LSU DE Lewis Neal becomes first African-American athlete to own a financial investment firm
LSU DL Lewis Neal is an incredibly interesting person both on and off the field.
In addition to playing Division I football, Neal also owns his own financial investment firm, trading on the foreign markets.
As owner of the firm, Neal has made history, becoming the first African-American athlete to accomplish such a feat:
Blessed to be known as the FIRST African-American Athlete to own a financial investment firm (Foreign Exchange CTA)
— Lewis Neal (@ImBallinNeal18) December 12, 2016
At 21, #LSU DE Lewis Neal is 1st African-American athlete to own a financial investment firm (on Foreign Exchange). He graduates on Friday.
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) December 12, 2016
Playing football and running an investment firm should be enough to keep Neal busy, right?
Wrong. He also co-owns a hair studio — the Hair Factory, which offers free haircuts to first responders and military members.
On the field, Neal is no slouch, either. This season, he recorded 55 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Last year, he led the team with eight sacks.
Whether or not Neal pursues an NFL career, it’s safe to say we can expect big things from the uber-talented student-athlete.
For more background on Neal’s businesses, check out this profile from The Advocate that was published this summer.