vendredi 18 juin 2021

Matt Hardy Family Office

Matt Hardy Family Office emblem.
Matt Hardy Family Office emblem.

While watching the weekly AEW (All Elite Wrestling) episode, with my mind on my Money and my Money on my mind, something caught my attention.

The Hardy Family Office. I know that a family office is a family/company having the sole purpose to manage the assets of the filthy rich family in question. This strategy is usually used by disgraced hedge fund managers who can't trade OPM (Other's People Money) anymore.

But, being a nerd who happens to be passionate about Money and all things around it. I naturally wanted to know more.

I wanted to know if Matt Hardy is rich enough to be a Family Office?

A Family Office aka SFO for Single Family Office is a privately held company that handles investment management and wealth management for a wealthy family or entrepreneur, generally one with over $100 million in investable assets, with the goal being to effectively grow and transfer wealth across generations (King Maxel, Lord Wolfgang Xander, and Baron Bartie's future grandchildren). 
The company's financial capital is the family's own wealth. Family offices also may handle tasks such as managing household staff (Senor Benjamin), making travel arrangements, property management, day-to-day accounting and payroll activities, management of legal affairs, family management services, family governance, financial and investor education, coordination of philanthropy and private foundations, and succession planning. A family office can cost over $1 million a year to operate, about 1% of the asset under management (AUM), so the family's net worth usually exceeds $100 million in investable assets. 

A family office either is, or operates just like, a corporation or limited liability company, with officers and a support staff. Officers are compensated per their arrangement with the family, usually with incentives based on the profits or capital gains generated by the office. Family offices are often built around core assets that are professionally managed. As profits are created, assets are deployed into investments. 

Family offices might invest in private equity, venture capital opportunities, hedge funds, and commercial real estate. Many family offices turn to hedge funds for alignment of interest based on risk and return assessment goals. Some family offices remain passive and just allocate funds to outside managers.

Family Office services chart.

More Tony Khan league than Matt Hardy.

Tony Khan is richer than Matt Hardy.

Tony Khan net worth: $7 Billion. More than enough to buy a few tag teams.

Matt Hardy (self-proclaimed richest man in North Carolina... Jeff) net worth: $7 Million. 
Wealthy and confortable but thousandfold less than AEW owner Tony Khan.

Maybe that's the difference between a patron and a carny. Vince McMahon is most likely a mixture of both. Something between 20% patron and 80% carny.

Vince McMahon's Evel Knievel debacle.

Okay, my mistake. VKM is 99% carny. And I'm far from being certain about the 1% patron if he ever was.

Let's get back to the Family Office stuff....
Single Family Office structure chart.

I love Money so I've got a little overwhelming during my researchs.

Family Office Tasks.

But wait a minute, there isn't managing the career of mid-card wrestlers mention anywhere in the Family Office tasks. Maybe it's under the Private Equity / Venture section. I hope he has a good exit strategy. Maybe a tax write-off?

Maybe it is in fact a Matt Hardy's machiavellian long-term plan to turn into cheap labours for his Hardy Compound?

Senor Benjamin doesn't seems to need help that bad...

Big Money Matt Hardy and his proteges.

Jade Cargill would have been a much better investment than this bunch of jabronis.

Jade Cargill manager.
More expensive, but a lot more prestigious for the Hardy Family Office.

If Matt Hardy had all this structure around his hypothetical $100 Million. I don't think he would waste his time playing a sleazy wrestling impresario aka rich manipulative money grabbing carny trying to screw his wrestlers out of a couple $10Ks. No even enough to pay for the administrative fees of his Hardy Family Office. But maybe just enough to pay for the Hardy Compound management.

The Hardy Compound (North Carolina).
The Hardy Compound in North Carolina

The Hardy Family Office just failed my "if this shit was real" test.

If This Shit Was Real Test.


Interesting links that I've found while googling VKM and carny:

mercredi 16 juin 2021

Shaw Brothers Universe (Hong Kong Kung Fu movies)

SHAW BROTHERS MOVIES Hong Kong Kung Fu movies.

Between 760 to 1,000 films in all.
One movie every week and turning a profit on each.

The Shaw Brothers ruled it all. They make movies with their own stars, actors, stuntmen, technicians, fan magazines, editors, sound stagers, composers, editors, etc. Everything was done in house.

