Todd Boehly led Consortium: here are the people behind soon to be approved owners of Chelsea

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It is no longer news that Todd Boehly led consortium has been confirmed as the new owners of Chelsea subject to the approval of the Premier League and the English FA.

Todd Boehly led consortium has agreed to pay £4.25 billion to buy Chelsea which makes the Premier League club the first sports franchise to be bought with such a huge amount of money.

The consortium which is awaiting Premier League approval comprises an American billionaire, Todd Boehly, Clearlake Capital, Mark Walter, and Hansjorg Wyss. The four partners are reportedly worth $13.4 billion.

Below are what we know about the members of the Todd Boehly led consortium

  1. Todd Boehly
Todd Boehly led Consortium: here are the people behind soon to be approved owners of Chelsea
Todd Boehly.

Todd Boehly is the leader of the consortium which is set to become the new owner of Chelsea after Roman Abramovich’s era was forced to end due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

According to Forbes, the 46-year-old American billionaire who made most of his fortunes through the credit investing business currently has a net worth of 4.5 billion dollars.

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Todd Boehly is known in the world of sports as an American billionaire who owns a 20 percent stake in LA Dodgers. The baseball club are seven-time baseball World Series champions.

Also, the 46-year-old businessman is a part-owner of the US women’s basketball team the Los Angeles Sparks. Todd Boehly and Mark Walter own a 27 percent stake in an NBA club Los Angeles Lakers.

It might interest you to note that Boehly is the founder of Eldridge Industries, a private holding company that invests in multiple businesses across the world.

Boehly who is the interim chief executive of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association founded Eldridge in 2015. He makes all his investments through the company.

Todd Boehly has investments in life insurance firms, real estate companies, technology companies, Bruce Springsteen’s song rights, sports betting firm DraftKings, and Aurify Brands – owners of chains of restaurants.

Boehly attempted to buy Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 but the club’s owner, Daniel Levy turned down his offer.

  1. Clearlake Capital
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Todd Boehly led Consortium: here are the people behind soon to be approved owners of Chelsea
Behdad Eghbali, one of the executives in Clearlake Capital.

Clearlake Capital is one of the other four partners in the Todd Boehly led consortium. The company is a private equity firm which is based in California.

The firm which has $72 billion worth of assets in its management is under the watch of Jose E. Feliciano and Behdad Eghbali.

  1. Mark Walter
Todd Boehly led Consortium: here are the people behind soon to be approved owners of Chelsea
Mark Walter.

Mark Walter is in charge of Guggenheim Partners, a privately held global financial services firm. The firm that has headquarters in New York and Chicago is managing assets worth $310 billion.

It might interest you to note that Mark Walter also co-owns LA Dodgers, has shares in LA Lakers, and has shares in plant-based food maker Beyond Meat and online car vendor Carvana.

The 61-year-old American billionaire who is worth 4 billion dollars and regarded as one of the most influential personalities in sports, co-owns a wildlife preserve in Florida.

  1. Hansjoerg Wyss
Hansjoerg Wyss.

Hansjoerg Wyss is the only member of the Todd Boehly led consortium who is not a citizen of the United States. Unlike other members of the consortium, he is from Switzerland.

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Wyss who became a billionaire after selling his medical device manufacturer Synthes to Johnson & Johnson in 2012 has a net worth of $5 billion.

Before the 86-year-old Swiss billionaire decided to join the Todd Boehly led consortium he has shares in biotech companies Novocure and Molecular Partners.

Other minor members of the consortium are American PR executive Barbara Charone, British businessman Jonathan Goldstein and British journalist Daniel Finkelstein.

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