Liverpool FC Ownership was Offered to Bill Gates, Patriots Owner Bob Kraft

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One of the most interesting Liverpool news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today involves two big names that you would never expect- Bill Gates and Bob Kraft. Gates, the Microsoft founder and current richest man alive was offered a chance to purchase the team but did not respond.

Bill Gates, with a current estimated net worth of $84.2 billion, has been deemed the wealthiest man alive since 2014, and he also held the title from 1995-2007 and 2009.

New England Patriots Owner Bob Kraft who just saw his team win their fifth Super Bowl, and further establish their dominance within the National Football League, rebuffed an offer to purchase the team in 2005.

The revelations about Bill Gates and Bob Kraft emerged via court documents in a case between the Royal Bank of Scotland and a financial corporation.

Via ESPN FC:

In a deposition, Sir Martin Broughton, who was then the Liverpool chairman, was asked whether he was aware that “there was at least an attempt to contact Bill Gates and Bob Kraft in the U.S.” and replied: “Correct.”

New England Sports Ventures, now known as Fenway Sports Group, eventually purchased Liverpool for £300 million in October 2010, with Hicks and Gillett claiming the deal was an “epic swindle.”

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While LFC didn’t end up in the hands of the New England Patriots Owner, they were, and are now connected to another Boston sports team. John W. Henry is Chairman of Fenway Sports Group, and his holdings include the Boston Red Sox.

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  1. liver pool is the most dangerous team in in 2015 English premier league so never plan to play liver pool or else its worse

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