‘Better Than Baseball’ – Worth $400 Million Alex Rodriguez Explains How Investing in Real Estate Changed His Life and Helped Him Build a New Empire

Alex Rodriguez has had a remarkable career in Major League Baseball. If not for his controversies, the former New York Yankees star was one of the best ball players to entertain the game. And it has done so for more than two decades.

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However, when it comes to career after retirement, A-Rod is in a league of its own. But achieving this success, whether in baseball or in business, hasn’t been as easy as it seems. From the back streets of Miami to the streets of New York, the Yankees legend has come a long way.

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Alex Rodriguez no longer wanted to live in poverty

In 2018, when Alex Rodriguez sitting with Shark Tank judges Kevin O’Leary and Daymond John, he reminisced about his childhood. The former Yankee said he and his family don’t even have a home of their own.

MIAMI, FL – FEBRUARY 02: Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez looks on before Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

But when A-Rod started investing in real estate after landing an MLB contract, he started making money. He even admitted that his real estate made him more money than his baseball career.

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“Every time my mum said we have to move out because the landlord kept saying. We never owned anything. We were very poor growing up. Mom said we had to move again. Every 18 months we had to move because the landlord raised the rent,” Alex Rodriguez reminded.

“I thought to myself. Boy! If I can ever trade places with the landlord and become a landlord… The first hit I had when I was 22, I bought my first duplex. And thirteen thousand apartments later, that was the biggest business, better than baseball, in which I have ever been involved.

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How much is A-Rod worth?

At present, the net worth of Alex Rodriguez is $400 million. Under the aegis of his investment company A-Rod Corp, the former Yankee has made several investments. In 2021, he teamed up with business mogul Marc Lore to buy the NBA franchise, Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Apart from that, he also hosts the Kay-Rod Cast with Michael Kay for ESPN. It’s been over six years since A-Rod retired from baseball, but he’s building a new career empire after retirement.

Do you think the other athlete should also opt for A-Rod’s roadmap to becoming a successful athlete?