MARK WALKER JR.
Parents: LaShawn (mother) and Mark (father)
Claim to fame: After his folks sent Reebok a video of their
little sharpshooter hitting 18 straight baskets on an eight-foot
rim in his driveway in Lee's Summitt, Mo., the company signed
Mark for an undisclosed amount and is contemplating using him in
a national marketing campaign.
Lifetime earnings: a college trust fund to be collected in 2018
Favorite food: hot dogs and macaroni
Shod by: a $1.9 billion multinational corporation
Role models: fellow Reebok endorsers Allen Iverson and Jay-Z
Path to avoid: child prodigies Corey Feldman and Corey Haim
Romantic attachments: none, he's three
Parents: Belle's Good Cide (mare) and Distorted Humor (sire)
Claim to fame: New York-bred won Kentucky Derby and Preakness
after a group of high school buddies from Sacketts Harbor, N.Y.,
purchased him for $75,000.
Lifetime earnings: $1,889,385
Favorite food: honey and oats
Shod by: a muscular dude in a leather apron
Role models: Triple Crown winners Secretariat and Affirmed
Path to avoid: Real Quiet, who lost the Belmont Stakes--and the
Triple Crown--by a nose in 1998
Romantic attachments: none, he's a gelding