Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Nigerian-Greek NBA star, made news in 2021 when he led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA championship in 50 years. Following a spell with the Greek basketball team Filathlitikos, he was picked by the Bucks with the 15th overall pick in 2013.
After becoming an NBA sensation, he quickly began to focus on expanding his influence into the business world. Today, he runs numerous successful firms, and Forbes estimates his net worth at $87.6 million.
According to Forbes, he inked a five-year, $228 million supermax agreement with the Bucks in 2020, with an opt-out after the fourth year. The contract placed him among the world’s top 15 highest-paid athletes. He also has a lucrative brand contract with Nike. In addition, Disney has agreed to produce a film based on his life in 2020.
Here are five enterprises in which the basketball star has an interest to demonstrate his influence in the business sector.
The celebrity bought a share in the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. The Brewers’ Chairman and Principal Owner, Mark Attanasio, introduced Antetokounmpo as a new member of the team’s ownership group in 2021, according to a release from the club. “We are honored to have Giannis join our team of Milwaukee Brewers’ investors,” added Attanasio. “Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion, and a true local hero with international renown.”
The purchase makes the two-time MVP the first new private investor to join the Brewers’ ownership group since Attanasio bought a controlling interest in the franchise in 2005.