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Pete Price
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A list of top athletes who have turned the business world and started companies, going from the huddle to the boardroom. These athlete entrepreneurs earned millions on and off the court, diamond, field and ice include Michael Jordan and his sneakers, George Foreman and his grill, and Venus Williams and her eye for interior design. Ranked by their success on and off the field, these jocks have taken their millions in salary endorsements and managed or started businesses in all different industries. Who knew The Great One, Wayne Gretsky is a restaurateur? Or that Eddie George is in the landscape architecture business in Columbus, Ohio.
Taking their on the court sense and applying it off the court has proved successful. Heck, Magic Johnson has been so prominent since he left the court that he’s opened Magic Movie Theaters, Starbucks Franchises and recently joined a venture capital firm in Detroit.
We all know the stories of the failures, guys blowing millions of dollars based on bad money management and poor business deals. But fortunately these guys have been able to join up with the right minded business partners and with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work their businesses have been successful. If you think there is a sports star that needs to be added to the list please do so. Rank and Enjoy.
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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

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Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Tony Hawk age 49

Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Mike Ditka age 78

Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Magic Johnson age 58

George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Dan Marino age 56

Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Dhani Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Dhani Jones age 37

LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
LeBron James age 31

Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Greg Norman age 62

Will Herring is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Will Herring age 32

Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

John Elway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
John Elway age 57

Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

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Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Dave Bing age 72

Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Tim Horton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Wayne Gretzky age 56

Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Vince Young age 32

Shaun White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Shaun White age 31

Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Jim Plunkett age 68

Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Ronnie Lott age 56

Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Chris Webber age 44

Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Don Shula age 87

Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Eddie George age 44

Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Gary Payton age 49

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Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Ron Jaworski age 64

Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Joe Morgan age 74

Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Hank Aaron age 83

Vinnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Mark Brunell age 45

Jim Bouton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Jim Bouton age 78

Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Joe Gibbs age 75

Donald Strickland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

N. D. Kalu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
N. D. Kalu age 40

Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Franco Harris age 67

Ross Tucker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Ross Tucker age 36

Matt Chatham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Matt Chatham age 38

Ryan Diem is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Ryan Diem age 36

Rick Mirer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Rick Mirer age 45

Robert Porcher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses

Al Baker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Al Baker age 59

Alex Bernstien is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Alex Bernstien

Charles Mann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses
Charles Mann age 56

Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Athletes That Started Successful Businesses