There is no set of rules to be an entrepreneur. No matter whether you have a professional degree or funds, a perfect idea is enough to make you an Entrepreneur. If you are creative, eager to take risk and patient then nothing can stop you to get your name in the list of successful entrepreneurs.
A perfect strategy can make a sportsperson win matches as well as grow their business. The ingredients are same to excel in your game field and business world, hence this has made many Indian sportsperson who are entrepreneurs too.
Let’s begin with the list:
Sachin TendThe God of Indian Cricket is putting all his experience and efforts to be among successful entrepreneurs. Sachin has invested in multiple business sectors like foreign travel company, sports & fitness, healthcare and many more.
All-time favorite captain of Indian Cricket team, Sourav Ganguly decided to follow foot prints of Sachin and tried his luck in Entrepreneurship. But unfortunately his restaurant got closed in 2011.
He started his five-storied multicuisine restaurant in 2004 in Park Street, Kolkata.
Since, Ganguly brothers were busy and found impossible to devote time so they decided to close Sourav’s: The Food Pavilion.
But dada did not give up with that and presently he is the co-owner of Atlético de Kolkata and has also invested in an Mumbai based venture by the name Flikstree.
The dynamic cricketer who is known for 6 sixes in a over as well as winner against cancer. After recovering from cancer he started a non-profitable organization called YouWeCan to spread awareness and fight against cancer. Now YouWeCan Ventures is a set to invest 40-50 Cores over next 3-5 years.
YouWeCan is looking for those online startups like healthcare, e-commerce, media, etc.
The most popular international cricketer of India. The popularity of Virat is not limited to only cricket ground rather he is too famous in advertisements world. Young & stylist cricketer is mainly followed by youth and thus to promote his style statement he launched his first fashion brand Wrogn.
Last year Virat launched his fitness centers and chain of gyms called Chisel in association with Franchise. It had targeted to open more than 70 centers in all over India in next 3 years.
Apart from cricket Kohli has keen interest in football. He is co-owner to Indian Super League Football Club FC Goa.
He is not only consistent bowler of Indian cricket team, also a cricketer who is consistent as an Entrepreneur. Since Zaheer’s second love is food, that is the only reason his restaurant in Pune is still running successfully opened in 2005.
Later he came up with his own hospitality company and invested 5 Cr in Prosport fitness. He is looking for like-minded business partners who can invest 20 Cr. Moreover he is planning to expand his business in educational sector too.
The only tennis sport person who is well-known in tennis court as well as for his Entrepreneur skills. Initially he started a Sports & Celebrity manage company named Globosport.
Globosport came to limelight when it signed up to work with Andy Murray commercial interest. Mahesh Bhupati has also invested in online sports industry and also founded International Premier Tennis League.
Mahender Singh Dhoni:
MS Dhoni joined hands with many start-ups and took franchise of SportsFit World Pvt Ltd. Apart from cricket Dhoni has keen interest in other sports hence, he is co-owner of Hockey club Ranchi Rays and Football Club Chennaiyin FC.
We all have seen Dhoni’s love for bike and this love has made him to run Mahi Racing Team India. It is the first Indian Team to be a part of World Supersport Championship.
Commonwealth game winner and queen of Badminton court, is no less than Indian Cricketer and other sports entrepreneurs. She was very interested to invest in business and firms, hence became an investor in Paree Sanitary Pads.