Trevor Booker Retires From Professional Basketball, Is On His Way To Become A Billionaire!

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Trevor Booker Retires From Professional Basketball, Is On His Way To Become A Billionaire!

After eight seasons in the NBA, with the Wizards, Jazz, Nets, Sixers and Pacers, and an international stint in China, Trevor Booker is hanging up his kicks. 



Throughout his NBA career, Trevor Booker has always been a good role player. After being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 23rd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Booker was traded to the Washington Wizards on draft night. He stayed in Washington for four years, making a name for himself with his old-school type play. After his four year stint in the capital, Booker signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Utah Jazz before joining the Brooklyn Nets. Two years ago, after stints in Philadelphia and Indiana, he signed a contract in China.

While most players make the move over to China for money, Booker most likely wasn’t one of them. In his eight years being a pro baller, Booker has made over $34 million, which is enough money for various lives.

But, not many people know that this amount only is peanuts to Booker. Trevor Booker has been building his empire since his college days. Together with his college roommate, Jonah Baize, he owns more than 12 companies, and has shared interest in a half-dozen more.

What started with a basketball academy, has now grown into a group of six private schools (Combine Academy). But that’s not even the beginning. Booker and Baize own real estate (residential and commercial) in multiple states, as well as a resort in Puerto Rico. From that point on, they started investing in whatever they thought would make money and have been fairly succesful. They have invested in all kinds of things from eco-friendly shampoo to the DC United Soccer team:


“This game has opened my eyes to a whole nother world outside the country life. I’m an owner of a private high school that was built from the ground up by myself and my best friend. I’m a minority owner of a major league soccer team in DC United. I own over 250+ doors of real estate. I’m partnered with Mark Cuban in a Shark Tank product. I’m doing things that I never even knew existed when I was growing up. All of this is possible because of the sport of basketball.”


Booker won’t stop until he reaches his goal – become a billionaire. When asked how long it was going to take him, by Philly Inquirer’s Sarah Todd, Booker responded:


“Maybe 30-35 years. I know I can get there…”


That would make him a billionaire at the age of 60-65. Not too bad for someone many thought ‘only’ played professional ball.

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