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Alex Rodriguez’s Net Worth, Early Life, Career & More Details!
It’s estimated that Alex Rodriguez, a former Major League Baseball player who now works as a sports analyst, is worth $350 million. Alex Rodriguez was a member of the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees organizations. He was a member of the Yankees from 2004 to 2017.
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|Net Worth:||$350 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 27, 1975 (46 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)|
|Profession:||Baseball player, Actor, Athlete|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
More than $475 million was earned in salary, bonuses, and endorsements by Alex Rodriguez throughout his professional career. Despite Alex’s retirement, he continues to make millions of dollars each year. To date, he has made over $650 million in his professional career.
He was born in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood on July 27, 1975. His parents, Victor and Lourdes, came from the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States in the 1980s. His mother’s first marriage left him with two half-siblings, Joe and Suzy. The family relocated to the Dominican Republic and Miami, Florida, when Alex was four years old. Alex’s father gave him a plastic bat and a rubber ball when he was a kid. He would practice his swing whenever he had the opportunity.
Alex played baseball with friends every day in Miami until he was accepted into a youth baseball league. Alex’s life revolved around baseball pretty quickly. Upon joining the Boys & Girls Club, he coached a national championship-winning team. Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy, and Cal Ripken Jr. were among his childhood favorites. The New York Mets were his favorite baseball team.
For his freshman year, Rodriguez attended Christopher Columbus High School in Miami. Shortstop on the baseball team and quarterback on the football team, he transferred to Westminster Christian School. He had a batting average. of 419 and a stolen base total of 90 in 100 games played in high school. On the way to being named the USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year and Gatorade’s National Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year, Westminster won the high school national championship in his junior season. In his senior year, he was an All-American first-team selection. Alex was getting a lot of attention from MLB scouts even before he finished high school. He was the first-ever high school baseball player to try out for the United States national team in 1993.
Rodriguez was the best baseball prospect in the country when he graduated from high school. University of Miami (Florida) recruited him to play quarterback for the football team, so he signed his letter of intent. Instead of accepting a scholarship from Miami, he chose to sign with the Seattle Mariners, who had drafted him first overall in the 1993 amateur draught. He was 17 at the time.
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In February of 1994, Rodriguez arrived at spring training for the first time in his professional career. On July 8, 1994, he made his professional debut as a starting shortstop. In baseball history, Alex was only the third 18-year-old shortstop. Before joining the Texas Rangers in 2000, Alex Rodriguez played for the Seattle Mariners, where he set numerous records and rose to the status of the team’s star player. From 2001 to 2003, Rodriguez was a member of the New York Rangers. Even though the Rangers finished last in the AL Western Division during this time, he set numerous personal records. Although his team finished in last place, A-Rod was named the league’s most valuable player.
Because Derek Jeter was already the team’s full-time shortstop, Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees and shifted to third base. In 2005 and 2007, Rodriguez won the American League MVP award while playing for the New York Yankees. In 2007, he became the youngest player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs. For the Yankees, he was a part of their 2009 World Series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, which was also Rodriguez’s only championship. Due to hip and knee injuries he sustained at the end of his career, Rodriguez was limited to designated hitter duties. On August 12, 2016, he played his final professional baseball game. In 2017, Rodriguez announced his retirement from professional baseball.
Rodriquez became a media personality after retiring from professional baseball. While working for the ABC network, he appeared on Shark Tank and was a Fox Sports 1 broadcaster. A-Rod was announced as a Sunday Night Baseball broadcaster by ESPN in January 2018.
Alex Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes in 2007. While playing for the Texas Rangers from 2001 to 2003, he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. The Biogenesis baseball scandal surfaced as Rodriguez was recovering from a hip injury in 2013. He got into a fight with the team’s management over his rehabilitation and allegations that he had obtained performance-enhancing drugs. After being implicated in the scandal in August 2013, he was suspended by MLB for 211 games, but he was allowed to play while the punishment was under appeal. It would have been the longest non-lifetime suspension in MLB history had the original suspension been upheld. Due to an arbitration hearing, the suspension was shortened to 162 games, keeping him out of action throughout 2014.
In 2002, Rodriguez tied the knot with Cynthia Scurtis. They met in a Miami fitness center. Natalie Alexander, their first child, was born on 18 November 2004. Ella Alexander, the couple’s second child, was born on 21 April 2008. According to Cynthia’s petition, she and her children were abandoned emotionally by their husband, who also had extramarital affairs and other marital indiscretions. His response was to say that his marriage was “irretrievably broken” and ask for allegations of his affairs to be removed from court records.
Alex and Jennifer Lopez started dating in February of this year. A-Rod and JLo announced their engagement in March of this year. Jennifer has a net worth of $400 million, which is $50 million more than Alex’s. They have a combined wealth of $750 million at the time of this writing.
Salary And Earnings Highlights
Alex earned $441 million in baseball salary alone during his career. Compared to his peers, he made a lot less money from endorsements, only about $40 million. Using Derek Jeter as a point of comparison, he retired with a net worth of $400 million in 2014. (salary AND endorsements). Derek’s endorsements accounted for approximately $130 million of the $400 million. A-Rod used to be the king of endorsements, but after admitting to using steroids, his most lucrative deals dried up.
Several of his contracts were the largest in sports history at the time. When he was at his peak, he was paid $33 million a year in salary. In 2000, he signed a $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers, which was the largest in sports history at the time. At the time of signing, Kevin Garnett’s $126 million NBA contract was the most lucrative deal in the league’s history.
With a new 10-year, $275 million contract with the Yankees in 2007, Rodriguez extended his record for the most lucrative contract in baseball history.
An A-Rod bachelor pad, a 3,700 square foot, four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house in the Hollywood Hills, sold for $4.4 million in 2019. In 2014, he purchased the house from Meryl Streep and Don Gummer.
One of Coral Gables’ most expensive homes is owned by him.
New York apartment complexes are also part of A-portfolio Rod’s of investment properties. By working with Adam Modlin and Ofer Yardeni of Stonehenge NYC, A-Rod has purchased a wide range of properties in New York City, including apartments and condos of all sizes.
For $15.3 million in 2018, Alex and Jennifer Lopez bought a Park Avenue condo together. They were able to recoup a profit of $15.75 million when they eventually sold the house in 2020.
For $6.6 million in 2019, they purchased Jeremy Piven’s Malibu home. With Joanna Gaines’ guidance, they went ahead and completed the interior renovation. They sold it for $6.8 million less than two years later.
A-Rod and J-Lo bought a house in Encino, California, for $1.4 million in July 2020.
When Alex and Jennifer bought their Miami mansion in August 2020, they paid $32.5 million for a 1-acre plot of land on Star Island.