The billionaire now working as a volunteer. And Mike Tyson as Bobby Brown is hilarious

I love, love this story. When great writing meets a great subject, good things happen.

Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated, a colleague I greatly respect, has the story today of Joe Moglia, the richest volunteer assistant coach in the history of college football.

Until two years ago, Moglia was the CEO of AmeriTrade Corp., and was worth billions of dollars. Then he stepped aside to pursue an old passion: football.
He managed to convince the University of Nebraska to let him be a volunteer, and help out around the program.
He may be the happiest guy in America, going from his exorbitant salary, to now making pennies. But he’s happy, as happy as he’s been, Moglia said.

Check out this wonderful tale from SI.com, and remember the lesson of Joe Moglia: Doing what you love is so much more important than making big bucks.

**I stole this from my buddy Pearlman’s blog, I freely admit. The brilliant website Funnyor Die.com has another great entry up. It’s comedian Wayne Brady, and Mike Tyson, with a parody of the great 1980s video from Bobby Brown, “Every Little Step.”

I freely admit this may only be hilarious to you if you grew up in the 80s and watched MTV a lot. But I laughed my tushy off:

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2 responses to “The billionaire now working as a volunteer. And Mike Tyson as Bobby Brown is hilarious

  1. Hi, new reader, from jeff pearlmans site. i read moneyball a few years ago and enjoyed it.

    one thing though, about moglia… i think its easier to follow your passions when youve got a lot of money. yes, he earned every penny of it, but when he had to choose bw coaching and having to find a “real” job 30 years ago, he chose the “real” job. i think the lesson one can gleam from this is doing what you love is so much more important than making big bucks, as long as you have the big bucks in your bank account. sorry if im being skeptical.

    that of course takes nothing away from that mans accomplishments. but saying “doing what you love is so much more important than making big bucks” is kind of half the story there.

    on a different note, my best friend recently had a daughter (first child) and i gifted him your book on fatherhood. he finished it immediately, told me hed already read a lot of books on fatherhood, but yours was far and away the most entertaining and enlightening. he already lent it out to his neighbor! (sorry youre not getting the royalties for that)

    just thought youd like to hear.

  2. sorry, gleen.

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