Alex Rodriguez Sells $30M Home

Alex Rodriguez is a bit richer today.

The New York Yankees third baseman closed on the sale of his Miami Beach home on Friday morning. The confirmed sale price of $30 million is believed to be one of the most paid for a home in Miami Beach history.

Rodriguez, who has earned approximately $360 million to date in salary alone, more than any U.S. major sports athlete in history, will make a $15 million profit.

In 2010, Rodriguez bought the 54,000-square-foot plot of land on the water for $7.4 million. He then put roughly the equivalent amount into the 20,000-square-foot modern, minimalistic home that his own construction company, Newport Properties Construction, built in 11 months.

It has nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms with the oft-coveted European white oak flooring throughout. Its most impressive feature is at the rear of the house, where clear, glass windows can be adjusted so that someone can walk straight outside. The house also features a zen garden and rooftop deck.

Source: Darren Rovell,