Maria Sharapova had a glittering tennis career. Apart from her on-court exploits, Sharapova is a successful businesswoman too. Moreover, she owns several businesses, which she has concentrated on after her retirement in 2020. Let us have a look into the business world of Maria Sharapova and compare it with the business legacy of the richest man in the world Elon Musk.
When did Sharpova begin her entreprenuerial journey?
Sharapova is the co-founder of a high-end candy company named ‘Sugarpova‘. It was founded in 2012. Over the years, the company has added items such as chocolates, gummies, gumballs, etc to list of portfolios.
When Did Elon Musk start his entreprenuerial journey?
Educated at the University of Pennsylvania in physics, Musk started getting his feet wet as a serial tech entrepreneur with early successes like Zip2 and X.com, which merged with a company that became PayPal.
Sharapova invested in tech wellness brand, Therabody. Formerly called Theragun. Further, Sharapova has invested in Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and sunscreen company Supergoop.
Musk's best investments include PayPal, SpaceX, DeepMind Technologies, Tesla, and The Boring Company. Also Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion to take over the company.