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"She's been telling me since I got here you need to be a billionaire by 30" - Ja Morant reveals his mom is the driving force behind his billionaire ambition.

Ja Morant is already a millionaire, but he recently revealed his mom won't let him rest until he's a billionaire
Ja Morant

Ja Morant

Rising Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has lofty goals, one of which is becoming a billionaire before he's 30.

The plan

One of his intended paths to achieve this goal is through his commitment to his craft. Known for his relentless work ethic and dedication to the game, he is well and truly on track to cementing himself as one of the best players in the league. This drive to succeed on the court will undoubtedly lead to lucrative contracts and endorsement deals, which will, in turn, help him reach his financial goals.

Still just 23 years of age, Morant has the most valuable asset on this side in the hopes of building wealth - and that's time. Recently inking a five-year, $193 million deal that could be worth up to $213 million with incentives, he is well on his way to reaching 10 figures.

Mom knows best

The explosive point guard recently discussed his money objectives with Danny Green and Harrison Sanford on their podcast "Inside The Green Room" and his mom's influence on his plans.

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"You know my mom had helped me big time, you know, with stuff like that off the court. Obviously keeping me focused and keeping me locked in. You are always trying to protect my image and pretty much keep preaching the most important things. As an NBA player, you have a life off the court whether you know a lot of people or don't you have ups and downs.

There is a lot of mental stuff, but my mom was pretty much always keeping me locked in. She's been telling me since I got here you need to be a billionaire by 30. That's keeping me focused both on the court and off it," Ja said.

The road to 1 billion

Morant's off-the-court ventures will be a driving factor in his wealth creation outside of his NBA salary. He has already started investing in various businesses and real estate projects, and he is always looking for new opportunities. He understands that basketball is not a career that will last forever, and he wants to ensure he has a solid financial foundation to fall back on.

In addition, Ja has just released his very own signature shoe with Nike - another income-producing stream that is sure to be popular among NBA fans.

Overall, his ambition to become a billionaire is commendable, especially considering Morant's work for the Memphis community.

His combination of talent, hard work, and savvy business acumen make him well-suited for success both on and off the court. He is a role model for young athletes, and it will be interesting to see how he continues to develop and grow on and off the floor.

It's not just about the money for the All-Star, it's about being able to make a positive impact on the world. It's a tall mountain to climb, but with his drive and entrepreneurial spirit, he has what it takes to become a billionaire when it's all said and done.

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