The news about the selling of Chelsea is not a new news to us, as different bidders are coming wanting to buy it.
One of those wanting to buy Chelsea is, Sir Martin Broughto, who has now joined the bid to buy Chelsea with a net worth of over 10 million.
Roman Abramovich has been looking out to sell the Club he owns, ever since the EU and US started sanctions on Russian billionaire.
And now several billionaires and businessmen have come forward to bid to buy our Chelsea, in which the number of buyers in the race to acquire Chelsea is dwindling, but Sir Martin Broughton is said to be on the shortlist.
He had linked up with fellow Blues supporter Lord Coe and Philadelphia 76ers basketball team owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, as mentioned by Talk Sport. Now, there are other developments which said Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton had joined him in the bid.
Sir Martin Broughton has a net worth of over 10 million, and he is preparing to buy Chelsea. However, it is not confirmed if his fortune is limited to only that much of the amount.
Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton are reported to be investing £10 million in the bid. Thus, it could be invested money that everyone is talking about rather than his overall wealth.
Wikipedia shows that, he is a British businessman who serves as the deputy chairman of the International Airlines Group. It is the parent company of British Airways. It is a Spanish-registered business whose shares are traded on the London and Spanish stock exchanges.
He is also the Chairman of Supponor, a sports virtual advertising firm, and a Managing Partner at Sports Investment Partners. In addition, he served as President of the Confederation of British Industry and as Chairman of Liverpool Football Club.
However, his career was not always in airways or sports. He started by working in the tobacco industry. He joined British American Tobacco in 1971, rising through the ranks to Finance Director in 1988, Group CEO and Deputy Chairman in 1993, and Chairman and CEO in 1998.
He also became an independent director of the British Horseracing Board in 1999. And eventually, he succeeded Peter Saville as chairman in July 2004. He also worked at Wiggins Teape Group and Eagle Star as chairman.
Additionally, he worked for Whitbread from 1993 to 2000 before joining British Airways as a chairman, where he worked for four years before finally going to Liverpool as a chairman in 2010.
During his tenure, he established himself as a celebrity figure in the sports industry, and it was that time when he gained immense publicity.
The Sun reported that, Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton have joined Martin Broughton in the Chelsea bid. Both sports legends are each spending roughly £10 million in the bid.
While there are other interested parties to buying the Club, like Todd Boehly of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Stephen Pagliuca of the Boston Celtics, Broughton has now enlisted the help of two well-known athletes to back up his offer.
Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One champion, has a fortune of £224 million and is an ARSENAL supporter. On the other hand, Williams’ net worth was estimated to be £168 million in 2021.
Additionally, there was news that his offer would give Chelsea supporters a golden stake in the Club. The information surfaced after the UK Government did not enforce the law on any possible buyer, as Fan Nation of Chelsea said.
Thus, offering Chelsea supporters a ‘golden share’ and more representation when it comes to future decision-making at the Club is up to the next owner’s discretion. Because of this reason, there are speculations that he is likely to win the bid as well.
The businessman also clearly stated that fans should be the ones who should be a huge part of the Club as they move forward. These words have touched the fans, and it seems he is getting the support as wel