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Title: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: MattT on August 17, 2008, 09:19:05 PM
Just herd this one the news?, Id figure he'd make Hundred mill or something on endorsements etc, but 1 billion seems abit high  ???


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: tu_holmes on August 17, 2008, 09:25:40 PM
Sounds ridiculous... How's Mark Spitz doing these days?

I figure he'll do some motivational type things and do well, maybe make a few million, but a billion?

That's Tiger Woods money, and he's going to keep going for YEARS.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: gordiano on August 17, 2008, 09:27:24 PM
Bullshit......maybe in Dubai, India, but not here in the U.S.  ::)


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: MattT on August 17, 2008, 09:30:04 PM
Sounds ridiculous... How's Mark Spitz doing these days?

I figure he'll do some motivational type things and do well, maybe make a few million, but a billion?

That's Tiger Woods money, and he's going to keep going for YEARS.

yeh when i herd that i was like WTF? doesnt sound right.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: tu_holmes on August 17, 2008, 09:31:44 PM
yeh when i herd that i was like WTF? doesnt sound right.

You'll see him on the Wheaties  box, they'll try to push him in hollywood... He'll make a few bucks and could, if he invests properly and is smart about it, live quite comfortably for the rest of his life.

A billion dollars though? There has never been an athlete to make that much money ever and he will not be the first.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: MattT on August 17, 2008, 09:42:24 PM
You'll see him on the Wheaties  box, they'll try to push him in hollywood... He'll make a few bucks and could, if he invests properly and is smart about it, live quite comfortably for the rest of his life.

A billion dollars though? There has never been an athlete to make that much money ever and he will not be the first.


Well this is over 8 years, so if he competes again in 4 years in the next summer olympics and wins another 5 or 6.  Then i could see it being possible..  Basically makin $125,000,000 a year in endorsements.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: JOHN MATRIX on August 17, 2008, 09:50:54 PM
how can he make that much in endorsements, first of all theres nothing to promote in swimming, whats he going to have the Phelps headcap? the Phelps swimming suit? also swimming is nowhere near as popular as major sports, after the olympics end this week the Phelps hype/popularity will drop off immediately. 

he could make some good money off the wave hes riding right now but nowhere near these ridiculous numbers.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: tommywishbone on August 17, 2008, 09:54:37 PM
Of course... dude eats 12,000 calories per day and he'll earn $1,000,000,000.

Idiots!


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Quickerblade on August 17, 2008, 10:38:01 PM
Of course... dude eats 12,000 calories per day and he'll earn $1,000,000,000.

Idiots!
Its just Olympic hype, Fuck swimming..Motherfuckers get carried away, If tiger woods is not worth a Billie then then this ugly rat isnt worth a quarter that.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: flagadajones on August 17, 2008, 11:37:13 PM
nobody will remember him in two months...


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: calfzilla on August 17, 2008, 11:41:35 PM
Sounds very high. 


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: gh15 on August 17, 2008, 11:43:19 PM
Well this is over 8 years, so if he competes again in 4 years in the next summer olympics and wins another 5 or 6.  Then i could see it being possible..  Basically makin $125,000,000 a year in endorsements.

never competeed in london ,,hormone  connection was found in 2010,,was on duretic growth and epo during the olympics in 2008,, failed worse than marion ,,actually was the most ashamed ameroican "athlete" to ever step into a sport due to the big shame he brought to the usa
mark date


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: m8 on August 18, 2008, 12:07:27 AM
actually was the most ashamed ameroican "athlete"

Are you insinuating Jay Cutler is more "athletic"?


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Tre on August 18, 2008, 12:55:53 AM

He'll make about $50 million next year, but then the star will begin to fade. 

In the next 8 years, he can expect to earn $250-300 million.  That's great money, but not a billion.

I still couldn't pick him out of a lineup. 


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: blinky on August 18, 2008, 01:39:26 AM
He'll make about $50 million next year, but then the star will begin to fade. 

In the next 8 years, he can expect to earn $250-300 million.  That's great money, but not a billion.

I still couldn't pick him out of a lineup. 



Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: m8 on August 18, 2008, 01:46:02 AM


 ;D


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: JOCKTHEGLIDE on August 18, 2008, 01:49:03 AM
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Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Tombo on August 18, 2008, 02:30:17 AM
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Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: 240 is Back on August 18, 2008, 02:49:50 AM
A billion dollars though? There has never been an athlete to make that much money ever and he will not be the first.



Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Quickerblade on August 18, 2008, 02:51:55 AM
240, magic is almost a billionaire, he owns 6 AMC Magic Johnson  theaters, 31 Burger King franchises, 12 24-Hour Fitness centers, 27 Washington Mutual Loan centers and  103 Starbucks cafes


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: 240 is Back on August 18, 2008, 02:58:59 AM
240, magic is almost a billionaire, he owns 6 AMC Magic Johnson  theaters, 31 Burger King franchises, 12 24-Hour Fitness centers, 27 Washington Mutual Loan centers and  103 Starbucks cafes

yeah, 900 Bil was the last I heard.

Plus he has the cure for HIV, that must be worth something lol


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Quickerblade on August 18, 2008, 03:07:02 AM
yeah, 900 Bil was the last I heard.

Plus he has the cure for HIV, that must be worth something lol
Yeah i heard that too, but those figures are inflated, and his not a athlete, Tiger will be the first billionaire athlete.

Magic does have the cure hahahaha. Good for him, if i had aids and his money i would have the cure too.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: JOCKTHEGLIDE on August 18, 2008, 03:08:32 AM
yeah, 900 Bil was the last I heard.

Plus he has the cure for HIV, that must be worth something lol
the cure was already mentioned its to sleep with your money.....


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: webcake on August 18, 2008, 03:08:52 AM
yeah, 900 Bil was the last I heard.

Plus he has the cure for HIV, that must be worth something lol

huh?


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Benny B on August 18, 2008, 03:20:12 AM
240, magic is almost a billionaire, he owns 6 AMC Magic Johnson  theaters, 31 Burger King franchises, 12 24-Hour Fitness centers, 27 Washington Mutual Loan centers and  103 Starbucks cafes
My understanding is that Starbucks does not franchise.



Carl Lewis is the greatest Olympian and he isn't raking in that kind of dough.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: webcake on August 18, 2008, 03:24:27 AM
My understanding is that Starbucks does not franchise.



Carl Lewis is the greatest Olympian and he isn't raking in that kind of dough.

Carl Lewis failed a drug test/s...


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: LatsMcGee on August 18, 2008, 03:25:09 AM
If he really makes that kind of money he'd be posting on getbig.  He'd be telling us all how Jamie Eason isn't attractive on a daily basis.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: 240 is Back on August 18, 2008, 05:23:00 AM
If he really makes that kind of money he'd be posting on getbig.  He'd be telling us all how Jamie Eason isn't attractive on a daily basis.

LMFAO


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Devon97 on August 18, 2008, 08:59:00 AM
There is only 1 black Billionaire in the US and thats Opera.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: tu_holmes on August 18, 2008, 09:04:39 AM
yeah, 900 Bil was the last I heard.

Plus he has the cure for HIV, that must be worth something lol

700 Million was the number I heard... but my point being that those were investments... not money he received directly from his sport or endorsements.

Also, that's the value of his company, which may or may not be his solely.

Tiger is expected to be the first Billion Dollar paid athlete.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: The Coach on August 18, 2008, 09:25:37 AM
Just herd this one the news?, Id figure he'd make Hundred mill or something on endorsements etc, but 1 billion seems abit high  ???

If Obama gets into office he can expect to take home about 40% of that.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: 240 is Back on August 18, 2008, 09:27:16 AM
If Obama gets into office he can expect to take home about 40% of that.

Bush devalued the dollar by 41% in his 7 years in office.

So I guess you could say the same thing about mccain, who will keep Bush economic plan in place.

we're fvcked either way lol...


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: dantelis on August 18, 2008, 09:54:05 AM
No way.  Just read a Wall Street Journal article today that estimates around $100 mill.  Olympic stars have a short shelf life.  In a year, Phelpsmania will be dead, and he'll need to look to 2012 for his next big fiscal shot in the arm.

Only someone like Tiger Woods who is actively competing and winning every year can hope to reach $1 billion in earnings over their career.  (Woods makes about $100 million per year in winnings and endorsements.)


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: JOHN MATRIX on August 18, 2008, 11:38:10 AM
He'll make about $50 million next year, but then the star will begin to fade. 

In the next 8 years, he can expect to earn $250-300 million.  That's great money, but not a billion.

where is this money gonna come from? who is going to pay him that and why?


