Athletes Who Are Also Entrepreneurs

Some of the smartest athletes in the world today have taken their earnings and reinvested them in businesses. These entrepreneurial sports stars have entered a variety of industries, but all have come out winners away from the fields and courts. 


Athletes who are also entrepreneurs make exciting speakers for a variety of business events. They have great name recognition with the audience while also being able to talk about success in a more relatable field. 

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Alex Rodriguez is known as one of the greatest players in baseball history. Over his 22-year career, Rodriguez batted .295 with 696 home runs, 3,115 hits and 2,086 RBI. He was a 14-time All-Star and 1...

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Baron Davis was a two-time NBA All-Star guard who played for five different franchises. Davis averaged 16.1 points per game in his career.  During his first five seasons, he helped the Charlotte/New O...

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He’s baseball’s “Iron Man”, and one of the best players to ever lace up a pair of cleats and step foot on the diamond.  From 1981 to 2001 Cal Ripken Jr. was the gold standard when it came to consisten...

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Dave Bing played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets and Boston Celtics. During that span he averaged over 20 points and six assists per game in route to earning seven A...

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Derek Jeter is a living legend.  During his 20-year career with the New York Yankees he led the Bronx Bombers to five World Series titles and an unprecedented 17 postseason appearances.  Although his...

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Eddie George came into the national spotlight as a running back at Ohio State University and had one of the greatest college seasons for an RB in 1995 when he ran for a school-record 1,927 yards. In t...

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George Foreman is a retired professional boxer. Foreman was originally interested in football, but he gave it up for boxing. Foreman dropped out of school at 15 years old, he later joined the Job Corp...

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Isaiah Kacyvenski is a former professional linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams of the NFL. Kacyvenski earned an academic scholarship from Harvard University and he played football t...

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Kobe Bryant is considered to be one of the best players in the history of the NBA. In 1996 the Charlotte Hornets selected Bryant directly out of Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and t...

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When Earvin Johnson earned the nickname "Magic" in high school one could say that it foreshadowed what was to come in his career. After a magical career at Michigan State University in which he led th...

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At the U.S. Naval Academy, Roger Staubach first saw action as a third-class midshipman (sophomore) at quarterback. He gained the starting role later that season for his first Army-Navy game and held o...

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Serena Williams first captured the world No. 1 tennis ranking in 2002 and has since gone on to win 23 Grand Slam championships, including seven Australian Opens, three French Opens, five Wimbledon cha...

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The 22 overall Grand Slam singles champion became a professional tennis player at the young age of 14, and has been dominating several aspects of the tennis world alongside her little sister, Serena W...