A-Rod and J.Lo: How the newly engaged MLB superstar and Hollywood power couple makes and spends their millions

  • Retired MLB superstar Alex Rodriguez and quadruple threat Jennifer Lopez formed one of the most famous and glamorous power couples in Hollywood – known to many as “J-Rod” – when they began dating in early 2017.
  • Between Lopez’s incredibly lucrative singing, dancing, acting, and producing career and Rodriguez’s record-breaking MLB earnings, the couple has many hundreds of millions of dollars between them.
  • Lopez and Rodriguez announced their engagement in March 2019 with an Instagram photo of Lopez’s massive engagement ring.
  • Check out how the power couple makes and spends their millions below.

Singer, dancer, actress, and producer Jennifer Lopez and retired MLB superstar Alex Rodriguez are household names in their respective fields, but they reached a new level of fame when they began dating in early 2017.

Lopez has an estimated net worth of $US400 million thanks to her nine albums, residency in Las Vegas, and various movies and TV shows. Additionally, she has accumulated quite a fortune through endorsements and her brands.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, retired from professional baseball after the 2016 season with an MLB-record $US480 million in career earnings. He’s since moved on to a successful career as an MLB analyst and commentator with FOX Sports and ESPN.

Even though the power couple made their money separately, they have seamlessly adjusted to making big purchases together, including a fabulous New York City condo in the tallest residential building in the Big Apple and a luxurious trip to the Mediterranean.

Now that they have announced their engagement, it appears that these two dynasties will officially become one.

Check out the full details of how Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez make and spend their millions below.


All-around entertainment dynamo Jennifer Lopez and retired MLB superstar Alex Rodriguez make up one of the most famous and exciting power couples in Hollywood.

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They started dating in 2017, well after they became household names in their respective fields.

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A-Rod and Lopez announced their engagement in March 2019.

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Read more:
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Based on an Instagram photo Lopez posted, experts at JamesAllen.com estimated that her engagement ring is approximately 15 carats and worth over $US1 million. The gemologists and diamond PhDs at Rare Carat, meanwhile, guessed that the emerald-cut diamond is 20 carats and, if it is flawless and colorless, is worth around $US4.5 million.

Sources: James Allen, Rare Carat, Instagram


They can certainly afford the steep price of the ring. Lopez — a singer, dancer, actress, and producer — has built an empire and has an estimated net worth of $US400 million.

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Between hit singles and worldwide tours, J. Lo has enjoyed an incredibly lucrative music career.


The Bronx, New York, native’s debut album “On the 6” is 3x platinum, selling 3.42 million units worldwide.

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Nearly two decades since the release of “On the Six,” Lopez has dropped eight more albums and has been nominated for two Grammy awards.

Source: Grammy.com


Lopez has embarked on five tours that have undoubtedly added to her net worth.

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After her aptly named “Let’s Get Loud” tour in 2001, Lopez reeled in a reported $US765,000 in earnings.

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More than a decade later, J. Lo embarked on the 78-show “Dance Again World Tour” to earn a whopping $US50,362,300.

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Additionally, her Las Vegas residency, which spanned from 2016 to 2018, earned more than $US1 million in ticket sales, making it the highest grossing show in Planet Hollywood’s history.


As if that wasn’t enough, Lopez has assembled a serious acting resume that has made her the highest-paid Latina film actress in history.

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She’s earned an estimated $US90 million cumulatively for appearances in movies like “Out of Sight,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “The Wedding Planner,” “Antz,” “Ice Age: Collision Course,” and “Second Act”.

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Lopez also earned $US12 million for each of the three seasons she served as a judge on “American Idol”.

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On top of that, J. Lo has used her likeness to found her incredibly successful clothing brand and a newly-released makeup line.

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Source: Business Insider, Harper’s Bazaar


She also has multimillion-dollar deals with major brands, including Venus, Gillette, Gucci, Pepsi, Louis Vuitton, Fiat, and L’Oreal.

Source: Capital Xtra


She spent some of that money on a gorgeous mansion in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles.

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Lopez put the 17,129 square-foot home — which she bought with ex Marc Anthony — on the market in 2015 and sold it two years later for $US10 million.

Source: Business Insider, Pop Sugar


Then, in 2016, Lopez bought a gorgeous 13,932 square-foot home in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air.

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She also bought a $US10 million Hamptons estate in 2013.

Read more: HOUSE OF THE DAY: Jennifer Lopez Bought A Gorgeous Hamptons Estate For $US10 Million


That summer, she had an intruder living in her guest house for a week.

Read more: Jennifer Lopez’s $US10 Million Hamptons Mansion Where Her Stalker Camped Out For A Week


Her second half, meanwhile, enjoyed a fruitful professional baseball career and retired after the 2016 season with an MLB-record $US480 million in career earnings.

Source: Forbes


The 14-time MLB All-Star has also made millions off of past endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Rawlings, Topps, and Vita Coco.

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His astronomical career earnings could have been even higher if not for a doping scandal that cost him $US40 million and a spot in the Hall of Fame.

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He still walked away from the diamond with an unfathomable amount of money and a broadcasting deal with Fox Sports.

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Then, in 2018, A-Rod agreed to a deal to become a commentator for “Sunday Night Baseball,” ESPN’s flagship MLB program.

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Read More: A-Rod is about to become the voice of baseball just 3 years after being the sport’s biggest pariah


Rodriguez has used his money to make some pretty exciting purchases.

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In 2007, he bought a Gulfstream IV jet that seats 14 people.

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Three years later, he purchased a $US7.4 million plot of land in Miami and began constructing a massive, minimalistic home.

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Once it was finished, he lived there for a year before selling the mansion for $US30 million in 2013.

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He shelled out $US2.1 million for a condo on the beach in Miami, but he sold it less than a year later.

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In 2014, Rodriguez bought Meryl Streep’s former home in Hollywood Hills. He listed the home in 2018 for $US6.5 million.

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In addition to his real estate hobby, Rodriguez is a big fan of art. His collection includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Nate Lowman.

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His Nate Lowman painting is worth $US140,000, according to the NY Post.

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Source: NY Post


A-Rod is reportedly very generous with those he is closest with.

Source: Business Insider


Starting in 2004, he bought every rookie on his team three suits each.

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Source: Complex


And that generosity has translated seamlessly to his relationship with Lopez.

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Just a few days into 2018, Lopez and Rodriguez visited Puerto Rico to announce the donation of $US2 million to various Primary Health Centres of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

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Source: People.com


A few months later, Lopez and Rodriguez spent the day of the Oscars, teaching Bronx teens how to make wise financial decisions at an event with the nonprofit organisation Project Destined.

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Still, the power couple enjoys opulence as much as any other famous couple in Hollywood. They aptly made their red carpet debut together at one of the most extravagant events of the year — the Met Gala — in May of 2017.

Source: People.com


The duo took in the 2018 World Series together at Fenway Park.

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And they take in Los Angeles Lakers games from courtside seats.


They took a luxurious trip to Italy during the summer of 2018.

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And they even spent some of their time on the water.

Source: Instagram


The duo bought a $US15 million condo together in the tallest residential building in Manhattan back in March of 2018.

Source: Vanity Fair


And they now share the Bel Air mansion Lopez purchased in 2016.

Source: Architectural Digest


“All over the house are pictures of [Lopez’s and Rodriguez’s] four children as one family,” wrote Bethany McLean in a Vanity Fair profile.

Source: Vanity Fair, Instagram


Even despite their hundreds of millions of dollars, family continues to be the most valuable thing to Lopez and Rodriguez.

Source: Instagram


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