Anthony Tolliver, former 14-year NBA basketball player, offers more than deep 3’s on the court. Off the court, he is a passionate businessman, entrepreneur, family man and man of God.
Being a successful basketball player and a successful entrepreneur have many similarities. In basketball, there is an understanding that the more time and effort put in, the more you get out. Being an entrepreneur is very much the same. Even as a young kid, Anthony started his own businesses mowing lawns, and detailing cars. He went on to graduate from Creighton on a basketball scholarship with a bachelor’s degree in finance. His hard work continued through his 14 year NBA career, also being chosen as an executive board member for the NBPA 8 of those years.
Anthony is most proud of his family. He and his wife, Jessica met during freshman orientation at Creighton and have been married since 2011. They have 4 children together: 2 sons—Isaiah (9) and Elijah (5), and 2 daughters—Lennox (6) and Zyara (3).
The foundation of who Anthony is comes from his relationship with Jesus. As a man of God, Anthony lives out his faith every day, and desires for God to be glorified in everything he does. No matter the ups and downs of life, he leans on Proverbs 3:5-6 to keep going.
In the past 13 years, he has specifically focused on real estate, and seed funding—his business ventures range across many sectors including Tech, Media, Retail, Direct to Consumer, Software, E-Commerce, Group Fitness and many more.
With the combination of experience, knowledge, passion and energy, Anthony is a highly sought-after speaker with the mission to spread financial literacy and encourage people to pursue their dreams. In 2021, Anthony also contributed to his first book “Foundation for Financial Excellence” with author Ryan Schachtner.
Whether it’s a training session, men’s retreat, college event, church event, or a team huddle, Anthony embraces every opportunity to share with the same enthusiasm. With topics from financial literacy, investments, faith, leadership, and motivation, he is a perfect speaker for business leaders, athletes, and young adults. At 6’8, Anthony has a commanding presence on the stage, but his knowledge and passion is what captures the audience!