Ryan Reynolds Will Make A Mint From T-Mobile’s $1.35 Billion Purchase of His Company Mint Mobile
With four mouths to feed, who could begrudge Jr. tycoon Ryan Reynolds a dime of his hard-invested dollars. Especially considering that the free mammy services he and his wife, Blake Lively, got as part of their plantation wedding package expired years ago. Paid labor costs a pretty penny, especially in #thesetryingtimes. So good thing Ryan and Blake’s kids are set for life, and their kids are set for life, and their kids are set for life now that another one of Ryan’s ships has finally come in. Variety reports that T-Mobile has just acquired Ka’ena Corp., the parent company of Mint Mobile, a wireless phone company that Ryan owns a 25% stake in, “in a deal worth up to $1.35 billion.” Meanwhile, Ryan’s Deadpool co-star Hugh Jackman is still getting fat the old-fashioned way.
Ryan and Blake are probably laughing into their salads as we speak. And filming it for Maximum Effort, Ryan’s advertising and production company. Who, by the way, also put together this spot announcing the deal.
I only want the best for Mint Mobile customers. Think I’ve found it. pic.twitter.com/nSNmGKLmN2
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 15, 2023
Suck it, Jackman! No seriously, keep sucking. You’ve still got 32,000 oz of that milk shake to go. Variety reports:
Under the pact, expected to close later this year, T-Mobile will acquire Ka’ena Corp. and its subsidiaries and brands: Mint Mobile, international wireless service Ultra Mobile and wholesaler Plum. T-Mobile said it will be able “to leverage Mint’s industry-leading digital [direct-to-consumer] marketing expertise as part of its broader portfolio to reach new customer segments and geographies.”
Reynolds will continue in his creative role as a spokesman for Mint. The actor-entrepreneur owns a roughly 25% stake in Mint, according to Bloomberg, which previously reported on the company’s deal talks with T-Mobile.
Given his choice of wedding venue, I will assume that Ryan serves a mean mint julep. And now that he’s flush with Mint, he’ll probably mix it up and replace the bourbon with his own brand of Aviator Gin, which sold to Diaglo PLC in 2020 for $610 million. Maybe he can serve it to his players after the next Wrexham Association Football Club match he attends (he and Rob McEhelnney from It’s Always Sunny co-own the club) and show those Welshmen, and their former Prince, how a real American tycoon scores.
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