29 Pro Athletes Who Became Entrepreneurs, And How They Are Still Winning Out Of The Stadium

Yitzi Weiner
Dec 18, 2017 · 53 min read
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Alex Rodriguez; Franchisee with UFC GYM, Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp, Fox Sports Commentator, and Yankees Special Advisor; UFC GYM ; Alex Rodriguez is a former New York Yankee baseballer who played in the MLB for 22 seasons. He is a three-time MLB American League MVP, 14-time All Star, World Series Champion, and is seen as one of the best baseball players ever.

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Carl Banks — President G-III Sports + NFL Legend, 2x Super Bowl Champ

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Nastia Liukin, Founder of Grander, Olympic Gold Gymnast

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Todd Stottlemyre, author, speaker and former MLB pitcher

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Patrick J. Sweeney II, Fear Guru, 2nd Olympic trials in Single Scull, 3 years racing world cup, many international and national championships.

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Brandon Merriweather, Owner, Takeout Waiter, former All-pro with the Patriots and college star with Miami

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Anna Laura Sommer; Lifestyle Coach, Trainer; Anna Laura Sommer Lifestyle Coaching; Fitness America Bikini Pro

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Justin Forsett, 9-year NFL veteran/ co-founder of ShowerPill

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Calvin Brock, Founder, Jack and Landlords, Pro Boxer and 2000 Olympian

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Nicole DeBoom, Founder/CEO, Skirt Sports, former professional triathlete & Ironman Champion

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Shawntae Spencer, Technology Angel Investor, 9 Year NFL Veteran (SF 49ers, Oakland Raiders)

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Devan Kline, co-founder of Burn Boot Camp and former NFL / SF Giants football player

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James “Buster” Douglas World Heavyweight Champ

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Brian Orakpo, 4x Pro Bowl OLB, Tennessee Titans

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Shannon Miller, President & Founder of Shannon Miller Lifestyle, 7 Time Olympic Medalist and the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in U.S. History

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Angela Naeth, Professional Triathlete, iracelikeagirl women’s endurance team and community, multiple 70.3 Champion and Ironman Champion

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Brent Hayden, Astra Athletica Apparel, Canadian competitive swimmer. Hayden was a bronze medal-winner in the 100-metre freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was world champion in the same event in 2007 with Filippo Magnini of Italy.

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Barry Word, Owner/CEO/President/Entrepreneur, SpeedPro, NFL Running Back

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Brian Saranovitz, Co-founder, Your Retirement Advisor. Professional football player

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Jim Moss, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer, Plasticity Labs, Professional Lacrosse Player

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Dave Jones, President, M is Good Ad Agency, Hockey Player

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Richard Eckersley

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Tywanna Smith, President of The Athlete’s Nexus and former professional basketball player 2005–07

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Jack McNamara, CEO & Founder, Tru, Inc. (Former Div 1 Athlete and Retired Pro Ice Hockey Player/2 Seasons in top leagues in Denmark, Slovakia, and Norway)

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Natalie DeRatt, Founder of Carmen & Grace Communication, retired USA and GB Bobsled Athlete

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Marcus Damas , Founder , Fueled by Culture , Professional Basketball Player

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Drew Westervelt, Founder + COO of HEX Performance; former pro Lacrosse player

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Tyler Sickmeyer, CEO, Fidelitas Development, Minor-League Basketball Player

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David VIlla, Professional Soccer Player, World Cup Champion, currently Captain/MVP of MLS team NYCFC (New York City Football Club)

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