Billionaire's, Playground

Olson, Parmy
April 2009
Forbes Asia;4/27/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p26
The article focuses on the acquisition of the Manchester City football team by an Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based investment fund controlled by billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Al Nahyan had bought a 75% stake in the heavily indebted club in July 2007 for $164 million. It is noted that Al Nahyan has bought football player Robson de Souza for $52 million from the Real Madrid team and has spent $100 million acquiring five new players since he bought the club.


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