Kobe Bryant says he wants to be remembered as an investor — not an athlete — 20 years from now

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

Kobe Bryant's investment advice to retired NBA players

In 20 years, basketball legend Kobe Bryant wants to be remembered for his investments, not his hoops career.

Bryant shared his thoughts about his legacy and passion in investment during an interview with CNBC on Monday, after disclosing the launch of his own $100 million venture fund.

When CNBC's Carl Quintanilla asked if his legacy will be in basketball or investing 20 years from now, Bryant didn't hesitate to say "Investing," adding it's more meaningful because of its lasting impact:

SEE ALSO: The Olympics have become dominated by American women​​​​​

"Playing basketball, the focus is always winning. Winning championships. Winning championships come and go. It's going to be another team that wins another championship, another player that wins another MVP award.

If you really want to create something that lasts generations, you have to help inspire the next generation, right? They create something great. And then that generation will inspire the one behind them. That's when you create something forever. And that's what's most beautiful."

That may be easier said than done for Bryant. Over his 20-year career, Bryant has built a legacy that makes him easily one of the three greatest players ever and is now considered a shoo-in candidate for the basketball Hall of Fame.

But given Bryant's one of the fiercest competitors ever to play basketball and a constant learner, it wouldn't be a surprise if he ends up becoming one of the most successful investors in the game. For his part, Bryant says he's been studying investments for the past 4 years to make sure his heart was really in it and he's still constantly learning from his mentors like Nike CEO Mark Parker.

"We have to constantly learn. I mean that's why our mantra is value growth. Because to grow, you have to constantly learn. You have to constantly move, constantly improve. That's the key. That's what makes life fun, I think," Bryant told CNBC.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

See photos from Kobe's last NBA game:

29 PHOTOS
Kobe Bryant's last game
See Gallery
Kobe Bryant's last game
Apr 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) waves to the crowd as he walks on the court before a game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. Bryant concludes his 20-year NBA career tonight. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) tries to drive against Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack (8) in the first quarter at Staples Center. Bryant concludes his 20-year NBA career tonight. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers acknowledges the crowd before taking on the Utah Jazz in Bryant's final NBA game at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant smiles to the crowd during a ceremony before Bryant's last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant, foreground, and Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood pause during the first half of Bryant's last NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant watches during a ceremony before Bryant's last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Magic Johnson speaks about Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant during a ceremony before Bryant's last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches for the ball in the first half while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles and claps before taking on the Utah Jazz in Bryant's final NBA game at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers hugs head coach Byron Scott before taking on the Utah Jazz in Bryant's final NBA game at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant, left, takes the court for his final NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
A street vendor sells a commemorative Kobe Bryant hat in downtown Los Angeles outside Staples Center on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Under heavy guard, fans get to pose with the five Lakers championship trophies Bryant helped the Lakers win, before Bryant's last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryantâs fans - even some of the adults - have never known Los Angeles without him. Itâs a feeling theyâre about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Michael Anderson Jr., left, stands next to his father, Michael, during a fan festival honoring Kobe Bryant's career, outside Staples Center before Bryant's last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Fans sign a large banner congratulating Kobe Bryant before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, outside Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryantâs fans - even some of the adults - have never known Los Angeles without him. Itâs a feeling theyâre about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
A fan signs a large banner congratulating Kobe Bryant before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, outside Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryantâs fans - even some of the adults - have never known Los Angeles without him. Itâs a feeling theyâre about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Basketball fans sing and dance during a fan festival commemorating Kobe Bryant's career outside Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryantâs fans, even some of the adults, have never known Los Angeles without him. Itâs a feeling theyâre about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Fans gather outside Staples Center before Kobe Bryant played his last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Basketball fan Carlos Hernandez from Acapulco, Mexlco holds a sign reading: "Goodbye Friend, Mexico Loves You," during a fan festival commemorating Kobe Bryant's career outside Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryantâs fans, even some of the adults, have never known Los Angeles without him. Itâs a feeling theyâre about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant smiles as he arrives for the last NBA basketball game of his career, against Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Josie Zhang, left, displays the engagement ring just given to her by Jerry Yu after he proposed outside Staples Center as fans gathered to celebrate before Kobe Bryant's last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Both are originally from Shanghai but now live in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Workers set up an inflatable Kobe Bryant model for a fan festival commemorating Kobe Bryant's career outside Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryant's fans, even some of the adults, have never known Los Angeles without him. It's a feeling they're about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Messages are written on a board during a fan festival commemorating Kobe Bryant's career outside Staples Center before Bryant's last NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Many of Bryant's fans - even some of the adults - have never known Los Angeles without him. It's a feeling they're about to have to get used to as fans celebrate his final night as a Laker. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd before taking on the Utah Jazz in Bryant's final NBA game at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to journalists, Mike Tirico and Lisa Salters before the game against the Utah Jazz on April 13, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

More from Business Insider:

Read Full Story

People are Reading