Anthony Tolliver hopes to replicate the success of an unconventional NBA role model.
The former Creighton star, who has a financial degree from Creighton, wants to mimic Junior Bridgeman.
Bridgeman played 12 seasons in the NBA, but his investments in Wendy's restaurants have skyrocketed his net worth. Tolliver has made several investments with the hope that he will be financially secure after his playing days come to a close.
“The first thing I did when I finally got a little money in my pocket was buy a house,” Tolliver said in an article published by the Sacramento Kings. “Not a personal house, (but) an investment property in my hometown. Since then, I’ve just been able to build a really large real estate portfolio and become a serial entrepreneur. I’ve invested in Active Faith — a Christian apparel company. I’ve invested in Kid Casters, which is a kids’ fishing company. I’ve invested in E.T.F. — Eat the Frog — which is a fitness concept company. I invested in an app called Arbit, which is a question-asking app."
The 31-year-old Tolliver is averaging 7.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 23.1 minutes per game for the Kings this year. In 2005-06, Tolliver's final season with Creighton, he averaged 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds a game. He connected on 51.5 percent of his shot attempts, including 43.2 percent from long range.