Michael B. Jordan has become a minority shareholder in the English Premier League club Bournemouth.
The Sun’s Giacomo Pisa reports that Jordan has joined a minority investing group that has acquired a share in the club.
The sale of Bournemouth to a company headed by Bill Foley was approved by the Premier League.
Foley, according to Pisa, will take up the role of club chairman and will be present at the team’s New Year’s Eve home game against Crystal Palace.
🚨 | Hollywood actor Michael B. Jordan is now a part owner of AFC Bournemouth pic.twitter.com/Ukl1nKIz1a— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 13, 2022
Foley reportedly has a net worth of £1.2 billion, and he attended Bournemouth’s home game against Leicester in October.
He issued a statement reading, “I have tremendous respect for the passion and support the Bournemouth community shows for this club and believe that connection to the community is the foundation for success of any sports team,” the 77-year-old told the club’s website.
“We will move forward with an ‘always advance, never retreat’ approach that has defined all of my endeavours. I am committed to work with the best football and business minds available to enhance player development, facilities, and the fan experience to put AFC Bournemouth in the best possible position to succeed.”
Foley also has a majority ownership interest in the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights via his Black Knight Sports and Entertainment enterprise.