Who Says A Name Is Just A Name?
A blog titled What's in a Good Name? on Daniel Gross's blog caught my interest. The entertainment company CKX has recently purchased, for $50 million, an 80 percent stake in Muhammad Ali's name. The company already rakes in millions for controlling the rights to such names as Elvis Presley, "American Idol" and David Beckham. In the five years prior to purchasing the rights to Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises had brought in revenues of $40 million per year. So next time someone asks you what's really in a name, the answer could be millions.