Manchester City owner and billionaire investor Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is now the new Vice President of the United Arab Emirates.
His emergence as the Vice President of the Arab country is coming just a year after his brother Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed emerged as the President of the country.
Before Shiekh Mansour assumed the role of the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, he previously served as the Crown Prince.
Now, the position of the Crown Prince has been left vacant and UAE’s media outlets are nosing around on who may likely succeed the 52-year-old.
Sheikh Mansour’s Manchester City Ownership
In 2008, Sheikh Mansour bought Manchester City for £265 million from former owner Thaksin Shinawatra. He has transformed the fortunes of the club by spending heavily on top signings and managers that have turned the Etihad club into a Premier League giant.
From 2008 when Mansour took over as the owner of the club, Manchester City has won six Premier League titles, including the FA Cup and EFL Cup. However, they have failed to translate their domestic dominance into European success.
They are yet to win the Champions League but have made it to the final once in 2021 when they lost to domestic rivals, Chelsea.
Nevertheless, the club has shown incredible progress in the last 15 years under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour.
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, popularly known as Sheikh Mansour is a top political and influential figure in the United Arab Emirates.
He is a businessman, investor, and politician. The sitting President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is his biological brother.
Sheikh Mansour is a member of the Royal Family in the United Arabs Emirates and is known for his expanding business interests spanning football and other sectors.
Mansour unraveled another milestone profile in his political career in the United Arabs Emirates when he assumed office on 29 March 2023 as the Vice President of the United Arabs Emirates.
He will be serving the Emirates with the current ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mansour’s brother Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan still remains president.
Shiekh Mansour is the fifth son of the Emir of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He was born in the Abu Dhabi emirate on 21 November 1970.
In 1989, Mansour started his education at Santa Barbara Community College.
He graduated from United Emirates University with a degree in international relations
In the 1990s, Sheikh Mansour got married to Sheikha Alia bint Mohammed bin Butti Al.
The couple had a grownup son, Zayed, who reportedly tied the knot with Sheikha Meera bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan in May 2022.
Mansour married again in 2005 to Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the daughter of Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
He has five children with his second wife. The first child, Fatima, was born in 2006, while his second child Mohammed was born in 2007. In 2011, the Manchester City owner welcomed his third child from his second wife, Hamadan before Latifa, and Rashid were born in 2014 and 2017 respectively.