Archive

Tag Archives: ESPN

@Bugha

Sixteen-year-old Kyle Giersdorf — screen name “Bugha” — took home $3 million Sunday after winning the inaugural Fortnite World Cup in New York, the largest-ever prize for a singe player in a videogame tournament.

The Pennsylvania teen crushed his competition at a sold-out Arthur Ashe Stadium — home of next month’s U.S. Open tennis tournament — to capture the solo division with 59 points, 26 more than his runner-up. About $30 million in prize money was up for grabs at this weekend’s tournament.

Giersdorf’s mother, Darcy Giersdorf, told ESPN that he typically plays “Fortnite” eight to 10 hours a day. “This is life-changing for him,” she told ESPN. “He’s been playing videogames since he was 3, so this is his passion. He told us he could do this, he put his mind to it and he did it.”

“Fortnite” is the most financially successful free videogame of all time, earning $2.4 billion in revenue in 2018, according to Nielsen’s SuperData Research. 

Advertisements

"I was thinking about my exit even when I entered the league." -- --Jamal Mashburn

Jamal “Monster Mash” Mashburn (university of Kentucky) is a retired American professional basketball player who earned $75 million over his NBA career.  Mashburn was a prolific scorer in his 12 seasons in the league, with a career scoring average of 19.1 points per game. Since retiring from basketball, Mashburn has worked for ESPN as an analyst and launched a number of successful business ventures including 34 Outback Steakhouse franchises, 37 Papa John’s franchises, and two car dealerships across the state of Kentucky; one Toyota, one Lexus dealership and a real estate group in Kentucky!

Mashburn most recently invested in LevelEleven (video below), a Sales Motivation App From Salesforce.com

This is what #GWOP is about, starting business, creating jobs and making people lives bettter.

According to ESPN,

Allen Iverson earned over $200 million in his NBA career and is broke and in debt.

Antoine Walker (university of Kentucky) earned over $110 million in his 12 year NBA career and is broke and in debt.

Moral of the story:  Don’t gamble.  Save your money and start a business (not a record label). Be a entrepreneur.

20121217-071857.jpg

According to Dan Rafael at ESPN.com:

The fourth fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao generated about 1.15 million buys on HBO PPV, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Saturday..

The final numbers were not in yet, but HBO did not dispute Arum’s figure, which means the fight will generate in the neighborhood of $70 million in domestic television revenue.

Lebron James has collaborated with ESPN and Marvel Comic Books, to kick off his new comic edition “King Of The Rings”. King Of The Rings features the NBA championship winner fighting his way through zombies, clones and monsters all to reach his goal of winning more NBA championship rings.

source.

%d bloggers like this: