Athletes have been crushing investing lately - find out who and what they invested in.
Athletes have been crushing investing lately - find out who and what they invested in.

7 Athletes Crushing The Investing Game

Nathan Baugh, Matt Trombley
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We often hear about athletes mismanaging their money. But today’s athletes are becoming some of the best investors in the world. Here's 7 athletes crushing the investing game.


1. Andre Iguodala

Best investment: Zoom

Andre invested in Zoom early in 2018 when it was private and valued around $1 billion. Today, Zoom’s market cap is $77 billion. Iggy is a VC partner and New York Times best-selling author while playing for the Warriors on the side.

Andre Iguodala is an investor who plays for the Warriors on the side.
Andre Iguodala is an investor who plays for the Warriors on the side.

2. Paul Rabil

Best investment: The Athletic

Last month, The Athletic hired an investment bank to find a buyer at a $750+ million valuation. Even more impressive, Rabil founded his own pro league, @PremierLacrosse, which had record viewership this year.

Paul Rabil has invested well in addition to starting the Premier Lacrosse League.
Paul Rabil has invested well in addition to starting the Premier Lacrosse League.

3. Maya Moore

Best investment: Beyond Meat

Maya featured in a 2015 campaign, investing shortly after. It’s unclear what Beyond was valued at then, but today it’s worth $6 billion. For reference: Beyond IPO'd in 2019 at a $1.5 billion valuation, so Maya crushed it.


4. Alex Caruso

Best investment: Dapper Labs

Caruso (and many other athletes) invested in March 2021 when Dapper was valued at $2.6 billion. Last week, Dapper announced another funding round ($7.6 billion valuation) and a partnership with the NFL.


5. Russell Okung

Best investment: Whoop

Okung invested in Whoop’s Series C funding round in 2018 when it was valued at less than $150 million. In August, SoftBank led the latest funding round valuing the company at $3.6 billion. Plus, Okung chose to take half his salary in Bitcoin when it was at $27k.


6. Kelley O’Hara

Best investment: Just Women’s Sports

O’Hara, who also produces a podcast for the brand, invested in JWS’s $3.4 million seed round in May. @justwsports has seen record growth across its website, podcasts, and socials since.

Kelley O'Hara has helped fuel the growth of Just Women's Sports.
Kelley O'Hara has helped fuel the growth of Just Women's Sports.

7. Ndamukong Suh

Best investment: Mercury

Aside from the unicorn banking startup, Suh has invested in 30+ companies including Genies, Kindred, and Looped. Going to Nebraska has its perks when it comes to investing mentors.

Ndamukong Suh is paving the way with help from mentor Warren Buffett.
Ndamukong Suh is paving the way with help from mentor Warren Buffett.

It would have been easy to write this about LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Serena Williams, and Tom Brady. But to me, it’s even more powerful to see the next level of athletes crushing it in business. My guess is they’re just getting started.

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