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# 440 Shahid Khan $4.63B

Random fact: Moved to the U.S. from Pakistan at age 16 to attend college.

Overview

Khan owns Flex-N-Gate, an autoparts manufacturer with revenue of $7.6 billion in 2017. The Urbana, Illinois-based company is closely held and operates about 50 manufacturing plants in the U.S. He paid $770 million for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011 and $300 million for London-based Fulham Football Club in 2013.

As of :
Last change -$70.3M ( -1.5%)
YTD change +$511M ( +12.4%)
Industry Consumer
Biggest asset Flex-N-Gate
Citizenship United States
Age 69
Wealth Self-made
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The majority of Khan's fortune is derived from his sole ownership of Flex-N-Gate, a closely held auto-parts maker. The company had revenue of $7.6 billion in 2017, according to Automotive News' June 2018 Top Suppliers list. The company is valued using the average enterprise value-to-Ebitda multiple of three publicly traded peer companies: Magna, Delphi and Lear.

Khan also owns two professional sports teams. He bought the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011 for $770 million. It's valued at $1.4 billion based on a Bloomberg analysis and advice from sports consultant Peter J. Schwartz.

Khan purchased English soccer team Fulham Football Club for $300 million in 2013. It's valued using an enterprise value-to-sales multiple based on a group of three comparable soccer teams: Juventus Football Club, AFC Ajax and Manchester United.

Jim Woodcock, a spokesman for Khan, said the billionaire declined to comment on his net worth.

Biography

Birthdate: 7/18/1950
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Shahid Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1950. His mother was a math professor and his father sold surveying equipment. He moved to the U.S. to study engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign at age 16, and started working at auto-parts maker Flex-N-Gate while in school. He was hired as the engineering director after graduating. He started bumper-maker Bumper Works in 1978, and bought his former employer Flex-N-Gate two years later.

Over the next three decades, Khan expanded the closely held company into a business with about 12,500 employees, 50 manufacturing plants across the U.S. and sales of more than $5 billion. He tried to buy the National Football League's St. Louis Rams in 2010, and failed when billionaire Stan Kroenke exercised his right of first refusal to buy the team. Khan purchased the Jacksonville Jaguars for about $770 million a year later and in 2013 the Fulham Football Club, then of the English Premier League.

He lives in Chicago with his wife, Ann.

Milestones
  • 1950 Shahid Khan is born in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 1966 Moves to U.S. to study engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • 1978 Starts car-bumper manufacturing company Bumper Works.
  • 1980 Buys former employer Flex-N-Gate from owner Charles Gleason Butzow.
  • 2010 Attempts to purchase the National Football League's St. Louis Rams.
  • 2011 Acquires the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars for more than $750 million.
  • 2013 Buys Fulham, a London-based soccer team.
  • 2016 Buys Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto for C$225 million.