Nope! That title was what we like to call: “click bait.” Kobe is worth $400 million. He’s not about to start door-knocking with you and your buddies at Keller Williams. Sorry. But, there actually is a fair amount of athletes who got into the real estate game after injuries and retirement. Here is a brief list from an article I read in 2008.
1) Holly Rillinger
Wait what? You haven’t heard of the former WNBA point guard Holly Rilinger?! Nobody has! But, she played for my favorite team, The Phoenix Mercury, and now works for Douglas Elliman in Phoenix. By the way that photo is a picture of Holly Rillinger, the fitness mogul. I have no idea if she is the same person as the WNBA star.
2) Roger Staubach
That’s right. The Former Hall of Fame Cowboy quarterback started his own Commercial firm which was acquired by Lones Lang La Salle for $613 million.
3) Emmit Smith
The most sturdy running back ever joined Staubach and Co. in commercial real estate in Dallas.
4) Mo Vaughn
Remember this power hitting first baseman for the Red Sox? I hated him! Now, instead of launching cheap homers over Pesky Pole he is selling commercial real estate and failing miserably at it!
5) Andre Agassi
The former bad boy of tennis dabbles in commercial real estate according to an article I read in 2014. That is all the research I care to do on the issue.