Alex Rodriguez
12/1/2022
From Major League Baseball to Venture Capital – Alexander Rodriguez, CEO of A-Rod Corp, Shares His Story

In this conversation, we have the opportunity to talk to Alex Rodriguez, or ‘A Rod’ as he is better known, arguably the greatest baseball player of his generation.

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In this conversation, we have the opportunity to talk to Alex Rodriguez, or ‘A Rod’ as he is better known, arguably the greatest baseball player of his generation.

The discussion moves from how he came to dominate his sport to developing a substantial portfolio of investments and businesses through his investment firm, A-Rod Corp.

Alex discusses the early years growing up in Manhattan, his love of baseball and becoming the top prospect in the country, and turning down a university scholarship to sign as a professional.

He discusses how Warren Buffett gave him invaluable advice, becoming increasingly involved in real estate and venture, and how he assembles his team.

He discusses investment priorities, sifting from the range of opportunities presented, culture, ambition, lessons from sport, and what the future holds.

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is a businessman and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp, a broad-based investment firm that bets on world-class startups and partners with leading global companies across the real estate, health and wellness, technology, and sports & entertainment industries. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), for more than 25 years, Alex leads a team of experts building high-growth businesses and enhancing the value of more than 30 companies in the A-Rod Corp portfolio.

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Alex Rodriguez is an American former professional baseball player, businessman and philanthropist. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), including for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. He’s considered one of the game’s all-time greats, scoring 696 MLB home runs, and twice breaking the sport record for the most lucrative contract signed.


Alex set up A-Rod Corp in 1996, which invests in real estate, technology, wellness and media. Based in Miami, the firm is invested in over 30 companies, with partnerships valued at over $1 billion. Portfolio firms include Snap Inc., Vita Coco, Wheels Up, Wave, Acorns and Sonder Corp. Via A-Rod Corp and its subsidiaries, he co-owns over 13,000 real estate units.


In the episode, he discusses his investment into hims & hers, a U.S. telehealth and wellness company. It listed on the NYSE in a $1.6 billion SPAC deal. Alex also covers why he, alongside business partner Marc Lore, decided to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves for $1.5 billion.


He covers his philanthropy in the interview, explaining why he’s made regular contributions to the University of Miami and the Girls and Boys Club of America. Alex is a regular media contributor, having appeared as a Shark Tank judge in 2017, and signing deals with the likes of CNBC, ABC and ESPN.


Alex credits reading ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ for changing his life and transforming his view on personal finance. He also references ‘Open: An Autobiography’ by Andre Agassi as the best sports book he’s ever read.

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