Those who have underestimated Steve Nash on the court have learned a valuable lesson over the years, and, as Forbes points out, he shouldn’t be taken too lightly off the court and in the boardroom, either.
First, in an online story published on Wednesday and in what will be another version for the June 4 edition of the magazine, Kurt Badenhausen – the publication’s deputy editor in charge of sports business – breaks down Nash’s success in the business world.
Now at 38 years old, and following 16 years in the NBA, Nash is in a position where he can be active in the investment world, but he is not straying too far from what he knows.
The article points out that Nash has “built a portfolio of nine investments that are mostly sports and health-centric.”
His love of soccer and his native Vancouver area led to perhaps his most high-profile role as part-owner of the MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps. The team even has family ties for Nash, as his brother, Martin, played for the squad from 2004-2010.
Badenhausen lists some of Nash’s other involvements with a juice retailer called Liquid Nutrition, a supplement called OneBode and a “string of gyms that bear his name.”
It’s not like Nash has taken a lot of shortcuts either, as the two-time MVP also spent a three-month span as an unpaid intern for the advertising firm, Deutsch, in Manhattan, according to the article.