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Rudee on August 18, 2008, 11:48:20 AM
OP - you're an idiot.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: CalvinH on August 18, 2008, 11:58:37 AM
Not even f-ucking close ::)
it was in the news this year that within 10 years Tiger will be worth a billion.
so how could anyone in their right mind think Phelps would do it in 8 ::)


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: QuakerOats on August 18, 2008, 11:59:49 AM
Just herd this one the news?, Id figure he'd make Hundred mill or something on endorsements etc, but 1 billion seems abit high  ???
bullshit.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Polska_Sensation on August 18, 2008, 01:20:39 PM
Phelps is a God, white people are going to start swimming now, fuck 100m dash, we are not good at that. Why should white's support a black sport when we have a freak in the water named PHELPS. Black's are hating, just being real


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: tu_holmes on August 18, 2008, 01:28:20 PM
Phelps is a God, white people are going to start swimming now, fuck 100m dash, we are not good at that. Why should white's support a black sport when we have a freak in the water named PHELPS. Black's are hating, just being real

White people swam before... This star will fade in about 6 months unless he comes back in 2012.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: onlyme on August 18, 2008, 02:23:42 PM
My understanding is that Starbucks does not franchise.



Carl Lewis is the greatest Olympian and he isn't raking in that kind of dough.

Starbucks franchise.  Over 600 of them closed last month.  My friend who used to have the franchise for Blockbuster Video on Hawaii has all the Starbucks and Jamba Juice in Hawaii.  24 Hour Fitness does not franchise.  They pay Magic to use his name.  They are all corporate owned gyms.  He may be a stockholder or had that in the deal but they are not his gyms.

And Phelps is an all-american boy.  If you guy think endorsements aren't coming his way in a big way.  American Express alone will give him a million dollar deal.  He is perfect for just about every company.  Not bad having the most decorated Olympian in history as a spokesperson.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Camel Jockey on August 18, 2008, 02:41:22 PM

And Phelps is an all-american boy.  If you guy think endorsements aren't coming his way in a big way.  American Express alone will give him a million dollar deal.  He is perfect for just about every company.  Not bad having the most decorated Olympian in history as a spokesperson.

Bingo! Dude has not only become an American icon, but an international one. He is now a household name in emerging places like China and even India, and also in wealthy european nations.

But I don't think he'll make a billion dollars.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: onlyme on August 18, 2008, 02:51:18 PM
Bingo! Dude has not only become an American icon, but an international one. He is now a household name in emerging places like China and even India, and also in wealthy european nations.

But I don't think he'll make a billion dollars.

Billions is out there but hundreds of millions for sure.  Remember this guy is just a kid.  He has one maybe two more olympics.  Companies are going to want to jump on this guys bandwagon NOW. 


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: body88 on August 18, 2008, 02:51:52 PM
He wont make a billion, but he will make hundreds of millions.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: QuakerOats on August 18, 2008, 02:54:56 PM
He wont make a billion, but he will make hundreds of millions.
no way that much, he'll make 15-20 million tops, there's no money in swimming.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Benny B on August 18, 2008, 02:59:52 PM
Starbucks franchise.  Over 600 of them closed last month.  My friend who used to have the franchise for Blockbuster Video on Hawaii has all the Starbucks and Jamba Juice in Hawaii.  24 Hour Fitness does not franchise.  They pay Magic to use his name.  They are all corporate owned gyms.  He may be a stockholder or had that in the deal but they are not his gyms.

I am aware that 600 Starbucks closed last month, but they certainly were not all under franchisee ownership. Whether or not Starbucks allowed franchisee ownership, I was not aware. However, the overwhelming majority of Starbucks are under corporate ownership. I studied Starbucks in many case studies in business school and I know in the past they did not like the idea of franchises because they wanted to keep unanimity of quality and service in all of their cafes.

OP - you're an idiot.
He didn't say it was true, simply what he had heard on the news.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Camel Jockey on August 18, 2008, 03:04:34 PM
no way that much, he'll make 15-20 million tops, there's no money in swimming.

It wont be in swimming.

Just him being spokeman for companies like AmEx. I don't think they'll draw the swimming angle on everything, but rather just have Phelps speak on their ads about him using their products


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: body88 on August 18, 2008, 03:10:18 PM
no way that much, he'll make 15-20 million tops, there's no money in swimming.

