NBA Basketball Superstar Kobe Bryant Dies in California Helicopter Crash

NBA Basketball Superstar Kobe Bryant crashed and died: he founded a fund company and invested in Alibaba. American sports media ESPN, news media ABC and entertainment news media TMZ and other media reported that NBA star Kobe Bryant was in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California on January 26, local time. Died.

According to the Los Angeles County Government, the helicopter crash killed nine people, including Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter.

According to reports, in his 20-year career, Kobe has a long record: after more than 1,300 games, winning 5 championships, a single game with a highest 81 points. However, in the field of shopping malls and investment, Bryant still has a lot of results.

According to statistics, Kobe’s player career salary and sponsorship income totaled 680 million US dollars, which is the historical record of professional team athletes’ economic earnings. After Bryant retired, he even said that he wanted to become a real entrepreneur.

In 2013, Kobe founded Kobe Inc, and then invested $ 6 million in BodyArmor, a sports drink. In 2018, Coca-Cola bought a share in BodyArmor. At that time, the market value of 10% of the shares held by Bryant soared to $ 200 million. BodyArmor expects sales of $ 700 million in 2019.

In August 2016, Bryant announced the establishment of the venture capital fund “Bryant Stibel” on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the United States, with a capital of US $ 100 million, and announced the strategic investment of Chinese online children’s English education brand VIPKID.

In 2014, Kobe Bryant invested in Alibaba Pre-IPO, but since then, its investment in Alibaba has withdrawn, missing the market value of Alibaba. As of September 2019, Bryant Stibel Capital + AUM (asset management scale) has exceeded $ 2 billion.

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