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A List of Athletes Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

In today’s sports-crazed world, athletes like Lebron James and Tony Hawk have quickly become household names. But it’s not just their sport that’s making them famous.

Athletes are becoming known for their entrepreneurship and savvy business deals—earning more off the playing field than on. From personalised apparel to multimillion dollar investment companies, see why these athletes truly “score” in the business world.

Please find a list of successful athletes turned entrepreneurs below:

  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Michael Jordan
  • Venus Williams
  • Tony Hawk
  • John Elway
  • LeBron James
  • George Foreman
  • Dave Bing
  • Roger Staubach
  • Chris Webber
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Magic Johnson

An athlete is a person who competes in one or more sports that involve physical strength, speed or endurance. The use of the term in sports such as golf or auto racing is somewhat controversial. Athletes may be professionals or amateurs.

2 replies
  1. Kristofer Schwalb
    Kristofer Schwalb says:

    It takes a certain type of individual to play at the highest level of sport. It’s really no surprise that business is a good secondary avenue for them during/after retirement. Fantastic article!

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