Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams to invest $13 million each in a Bid to buy Chelsea football club

Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams have joined a bid UK bid to buy the Chelsea football team, one of the most successful clubs in the English Premier League. 

The two sports personalities have agreed to inject $13 million each in a bid to buy the sports franchise from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. 

Some of the fellow investors in the bid include, Fellow investors, include Alejandro Santo Domingo, John Arnold, the Tsai family of Taiwan, and Canada’s Rogers family. 

The bid is led by former British Airways and Liverpool FC chairman Sir Martin Broughton. Other major financial investors in the bid are Todd Boehly, who owns part of the LA Dodgers and Steve Pagliuca, who co-owns the Boston Celtics.  

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Tennis superstar, Serena founded a Venture Capital (VC) firm, Serena Ventures in 2014 to help and support women and underrepresented founders in-order to take part in the mainstream economy. 

Williams said, “Serena Ventures invests in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity.” 

According to AfroTech, Williams has invested in over 40 companies since the launch of Serena Ventures. She’s also the co-owner of LA-based women’s soccer team Angel City. 

As for Hamilton, he also invested in several companies such as App, NotCo and Bowery Farming just to mention a few. 

For now, we just have to wait and see who will come on top to win the bid for Chelsea Football Club, as many consortiums have shown an interest to win the club. 

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