At age 17, Alex Rodriguez is selected first overall by the Seattle Mariners in the 1993 Major League Baseball draft.
Alex forms A-Rod Corp.
Alex, as a free agent, signs a record-breaking 10-year $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
As a young MLB star looking to preserve and build his wealth over time, Alex makes his first real estate investment, buying a single duplex apartment. He donates $3.9 million to the University of Miami to renovate its baseball stadium.
Alex is traded to the New York Yankees.
Alex signs a 10-year $275 million contract with the New York Yankees, the richest MLB contract to date.
A-Rod Corp expands in real estate by creating Newport Property Construction, which designs, develops, and renovates commercial and residential properties.
Alex wins the World Series with the New York Yankees.
Alex gives $1 million to the Miami-Dade Boys & Girls Club, building a state-of-the-art educational center for students. Alex hit his 600th home run at Yankee Stadium.
A-Rod Corp invests in Vita Coco coconut water.
Alex and Ramon Corona start Monument Capital Management to invest in and manage multifamily assets. A-Rod Corp partners with 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov to create A-Rod Energy Fitness gyms in Mexico City.
Monument Capital Management successfully launches its first fund, investing in workforce housing.
A-Rod Corp sells a large Mercedes-Benz dealership to a publicly traded company. Monument Capital Management successfully launches its second fund.
A-Rod Corp acquires equity stakes in Artsy and BounceX. Alex joins FOX as an MLB analyst. Monument Capital Management successfully launches its third fund.
A-Rod Corp invests in DiDi, eMerge Americas, Oscar, and Snapchat, and NRG eSports with Marc Mastrov and Shaquille O’Neal. Alex plays his final game for the New York Yankees and retires after 22 seasons in MLB. Career highlights include 14x All-Star, World Series champion, three-time AL MVP, and two-time Gold Glove winner.
A-Rod Corp. invests in Wheels Up, a private jet charter membership startup. A-Rod Corp gains the rights to develop UFC-branded fitness centers across southern Florida and buys a major equity stake in TruFusion, with franchise rights for 20 Florida locations. Alex becomes a guest judge on Shark Tank and wins his second Emmy Award for his postseason broadcast work on Fox.
A-Rod Corp invests in Petros Pace Finance, a financier of eco-friendly corporate development projects. Alex joins ESPN’s broadcast team for Sunday Night Baseball and launches The Corp podcast with Dan ‘Big Cat’ Katz and Barstool Sports. Alex becomes the host of the series Back in the Game on CNBC. Monument Capital Management delivers a 30% net internal rate of return to investors as its workforce housing fund, launched in 2013, closes.
A-Rod Corp ramps up its venture investing with stakes in hims & hers, Density, Storr, Bungalow, Acorns, Dirty Lemon, DSW, and Sonder, and also partners with Stonehenge NYC to build multifamily residences in New York. Monument Capital Management launches its fourth fund and exceeds its target raise of $50 million.
Anheuser-Busch announces Alex as Chairman of Presidente USA. A-Rod Corp invests in Nova Credit, a fintech company. Alex joins CGI Merchant Group's $650M hotel investment fund. Its mission is to acquire and develop properties across North America and the Caribbean in partnership with Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. brands.
Slam Corp, a blank check company formed in partnership with Antara Capital, announces $500 million IPO listed on NASDAQ with Alex as CEO. Alex and Marc Lore officially join the ownership group of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx. Alex and Marc launch a groundbreaking venture fund, VCP Ventures, that invests in moonshot ideas using a playbook driven by vision, capital, and people. As an investor and brand ambassador for leading telehealth platform, Hims & Hers, Alex co-developed and launched a cosmetic product designed specifically for men. Alex is inducted into the Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame. A-Rod Corp opens HQ in a 13,000-square-foot office in Miami’s Coconut Grove.
A-Rod Corp opens fourth UFC Gym location in Plantation, FL; launches KayRod Cast on ESPN with hosts Alex and Michael Kay, featuring guests such as Derek Jeter, Billy Crystal, and Albert Pujols; closes on the acquisition of the Trump Hotel in DC and rebrands to a Waldorf Astoria; invests and joins board of the Professional Fighters League (PFL), an innovative MMA league with world-ranked fighters.