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Most of us are starting to pay off student debt at 24, but Patrick Mahomes managed to win Super Bowl MVP, sign a 10-year $503 million deal, and now cements himself as the newest member in ownership of the Kansas City Royals. And the youngest owner in MLB history.
This shouldn’t come as a major surprise as Mahomes love for baseball stems from his time in the locker room. His father pitched 11 seasons in Major League Baseball.
The Royals released this statement:
With $500 million, Mahomes had the opportunity to invest anywhere, but he chose to stay within his Kansas City market.
Shows a lot about his love for the city.
The move to investment in the hometown Royals puts two feet in the bucket for his long term future in KC. Mahomes gun-slinging mentality on the field makes him a fan favorite already, but his commitment to one city is a gesture fans of all cities dream of.
LeBron James (who’s worth north of a billion dollars) used his net worth at the time in Miami to invest himself into Liverpool FC. The investment landed like a man trying to be bigger than the city he was involved in. It felt insincere and made LeBron’s vision in Miami long term, unclear.
Patrick Mahomes is playing into the small market of Kansas City to perfection and we can only wish him the best going forward!