Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z are each reportedly looking for to buy an NFL staff.
The Amazon founder and multibillionaire has expressed curiosity in buying the Washington Commanders in a possible joint bid with music trade mogul Jay-Z, Bloomberg and The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Bezos — who has a web value of $114 billion — has ties to the realm, as he owns the Washington Put up newspaper and has a home within the space.
The deal could possibly be forthcoming as simply someday after Bezos’ question was reported, The Wall Street Journal shared that the co-owners of the staff over the previous 23 years, Daniel and Tanya Snyder, have employed Financial institution of America to contemplate “potential transactions” and discover a sale of the staff.
The Commanders are value a whopping $5.6 billion, making them the sixth most useful staff within the NFL, in line with Forbes.
Information of the potential sale comes simply months after details emerged a couple of 2009 sexual assault allegation towards Daniel Snyder.
The potential three way partnership isn’t the billionaire businessmen’s first sports-related endeavor. Earlier this 12 months, Bezos launched a streaming partnership with the NFL.
Jay-Z, a former co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, additionally represents a number of NFL athletes underneath his firm, Roc Nation Sports.
The Grammy-winning rapper — who has a web value of $1.3 billion — additionally launched a multiyear partnership with the league in 2019 to provide leisure for occasions, together with Tremendous Bowl halftime, in addition to social justice initiatives to strengthen the group by means of soccer and music.
Earlier this 12 months, the soccer staff announced its new identify after 87 years with its former identify and two years because the Washington Soccer Staff. The change got here amid backlash over its authentic identify, which has been criticized as offensive to Native Individuals.