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Malcolm Glazer
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Entrepreneur
    (August 15, 1928-May 28, 2014)
    Born in Rochester, New York
    Founder and CEO of First Allied Corporation, a holding company
    Investments included real estate, food packaging, broadcasting, banking and natural gas
    Bought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995) and Manchester United (2005)
    Founded the charitable Glazer Family Foundation (1999)
    Net worth estimated by Forbes at $4.5 billion (2014)
    His sister accused him of exaggerating the rags part of his rags-to-riches legend: 'He didn't come from nothing.'
    He was sued by residents of mobile home parks he owned for charging illegal fees for pets and children.
    He got a new stadium and incredibly favorable lease terms by threatening to relocate the Bucs.
    His leveraged buyout of Manchester United saddled the team with over $500 million in debts.
    Manchester's transfer of Christiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid for $132 million was reportedly made so the team could meet its debt payments.
    Manchester fans adopted the slogan 'Love United, Hate Glazer.'
    He was married to Linda Glazer for 53 years.
    He usually kept a low profile.
    He outbid George Steinbrenner for ownership of the Bucs.
    He made the Bucs more fan-friendly by increasing fan activities at home games and expanding the team's community relations and special events departments.
    Talking to a potential biographer, he pointed to a pair of pants belonging to one of his sons and said, 'Those are Hugo Boss pants. They cost $200. My pants? They came from JC Penney, $19.95 on sale. And you know something? I like my pants more than he likes his pants. You know why? Because I remember the day when I didn't have $20 to spend on pants.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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