Sheikh Mansour has spared no expense in his investment in Manchester City in order to make this club one of the top teams in the world, but in comparison to the enormous fortune that the UAE prince possesses, this massive sum of money is nothing.
In 2008, the United Arab Emirates’ Prince Sheikh Mansour purchased Man City Club.
The Vietnamese team tonight (June 15) has a decisive match with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) team to compete for the top of Group G in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Vietnamese team is wide open to continue and the UAE must win if they want to decide their own fate.
The UAE is currently ranked 73rd on the FIFA rankings. Referring to the UAE, people often think of the prince who has spent tons of money on football, promoting the image of the UAE around the world.
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, also known as Sheikh Mansour, is the prince of the UAE, a member of the Al Nahyan family that rules the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Born into the most powerful family in the UAE
Born on November 20, 1970, Prince Sheikh Mansour is the son of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – the founder of the UAE, and the emir of Abu Dhabi for 33 years.
Prince Sheikh Mansour is the younger half brother of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the current President of the United Arab Emirates and the emir of Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mansour attended Santa Barbara University in California, USA in 1989. Prince also obtained a bachelor’s degree in international relations from UAE University in 1993.
The prince is the son of the founder of the UAE, and the emir of Dubai.
The prince was not an outstanding person when he was in school, but spoke English fluently. Sheikh Mansour married his first wife, Alia bint Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed in the mid-1990s. The two have a son together.
Prince Sheikh Mansour has held many important positions in the UAE government and is currently Deputy Prime Minister, an effective helper to his brother, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In 2005, Sheikh Mansour married a second time to Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, the daughter of the emir of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and had four more children.
The UAE is one of the countries with the largest oil reserves in the world, Abu Dhabi alone accounts for 95% of the UAE’s oil fields. In 2005, Prince Sheikh Mansour was chairman of the board of the UAE International Petroleum Investment Company and head of the Emirates Investment Authority in 2007, directly managing the huge wealth obtained from oil. and started investing money around the world.
Pour tons of money into football
One of the most notable highlights of Sheikh Mansour is the acquisition of English football club Man City in 2008.
After 13 years of belonging to the UAE prince, Man City emerged as the leading English football club, with 5 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups and 6 EFL Cups. The prince did not spare money, spending up to $ 3.5 billion for Man City, bringing this club to the Champions League final for the 2020-2021 season.
Sheikh Mansour’s motivation to invest in Man City is always a big question mark, because the prince is not interested in profits. There are rumors that Sheikh Mansour represents the UAE, investing in Man City to promote the country’s image. As a result, Man City’s brand value also increased by $ 4.6 billion after 13 years.
The UAE prince is particularly interested in football.
Prince founded City Football Group in 2013, acquiring a series of other football clubs in the world, including New York City (USA), Mumbai City FC (India), Melbourne City FC (Australia) and Montevideo. City Torque (Uruguay), according to the Daily Star.
Khaldoon Al Mubarak, president of CFG, who represents Sheikh Mansour, once stated that the UAE prince will continue to spend money to buy other clubs if he sees fit.
Possessing a huge fortune
Superyacht worth more than 500 million USD of Prince Sheikh Mansour.
It is estimated that Prince Sheikh Mansour owns a personal fortune of up to 22 billion USD. The prince spared no expense to invest in 50 different companies around the world and resell shares for profit at the opportune moment.
In addition to football, Prince Sheikh Mansour is also interested in horse racing and Formula One racing. The prince spent $128 million to buy a 5% stake in Ferrari and helped build the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The prince also owns a 9.1% stake in Daimler AG, the parent company of the famous Mercedes car company. The prince is said to be able to ride a horse, is the Chairman of the Emirates Equestrian Authority.
In addition to football clubs and business companies, the prince also owns many supercars and yachts. The most notable is the world’s 5th largest superyacht Topaz.
Super yacht worth more than 500 million USD, 146 meters long, is designed with 8 floors, 2 helipads, 3 swimming pools, a gym and even a movie room.
The prince frequents the 7-star Emirates Palace hotel,
The supercar princes of the UAE owns are Mercedes SLR-McLaren, Lamborghini Reventon and Ferrari Enzo. The prince bought up to 5 Bugatti Veyrons and a Porsche 911 GT1.
As a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, Prince Sheikh Mansour has access to the royal palace. In 2016, the prince spent $ 60 million to buy an 8,000-hectare villa in Spain.
The prince also frequents the seven-star Emirates Palace hotel owned by the royal family. The hotel has 394 rooms, 92 suites and 22 most luxurious rooms, decorated with gold and marble.