Conor McGregor made a name for himself fighting in a cage. He made a little bit of money from fighting, and then he used his celebrity to really cash in. Conor McGregor is no longer the majority owner of the whiskey brand he founded, but the UFC star has added to his growing fortune.
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Proximo Spirits has acquired a majority stake in Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey in a deal worth up to $600 million, both sides told spirits trade publication Shanken News Daily on Tuesday.
Confirmed the Shanken Daily News report that the biz team including @TheNotoriousMMA, his agent @AudieAttar and beverage mastermind Ken Austin, along with others, have received $250 million from the majority sale of Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey with opportunity to earn more.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 28, 2021
The $600 million will go to brand co-founders McGregor, his agent Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management, and their partner Ken Austin.
“Proper Twelve is my baby for life!” McGregor said in a statement to his website, The Mac Life. “I’m only warming up the barrels here! What I have in store for you all will not only take Proper Twelve to the absolute pinnacle of Irish whiskey, but of all spirits!”
— The Mac Life (@TheMacLife) April 27, 2021
Proper No. Twelve was founded in 2018.
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