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January 20, 2010

As two of the English Premier League’s top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head, writes Paul Golden

As two of the English Premier League's top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head. The Glazier family, owners of Manchester United, and Abu Dhabi's ruling family, who own Manchester City, have both been making headlines in the past week for the levels of debt at their respective clubs, begging the question is it the beginning of the end for family investment in sports teams?

August 24, 2009

The Ricketts family, who founded online brokerage TD Ameritrade, will buy 95% of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

The Ricketts family, who founded online brokerage TD Ameritrade, will buy 95% of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The deal was finally signed on Friday after months of negotiations between the family and the previous owners newspaper group Tribune Co.
 

May 1, 2008

Polo has always been seen as a noble sport that brings the worlds of affluence and luxury together in glamorous global locations. Antje Derks meets one family that has fallen under its spell to discover polo’s secrets

Polo has always been seen as a noble sport that brings the worlds of affluence and luxury together in glamorous global locations. Antje Derks meets one family that has fallen under its spell to discover polo's secrets

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