Bloomberg Law
Sept. 10, 2021, 1:01 PM

Dealmaker Who Beat Topps for Baseball Cards Is Worth $8 Billion

Scott Carpenter
Kim Bhasin
Kim Bhasin
Bloomberg News

Michael Rubin was a freshman at Villanova University when he first displayed a knack for pulling off big deals. Using cash borrowed from a neighbor, he bought $200,000 of overstock sports equipment and soon resold it for a $75,000 profit.

He’s been pouncing on opportunities ever since.

Today, Rubin has a net worth of about $8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Seizing on the disruptive power of internet-based shopping, he has turned sports merchandiser Fanatics into an $18 billion powerhouse that sells everything from National Basketball Association jerseys to Kentucky Wildcat-themed portable barbecue grills. He owns ...

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