Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant and his growing empire is one of four cover stories to appear in ESPN The Magazine’s June 4th World Fame 100 Issue. You can see the cover with KD staring beyond.
According to the story, KD is all about making money, and his move to the Silicon Valley area didn’t hurt his opportunities to make deals happen. This allows him to meet the money men, without having to hop on a plane for a meeting.
His investment arm, the Durant Company, claims early-stage investments from $250,000 to $1 million in roughly 30 companies through a network of venture capitalists, including online digital-currency platform Coinbase, spare-change app Acorns, cloud-computing startup Rubrik, drink company WTRMLN WTR, fast-casual pizza chain Pieology, bike-sharing company LimeBike and delivery company Postmates.
I have mentors like Ron Conway [early-stage Google and PayPal investor] and Ben Horowitz [co-founder of Silicon Valley venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz] and good friendships with guys like Chris Lyons [chief of staff for Andreessen Horowitz]. I mean, you just go to dinner with these guys, hang out with them. You start to meet these types of people at games. It’s a little easier being here than saying, “Let’s meet up when I come in from Oklahoma.”
— ESPN (@espn) May 22, 2018
Durant obviously made the right move leaving OKC. Not only has he won a championship, but he’s made so much more money had he stayed to play with Westbrook. Call him whatever you want, he’s looking like a true winner on and off the court.