, Kris Bryant, Nick Castellanos, Matt Chapman, Gerrit Cole, Michael Conforto, Carlos Correa, Bryce Harper, Gunnar Henderson, Rhys Hoskins, Jonathan India, Josh Jung, Sean Manaea, J.D. Martinez, Brandon Nimmo, Tyler O’Neill, Anthony Rendon, Brendan Rodgers, Carlos Rodon, Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Blake Snell, Juan Soto, Stephen Strasburg, Taijuan Walker, and Masataka Yoshida.  

Boras is a native of Sacramento. He grew up on a local dairy farm and earned two degrees from the University of the Pacific (UOP). During his undergraduate studies, Boras was a student-athlete, team captain, and All-American on the school’s baseball team. Boras received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UOP in 1977 and a Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law in 1982. After college, Boras played professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs organizations.  Knee injuries cut his career short which then led him to pursue his legal education at McGeorge. 

After law school, Boras worked as an associate in the pharmaceutical defense department of a major Chicago law firm before founding the Boras Corporation. 

In 1995, Boras was inducted into the University of the Pacific’s Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2010, Boras was awarded UOP’s Distinguished Alumni Award, an award recognizing individuals whose outstanding achievements and service to humanity have brought credit to the university.  In 2021, he was inducted into the Sacramento Baseball Hall of Fame.  Baseball America has named him the MLB’s “Most Influential Non-Player in the Last 25 Years.” 

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.  

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.