Throughout his NBA career and into retirement, Michael Jordan has always been well known as an avid gambler. From the team plane to the golf course to the casino, he likes to bet money wherever and whenever he can.
So last year, MJ decided to turn his favorite hobby into his new job. In early September, he joined DraftKings as a special adviser who provides guidance and strategic advice to the company’s board of directors. In return for his services, he received an equity stake in the sports gambling and fantasy sports company.
DraftKimgs announced Gisele Bundchen will be joining DraftKings as a special adviser, which just so happens to be the same role NBA legend Michael Jordan holds with the company. With net worths of $400 million and $1.6 billion, respectively, Bundchen and Jordan will become the most powerful co-workers in the budding sports gambling space.
Jason Robins, co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of DraftKings said in a statement. “I believe that the strategic counsel and unique global perspective that Gisele brings to me and the board will be indispensable and, as evidenced by our Earth Day campaign, her impact will be immediate and far-reaching.”
“I look forward to working with the DraftKings board of directors in continuing to find ways to make the most positive impacts through meaningful social and environmental initiatives,” Bundchen said in the press release. “It is very important for successful corporations to make the necessary shifts in ESG initiatives to truly make a difference on a global level. In today’s world, in my opinion, it isn’t enough for companies to just be successful financially. Companies have to be successful in ALL areas, including social impact and sustainability initiatives that impact the future for all of us around the world.”