Alex Rodríguez was born on July 27, 1975 in New York , United States.
“Having the respect of your peers means everything to me”
Alex Rodriguez Biography
Son of Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Marcano and Lourdes Navarro. After living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York for four years, he moved to the Dominican Republic where his family was from, later moving to Miami.
He had three half-siblings Joe and Suzy, children of his mother, and Victor M., of his father.
His idols were Keith Hernandez , Dale Murphy , and Cal Ripken Jr. and his favorite team the New York Mets .
He studied at Christopher Columbus High School, leaving after finishing his studies at Westminster Christian School, where he played football and baseball.
After winning the national high school championship in 1993, he was considered the top prospect in the country.
Alex Rodriguez Career
Alex Rodriguez And Seattle Mariners
After entering Miami University, he turned down the scholarship to play baseball. He did not play college baseball, since he was selected at age 17 in the 1993 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners in the first round.
He debuted on July 8, 1994 in the MLB as the starting shortstop against Boston at age 18.He was the third shortstop since 1900 to play in the Major League and the youngest in Mariners history.
His first home run was on June 12, 1995 against the Kansas City Royals. He blew up the game from him in 1996.
Alex Rodriguez And Texas Rangers
In 2000, after being a free agent, he signed with the Texas Rangers for ten years and 252 million years, the most expensive contract in the history of the sport at that time.
In his first season he became the first player with 50 home runs and 200 hits in a season since 1932. He got his first MLB MVP in 2003.
Alex Rodriguez And New York Yankees
Four years later, after admitting his mistake of having signed with the Texas and testing positive for the use of anabolic steroids, he signed with the New York Yankees .
On November 15, 2007, he broke his previous contract record by agreeing to a $275 million, ten-year deal with the Yankees.
In 2009 he won his first career World Series Championship against the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2.He broke several early records, such as being the youngest player to hit 500 home runs, a record held by Jimmie Foxx in 1936, as well as 600.
He went on to make more runs than any player in history, being the first player of all the times with Hispanic ancestry in doing so.
He was accused on several occasions of consuming doping substances, even being suspended for the entire season in 2014 for having tested positive on several occasions.
He was also accused of participating in underground poker games.He nicknamed as A-Rod.
Alex Rodriguez Palmares
Alex Rodriguez Business
He donated nearly four million dollars to the University of Miami to renovate his baseball stadium, which would later be named Alex Rodríguez Park at Mark Light Field.
He appeared in Pepsi Cola commercials and in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour along with Kobe Bryant .
Alex Rodriguez Net Worth
His $350 million net worth comes from his baseball career.
The 45-year-old played 22 seasons in the Major Leagues and earned around $33 million a year.
After playing seven seasons with the Seattle Mariners, three seasons with the Texas Rangers and 12 seasons with the New York Yankees, he became the richest baseball player of all time, earning a total of $441.3 million during his career in the MLB.
After retiring from baseball in 2016, he launched his own real estate brand A-Rod Corp and became an entrepreneur.
According to his LinkedIn , A-Rod Corp has invested capital in more than 30 companies and partnerships valued at more than $1 billion.
A-Rod is also a media personality and has been a broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, appeared on Shark Tank, was a member of the ABC News Network, and joined ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team.
Starting with the Seattle Mariners, he signed a contract that would bring him $1.13 million a year.
However, although this was big money for a young baseball player, he would never see the World Series as a player, the goal of every professional player.
His 7 years with Seattle would net him just over $12 million before he decided to move on.
The next stop was Texas to play the Rangers. He would have been just 25 years old when he negotiated his new contract in 2001, earning a historic $252 million over 10 years that at the time was believed he was overpaying young talent.
He would prove the critics wrong, as he won the Most Valuable Player award just two years later.
But Rodriguez’s contract appears to have been too heavy for the Rangers to handle, and without making any significant progress toward the World Series, he was traded to the New York Yankees.
As we’ll see later, the Rangers didn’t walk away completely free of his deal, but what Rodriguez was able to do was play another big contract with the Yankees in 2007. Between 2004 and 2007, Rodriguez was paid the amount of money from the. Kansas City contract: About $25 million a year.
The Yankees then negotiated a new contract with him for $275 million over 10 years, topping his previous contract. But this deal has a proven track record of his talent, as he won the American League MVP award in 2005 and 2007. It helps to be on a winning team to get MVP recognition from sportswriters.
So how does A-Rod’s net worth compare to his ex-fiancé JLo’s?
Her net worth has been built through a combination of her dance, singing, and acting careers, and she also has an impressive real estate portfolio in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.
A bump in the road of his career occurred when he was found guilty of doping in the biogenesis scandal, with the result that he was suspended for a full season (162 games) and thus forfeited all his earnings for that year.
That year was 2014 and he hit him when his career was just beginning to peak. The fans, who largely determine the value of any professional in the sport these days, had lost a significant amount of respect for him and this would later prove to affect his endorsement pocketbook.
In total, the New York Yankee would retire earning about $436.6 million during his playing days in the Major Leagues.
As part of his future earnings, Rodriguez can count on receiving $26 million from the Texas Rangers in deferred payments through 2025, which will be added to his final total.
While he was unable to capitalize on his earnings by endorsing a host of products and services like many other professional athletes do, he managed to rake in around $35 million by selling memorabilia and acquiring endorsement deals with companies.
Investments by Alex Rodriguez
One of his avenues was to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership in League City, Texas, where he has been moderately successful.He is also an investor in the NRG Esports esports team, which has had mixed results.
On a more personal level, he is reported to be a serious art collector and buyer, though the actual value of his collection remains a mystery.
Alex Rodriguez Private Life
We begin this count with Jennifer Lopez , who starred in a fiery relationship with A-Rod that lasted four years.
Everything seemed very good between them, but apparently the constant rumors of infidelity of the former star player of the New York Yankees, ended up tiring “The Diva of the Bronx”, who in turn was already “making eyes” at his great love of Hollywood, Ben Affleck.
Recently, JLo announced her commitment to Affleck, and Rodríguez could not help but look uncomfortable when the news was mentioned to him in the middle of the MLB broadcast, something that shows that there is still spite on his part.
The couple kept an extremely low profile to avoid being caught by the paparazzi of the United States, although the video in which they appear very caramelized enjoying the 2010 Super Bowl is still in the memory .
It seemed that the lovebirds would take the next step in their relationship, but they decided to separate at a time when Rodríguez was the great offensive figure of the New York Yankees.