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Julio Jones is one of the NFL's top players.
He's building an impressive resume off the field, too.
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Jones heads Forbes' latest "30 Under 30" list, recognizing sports stars who are making an impact with their entrepreneurial ventures.
Forbes noted that Jones is the principal investor in a $200 million real estate project near Falcons' training facility in Atlanta's sprawling northern suburbs. Known as Ariston, it will include shops, offices, apartments, condominiums and a 21-story hotel.
Jones told Forbes that he wanted to create a destination for Atlanta's suburban population, which includes the receiver and many of his teammates.
"It's great, just to have that mindset and mentality outside of football," Jones said Thursday. "It's a great platform to come here and play with your brothers and things like that. But there's always life after football. You've just got to set yourself up not just for you but for your family."
— Forbes (@Forbes) November 14, 2017
Jones said Ariston is just the beginning of his real estate ventures.
"I have a lot of things in the works," he told Forbes.
Other NFL figures making the list were Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, and Dior Ginyard, manager of player affairs for the NFL Players Association.