The most expensive club ever
Lewis Hamilton buys into the NFL team
Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton enters the world of football. The seven-time world champion becomes part owner of the NFL Denver Broncos team. The Broncos were recently taken over by a group of investors led by billionaire Rob Walton, son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
Lewis Hamilton, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, invests in football. As announced by the Denver Broncos of the American professional league NFL, the Briton has acquired shares in the franchise. It is not known what the range is and how much the Mercedes driver invests. “This is a unique opportunity to impact the sport and work with a world class team,” he wrote on Instagram, “I’m ready to start and serve as an example of the value of more diverse leadership across all sports.”
“We are delighted to welcome seven-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group,” said Rob Walton. A group around the entrepreneur, heir to the supermarket chain Walmart, took over the Broncos in June for a record sum of 4.65 billion dollars. Never before has a club in North America been sold for such a high price.
Hamilton is “a competitive champion who knows what it takes to lead a successful team,” Walton said. Additionally, the runner is “a strong advocate for global equality, including in his own sport. His resilient spirit and exceptional level will be an asset to the Broncos ownership group and organization.” Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined the ownership group in July.
A group of investors led by Hamilton had recently failed in their bid to take over Chelsea FC. In addition to a charitable foundation, the Mercedes driver also owns shares in a chain of restaurants.
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