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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukelifer View Post
    Anyone who can win an NCAA title and two championship on two different teams and be the 4th richest basketball player in history has something going on.

    https://ceoworld.biz/2020/12/30/worl...-players-2021/
    That is a hilarious mistake. Looking through that list (riches basketball players), there seems to be a lot of bad data. I have to imagine that as a part owner of the Hawks, Grant Hill's net worth is greater than $180MM, but maybe I am wrong. I had no idea Junior Bridgeman was that successful of a businessman - amazing. Emeka Okafor also seems suspiciously high. I feel like some low level editorial staffer who was not long for the job threw a bunch of bs into this list to have some fun.

  2. #42
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    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    wow, someone was wearing her stupid hat when she wrote that, good grief.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dat View Post
    That is a hilarious mistake. Looking through that list (riches basketball players), there seems to be a lot of bad data. I have to imagine that as a part owner of the Hawks, Grant Hill's net worth is greater than $180MM, but maybe I am wrong. I had no idea Junior Bridgeman was that successful of a businessman - amazing. Emeka Okafor also seems suspiciously high. I feel like some low level editorial staffer who was not long for the job threw a bunch of bs into this list to have some fun.
    Bridgeman's success as a franchisee is astounding. It began while he was still playing, on a $350,000 contract that was the highest he would ever earn. He opened a Wendy's franchise, and by the time he retired he had three. He studied the business and was hands on in the restaurant.

    I remember reading a story (can't find it now) of how he'd inspect his various stores and work the machines during busy times to see how the team functioned. One day someone recognized him working the fry machine and took pity on this former NBA player who was now broke and working at Wendy's--not realizing he owned hundreds of stores by that point. Bridgeman now owns somewhere around 300 restaurants, mostly Wendy's and Chili's, with a net worth over $600 million.

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