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Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

The Bryan Habana show: A 19-min hat-trick brings Bryan Habana level with Jonah Lomu on 15 tries with 18 minutes to go at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Picture: Twitter @rugbyworldcup.

I’m very different from many other players of colour growing up in South Africa. I didn’t grow up underprivileged. I got given the best opportunities. I went to the best schools.

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

You’re earning a lot of money at a very younger age than most… The money does dry up… You go from earning a salary equivalent to a CEO... a lot of people struggle in the transitional period… All of a sudden you have to buy your own clothes…

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he interviewed Bryan Habana, one of South Africa’s most legendary Springboks.

(Also read: Joel Stransky gets vulnerable, opens up about money)

Habana represented his country between 2004 and 2016 and starred in the Springboks’ 2007 Rugby World Cup tournament victory, scoring eight tries.

He holds, with All Black Jonah Lomu, the record (15) for most tries in World Cups.

Habana is the second most prolific try scorer of all time in tests (64) after Japan’s Daisuke Ohata (67).

  • What does Habana believe about money?

  • Does it keep him up at night?

  • Does he spend like crazy or save compulsively?

  • How did his childhood experiences of money shape his views?

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

The real world is a pretty cutthroat one… Working 8 to 5… it’s a little different to what life has been!

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

I bought a Whitney Houston CD [with his first ever pay]…

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

I’ve made some pretty stupid investments buying pieces of land… as a professional sportsman, you’re an easy target…

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

To get into a habit of saving… if I [only] started 16 years ago… hindsight is the best…

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

I’ve got an incredibly bad addiction to buying the latest Adidas shoes that come out…

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

The best decision I took was investing in a pension fund suited for rugby players that paid out at 33 years old…

Bryan Habana, legend-of-legends

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