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Asamoah Gyan: How Ghana Legend Built a Multi-Million Dollar Business Empire From Football
- Asamoah Gyan is revered globally for his goal-scoring prowess following a career littered with goals all over
- The former Sunderland striker is not just a goal scorer but has great business acumen and owns several business in Ghana
- Ghana all-time leading scorer has finally retired from football
Footballers usually make monies many will just dream of during their playing career, but there has also been stories of how some end up broke after their active years.
Legendary Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan seems to have taken a cue from such heart breaking stories as his business empire continues to flourish.
Asamoah Gyan's football career has seen have travel all over the world, from Africa, Europe to Asia to play for several clubs.
According to Daily Star, the striker's business empire is worth around £16.6million. Africa's top scorer at the World Cup has made a lot of money from the game and was one time the highest paid player in Africa.
His move from Al Ain in Dubai to Shanghai SIPG in China was one of football's most expensive transfers. After playing from Udinese, Modena, Stade Rennais and Sunderland in Europe, he also plied his trade in Asia with Al Ain, Al Ahli, Shanghai SIPG and North East United.
Gyan's business genius saw him build several businesses from the scratch and he is practically reaping the benefits of his smart moves. Not many players have thrived in both business and football.
Sports Brief looks at some of the business Asamoah Gyan has built over the years after annoucing his retirement.
Paradise Pac Water
Asamoah Gyan is involved in the bottled water business in Ghana. His water business is known on the market as Paradise Pac water. In recent times he has been in business with club's who use his water during and after matches.
Mama Vits Noodles
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Asamoah Gyan is also into the noodles business. A very common food loved by Ghanaians. A wise decision by the footballer as Noodles offers a big market in the country. His brand is known as Mama Vits Noodles.
The 36-year-old also has huge investments in the real estate business. The striker owns several mammoth buildings in the country and uses some for rentals and sale.
Baby Jet Airline
Gyan is also into the transportation business. Few years ago he launched the baby jet airlines, which is mostly involved in domestic transportation.
Although, he is made life out of football, Gyan is also a lover of boxings. The footballer has invested in several boxers in the country.
His Baby Jet Promotions has been operational for years, helping boxers and organizing bouts.
Asamoah Gyan loves his music. Apart from playing and making music, he has a band called the Asa Band that plays at events nationwide.
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Apart from the Real Estate business, he also provides hostel facilities for private universities in the country.
Gyan added football punditry to his long list of money making avenues. He was very active during AFCON on South Africa TV channel Super Sports.