Hollywood actor Michael. B. Jordan has gotten a minority stake as part of the new club ownership of premier league side Bournemouth. It was announced on Tuesday that billionaire Bill Foley’s takeover has been completed with the “Black Panther” actor holding a minority stake.
This comes after former owner Maxim Demin sold his 100% stake to Black Knight Football Club which has Bill Foley as its managing general partner. Foley, 77 who is an American businessman and owner of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights will become the new chairman of Bournemouth.
Foley said in a statement posted by his company Cannae Holdings that they can use what has been learned in building the Vegas Golden Knights to create value for shareholders and fans at Bournemouth. He also added that English football is part of a growing industry, and this is seen as an opportunity to grow the club by investing in its infrastructure and operations with the objective of guiding it to play a leading role in the Premier League.
Jordan who has starred in other movies like “Creed” and “Just Mercy”, will work to improve the global marketing and internationalization of the club. And it is believed that Bill Foley will be among the dignitaries when the premier league side takes to the pitch by hosting crystal palace on new year’s eve.
Bournemouth who are back in the top flight after winning promotion from the championship last season with the smallest stadium capacity in the premier league at 11,364, currently lie in 14th place on the premier league table, which is currently on a break as a consequence of the world cup currently going on in Qatar.