Alex Rodriguez was born as Alexander Emanuel Rodriguez on July 27, 1975 in Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States. Rodriguez, who has a nickname “A-Rod” is a Dominican-American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played for New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers for 22 seasons. The sports experts believe that Alex Rodriguez is one of best baseball players that American baseball has ever seen.
Rodriguez doesn’t have a wife at the moment. He was married to Cynthia Scurtis. Their marriage lasted from 2002 to 2008. He has two kids, daughters Natasha Alexander and Ella Alexander.
Rodriguez is currently dating famous Hollywood actress and singer Jenifer Lopez. According to pictures on his Instagram, Alex Rodriguez doesn’t try to hide his affair. The couple was spotted together recently, while they were attending Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Showtime PPV boxing match at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.
Alex Rodriguez Early Life
Famous baseball player’s parents were Victor Rodriguez and Lourdes Navarro. They owned a shoe store and the family lived behind that store. When Rodriguez was 4 years old, his family moved to Miami.
Alex developed passion for baseball at very early age. When his father left the family to live in New York, Rodriguez found comfort in baseball. He attended the Christopher Columbus High School and Westminster Christian School in Miami.
The University of Miami offered Alex baseball scholarship. However, Rodriguez turned it down and signed with the Seattle Mariners instead. Consequently, he became their number one overall pick of the amateur draft in 1993. Rodriguez signed the 3 years contract for $1.6 million.
How Old is Alex Rodriguez
Regarding his age, Rodriguez is 42 years old at the moments, because of the fact that the date of his birth is July 27, 1975.
Alex Rodriguez Net Worth and Income
As for 2016, Rodriguez income was around 20 million USD. His net worth is at amazing $300 million. Alex Rodriguez has the world’s second-largest sports contract of $275,000,000, with the New York Yankees.
Alex Rodriguez Ex-Wife and Kids
Rodriguez was married to Cynthia Scurtis from 2002 to 2008. She was a psychology graduate. They have two daughters, Natasha Alexander and Ella Alexander. In 2008, Cynthia accused Alex of emotional abandonment and sexual affair, so the couple divorced.
Additionally, his wife accused Rodriguez of having an affair with the pop diva Madonna. In one of the interviews, Alex called Madonna his soul mate. However, we can confirm for sure that Rodriguez and pop queen had an affair.
Right now Rodriguez is dating WWE Diva Torrie Wilson. The list of the women he was dating is pretty long and interesting, though. Rumor has it that Alex has been in relationship with Jenifer Lopez last year. Additionally, many linked his name to Anne Wojcicki, Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson.
Alex Rodriguez baseball career is full of awards. He has put his name at the top of all-time leaders in home runs list with the record breaking 500 home runs. Rodriguez became a kind of a phenomenon in baseball.
On the other hand, his career success at one point overshadowed the news that he was using performance enhancing drugs. Other controversies followed, like those that Alex was involved with underground poker games and was abusing cocaine. Many times Rodriguez was the target of gossip tabloids due to his numerous sexual affairs with different women.
Nevertheless, his sports career is unique and magnificent.
Rodriguez made his debut with Seattle Mariners in 1994. He was 18 back then. Alex was playing shortstop in a game against the Red Sox at Fenway. Subsequently, in the next year, he had hit his first home run against Kansas City at Kingdome.
In 1995, Rodriguez became the starting shortstop of Seattle’s Triple-A club.
From 1998 to 2000, Rodriguez was selected as Players Choice AL Player of the Year. In addition, he won his 2nd Silver Slugger Award and became the Major League Player of the Year by Baseball America.
In 2001 Alex Rodriguez signed the best paid sports contract ever. It was the contract he signed with Texas Rangers that was wort 252 million USD.
Until 2013 Rodriguez made a huge success in American baseball. However, in 2013 he had a hip surgery. The same year Alex was suspected to be involved in the Biogenesis scandal and banned from playing from the remainder of 2013 season and the entire 2014 season.
A-Rod Height and Weight
Rodriguez height is 6’3’’ or 1.9 m, a perfect height for a baseball player. His sporty, masculine stance makes Alex Rodriguez very popular among female baseball fans.
Ethnicity and Nationality
Alex Rodriguez belongs to Dominican ethnicity and holds dual Dominican-American nationality. He was born in New York, USA. However, his parents are from Dominican Republic.
The majority of Dominicans, about 73 percent, are multiracial. This means that Rodriguez probably belongs to mixed heritage, and possibly has African, European and Native Taino heritage.
|Born:||July 27 1975|
|Profession:||Former professional baseball player|
|Net Worth:||$ 20 million|
|Height:||6’3’’ or 1.9 m|
|Children:||2 (daughters Natasha Alexander and Ella Alexander)|
|Education:||Christopher Columbus High School and Westminster Christian School in Miami|