Mike Ashley

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Birthday
9, 1964
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1964 (age 54)
Birthplace
England

About

Famous as the founder and C.E.O. of the Sports Direct International Plc sporting goods company, he used his fortune to purchase a major share of the Newcastle United football club.

Before Fame

He left school in his mid-teens to play squash and later coached the sport. He established his first business, a skiing and sporting goods shop, in Berkshire in the 1980s.

Trivia

He purchased a nearly nine percent stake in Scotland's Rangers football club.

Family Life

Before ending in divorce in the early 2000s, his marriage to the Swedish-born Linda Ashley produced a son named Oliver and daughters named Anna and Matilda.

Associated With

He and fellow Englishman Barry Hearn both led successful sports-focused businesses.