Obviously some athletes start with their savings from being a player and build their net worth beyond that. Michael Jordan and Karl Malone are two examples. However, in this blog I'm writing about those who did not.
Womens basketball icon Sheryl Swopes, after an 11-year professional career, lost an estimated 50 million dollars and a storage locker full of personal mementos when she was unable to pay the monthly storage fees. Unlike many athletes, she was able to stop the slide. She is now a college coach.