Bengaluru: Taking a cue from the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Saina Nehwal, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star batsman Chris Gayle has turned investor, making investments in various business ventures, including real estate.
Gayle said he has invested in restaurant and real estate trade and wants to make more investments. “I have done some investments... I have opened up a Triple Century 333 Sports Bar and a restaurant back in Jamaica... I have also invested in a bit of real estate... Had built my house before IPL, though I have not spent so much time because of travelling around the world,” he said. “I have also bought some shares of some companies and also own a vehicle,” he said after he was signed up as the global brand ambassador of Attitude.com, an alternative fashion apparel brand.
It may be noted that Yuvraj Singh had launched his investment firm YouWeCab Ventures, which has invested in JetSetGo, a marketplace for private jets and helicopters. Top badminton player Saina has also made an investment in Noida-based Soothe Healthcare’s personal care business. Gayle, however, said, “We have to carefully invest our money because you work hard for the money you earn... Sometimes you make profits, and the other time losses.”
“It is not that all things in life work out perfectly, so you have to be always on guard and prepare oneself for any eventuality,” he said. Gayle also believes in giving back to the society by establishing the Chris Gayle Academy in UK and Jamaica and will also be hosting the “Chris Gayle dinner,” a fund raising event for a heart foundation. The academy aims at improving access to good quality education, training and employment for at risk young people in Jamaica and the UK.