Nike: #KobeSystem – Level 7 Success | Richard Branson, Billionaires, Endorsements & Virgins
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Where do you go once you’ve reached the top of the KobeSystem? Kobe helps Richard Branson find out.
Richard Branson is known for Virgins. As in Virgin airways, Virgin Records and Virgin Records. Three of the 400+ companies in Branson’s Virgin Group that helped him become 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom and 254th richest person in the world, according to the Forbes 2011 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$4.2 billion.
Kobe may not have a billion dollars (especially after spending $75+ million this year in a very expensive long term investment) but he has been arguably just as successful making numbers off the court as he has been on the court.
He made about $48 million as a teenager from Adidas before making $40+ million jumping over car from Nike, $10 million from McDonalds, Sprite, Vitamin Water, Upper Deck, Spalding, Nintendo, Nutella, Nubeo ($21k_ watches) and even an airlines but it wasn’t with Branson’s Virgin it was with a Turkish Airlines.
Pretty good side money for a guy that will have made over $280 million in just NBA salary by the time his latest contract expires. Just next year if he plays every game of a full season he will make $371,951 per game and it’s hard to argue he doesn’t deserve every penny.
That’s the Kobe System for you where you will learn success as success as success!