From Fame to Fortune: 7 Former Pro Athletes Who Are Winning on Wall Street

With the rush of competing in a pressurized environment that’s reminiscent of their playing days and the lure of big paychecks, former star athletes, including Hall of Fame QB Steve Young, see finance as a natural second career.
January 22, 2012


Brent Jones, Northgate Capital: His on-field style wasn’t nearly as flashy as former teammate Steve Young's, but Brent Jones' hard-nosed style as a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers during the late 1980s and 1990s garnered him All-Pro honors four times and helped him win three Super Bowl rings.

Today, Jones serves as managing director at Northgate Capital, a private equity firm that had $3 billion under management before being purchased in 2010 by the India-based financial services group Religare Enterprises Ltd. Northgate, which Jones cofounded in 2000, invests in alternative assets, with a mix of investments in both developed and emerging markets.

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