Through The Static

July 5, 2008

A-Rod: Cheaper to Keep Her

Filed under: Culture,Randomness,Sports — disciplepete @ 12:24 pm

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (the highest paid player in baseball) recently separated from his wife. This article talks about how it’ll go down if his wife files for divorce:

If A-Rod’s estranged wife files for divorce, she could claim half of his vast fortune — as well as their three opulent homes and private jet, experts say…

And what a half it is:

A-Rod earns about $29 million a year from the Yankees, more than the entire payroll of

Alex Rodriguez the Florida Marlins. He makes an additional $6 million annually in commercial endorsements. Sports Illustrated has estimated he’ll make $445 million over the course of what would be a 24-year baseball career at the end of his newly inked $275 million, 10-year contract with the Bombers.

A-Rod and his wife own a $12 million, 8,310-square-foot mansion near Coral Gables, Fla., and recently bought a $13.5 million penthouse on the upper East Side. 
The reigning American League MVP owns millions of dollars in rental properties in New York and Florida. He also owns a 22-seat Gulfstream jet worth more than $30 million.
Divorce experts also said Rodriguez could wind up paying a heavy chunk of his income on child support for the couple’s two children, 3-year-old Natasha and 10-week-old Ella Alexander.

I’ve never given too much thought to divorce laws, though I regularly hear my older brother complaining about them. Reading this though, I wonder, why is the spouse of someone who makes hella money entitled to half of everything in a divorce? Sure, I can see why the spouse should be entitled to something, but half? Half of a huge fortune that was earned not by them, but their spouse? 

Oh well, somehow I think A-Rod will pull through. Although if you need help, A-Rod, I’l let you crash with me a few days in exchange for some tickets and autographs.

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