Business Insider chats with Brandon Copeland
Brandon Copeland is a Linebacker for the New York Jets, but he is far from the normal football player, Copeland is all about stacking his cash money. He makes around 1.2 million dollars a year playing in the NFL and only spending about 10-15% of his income.
He is an experienced real estate home flipper and he owns a real estate company with his wife. He also teaches a financial-literacy class he nicknamed “Life 101” at his alma mater, the UPENN, with Brian Peterson.
That’s not to mention his background interning at the investment bank UBS for two summers during college and working remotely for the Wall Street firm Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers during the 2017 NFL off-season, according to ESPN.
When asked about his savings strategy, Copeland kept it simple: “Saving as much as possible and finding ways to invest smartly and strategically to put my money to work,” he told Business Insider.
“I don’t need certain things, I resist upgrades,” he added, citing rental cars as an example. “I don’t need to drive a Corvette to training; I’ll take the Ford Focus.”