Owners were once men - and they were men - who were universally known to fans of clubs and often grew up supporting the team they invested in. However, with the money from the Premier League now making its way into the Championship and beyond, significant foreign investment has taken place at many clubs. Most sides now are not controlled by one local man but rather a mixture of foreign investors, consortiums and oligarchs. The Championship might not be the cash cow that the Premier League is when it comes to the financial figures involved. But there is still plenty of money swirling round English football's second tier. With that in mind we've taken a look at who owns each of the 24 Championship clubs. And if you're interested then we've also pulled together a guide on who runs each League One club , too. Bristol City are fortunate to have a billionaire behind the Robins, but not all of their league rivals are so lucky. Acquaint yourselves with the money men and women right here: … [Read more...] about Championship Owners Guide: The club chiefs and their net worth
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SIMON Cowell is known for his sharp tongue, wit and withering put-downs - as well as being the king of TV talent shows such as Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor. He's returned for 2018 series of BGT - here's what we know about the music mogul... How did Simon Cowell become famous? He was already well known within the music industry as a successful producer, but Simon, 58, rose to wider fame when Pop Idol launched in 2001, with him as judge. He became known for his harsh verdicts on talent show acts and his clashes with 2001 Pop Idol winner Will Young, who he famously hated and found “arrogant”. He was then asked to judge American Idol from 2002, staying in the role until 2010 and becoming famous for his controversially harsh comments. In the UK, Simon’s fame became truly meteoric with the launch of The X Factor in 2004. The first series was watched by 7.4 million people per episode on average, but at the show’s peak in 2010, the series that discovered One … [Read more...] about What is Simon Cowell’s net worth, who is the Britain’s Got Talent presenter’s partner Lauren Silverman and when was his son Eric born?
In 1982, when Donald Trump was 36 years old, he began an annual ritual of lobbying Forbes magazine to include him on its list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Forbes debuted the list that year, and Trump pursued his inclusion with gusto -- lying, cajoling and repeatedly jumping on the phone to make sure that a young reporter at the magazine, Jonathan Greenberg, would accept his inflated claims about how much money he had.Greenberg taped a few of those phone calls and he published them as part of a longer reflection in the Washington Post on Friday describing what it was like to be conned by Trump."It took decades to unwind the elaborate farce Trump had enacted to project an image as one of the richest people in America," Greenberg wrote. "Nearly every assertion supporting that claim was untrue. Trump wasn't just poorer than he said he was. Over time, I have learned that he should not have been on the first three Forbes 400 lists at all."Greenberg's column is a reminder that Trump has … [Read more...] about How Long Can Trump’s Long Con Last?
Jonathan Greenberg 11:41, April 21 2018 In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organisation called to tell me how rich Donald Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine's annual ranking of America's richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we'd valued Trump's holdings at US$200 million, only one-fifth of what he claimed to own in our interviews. This time, his aide urged me on the phone, I needed to understand just how loaded Trump really was. The official was John Barron - a name we now know as an alter ego of Trump himself. When I recently rediscovered and listened, for first time since that year, to the tapes I made of this and other phone calls, I was amazed that I didn't see through the ruse: Although Trump altered some cadences and affected a slightly stronger New York accent, it was clearly him. "Barron" told me that Trump had taken possession of the business he ran with his father, Fred. "Most of the assets have been consolidated to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400
Britain has the fourth highest share of millionaires in the world, beaten only by China, the United States and Japan. The Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) Global Wealth report estimated that 821,000 UK households are home to millionaires and in 2016, the total wealth of Britain's millionaires was a whopping £6.5 trillion. Cambridgeshire has its own fair share of success stories with seven figure life earnings- but how did they make their money? Were they all born into it, or did they make their fortune after starting at the bottom? We looked at eight different case studies across Cambridgeshire to see the different ways millionaires have made their money. Kirsten Rausing The richest person in the region is Newmarket's Kirsten Rausing, a horseracing enthusiast with royal connections, who has a total wealth of approximately £5 billion, according to Forbes' real-time wealth tracker. Swedish born Rausing is the granddaughter of Ruben Rausing, the billionaire inventor of food … [Read more...] about This is how Cambridgeshire’s millionaires made their money