ALEX RODRIGUEZ: How the highest-paid player in baseball history spends his $400 million

Alex Rodriguez has signed two of the largest contracts in MLB history. He’s currently making $US21 million this season, and still has two more years left on the monster deal he signed in 2007.

While he has spent his record $US400 million in career earnings lavishly at times (he’s really into houses and fine art), he has also used it to invest in several business ventures.

Here is how A-Rod makes and spends his money.

He's making $21 million this season, which makes him one of the 20 highest-paid MLB players.

Source: Spotrac

He made $6 million last year, even though he was suspended and didn't play a single game.

Source: Forbes

He has made more than $400 million total in career salary, which makes him the highest-paid player in MLB history.

Derek Jeter, the 2nd-highest paid player, trails Rodriguez by more than $100 million.

Source: Spotrac

He has also made millions off of past endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Rawlings, Topps and Vita Coco.

Source: Forbes

Here's how he spends all that money...

He bought a Gulfstream IV jet in 2007, according to the NY Post.

Source: NY Post

*Above image is of a Gulfstream IV but not Rodriguez's specific jet.

He's really interested in real estate. In 2010, he bought a $7.4 million piece of land in Miami for his future home.

Source: NY Post

Using his own construction company, he then spent millions more building a '20,000-square-foot modern, minimalistic home.'

Source: ESPN

After living in it for a year, he sold the mansion for $30 million in 2013, pocketing a solid profit.

Source: ESPN

He later purchased a Miami beach condo for $2.1 million.

Source: Forbes

A little less than a year later, he sold it for nearly $2.6 million.

More recently, he bought Meryl Streep's house in Hollywood Hills for $4.8 million.

Source: LA Times

He is also a big fan of art -- he has a collection which includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Nate Lowman.

Source: NY Post

His Nate Lowman painting is reportedly worth $140,000.

Source: NY Post

He has a number of business interests. In 2004, he became a partial owner of a Mercedes-Benz car dealership in League City, Texas.

It was named 'Alex Rodriguez Mercedes-Benz.'

In 2014, Group 1 Automotive bought the dealership and changed the name to 'Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake.'

It's ok, he's rumoured to own a Porsche 911 Convertible, Maybach 57s, and a Ferrari 575 Maranello.

Source: Complex

*Above image is of a black Maybach 57s, but not specifically the one Rodriguez owns.

He owns Newport Property Construction, a company based in Florida.

Source: ABC News

He's also invested in the Mexican gym franchise Energy Fitness.

Source: NY Mag

He likes to share his wealth with people close to him.

Sources: NY Post, Complex

He once reportedly spent $17,000 at a New York boutique while shopping with his niece and then-girlfriend Torrie Wilson.

Source: NY Post

Since 2004, he has bought every rookie on his team three suits each.

Source: Complex

With two years and $40 million left on his Yankees contract, his historic earnings figure is only going to grow.

Source: Spotrac

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