There’s no secret when it comes to famous celebrities and sportsmen who invest their earnings when they retire, or even during their career. Some of those athletes are really inspired when they think to invest, and they are also very successful in the business and entrepreneurship area, but others just love to invest their money on cars, luxury vacations or luxury houses.
Many fans don’t know that the celebrities earn even more money when they retire compared with the period when they were athletes. If you want to know what are the most famous sportsmen investments in the world you’re in the right place because we’ll show you a short list with some of them.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Professional Football Player
We doubt that you don’t know Cristiano Ronaldo, but if you really do not know him, he’s one of the best football players in the world, and he even won the Ballon d’Or, the most important football players distinction.
Ronaldo said that he always wanted to have his own hotel, and that’s the reason why he invested in a hotels chain. Ronaldo has four hotels over the CR7 brand: one is located in his hometown, in Funchal, Portugal, the second one is located in Lisbon, but he also has one in Madrid, Spain. The last one, the forth Ronaldo’s hotel is located in New York, USA. Ronaldo also earns lots of money from modeling, but also from his CR7 underwear brand.
Venus Williams – Professional Tennis Player
Venus Williams is one of the best professional tennis players in the world, being ranked in the top 3 for both singles and doubles.
When we’re talking about Venus Williams and business, you might have a huge surprise because her activity field in sport is completely different from the activity field that she has chosen in business. Venus is the CEO of her interior design company, but that’s not all because she also runs a personal fashion line since 2007. Venus Williams also wrote a book called “Come to Win” which was ranked as no. 5 in the New York Times Best Seller books list.
Tiger Woods – Professional Golf Player
When it comes to the most expensive houses or properties, the golf player Tiger Woods is on the first positions. He’s also one of the best paid athletes in the world, which made him afford to spend over $40 million on the Jupiter Island property. After that, he spent over $20 million for the construction, which can be considered one of the best places where a person can relax and enjoy life.
Oscar De La Hoya – Boxer
Known as the “Golden Boy”, Oscar de La Hoya is one of the greatest boxers in the history of boxing. During his career he was very successful, winning many champion titles and fighting with world class sportsmen like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
After finishing his sports career, De La Hoya released a music album, called “Oscar”, and the songs were interpreted in both Spanish language and English. That’s not all when it comes to De La Hoya’s investments because he also invested in the Golden Boy Promotions, a boxing firm with more than 40 boxers and over $100 million earnings every year. More than half of the company’s shares belong to Oscar De La Hoya.
Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1 Pilot
The F1 pilot Lewis Hamilton seems to have a big passion for luxury things, and he can afford almost anything because he’s earning a lot of money winning F1 championships and from advertisement.
Lewis Hamilton bought a $7.3 million yacht, which a 90ft vessel, and he describes it to be both modern and simple in the same time. The cabin has a king size bed, but he also has a shower on his yacht, which can be considered a small house on the sea.
LeBron James – Professional Basketball Player
LeBron James is considered the Michael Jordan’s successor when it comes to the best basketball players who play in NBA. Making money from sport isn’t the only income source for LeBron, because he’s doing very well in sports equipment advertisement.
He collaborates with Nike, and he earns a lot of money promoting their shoes and other sport equipment, but what most of his fans don’t know is that LeBron James also runs a personal company. He invested money in his own marketing agency, called LRMR which is helping him to sign the best advertisement contracts with some of the biggest companies in the world.
Novak Djokovic – Professional Tennis Player
Novak Djokovic is one of the top, or even the best tennis player of the tennis history. We can’t say exactly because others say that Roger Federer is the king of tennis, but it isn’t very important now because we’re talking about business and investments.
Being a champion isn’t all about hard working, training and practice, Novak Djokovic revealed one of his success secrets by publishing his own nutrition and lifestyle book: “Serving to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence”. He also invests in restaurants, running a personal chain of restaurant in his country, Serbia, called Novak Café & Restaurant. As food and the diet are very important, Novak released his own food and nutrition line products, which are called “Djokolife”.
David Beckham – Retired Professional Football Player
While some sportsmen invest in business that will grow their income and their wealth, others do the same but they also love to spend money or to invest them in material things like cars, luxury houses and other things.
David Beckham is a football player who played for word class football teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG. He’s involved in many charity actions, but he also loves to spend money on different things. One of the biggest investments that he and his wife, Victoria, made is a four story mansion located in the center of London. They paid over $39 million for this house, and then other $6,500,000 for restorations, because the construction dates from 1880s.
Floyd Mayweather – Boxer
Worldwide known boxer, Floyd Mayweather is well known for his wealth and his love for money, investments, sports bets and luxury houses and cars. The cars passion reached a new level for Floyd when he bought his Bugatti Veyron.
It is considered to be the most expensive car in the world: with a start price of $1.7 million, Bugatti Veyron is beyond any limits. The car has 10 radiators that are working to keep it cool, because the 8.0L engine emanates a lot of heat.
Chris Johnson – American Football Player
30 years old Chris Johnson is an American football player who started his professional career at Tennessee Titans, in 2008, but now he’s playing for Arizona Cardinals.
Money isn’t a problem for Chris, because being an athlete in the NFL offers him a pretty good and stabile wage, but the way he invests his money can raise some questions from some of his fans. The back-running Chris Johnson decided to cover his from teeth in gold, but he’s not the only celebrity who does this. There are many rappers who also cover their teeth in gold, or even in diamonds.