Sure he will, he's marketable on a worldwide level.... Thats a whole different ball game.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: tommywishbone on August 18, 2008, 03:12:52 PM
Even if snaggle-tooth makes $1,000,000,000, he'll be broke in 6 months paying for those 12,000 calories per day. Yes, I said 12,000.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Heywood on August 18, 2008, 03:18:06 PM
It wont be in swimming.

Just him being spokeman for companies like AmEx. I don't think they'll draw the swimming angle on everything, but rather just have Phelps speak on their ads about him using their products


Okay, so he'll make a million with AmEx, and maybe VISA, and some large food companies (Kellogg, General Mills, etc.)  That's maybe 25 million total, and that's certainly not bad.

But he won't be on TV on Sunday afternoons like the Manning brothers.  And unless he can act, like Johnny Weissmuller, nobody's going to know his name in a year.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: QuakerOats on August 18, 2008, 03:18:42 PM
"hundreds of millions", oh brother. ;D


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: swilkins1984 on August 18, 2008, 03:34:24 PM
1 Bil? No way. Top athletes like Kobe Bryant or Tiger Woods 8 year earnings don't equal that much. Tiger I think earns around 89mil a year. Swimming just isn't popular enough. The Phelps wave will die down in a by the end of the year.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: swilkins1984 on August 18, 2008, 03:36:40 PM
no way that much, he'll make 15-20 million tops, there's no money in swimming.

Exactly, maybe 15-20 mil a year in endorsements. He won't compete again in 2016 so why would he keep that same salary after London in 2012?


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: dantelis on August 19, 2008, 08:23:25 AM
Maybe Phelps can get an endorsement from this place, similar to Tiger promoting a Lasik eye clinic.  ;D

http://www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com/EarReshaping.html (http://www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com/EarReshaping.html)


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: CalvinH on August 19, 2008, 08:24:49 AM
In yesterdays NY Daily News,
If Phelps is managed wisely he can make 40mil in 4 years.thats far away from 8 bil. over 8 years.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: OneMoreRep on August 19, 2008, 08:34:22 AM
Starbucks franchise.  Over 600 of them closed last month.  My friend who used to have the franchise for Blockbuster Video on Hawaii has all the Starbucks and Jamba Juice in Hawaii. 24 Hour Fitness does not franchise.  They pay Magic to use his name.  They are all corporate owned gyms.  He may be a stockholder or had that in the deal but they are not his gyms.

And Phelps is an all-american boy.  If you guy think endorsements aren't coming his way in a big way.  American Express alone will give him a million dollar deal.  He is perfect for just about every company.  Not bad having the most decorated Olympian in history as a spokesperson.

Does Starbucks franchise?
Starbucks does not franchise operations and has no plans to franchise in the foreseeable future.

In North America, the majority of our stores are Company-operated. As an exception, Starbucks may enter into licensing arrangements with companies who provide access to real estate which would otherwise be unavailable such as airport locations, national grocery chains, major food services corporations, college and university campuses and hospitals.

For international business development opportunities please refer to the International Development section of this Web site.

If you have further questions, please send us an e-mail through the Contact Us portion of the site.

Link to Starbucks' website providing information: http://www.starbucks.com/customer/faq_qanda.asp?name=common (http://www.starbucks.com/customer/faq_qanda.asp?name=common)


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Benny B on August 19, 2008, 02:46:58 PM
Does Starbucks franchise?
Starbucks does not franchise operations and has no plans to franchise in the foreseeable future.

In North America, the majority of our stores are Company-operated. As an exception, Starbucks may enter into licensing arrangements with companies who provide access to real estate which would otherwise be unavailable such as airport locations, national grocery chains, major food services corporations, college and university campuses and hospitals.

For international business development opportunities please refer to the International Development section of this Web site.

If you have further questions, please send us an e-mail through the Contact Us portion of the site.

Link to Starbucks' website providing information: http://www.starbucks.com/customer/faq_qanda.asp?name=common (http://www.starbucks.com/customer/faq_qanda.asp?name=common)
Exactly what I pretty much already knew. I just did not fact check to confirm this. Thanks.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: oldman on August 19, 2008, 03:43:05 PM
Alright already, hes a f 'ing swimmer, he has to capitalize on immediate endorsements before everyone finds out he has no personality.  He is no Mark Spitz, Shrek might even call him ugly.  He had a tough childhood and has some psychological issues.  He will be forgotten much sooner than you think.  Hopefully, he won't be arrested or break some laws and be smeared in the media.  He has no arms and poor calves, who cares....


