BREAKING: NFL Legend Peyton Manning Invests In Billion Dollar NFT Company

Published 10/23/2021, 6:54 AM EDT


Peyton Manning is a former Super Bowl winner and quarterback for Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. Manning has established himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL throughout the course of his 18-year career. Thus, he is a worthy contender to be included in GOAT debates.

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While he was a top player during his playing days, the Colts legend has managed to stay in the limelight post-retirement too. Be it starring in TV advertisements, shows, being involved in public banter with his brother, or making big money moves like investing in Fanatics, Peyton rarely catches a break.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: Host Peyton Manning speaks onstage at The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Fanatics raises $100 million in the first round of financing, Peyton Manning amongst the major shareholders

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Fanatics is a sports-based e-commerce startup based in Florida. This Thursday, they raised another round of investment for one of its endeavors as the company seeks to diversify its income streams beyond retail. Fanatics raised $100 million in their first round of financing for their nonfungible token firm, Candy Digital.

Thanks to this funding, the firm is currently worth $1.5 billion. SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, Insight Partners, and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Peyton Manning are amongst the investors. While they did not provide the details and specific terms of their investments, it does look like Manning has invested a heft sum.

What is Peyton Manning’s net worth in 2021?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the quarterback’s current net worth is above $250 million. Meanwhile, according to Spotrac, the amount of wealth he amassed during his playing days was just 2 short of his current net worth – $248 million.

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Peyton was amongst the highest-paid athletes during his playing days. He used to earn a salary of $18 million. Whereas, he used to make over $40 million from endorsements alone. Thanks to all these revenue sources, today he is able to invest millions of dollars in companies.

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Is investing in NFT the way to go? Peyton’s friend and former rival Tom Brady surely thinks that way!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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