Rich Kleiman Rumors
Kevin Durant’s company, the Durant Co., has made its next major investment — this time in pizza. The company, owned by Durant and his manager/business partner, Rich Kleiman, will own both a stake in the assembly-line style, on-the-spot pizza brand Pieology and own some of its franchises. Terms were not disclosed.
“What we never talked about in those days in the Hamptons in July was money, and how much exactly he’d get in Golden State versus anywhere else,” Durant’s agent, Rich Kleiman, told The Vertical. “And that won’t be a factor this year in our talks with them either.”
Last summer, in fact, Mr. Durant and Mr. Kleiman unveiled a start-up of their own, the Durant Company, with a swelling portfolio of investments in tech companies like Postmates and Acorns, in addition to hotels and restaurants and film and television development. They are also investing with Ronald Conway, one of Silicon Valley’s “super angel” investors and a front-row fixture at Oracle Arena (the Warriors’ current home in Oakland), and consulting with Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’s widow, on his own charity foundation
Mark J. Burns: Agent Rich Kleiman of Roc Nation recently left the agency, per sources. Looks like Kleiman is heading in-house to work with Kevin Durant. To clarify even further per sources … Durant is still with Roc Nation but Kleiman is now Durant’s manager/business partner.