Singers, athletes, actors… Famous Who, in addition to the common routine (not at all), decided to order world football clubs. know anyone?
Following the news that Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton and historic tennis player Serena Williams could become new owners of Chelsea, 90 Minutes has compiled a list of other celebrities who have decided to combine their passion for sports and business with nothing less than football clubs in their asset lists.
Star Los Angeles Lakersfour-time NBA champion – the US Basketball League – bought 2% of Liverpool in April 2011 for $6.5 million. Those were relegation years for the English club: in the 2011/11 season, Liverpool finished Premier League In sixth place, he was eliminated in the third round of the FA Cup and the FA Cup, and was eliminated from the European League in the round of 16, against Braga (champions, impossible).
According to Forbes, Liverpool is currently valued at $4.1 billion and produces nearly $619 million annually (according to 2020 season figures). In other words, LeBron’s stake is worth about $44 million. Good deal, isn’t it?
world music legend, Elton John Realize the dream of buying his favorite team, Watford1976. Imagine that! He managed the club on two occasions: from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002, periods of success for the club. With the singer on the board, Watford moved up from the fourth tier to the first tier of English football, and was runner-up in Premier League 1982/83 and reached the FA Cup Final in 1984.
Elton John no longer owns the club, but does hold the title (and honor) of lifelong president emeritus.
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You may know him as dead list, from Marvel. But what you didn’t know is that, in November 2021, Ryan Reynolds invested more than $2.5 million in WrexhamFifth Division club Wales. Reynolds’ goal is to rebuild the club, transform it into the elite of UK football and turn Wrexham into a center of power – on and off the field. Aspiration that invites, right?
Actor and comedian owns Los Angeleswho argues in MLS (Football League)(from the US), since 2016, when he bought shares in the club with former footballer Mia Hamm and basketball icon Magic Johnson.
Inspired by the female U.S. women’s soccer players and champions, actress Natalie Portman has decided to base a professional team in Los Angeles to compete in the United States Soccer League (WNSL) beginning in 2022: Angel City FC.
In a movement with other American celebrities, the initiative was promoted mainly among women. The club’s investors include actresses Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, Uzo Aduba and former players. Abby Wambach And Mia Hamm. Cara Nortman, digital entrepreneur Julie Orman, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, and husband of tennis player Serena Williams, who will serve as minority partner on the project.
Twice best player from NBA – fur Phoenix Suns – Today is a technician Brooklyn NetworksAnd Steve Nash He also linked his relationship with sports to business but to football. The former athlete is part of the ACQ Legacy Partners group, formed by experienced NBA owners, which he bought in 2016 Mallorcaa club from Spain, for 20 million euros.
The investor group’s goal was to highlight the team in Spanish football. The result was positive: today the team plays La LigaSpanish first class. In addition to Mallorca, Nash is also one of the four owners of the Vancouver Whitecaps, a Canadian soccer franchise that competes in Major League Soccer.
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