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Who is Shahid Khan, the Pakistani who arrived with US $ 500 and will now buy Wembley

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Who is Shahid Khan, the Pakistani who arrived with US $ 500 and will now buy Wembley

Who is Shahid Khan, the Pakistani who arrived with US $ 500 and will now buy Wembley

The English Football Federation (FA) received an offer to purchase its iconic stadium from the multi-millionaire American owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) and Fulham (2nd division English)

The Fulham manager, a team that is close to winning promotion to the Premier League, and the Jacksonville Jaguars of the US NFL, is willing to disburse 800 million pounds ($ 1 billion) for the iconic venue, reopened 11 years ago. years.

Shahid Khan came to the United States in 1967, aged 16 and only 500 dollars in his pocket to study at the University of Illnois, where he graduated after four years as an industrial engineer.

While studying, the small Pakistani was dedicated to washing dishes for 85 cents an hour to pay the rent of the room in which he was staying.

After obtaining the university degree in 1971, the young Asian entered the Flex-N-Gate automobile components company , and it was at that moment that his history began to change.

Shahid Khan Makes An Offer To Buy Wembley
Shahid Khan Makes An Offer To Buy Wembley

He worked there for seven years until he decided to separate and open his own company: “Bumper Gate”, with what he had saved. He was in charge of it for two years until he proposed to his former employers to buy his company.

For 30 years he dedicated himself to it, taking it from the local sector worldwide , to such an extent that he came to compete in the market with Toyota. For 2010, his company had more than 12 thousand employees and 48 manufacturing plants in the United States.

He worked there for seven years until he decided to separate and open his own company: “Bumper Gate”, with what he had saved. He was in charge of it for two years until he proposed to his former employers to buy his company.

For 30 years he dedicated himself to it, taking it from the local sector worldwide , to such an extent that he came to compete in the market with Toyota. For 2010, his company had more than 12 thousand employees and 48 manufacturing plants in the United States.

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