Naomi Osaka joins a new SPAC, along with other athletes and other celebrities from the star system. A new SPAC with a group of athletes joining the transfer market was announced earlier this week, including 4-time Slam champion and Australian Open 2021 winner Naomi Osaka.
The young Japanese tennis player is becoming one of the greatest athletes in sports, and a female icon in the fight against change and against social inequalities. SPAC shares will include a third of a mandate, and will be traded as on Nasdaq, with Alexander J.
Davis (founder and CEO of Disruptive, an investment bank that invests in private technology companies - ed.) As the CEO of SPAC
Naomi Osaka joins a new SPAC
Osaka joins former players Mardy Fish and James Blake, while other athletes who form the Athlete Advisory Council are Justin Verlander, MLB pitcher for the Houston Astros, Canelo Alvarez, one of the best boxers in business, Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for Kansas City Chiefs, Robert Lewandowski, striker of German soccer club FC Bayern Munich, and Naomi Osaka herself.
The young Japanese star will be the new ambassador of the Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer, as Federer is for Rolex. Tag Heuer recognized in Osaka the core values of the brand: mental strength, avant-garde, passion and high performance.
And only a few days ago is the news that Osaka has become the new cover woman of Louis Vuoitton and Levi's. Osaka has a strong passion for fashion: she herself has declared that the passine for fashion is second only to that for tennis.
In addition to her sporting achievements di lei, Naomi has also become an important figure in social struggles, as we saw last year during the protests following the brutal assassination of George Floyd, and at the center of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Over the course of her career she has won seven WTA titles out of eleven finals played, four of which are Grand Slam tournaments: she boasts the victory of two US Open in 2018 and 2020 and two Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.
Following the first Australian success, on 28 January 2019 it also reached the first place in the world ranking for the first time. Naomi was the first ever Japanese athlete to win a Grand Slam title, the third in the Open Era to qualify for the WTA Finals in 2018 and the first Asian ever to reach the top of the WTA rankings.
In the final ranking of the highest paid sportsmen she occupies the twenty-ninth position, surpassed by the Big Three of men's tennis: Roger Federer (first), Novak Đoković (twenty-third) and Rafael Nadal (twenty-seventh).