Shaw Brothers Studio was modeled after the classic Hollywood system, with hundreds of actors signed to exclusive contracts. While other studios rotated cast members, Shaw Brothers assigned certain groups of actors to work exclusively with certain directors.

In its heyday, it was considered to be the world’s largest privately owned movie production studio with around 23 buildings laid out across the 46 acre site. With residential buildings for actors and crew as well as private homes, it was somewhat of a movie sweatshop, and it came to be known as Movietown.

Shaw Brothers Studio is largely known for his Martial Arts movies. However "only" 260 are Martial Arts movies.

Shaw Brothers Studio number of Kung Fu movies by year.

260 Kung Fu movies over 22 years. (average 11.8 movies per year)

Since you all know how much I love Money, I will throw you some number$.

In 2007, Forbes estimated the worth of the Shaw media empire at $3.5 Billion.

1 HK$ = 0.129 USD$

Movie magnate and philanthropist Run Run Shaw’s total assets were more than HK$20 Billion (USD$2.58 Billion).



Here is my brand new banner in which I've included the past in the background, the present forward, and right in the middle.

The past is represented by Hulk Hogan (pro wrestling), Muhammad Ali (boxing), Bruce Lee (martial arts).

The present is represented by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (highest-paid actor and one of the GOAT pro wrestlers), Floyd "Money" Mayweather (boxing biggest money-making machine ever), and "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (former UFC & WWE Womens World Champion)

Then the forever, with the logo right in the middle.

The old banner that I've used since 2009, maybe?! The four badasses on top represented the top four GOAT gladiators of their respective Combat Sports.
  • Hulk Hogan (pro wrestling)
  • Muhammad Ali (boxing)
  • Fedor Emelianenko (MMA)
  • Bob Probert (hockey enforcer) 
An hockey goon instead of a kickboxer since kickboxing isn't much of a thing anymore. Particularly since K1 is dead. 😥

And the four musclemen on the buttom represented the top GOAT in their respective Strength Sport.
  • Andy Bolton (powerlifting)
  • Vasily Alekseyev (Olympic weightlifting)
  • Mariusz Pudzianowski (strongman competition)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (bodybuilding)
For a more in-dept look of these 8 GOATs (Greatest Of All Time). Visit the Hall Of Fame.

mardi 15 juin 2021

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul purses

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul purses.

Unlike what's stated in the video below, a more accurate estimation of Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather purses would be $100 Million for Floyd Mayweather and $20 Million for Logan Paul.

That's their following, fanbase and fame that make them so much Money. 
It's all about the attention.

Who Really Won Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather? YouTube podcast by Colin and Samir offers a clear analysis of the repercussion of this one of a kind "Boxing Exhibition" between two masters of self-promotion. (the video is just below)

Celebrity Deathmatch comes to life.

Celebrity Deathmatch MTV.

The Paul Brothers put up their own boxing promotion Most Valuable Promotions.

Paul Brothers Most Valuable Promotions.

Logan Paul is all about bringing in the cash and entertaining the people. Here's what he said: 
"As long as it can bring an audience, Jake and I want to be the biggest prize fighters on the planet. We wanna fight people who will put on a big show, draw a large audience and entertain a lot of people. That's what we wanna do... This is a three, four, five, six, seven-year plan."

The term he used here is prize fighter, not boxer. They want to put on the biggest fuckin' show with the biggest fuckin' crowd with as much media fanfare around it as humanly possible. That's what bring eyeballs! That's what bring excitement!! That's what bring big Money around a fight!!! Pure entertainment, mass appeal and reaching a brand (no pun intented) new audience to the sport of Boxing.!!!

In my view, whether you like it or not, this is the future of Boxing. 
Just looks at the numbers.
Money talks. Bullshit walks.

Interesting links: 

lundi 14 juin 2021

Synthol Kid in a Slap Contest (Synthol Kid vs Russian Slap Champion)

Synthol Kid vs. Slap World Champion.

"Synthol Kid" Kirill Tereshin aka Ruki Bazuki aka Popeye aka Bazooka Arms internet famous for his 24-inch synthol pumped arms.

His opponent is “The Russian Farmer” Vasilii Kamotskii, better known as the Russian Slap Champion.

Synthol Kid in a slap contest against the Russian Slap Champion.

Who do you think will win?


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