22-year-old Kyril Louis-Dreyfus wants to buy traditional English football club AFC Sunderland. He is known as a football fan.
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Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is known as a wealthy football fan and wants to enter the world of football.
The 22-year-old from Zurich caused a sensation in the world of football in 2014.
Her mother is one of the most powerful women in the world and is in a relationship with former National Bank head Philipp Hildebrand.
Heir to the Zurich billionaire Kyril Louis-Dreyfus wants to enter the world of football. According to several reports, he would like to take over the English club AFC Sunderland.
Who is Kyril Louis-Dreyfus?
The 22-year-old grew up in Zurich. Here he attended an international school. Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has a twin brother Maurice and an older brother Eric, as well as two younger half-sisters Isabella and Arina.
Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is known as a football fan. Not only does he occasionally post football stadium scenes on social media, but he has also taken part in Club Olympique de Marseille (OM) matches. He is also said to have shown interest in the soccer team. He is also rumored to have played football in the past.
Kyril Louis-Dreyfus made headlines in 2014 when he talked about OM in an interview with the French magazine “France Football”. In a subsequent press release, his mother – OM’s majority shareholder at the time – expressed her regret at the misunderstanding that the interview with her son might have caused – without giving further details, as reported by “Le Figaro”.
Who are his parents
His father Robert was a Franco-Swiss citizen and died of leukemia in 2009. He met his mother Margarita on a flight to London. The Russian, who has lived in Switzerland for over 30 years, is considered one of the most powerful women in the world.
He runs the Louis Dreyfus Company, which made a profit of $ 230 million in 2019 alone. Before his death, his father ran the company, which was successful in several industries: agriculture, metals and energy, shipbuilding, finance and real estate . Today the mother is in a relationship with the former head of the National Bank, Philipp Hildebrand.
Does the family have anything to do with football?
The Louis-Dreyfus family is not unknown in the world of football. Father Robert was the CEO of Adidas for many years and since 1996 the largest shareholder of Club Olympique de Marseille. The Frenchman reached the Uefa Cup final twice. A year after his death, the club celebrated the championship title, but in 2016, his mother Margarita sold the shares. Father Robert was also a shareholder of the Belgian Standard Liège club – the club’s training center was named after him.
How much money do you have?
It is not known. There is talk of a trust fund of about two billion dollars held by the mother. The Louis-Dreyfus family has assets of several billion dollars. Forbes recently estimated Mother Margarita’s net worth at around $ 5.6 billion.
What is known about the deal?
Current Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has been trying to sell the club all year round. The Englishman just wants to keep some of his shares. At the request of 20 minutes, the Zurich-born Kyril Louis-Dreyfus declined to comment on the planned purchase. The deal is expected to close in two weeks. The club itself has not yet commented on media reports.
The Black Cats have won six championships in their long history and were still in the Premier League in 2017. Sunderland AFC currently only play in the third highest division in England. In recent years, the club has caused quite a stir near the square with the Netflix documentary “Sunderland ‘Til I Die”, which consists of two seasons.