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Lewis Hamilton Joins Denver Broncos Ownership Group


Walmart heir and Denver Broncos majority owner, Rob Walton, has announced Formula One (F1) driver, Lewis Hamilton, as the latest member of the National Football League (NFL) franchise’s new ownership group.

Hamilton will be a limited shareholder of the NFL franchise, joining former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice and Ariel co-chief executive and Starbucks chair, Mellody Hobson.

Commenting on the addition in a statement, Walton, said: “We’re delighted to welcome seven-time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group.”

“He is a champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and a fierce advocate for global equality, including in his own sport.

“With over 100 race wins, Lewis is considered the most successful F1 driver of all time. His resilient spirit and standard of excellence will be an asset to the ownership group and the Broncos organization,” Walton said.

Hamilton’s interest in sports team investments dates back to April this year, where he joined a consortium to buy Chelsea FC, which included Serena Williams and was backed by British Airways chairman, Martin Broughton.

The announcement comes after the record US$4.65 billion (AUD$6.49 billion) acquisition of the franchise was revealed in June.

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