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Four billionaires ready to buy Chelsea from Abramovich

03 Mar 2022 | 13:46

Chairman Roman Abramovich is aiming to sell Chelsea to the American billionaire to avoid financial risks.

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Jim Ratcliffe (Net worth £6.33 billion): Mr. Ratcliffe was the richest person in the UK in 2018. At that time, his fortune was valued at around £12 billion. However, Ratcliffe’s fortune has dropped to £6.33 billion by 2021. Coming from a chemical engineer background, he has turned his attention to finance and industry and has achieved success. Ratcliffe is the chairman, co-founder and owner of a majority stake in the chemical energy group Ineos. With 19,000 employees globally, the group specializes in the production of fuels, food packaging and construction materials.

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Ratcliffe is known for his passion for sports. He is an avid fan of Manchester United and once intended to buy the Old Trafford club. In addition to MU, this billionaire also loves Chelsea and has tickets to the whole season of the London team. In 2019, Ratcliffe invested £ 91 million in Nice (France), and bought the professional cycling team Ineos Grenadiers. Ratcliffe owns many properties, including a 79-meter superyacht named Hamsphire II worth £130 million.

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Todd Boehly (Net worth £4 billion): Boehly is an American billionaire. He once wanted to take over Chelsea in 2019, but no deal was approved. The 46-year-old billionaire is the chairman and chief executive officer of Eldridge Industries – a private investment company.

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Since she was at school, Boehly (left cover) has shown her athletic talent. He won the state wrestling championship in the US in 1990 and 1991. This businessman is also quite cool in sports investments. He is the owner of the LA Lakers professional basketball team and the LA Dodgers baseball team. Despite being busy with work in many fields, Boehly still devotes a lot of time to charity. He is a member of the board of directors of Faces – an organization that researches cures for epilepsy and seizures. Boehly is also involved in helping many other non-profit organizations in the US.

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Hansjorg Wyss (Net worth £4 billion): Entrepreneur Hansjorg Wyss revealed himself as one of four people who received an offer to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich: “Abramovich wants to sell all his villas in England. Mr. He wants to end his association with Chelsea quickly,” Wyss told Blick daily on the morning of March 2 (Hanoi time). “Me and three others received an offer to buy Chelsea from Abramovich on Tuesday.”

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Mr. Wyss is the founder of Synthes USA, the world’s leading medical device manufacturer. This billionaire has not yet entered into sports, but is famous for being hard-working in charity activities. He once donated £89 million to two universities in Zurich.

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Stephen Ross (Net worth £6 billion): Stephen Ross (81 years old) was one of the people who came up with the idea of ​​​​founding the Super League. Before that, the American billionaire created the International Champions Cup pre-season friendly tournament bringing together the world’s top teams. Ross has made billions of pounds as a property developer and owner of numerous related companies he founded since 1972.

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Two of his most famous properties in New York are the Deutsche Bank Center building, where he works and resides, as well as the Hudson Yards. In the field of sports, this billionaire also owns the Miami Dolphins rugby team and Hard Rock stadium with a total value of £ 830 million (according to 2009 data). Ross’s other company, Relevent Sports Group, has acquired the rights to broadcast the Champions League in the US. The charm of Chelsea is likely to make the billionaire born in 1940 determined to invest to expand the market in the future.