Alex Rodriguez Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$350 Million|
|Salary:||$33 Million Per Year|
|Real Name:||Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez|
|Date of Birth:||27th July 1975|
|Age:||46 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Player|
|Updated:||7th June 2022|
With an estimated net worth of $350 million, Alex Rodriguez, or A-Rod by his fans, is by far one of the wealthiest professional baseball players in America. His influence in this sport has remained throughout his career. With a career that started out in the Seattle Mariners, he’s come a long way both financially and professionally since that first draft selection of Major League Baseball.
Alex Rodriguez Early Life
Born in New York City on July 27, 1975, Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez was destined to find his heart on the baseball field. Growing up being raised by his parents, Lourdes and Victor Rodriguez, Alex and his half-siblings Joe and Suzy enjoyed watching baseball matches. In fact, some of his favorite baseball players were Cal Ripken Jr, Dale Murphy, and Keith Hernandez while he favored the New York Mets. His love for professional baseball was cemented when he transferred from Christopher Columbus High School to Westminster Christian School. This is where he made the college baseball team and was selected to play quarterback for the football team. His impressive skills led him to become the youngest player to try out for the U.S National Baseball team. A first in baseball sports history and the start of his professional career as a professional baseball player.
Alex Rodriguez Professional Career
Alex Rodriguez had his first overall selection in the ’93/ ’94 seasons when the Seattle Mariners selected him for the Major League Baseball amateur draft. This was his first real contract that came with a $1 million signing bonus. After a year with the Seattle Mariners, he was promoted to the major leagues. At 21, he was named AL MVP, and Alex Rodriguez was already considered one of the best baseball players of all time. By 2000, he was a free agent, and this is when he decided to sign with the Texas Rangers. This is undeniably the most lucrative contract deal ever estimated at $252 million that was equivalent to a 10-year deal. In three years, he managed to improve the Texas Rangers in their division. Although in an interview, he later regretted signing with the Texas Rangers and wished that he had instead signed with the New York Mets.
When the Yankees team’s third baseman had knee complications, he was traded to the New York Yankees by the Rangers.
He continued to be an esteemed baseball player while producing exceptional results for his team. He took a break from the Yankees but managed to get back for his debut game in 2013. Shortly after his return, he was suspended by the MLB and went through an arbitration hearing that helped reduce his suspension term. This meant that he was suspended for the entire 2014 season. He has managed to hold his place as the 7th player in history to have more than 600 home runs.
Alex Rodriguez Net Worth
While his current net worth is estimated at $350 million, it’s worth noting that throughout his career, he has made a salary of more than $400 million. That’s excluding the estimated $40 million endorsement deals. At his peak, Alex Rodriguez was making $33 million as his annual income. Outside his professional career, Alex Rodriguez has managed to stay afloat.
Alex Rodriguez Assets
Alex has invested in a lot of real estate, his memorable purchase being the home of Meryl Streep and Don Gummer in 2014. He has a variety of New York apartments and sold his apartment in Hollywood Hills for $4.4 million in 2019.
Alex Rodriguez Personal Life
In 2002, Alex married Cynthia Curtis, and they had their first child, Natasha Alexander Rodriguez in 2004. Four years, later not only did they welcome their second daughter Ella Alexander, but his wife Cynthia filed for divorce. In 2017, Alex was reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez aka JLo. Two years later, they were engaged, but in their fourth year of being an item, they called off their engagement.
Alex Rodriguez Controversies
In an all-inclusive interview in 2007, Alex Rodriguez denied ever using any performance-enhancing drugs during his career. But, in another interview conducted in 2009, he admitted that he was using steroids when he was signed by the Rangers. While he was recovering from his hip surgery, Alex was entangled with the Biogenesis baseball scandal. He was fighting with his management team about obtaining performance-enhancing drugs during his rehabilitation period.
Fun Facts about Alex Rodriguez
- When he was four years old, his family moved to the Dominican Republic. Thereafter, they moved to Miami when he was in his fourth grade. At the age of nine, his father left his family and left his mother to raise Alex and his half-siblings on her own.
- He has had an interesting romantic life. Not only was he romantically involved with Jenny from the Block, but Alex Rodriguez is rumored to have had romantic Encounters with the likes of Madonna, Kate Hudson, and Cameron Diaz to name a few celebrities.
- In 2011, he had to undergo surgery to fix his right knee. Two years later, he had to have arthroscopic surgery to fix his left hip.
- He’s branched off into television as an analyst. One of his shows is on Fox Sports where he wants to pay it forward to future baseball talent. In 2019, he had a series called Back In The Game that aired on CNBC. Moreover, he’s been great on many well-known TV shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
- He has been charged with embezzlement and racketeering which could see him facing up to 30 years behind bars. If the court system doesn’t side with him, he could also end up losing $50 million.