- Full Name: Alex Emmanuel Rodriguez
- Born: 07/27/1975
- Place of Birth: New York City, NY
- Occupation: Athlete
- Marital Status: Divorced
Alex Rodriguez’s Net Worth History
Worth an estimated $300 million, Alex Rodriguez is one of the world’s richest baseball players. He has signed two of the largest contracts in sports history, making deals in excess of $250 million with both the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees. Rodriguez took a hit following a drugs scandal, which kept him out for the entire 2014 season, with the Yankees declaring that any home-run bonuses he may later be due – which could potentially have totalled $30 million – void, claiming that his reputation prevents them from marketing the milestones.
About Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez is one of the most successful, if controversial, baseball players of all time, and the 40-year-old has left an indelible mark on America’s favorite pastime. The eventual third baseman made his debut as a shortstop for the Seattle Mariners in July 1994, and he also represented the Texas Rangers before signing for the New York Yankees in 2004 in what was then an MLB record $275 million contract – a deal which sees him earn almost $170,000 per game.
The slugger is a 14-time All-Star – including nine times consecutively in the 2000s – and he has been the American League’s Most Valuable Player three times. Rodriguez has also won the Gold Glove Award twice and he is one of just 29 players to have recorded 3,000 hits in the Major Leagues.
Rodriguez played for the Mariners until 2000 and established himself as one of the sport’s hottest prospects. In 1998 he became just the third player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in a season. After becoming a free agent in 2000, Rodriguez signed a 10-year $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers and he became the youngest player to homer 300 times in 2003.
The Rangers, unable to afford the cost of Rodriguez’s contract, looked to move him following that year and he became a Yankee in February 2014, where he converted to a third baseman due to Derek Jeter already holding the shortstop role.
In 2009, Rodriguez won the World Series with the Yankees – the only time he has done so in his 20-year career – as they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. His performances in October earned him the postseason MVP award. It was the Yankees’ 27th World Series victory.
Rodriguez was banned for 211 games in August 2013 after being part of the Biogenesis scandal, a punishment which was later reduced to 162 games – keeping him out for all of 2014. He returned to action with a mixed reception as a designated hitter in 2015, but his efforts on the field has largely kept the criticism away. On May 1 2015, Rodriguez hit his 660th home run against the Boston Red Sox to tie him with Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. He is one of only four players to have accumulated over 2,000 runs batted in (RBIs).
Rodriguez was married to Cynthia Scurtis between 2002 and 2008. They have two children. After separating, Rodriguez had relationships with Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson before dating former WWE wrestler Torrie Wilson. The two split in 2015.