Second Career Success

Hakeem Olajuwon
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Hakeem Olajuwon

The dominant Houston Rockets center of the '90's found another area in which to tower over his competition: real estate. Olajuwon got into the business while he was still playing, and his 25-plus transactions since then have totaled more than $100 million. Only buying and selling land and eschewing the use of credit, he has become nearly as well-known in Houston for his real estate work as he was for his Hall-of-Fame hoops career.

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