What is Alex Rodriguez's Net Worth?
Name: Alex Rodriguez
Born: July 27th, 1975
Company: New York Yankees
Position: Third Baseman
Alex Rodriguez currently has a net worth of an estimated:
Alex Rodriguez currently serves as the third baseman of the New York Yankees, but his status with the team is very much up in the air due to a suspension from Major League Baseball due to his ties to Biogenesis.
Alex Rodriguez entered the league with the Seattle Mariners, but soon departed the team after a lucrative contract was dangled in front of his eyes. The contract was a monster 10 yr/$252 million deal with the Texas Rangers that was offered following the 2000 season.
Rodriguez was criticized by many for choosing to sign with a weaker team (the Texas Rangers had finished last in their division the year before) that offered him the most money. This would start a theme that would follow Rodriguez throughout his career - that he was just in it for the money, and wasn't as interested in winning. Texas, meanwhile, was criticized for investing far too much money in just one player, while other key positions (including starting pitching) were left wanting. At the time, A-Rod's contract was $63 million more than the next richest deal
A-Rod's time in Texas was very fruitful, as he hit 57 home runs and 142 RBIs in 2002, and won the AL MVP award in 2003. 2003 would be Alex's last season in Texas, as he was moved to the New York Yankees in the offseason.
Note: It was eventually revealed that A-Rod tested positive for steroids in 2003, and he would later admitting taking steroids during the 2001, 2002 and 2003 seasons.
As part of their deal with the Yankees, Texas agreed to pay $67 of the remaining $179 million on A-Rod's contract.
A-Rod opted out of the last year of his deal with the Yankees, sparking a controversy that had to be smoothed over by A-Rod himself. Rodriguez would eventually sign a 10-year, $275 million that would take him to the end of his career. The deal included $30 million of home run milestone bonuses. At the time, it looked as though A-Rod would have a very strong chance of breaking the all-time home run record.
Let's take a look at A-Rod's lifetime salary structure, courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com:
1994 - $442,333
1995 - $442,333
1996 - $442,334
1997 - $1,062,500
1998 - $2,162,500
1999 - $3,112,500
2000 - $4,362,500
2001 - $22,000,000
2002 - $22,000,000
2003 - $22,000,000
2004 - $22,000,000
2005 - $26,000,000
2006 - $21,680,727
2007 - $22,708,525
2008 - $28,000,000
2009 - $33,000,000
2010 - $33,000,000
2011 - $32,000,000
2012 - $29,000,000
2013 - $28,000,000
Due to his largely negative brand image, A-Rod has never been particularly popular with sponsors. According to Forbes, A-Rod made just $500,000 a year in endorsements. Derek Jeter, on the other hand, reportedly makes $9 million per year in endorsements. It just goes to show how damaged the A-Rod brand was even better the entire Biogenesis fiasco surfaced.
One more note - A-Rod divorced from Cynthia Rodriguez in 2008. The divorce presumably cost Rodriguez a good portion of his net worth.
Photo: Keith Allison
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Alex Rodriguez is worth 1,940 times more than the median US household
If Alex Rodriguez sold everything that they owned, they could fund the United States' deficit spending for 0 days.
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