Sport is an essential part of successful people’s lives. Physical exercises help reduce stress, increase vital force and leave a long working day behind. Successful investors of modern times and Wall Street legends spend a good deal of time on physical exercises. But which sports are revered by those whose fortunes are estimated at several billion billion? What sports did they use to do and what are they doing now?
One of the brightest representatives of a new generation of traders won the Czech sports award “Olympic Hope” before going to university. Jan had been playing handball since he was a child, and achieved great results in this sport. At the age of 22 Jan became famous in the financial sector due to his career at Goldman Sachs. And in 2011, Sramek founded a personal hedge fund. He never became an Olympic champion, but sport is still an integral part of his life.
Lewis Borsellino’s father cultivated his love of sports when the investor was a child, but he could not attend school football matches, since he served a 13-year sentence in prison. Nevertheless, as a teenager Borselino was not only a member of a football team, but also a member of the team of jockeys. The investor wrote about this in his autobiographical bestseller “Blood, sweat and tears of success”. And by the way, Lewis has more than once admitted that his father’s example and playing sports prevented him from falling into bad ways.
Paul Tudor Jones
Paul is the man who deserved the title of “The King of Wall Street.” As a young guy he was actively involved in boxing and participated in student tournaments. However, at the age of 22 he left the career of a professional boxer for an unpromising and boring work as a clerk at a cotton exchange. Nevertheless, a couple of years later Jones conquered the trading world by his ability to trade positions, which exceeded in the trade volume the positions of his competitors. It is possible that he developed his ability to build risky strategies in the boxing rink.
Now you know the stories of six true champions of trading. They were all quite different people, and they became successful in various ways. But for each of these people, sport became the main element that developed and hardened their personalities, so that they could gain a foothold on the top of the trading world.