-Avier Wanjou Brass-
Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant is many things. Besides being an all-star athlete, the Academy award winner’s estate is getting a big coin after Bryant invested in BodyArmor in 2013.
As reported by Sports Illustrated, Bryant will receive roughly $400 million for its stake in the company after Coca-Cola is buying control of BodyAmor in a landmine deal. Reportedly, Coca-Cola brought the company for $5.6 billion in a cash deal. Whew, that is a lot of money.
“If it wasn’t for Kobe Bryant’s vision and belief, BODYARMOR would not have been able to achieve the success we had,” Mike Repole, founder of BodyArmor, said in the release. “I couldn’t be more excited to become part of the Coca-Cola family and set our sights on the future.”
Bryant is not the only one who invested in this company, other athletes like Mike Trout and James Harden will receive some bank when Coca-Cola plans to buy the remaining 70% stake of the company. It looks like it’s a “whole lotta money” going on here, and we are here for it.
Reportedly, Bryant invested 6 million in the company and was a major shareholder in the company.