LeBron James Invested In Liverpool FC In 2011 — Today, The Team Is Said To Be Worth $4.45B
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LeBron James Invested In Liverpool FC In 2011 — Today, The Team Is Said To Be Worth $4.45B

Fenway Sports Group could be exploring new possibilities.

“There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool,” the statement read, according to The Athletic. “FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club. FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”

New York Times reports that Liverpool FC has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as they could be looking to take the next steps toward a potential sale of the club.

LeBron James And Maverick Carter's Stake

Liverpool is likely to be catching the attention of many as the club continues to soar in its valuation.

James and his business partner Maverick Carter saw potential back in 2011 and they solidified their interest by purchasing a two percent stake in Liverpool Football Club (Liverpool) for $6.5 million in 2011, Business Insider reports.

In 2019, Forbes estimated Liverpool’s value to be around $2.13 billion, placing the value of their investment potentially around $43.6 million.

Becoming The First Black Partners

In 2021, James and Carter became the first Black partners in Fenway Sports Group, as AfroTech previously mentioned.

As a partner in Fenway Sports Group, James is estimated to own nearly one percent of the group, according to Forbes. This means his interests extend beyond Liverpool and also include the Boston Red Sox, Roush Fenway Racing, Pittsburgh Penguins, and 80 percent of the New England Sports Network, among others.

“Working with Fenway Sports Group for the past decade has taught LeBron and me so much about the business on a global scale, and we’ve always believed it would lead to something bigger,” said Maverick Carter, according to a press release. “We are proud to be part of this iconic ownership group and are excited about the opportunities that come with that to continue creating change and empowering people of every race, gender and background to be part of the process.”

Liverpool Football Club

Forbes reports Liverpool FC is now valued at $4.45 billion, the fourth most lucrative football club across the globe.