- Denver Broncos confirmed on Tuesday that Lewis Hamilton has joined their ownership group.
- The Walton Boehner family bought the soccer team for $4.65 billion.
- The group that owns the franchise is led by Rob Walton, the billionaire heir to Walmart.
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Seven-time Formula 1 (Formula 1) champion Lewis Hamilton becomes one of the owners of the Denver Broncos, confirmed on Tuesday NFL franchise.
In early June, the Walton Boehner family bought the soccer team for $4.65 billion.
The group is headed by Rob Walton, the eldest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton and a board member of the supermarket chain with an estimated fortune of $58.1 billion.
Walton’s daughter, Carrie, and son-in-law, Greg Benner, and Melody Hobson, director of JPMorgan Chase & Co., are also senior partners in the Denver Broncos.
“We are delighted to welcome seven-times F1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our property pool. He is a competitive champion who knows what it takes to lead a winning team,” Walton said in a statement. press release from the team.
– Lewis Hamilton (@Lewis Hamilton) August 2, 2022
“I’m excited to join this incredible fencing group and become a part of Bronco history,” Hamilton said on his Instagram Stories.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to impact the sport and work with a world-class team,” he added. “I am ready to start and serve as an example of the value of the most diverse driving in all sports.”
The Bronco was formerly owned by Canadian-American Pat Pullen, who relinquished control of the team to Joe Ellis in 2014 due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Bowler died in 2019 and the Pat Bowlen Trust took ownership of France. However, confidence in February announced the start of the sale.
according to Denver Post, The property will be officially transferred to the Walton-Penner family next Tuesday in Minneapolis. Hamilton will be a limited partner in the franchise.
Lewis Hamilton and his investments in sports
Along with Max Verstappen, Hamilton is one of the highest paid drivers on the current F1 grid. According to Forbes, during the 2021 season alone he earned $62 million: $55 million in Mercedes salary and $11 million in bonuses.
In addition, the Briton is the driver with the most money in the history of the highest class with a total of 446 million dollars.
In April, the seven-time world champion joined forces with tennis player Serena Williams and former Liverpool president Martin Bruton in a bid to buy Chelsea from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.
Sky Sports reported that Hamilton and Williams have pledged an estimated $13.06 million each. However, the Boehly-Clearlak union ended up becoming the new owner of the Premier League club.
The Mercedes driver’s sporting investments also include owning the Extreme E team, the X44.
In addition, in 2022 he launched the Hamilton Commission, along with F1, a research program in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering that seeks to make motorsports diverse and multicultural.
In July 2021, Hamilton pledged $27.47 million to a charity called Project 44, which aims to empower young people from underrepresented groups in the UK.
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