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Alex Rodriguez bought a new place in Miami for $24 million

Sep 8, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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Alex Rodriguez recently bought a new house in Miami for a reported $24 million and Splash News Online has some overhead photos of the place.

It looks decent, I guess, if you’re into sprawling ocean-side estates that also have a pool.

Presumably there’s also a poker room, although that isn’t pictured.

Worth noting: $24 million is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a house, but Rodriguez has made at least $20 million every year since 2001.

And that’s just his baseball salary, so in that sense I guess spending less than one year’s worth of total income on a house is actually kind of cheap.

(Picture via Splash News Online.)

  1. kopy - Sep 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    It looks like some sort of administration building. But whatever, ordinary people spend a year’s salary on boats. I won’t tell him how to spend his baseball earnings.

    • yankeesfanlen - Sep 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM

      Leave ARod’s mansion alone!

    • bloodysock - Sep 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM

      Kind of reminds me of the CIA headquarters building.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 8, 2011 at 4:55 PM

      Sure looks like an office building for a high tecnology company.

  2. Old Gator - Sep 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    That’s not the ocean. It’s one of the private islands in Biscayne Bay. Not bad, not bad.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Is it across the bay from St. Jetersburg? Maybe they can tie a string across the bay and use old soup cans to talk to each other….or flashlight for Morse code…

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 8, 2011 at 5:10 PM

      Semaphore like they used to use in the Navy.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM

        I often hear Boston fans refer to Jeter and Arod as ‘flags’ (at least I’m pretty sure that is what they are saying). Maybe that is what they mean…

    • protectthishouse54 - Sep 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM

      But A-Rod knows that’s just a decoy. He uses his gigantic telescope to spy on Jeter’s intimate gatherings when he’s supposedly “calling it an early night.” One day he’ll be sorry. One day.

  4. Clinton Manitoba - Sep 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    It kind of looks like the house the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church was in back in the 70’s.
    I could be mistaken only seeing quick images of it in a film years back.

  5. Glenn - Sep 8, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Geez, I couldn’t even get a lousy condo with my year’s salary.

  6. Charles Gates - Sep 8, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Taking his real estate talents to South Beach!

  7. throwstrikes - Sep 8, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    It was reported last year that he bought the land for $7 million so $24 million would mean $17 million in construction costs which sounds like an exaggeration

  8. humanexcrement - Sep 9, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Rich people buy a lot of houses because it’s a safe investment that is likely to go up, or at least stay the same. You can’t just have 24 million sitting in your bank account because it won’t be insured. Investing that much in stocks may be foolhardy if you’re not savvy about that sort of thing. It isn’t just to have a lavish lifestyle. When you’ve got that kind of money, it has to be invested in something. Okay, and the lavish lifestyle doesn’t hurt either.

    • Francisco (FC) - Sep 13, 2011 at 8:38 AM

      I guess… but don’t Property Taxes eat up a chunk of that investment?

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