Tennis star Naomi Osaka becomes shareholder and global ambassador of FTX.

March 22, 2022

FTX Trading Limited named tennis player Naomi Osaka as its global ambassador. In addition, Osaka will also receive an equity stake in the crypto company and will get paid in crypto.

"We have seen the statistics about how few women are part of crypto by comparison, which kind of mirrors the inequality we see in other financial markets," tennis star said.

FTX's CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said that their partnership with Osaka will further the company’s goal of getting more diverse voices involved in the future of cryptocurrency and Web3.

The tennis star who is known for championing social causes like mental health will become one of the few major female athletes to join the crypto bandwagon.

The crypto company also announced that it will make a charitable donation to Play Academy, Osaka's charitable organization created with NIKE and Laureus Sport for Good.

The four time Grand Slam singles champion Osaka will debut the FTX logo on her looks for the upcoming Miami Open.

American Tennis legend Serena Williams and seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady are other major sports personalities that have ties with different crypto companies.