Alex Rodriguez, the former baseball player, has a total net value of around $300 million. He was paid $33 million per season while playing for the New York Yankees. He is said to make $2 million per year from his endorsements alone.

Early Life

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez was born in Manhattan on the 27th of July, 1975.He loved watching baseball as a child, and his favourite team was ‘New York Mets’. He completed his high school from Westminster Christian School and was the star in baseball, even going for a try out for the US national baseball team. He has been married once but divorced and has two children. Currently, he is dating celebrity Jennifer Lopez.

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His Baseball career

  • Alex was offered a baseball scholarship by Miami but opted to play professionally with the Seattle Mariners in 1993. He signed a three-year contract worth $2.3 million out of which $1 million was his signing bonus. His yearly salary was around $442,333
  • His first debut was with the ‘Appleton Foxes’ in 1994 and later promoted to the team of ‘Jacksonville Suns’
  • At just 18 years of age in 1994, he made his debut in the major league playing 17 games for the Seattle Mariners
  • He also won the ‘Major League Player of the Year’ award
  • Alex extended his contract with the Mariners in 1996 for $10.6 million after that being paid a salary of $2.16 million per season
  • Alex Rodriguez played for the Seattle Mariners until 2000 after which he became a free agent
  • In 2000, he signed a contract of ten years with Texas Rangers worth a whopping $252 million with his per season salary being $22 million
  • He hit 52 homers in his first year with the Rangers
  • He hit a total of 109 home runs in 2001 and 2002 alone
  • In 2003, Alex was traded away to Boston Red Sox
  • In 2004, the Rangers traded Alex to the ‘New York Yankees’ and hit almost 35 home runs in his very first season with the Yankees and paid a salary of $21 million per season
  • Alex also played for Team USA in ‘World Baseball Classes’
  • His contract with the Rangers came to an end in 2007 once again making him a free agent
  • In 2007, Alex Rodriguez signed a ten- year contract with the ‘New York Yankees’ worth $275 million with his salary further increasing to $33 million per season
  • As of January 2017, Alex has taken a break but will remain an advisor to Hal who is the owner of Yankees

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Property

  • Alex owns a home in Miami which is estimated to be worth $30 million and having luxurious amenities such as a swimming pool, a gaming room, a home office and a beautiful lake
  • He built 20,000 square feet home in Florida in 2012 which he sold in 2013 for $30 million
  • He owned a home in Miami Beach worth $2.1 million which he sold for $2.6 million
  • Alex purchased Meryl Streep’s home in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles for $4.8 million

Vehicle collection

  • In 2007, Alex purchased a Gulfstream IV jet
  • Mercedes Benz Maybach worth $140,000
  • He owns a Porsche 911 Convertible
  • Ferrari 575 Maranello

Endorsements and ventures

  • Alex’s earning from Endorsement deals are estimated to be around $300,000 in 2014
  • Rodriguez earns around $2 million per year from his endorsement deals with top brands like Nike, Topps, Vita Coco and Rawlings
  • He owns his very own Construction Company in Florida called ‘Newport Property Construction.’
  • In 2004, Alex became a partial owner of Car company ‘Mercedes Benz’ in Texas
  • He loves art and owns a painting by Nate Lowman worth $140,000
  • Alex is an investor in the Gym Franchise that goes by the name ‘Energy Fitness.’

Books

  • Alex Rodriguez has co-written two books which are ‘Out of the Ballpark’ and ‘Hit a Grand Slam’. Both of these are children books

Social Work

  • In 2015, Alex Rodriguez donated $1 million towards the charity ‘Boys and Girls Club’ in Miami- Dade
  • He also gives out scholarships to help young kids go to college
  • In 2003, he raised around $400,000 for charity

Alex is a massive supporter of charities, some of them are:

  • UNICEF
  • Keep A Child Alive
  • Soles4Souls
  • Raising Malawi
  • He supports causes relating to Poverty, Education, Children, Adoption, Slavery and Human Rights

Conclusion

Alex has been involved in a lot of controversies over the past, the biggest one being the use of steroids. It is not a very good example for Youths around the World. He has also been a good philanthropist so we hope the Youth can pick out the right traits to look up to and follow.

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