What is takes to own an organization, such as an NBA team, is not only knowing everything there is to know about basketball, but it also takes a good businessman. When using the words, NBA owner and a good businessman in the same sentence, the first person that comes to mind is Bruce Levenson. Not only does Bruce co-own the NBA team the Atlanta Hawks and is also their General Manager, but also co-owns and operates the Phillips Arena which is the Hawks’ home arena. It takes a good businessman to not only co-own a basketball team, but to also operate the arena in which it plays. How did Bruce Levenson become an NBA owner and a good businessman?
He is also a big believer in giving back. Because of that belief he serves on the board of Hoop Dreams Foundation and is the president of a foundation called “I Have A Dream” foundation located in Washington. This is a foundation that helps low-income children achieve higher education. He and is wife are also involved the creation of the School of Philanthropy and Non-profit Management at the University of Maryland.
All in all, Bruce Levenson has made money by creating or being involved in businesses in which he loves. He is an avid basketball player and fan, so he bought and managed a professional basketball team. He loves being involved in business. So he launched a company which is now one of the largest business information companies in the world. Not only did Bruce Levenson follow his dreams, but made money at it every step of the way.