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Kobe Bryant Has Made A Crazy Amount Of Money From His BodyArmor Investment

Kobe Bryant holding out five fingers as he runs up the floor.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant is one of the highest-earning NBA players of all-time. The former Los Angeles Lakers star guard made more than $320 million in on-court earnings over the course of his career.

The future NBA Hall of Famer is starting to make an insane amount of money off of the court, too.

ESPN's Darren Rovell reported this evening that Bryant's investment in the sports drink, BodyArmor, has made him a ridiculous amount.


Bryant made his first investment in the brand, for roughly 10 percent of the company, in March 2014, putting in a total of roughly $6 million over time. Based on the valuation of the Coca-Cola deal, his stake is now worth approximately $200 million, sources told ESPN.

Bryant is now the fourth largest investor in the brand, marketed as a healthier competitor to Gatorade, behind the brand's co-founder Mike Repole, Coca-Cola and Keurig Dr Pepper. When he invested in BodyArmor, the brand had just come off a year of $10 million in sales. BodyArmor is projected to top $400 million in sales in 2018.

Coca-Cola purchased a minority stake in BodyArmor on Tuesday.

Bryant is one of a handful of notable athletes with a stake in the sports drink.