Everyone has heard about the organic production of former boxing champion Željko Mavrović. He is one of the few athletes who did not invest money in a cafe or restaurant after an active career. In his own company Eco-Center he produced organic food, but the business did not succeed. For three years he was trying to get the company out of the financial problems in which he fell, but remains his pride, because he didn`t owed to workers. At his peak he was the largest Croatian eco-food producer, employing about 100 workers. The Eko-Mavrović group had 40 million kuna of revenue and cultivated 15 types of cereals and oilseeds on the 400 hectares. The company Eko Klara daily produced to 30000 pieces of pastry and bread. He also tried in cattle breeding and selling his own meat products. The reason for the collapse of his eco-empire was a global financial crisis, because of which more expensive eco-products in stores became uncompetitive.


In 2000., Igor Štimac started the Sport Tip betting company, which for five years went bankrupt, after which he entered in family business, producing wine and olive oil. The value of the initial investment is estimated at more than 5 million euros, and for now, this story goes well. Štimac is also known for his discotheque Faces Club Kaltenberg in Bol, and ‘Masters’ in Split.


The former footballer has been prominent football unionist last years, who fights for the rights of disadvantaged footballers. He also managed to run a private business – he is the producer of Vivas Coffee and Aquaviva.


Zvonimir Boban most invested in a private business. First he tried in building of apartments and buying restaurants in Zagreb. He unsuccessfully completed the attempt to distribute Wuddy and Pavo for large shopping centers, after which his company “My Country” fell into financial problems. Ten percent of the company Boban sold to Italian football player Paul Maldini for 400,000 euros, then ten percent to Andrew Shevchenko.


Nikola Kalinić also like Zvone Boban, “threw” to real estates. It is interesting story with pharmacy in the Marmont street, whose space bought Kalinić. Although the pharmacy is closed and reopened, Kalinić receives a loan for that area. Allegedly he invested in some other, for now unknown to the public, real estate.


After the appointment of the State Secretary of the Central Sports Office, Janica Kostelić announced a property card with a monthly income of around 14,000 kuna net and over 16,000 kuna from other sources. She is the owner of five flats in Rijeka and one in Opatija (worth two million kuna). She is the owner of Aquanivalis, that earns an annual income of 200000 to 380000 kuna.


Although he tried, Goran Ivanišević did not celebrate in construction business. Only from his career fund, he earned 10 million dollars, and his hometown left after dissatisfaction with city leaders and politicians in connection with the construction of a residential-office building on Firule. He sold Villa on Marjan, and the land on Duilovo gave to her mother.


Davor Šuker’s failed attempt was a trademark S9, and Davor Jarni’s R Jarni. Šuker also started a football academy but without quality players. Today, Šuker has been remembered more as an unpopular President of HNS while Jarni is engaged in a coaching.


Our celebrated tennis player invested earnings from the tournament in real estate, restaurant and tennis court at Cmrok in Zagreb. As she raised loan in Swiss for her needs, business problems led to blocking the bank account and bankruptcy of the Tennis Center. But the savior of this story is a businessman Danko Končar who paid 37.8 million kuna debt and unblocked account. Follows a new investment in the center in coordination with Končar, while Iva Majoli will hold tennis courts as part of Končar’s Hotel Medena in Trogir.






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