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Kylian Mbappé Reportedly Rejects $773M Al-Hilal Offer, But Did He Ever Consider It?

French soccer player, Kylian Mbappé, had the entire sports world on the edge of its seat after receiving a massive offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal. According to Forbes, the deal was estimated to be worth around $332 million per year, bringing Mbappé’s potential contract total to about $773 million. And while those numbers were impressive, the 24-year-old declined the offer, ending any speculation about him joining Al Hilal.

Josh Rodgers

Jul 26, 2023

Kylian Mbappé Surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi As The Highest-Paid Soccer Player In The World, Report Says

When Beyonce’s “Move” comes on from “Renaissance,” it is a musical indicator that things are about to turn up. The proverbial meaning of the song suggests that those who are making marks on this world need space to thrive and live out loud as their authentic selves. Well, French soccer player Kylian Mbappé is an example of one who needs space on and off the court as he makes his next moves. In a recent estimation by Sportico, Mbappé is now the highest-paid soccer player in the world.

Josh Rodgers

Sep 26, 2022

Former Soccer Player Ronaldinho Has A $90M Fortune But Once Lost A $750K Contract For Taking A Sip Of Pepsi

There is no shortage of conversations about getting a bag and staying in it to earn more coins. But what happens when someone loses that bag? Former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo de Assis Moreira — more commonly known as Ronaldinho — knows firsthand. Throughout his career, he played in seven soccer clubs across 15 seasons. He reportedly earned “FIFA World Player 2004, 2005 and third 2006; Best Player in the World FIFA/FIFPro 2005, 2006; America’s Best Player (El País) 2013.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (@ronaldinho) As a result of his impressive career and athletic ability, he was a well-sought-out player and earned endorsement deals. However, with great fame comes great responsibility, where Ronaldinho faced some trouble. During a 2012 press conference, the then 32-year-old drank a Pepsi. The gag? He had an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola, now a thing of the past because of the infamous sip.

Josh Rodgers

Aug 26, 2022

Rapper Yo Gotti Invests In MLS Soccer Team D.C. United At A $730M Valuation

This rapper is entering into new territory. As both a rapper and businessman, Yo Gotti helms as the founder of Collective Music Group. The record label has signed heavy hitters like 42 Dugg, Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta. Now, the music boss is stepping into new territory setting his eyes on a new business venture. According to The Washington Post, Yo Gotti has joined petroleum executive Eyob “Joe” Mamo as a part of an investment group for Major League Soccer (MLS) team D.C. United. Other affiliates associated with the group have not been identified but are speculated to be in the national business sector. The group is projected to gain a six percent stake in the MLS if approved. Yo Gotti has reached an agreement to purchase a minority stake in D.C. United, per @novy_williams . The rapper is part of a group that will gain about a 6% stake in the MLS club, pending approval. In June, RB Mark Ingram also invested in the team at a valuation of about $710M. —...

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 14, 2021

Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka Becomes Part Owner of Women's Pro Soccer Team

U.S. Open winner and three-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has dominated the world of tennis over the last few years, working her way up to being Forbes’ Highest-Paid Female Athlete. Now she’s channeling her business-savvy mindset fueled by her passion for women in sports to become part-owner of a National Women’s Soccer League Team, the North Carolina Courage, according to Face2Face Africa. TMZ reports that Osaka — a well-known advocate for social justice issues — purchased ownership stake in the team after being inspired by the overwhelming amount of support she’s received from other women athletes over the course of her career. The women who have invested in me growing up made me who I am today, I don’t know where I would be without them. Throughout my career I’ve always received so much love from my fellow female athletes so that’s why I am proud to share that I am now a owner of @TheNCCourage ⚽️❤️ — NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) January 28, 2021...

Njera Perkins

Jan 29, 2021