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Who is Todd Boehly? Career and family details of the new Chelsea owner

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Boehly owns the blues (Credits: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

If you don’t succeed at first, try, try, and try again. Robert the Bruce’s words must have had a major impact on Todd Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea FC.

Three years after his attempt to buy the squad in 2019, Todd Boehly has finally fulfilled his mission and signed an agreement to own the Blues in a £4billion deal.

Three years ago he offered to buy the club for $3bn (about £2.4bn) but the owner at the time, Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, turned down the takeover bid.

Now Todd got what he always wanted, let’s find out more about him…

Who is Todd Boehly?

Todd Boehly is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist.

Currently, in addition to being the new owner of Blues, the Company is also the co-founder, chairman, chief executive officer and controlling member of Eldridge Industries.

Todd and Katie Boehly with their three children

The Boehly family (Image: Getty)

As of October 2021, he is also interim CEO of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the nonprofit group of journalists and photographers who cover entertainment news and cast the yearbook Golden Globe Awards.

Todd is married to his wife Katie Boehly, co-founder of the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance and philanthropist who has worked for charities to find a cure for epilepsy.

The couple have three sons, Nick, Zach and Clay.

What is Todd Boehly Net Worth?

A curious but fair question if he has enough to buy Chelsea FC how much is Todd Boehly worth?

Well, unsurprisingly, it’s a lot.

Forbes puts his net worth at a whopping $4.5 billion.

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What other sports teams does he have a stake in?

Chelsea isn’t Todd’s only sporting interest.

Across the pond, he’s involved in several American sports, including baseball and basketball.

Boehly owns 20% of the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and is also a co-owner of the Los Angeles Sparks basketball team.

Fans cheer during the championship game at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is an American icon in its own right (Image: Getty)

Boehly also acquired a 27 percent interest in the Los Angeles Lakers basketball teams along with Mark Walter in July 2021.

The Lakers were the third-highest-paying team in the NBA with an estimated $5.14 billion worth as of early 2021.

Alongside established teams like the Lakers, Todd has an interest in the burgeoning eSports market as he owns fantasy sports company DraftKings and eSports organization Cloud9.

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