GO
Loading...
2 / 17    

15 Pro Athletes Turned Entrepreneurs

Photo Credit: Gene Blevins | WireImage | Getty Images Source: Forbes Magazine and Reuters

» more from CNBC Titans

Oscar De La Hoya

Sports: By age 28, boxing’s “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya had won five titles in varying weight classes, making him the youngest boxer ever to win five world titles. He has a career total of 10 championship belts and was a 1992 Olympic gold medal winner. He has generated $612 million in revenue for his 18 pay-per-view fights.

Business: De La Hoya is the top pay-per-view earner in ring history, bringing in more than $600 million. In 2000, he released Grammy-nominated music album “Oscar” in both English and Spanish.

De La Hoya’s management company, Golden Boy Promotions, consists of more than 40 fighters and numerous businesses, generating more than $100 million annually. De La Hoya personally owns more than 50 percent of the company.

Photo Credit: Gene Blevins | WireImage | Getty Images Source: Forbes Magazine and Reuters