Know who is Pakistani American businessman Shahid Khan, his net worth and journey as Fulham owner
Fulham are currently leading 2022 EFL Championship table by nine points and are nearly assured of direct promotion to the 2022-23 English Premier League with only four matches left. We take a look at the club owner Shahid Khan, his net worth, early life, and Fulham’s journey under him.
Fulham Owner Shahid Khan Net Worth, House, Yacht, Wife, Son, Business, Age And Biography
Shahid Khan is the owner of Fulham Football Club. On July 12, 2013, Khan completed his £150–200 million purchase of the club from Mohamed Al-Fayed.
Shahid Khan Net Worth, Personal Life Details, And Fulham’s Journey with Khan
Who is Shahid Khan, Business, And Net Worth
Shahid Rafiq Khan is a sports tycoon and wealthy Pakistani-American. He is the founder and CEO of Flex-N-Gate, an American automaker. Khan is also the co-owner of the American wrestling company All Elite Wrestling (AEW) alongside his son, Tony Khan. He owns the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) and Fulham F.C. of the EFL Championship.
Khan was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2012, and he was dubbed the “Face of the American Dream.” Khan’s personal net worth is $9 billion as of 2022 or 58,000 crore rupees. In 2021, he was the 94th richest American and the 291st richest person in the world, according to the Forbes 400 list. After Georg F. W. Schaeffler, who has a net worth of $12 billion, Khan is the second richest auto parts magnate. Shahid Khan is also the richest Pakistani-born individual.
He owns a large house in Champaign, Illinois and a large US$ 8 million penthouse in Park Tower. It is one of the largest buildings in Chicago. He lives in a large penthouse in Naples, Florida which he bought in 2014 for US$ 11.5 million.
He is the owner of the yacht Kismet and is awaiting delivery of the 125 meter Lurssen Project Gaja which will be delivered in 2023.
Shahid Khan Age, Family, Origin, Education, And Early Life
Khan was born on 18th July 1950 into a middle-class family that worked in the construction sector in Lahore, Pakistan. His mother (now retired) was a math professor, and his father, Rafiq Khan, used to own a survey and drawing supply store. Tariq Rafiq Khan, Shahid Khan’s younger brother, died in his early twenties.
Khan came to the United States when he was 16 years old to attend the University of Illinois in Urbana–Champaign. At school, he became a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. In 1971, he earned a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the UIUC College of Engineering. In 1999, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in Mechanical Science and Engineering.
Shahid Khan is married to Ann Carlson Khan since 1977 and has two children with her. One of their children, Tony Khan is currently leading the AEW project alongside his 71-year-old father and has a net worth of $100 million.
Fulham Under Shahid Khan’s Ownership
Shahid Khan was appointed chairman in July 2013, however Martin Jol was fired as manager on December 1, 2013, after a terrible start to the 2013–14 season, with only 10 points from 13 games. René Meulensteen was appointed head coach. Following a 4–1 defeat away to Stoke on 3 May, Meulensteen was replaced by Felix Magath after only 17 games in command due to a lack of improvement in form. However, Fulham’s fortunes did not improve, and they were relegated to the Championship.
Following a dismal start to life back in the Premier League, Jokanovic was fired on November 14, 2018, and was replaced by Claudio Ranieri, a former Leicester manager. In the end, Ranieri’s performance did not improve, and he left the club in February 2019. On 3 April 2019, he was succeeded as caretaker manager by Scott Parker, who was unable to save the club from relegation.
After a 4th-place finish, Parker led the team back to the Premier League on 4 August 2020, defeating London rivals Brentford 2–1 in the playoff final. However, after only one season in the top flight, the club would be relegated once more. Parker departed the club by mutual consent following relegation, and was replaced by former Everton coach Marco Silva.