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Quickerblade on August 19, 2008, 04:52:33 PM
Alright already, hes a f 'ing swimmer, he has to capitalize on immediate endorsements before everyone finds out he has no personality.  He is no Mark Spitz, Shrek might even call him ugly.  He had a tough childhood and has some psychological issues.  He will be forgotten much sooner than you think.  Hopefully, he won't be arrested or break some laws and be smeared in the media.  He has no arms and poor calves, who cares....

Is everything ok mate? a little meltdown i see.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: oldman on August 19, 2008, 06:23:09 PM
I dont do meltdowns, do I?


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Fury on August 19, 2008, 06:35:42 PM
Not a billion but reports are saying that he's going to make at least $40-100 million in the next few years.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Hypertrophy on August 19, 2008, 06:36:56 PM
Christ, the guy poured his heart and soul into becoming the best in the world, breaks tons of records on the way and now has his moment on the world stage. I hope he makes a trillion dollars, because it shows that if you work hard you can make your mark. I know this is GetBig, and if you are successful in life you  a) must be on drugs, 2) must have cheated, 3) must be ugly or 4) your sport is not really a sport.

Of course, our patron saint here is Arnold, who a) was on drugs, b) is purported to have cheated with the help of judges c) is  not the handsomest guy in the world and d) is king of a sport that many say here is not a sport.  

Flame away.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Quickerblade on August 19, 2008, 09:26:59 PM
Christ, the guy poured his heart and soul into becoming the best in the world, breaks tons of records on the way and now has his moment on the world stage. I hope he makes a trillion dollars, because it shows that if you work hard you can make your mark. I know this is GetBig, and if you are successful in life you  a) must be on drugs, 2) must have cheated, 3) must be ugly or 4) your sport is not really a sport.

Of course, our patron saint here is Arnold, who a) was on drugs, b) is purported to have cheated with the help of judges c) is  not the handsomest guy in the world and d) is king of a sport that many say here is not a sport.  

Flame away.
Arnold is a closer to a billion then phelps ever will be..
do you think phelps will make a billie????
everyone forgets bout the olympics the next week..lebron james is a realistic candidate for the billionaire club


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: onlyme on August 19, 2008, 10:21:16 PM
Does Starbucks franchise?
Starbucks does not franchise operations and has no plans to franchise in the foreseeable future.

In North America, the majority of our stores are Company-operated. As an exception, Starbucks may enter into licensing arrangements with companies who provide access to real estate which would otherwise be unavailable such as airport locations, national grocery chains, major food services corporations, college and university campuses and hospitals.

For international business development opportunities please refer to the International Development section of this Web site.

If you have further questions, please send us an e-mail through the Contact Us portion of the site.

Link to Starbucks' website providing information: http://www.starbucks.com/customer/faq_qanda.asp?name=common (http://www.starbucks.com/customer/faq_qanda.asp?name=common)

I just looked it up since it has been awhile and I just found the following article which shows that I am not lying.  It appears Dean sold back to Starbucks back in 2006 and I guess may still be part of it.  But as it says he owned 54 Starbucks in Hawaii and the Jamba juice just like I said.  And they did shut down the 600 store.  He had the license not the franchise I guess.  He used to have the franchise for Blockbuster Video and sold that back to corporate to get the Starbucks.  The Blockbuster in Hilo Hawaii at that time was the highest grossing Blockbuster in the company

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2006/01/23/daily18.html (http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2006/01/23/daily18.html)


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 years
Post by: Polska_Sensation on August 21, 2008, 07:37:10 PM
WHy the fuck are Black athletes making more then white athlets??????? Tom Brady, Roger Federer, Giambi,Crosby, Urlacher etc should be making then RETARDED looki ng Lebron James.


Title: Re: Michael Phelps expected to make close to 1 billion dollars in the next 8 yea
Post by: Andy Griffin on August 23, 2008, 02:16:50 PM
Not a billion but reports are saying that he's going to make at least $40-100 million in the next few years.

If nothing else, he could pawn the medals, use the money to buy a couple kilos, and sell his product at a reasonable profit.  Or, he could enter bb contests ("natural" division, of course).  Just a few ideas.