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Monday, August 26, 2019

Ciara and Russell Wilson Are Now Co-Owners of a Pro Sports Franchise

Russell and Ciara Wilson

Celebrity couple Ciara and Russell Wilson are now both making boss moves in the sports industry. They have just purchased ownership stakes to become co-owners of the Seattle Sounders FC, a professional Major League Soccer team!
After recently signing a $140 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, 30-year old Wilson decided to venture in the business side of the sport. He also plans to make more investments in other properties and initiatives within Seattle, where he has resided for almost a decade.

Meanwhile, his 33-year old wife, Ciara, known for performing the song "Level Up," wanted to make investments particularly to increase female ownership stakes in business, entertainment, as well as sports. She began doing it 2 years ago when she launched her own record and entertainment company called Beauty Marks Entertainment.

Ciara hopes that with her initiatives, she could inspire women and girls, especially their 2-year old daughter Sienna Princess Wilson, to make waves in the industry where they are underrepresented.

"This is not only a special moment for Russ and I, but for our kids as well. When we walked into the building and our kids were running around with their names on their little jerseys, it meant a lot for so many reasons," Ciara said in a statement.

"It's an honor to join the Sounders team and have the unique opportunity to represent female ownership within major league sports. The team has already done some amazing things, but I believe the best is ahead and we're excited to be part of that."

Aside from Ciara and Wilson, rapper Macklemore and other executives from Microsoft, Amazon, Fox Sports, and Pandora reportedly also have stakes in the MLS team.

Learn more about the Seattle Sounders at https://www.soundersfc.com