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5 Controversial Athletes Who Were Wealthy Long Before Sports Fame

While many of the world’s highest-paid athletes weren’t raised in affluent households, a few of them lived well before ever hitting the big time. Oftentimes the capital comes from a family of famous sports stars, like football player Peyton Manning, but there are a few who are actually heirs to old money that goes back decades. As much as we would love to say that their bank accounts bought them their careers, you just can’t purchase true talent. That said, pure skill and a privileged upbringing didn't keep these gents from making poor decisions, acting like brats and in one case, committing homicide.

Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in marketing for a prestigious securities law firm. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)

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