Yet another esteemed, Black figure has become a part of the Denver Broncos ownership group.

Lewis Hamilton has recently joined the likes of Mellody Hobson and Condoleezza Rice.


Lewis Hamilton Joins The Walton-Penner Group

On Aug. 2, Walmart heir Rob Walton announced that the racing star is in the Walton-Penner group and will now have an ownership stake, ESPN reports.

“We’re delighted to welcome seven-time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group,” Walton said in a statement, according to the outlet. “He is a champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team.”

The F1 Star Shares His Excitement:

“Excited to join an incredible group of owners and become a part of the @ Broncos story!! Honoured to work with a world class team and serve as an example of the value of more diverse leadership across all sports,” he wrote via Twitter.

The news comes ahead of the final step for the group to purchase the NFL team on Aug. 9, per the outlet.

Bid For Chelsea FC

Hamilton has had his hand in multiple sports this year.

As previously shared by AfroTech, he and Serena Williams both planned to invest around £10 million ($13.1 million) in a U.K. bid — led by former British Airways and Liverpool FC chairman Sir Martin Broughton — to purchase Chelsea Football Club from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It would reportedly take £2.5 billion ($3.27 billion) to secure one of the most successful football clubs in England.

It was also reported that Hamilton will be “likely to play a formal role in Chelsea’s future efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion if the bid is successful.”

Among the investors are also Alejandro Santo Domingo, John Arnold, the Tsai family of Taiwan, and Canada’s Rogers family.  

The other two bids on the table are backed by investors Todd Boehly, who owns part of the LA Dodgers, and Steve Pagliuca, who co-owns the Boston Celtics.