A well-known businessman born on July 18, 1950, Shahid Khan (alias Shad Khan) was born in Lahore in Pakistan. His passion to make money and become successful brought him to America. English Football League Championship team Fulham F.C., Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League and Flex-N-Gate are a few big names the billionaire is associated with.
At the age of 16, Khan first moved to the US with a dream of turning an architect. He dropped the idea soon after finishing first year at Illinois University. He realised that architecture would not be as paying as the others. He believed that a dishwasher would earn more than he could earn in his home country.
Determined to become rich, he moved ahead to complete his graduation degree from the UIUC College of Engineering in 1971 in Industrial engineering. Khan started his first job at automotive manufacturing company Flex-N-Gate while attending the University of Illinois. As soon as he graduated, he joined as the engineering director for the company.
Shahid Khan soon blueprinted a company named Bumper Works. The company made one-piece truck bumper that cuts down weight along with adding structural support. Bumper Works went ahead to acquire Flex-N-Gate in 1980 from his former employer Charles Gleason Butzow. The company has a substantial share and brand name in the automobile sector. After the success of the venture, Khan gained an US citizenship in 1991.
Khan Family Profile
His father was an entrepreneur and lawyer by profession. He was one of the 50 plus children born from one of his grandfather’s seven wives. On the other hand, his mother was the youngest of the eight children born in her family. She was a maths teacher by profession and far ahead of her time. His father inherited money from his paternal grandfather, which helped them to open a law school, venture into a small business and buy Khan a plane ticket to the US.
Shahid Khan’s father is known to have thirteen children from different wives. A little less information is available about them so far.
Khan Spouse – Ann Khan
Ann Khan alias Ann Carlson was Shahid Khan’s college sweetheart. The couple had first met at the college bar. Knowing and spending together a courtship of over a decade. They tied the knot in the year 1977 and have been married for 31 years. On the educational front, she is a Homewood-Flossmoor graduate. Both of them continued their further education at the University of Illinois. They now live in an owned penthouse in Chicago.
Children of Shahid Khan and Ann Khan
Tony Khan and Shanna Khan
Tony is the eldest son of the business tycoon. He was born on October 10, 1982. He graduated from University of Illinois Laboratory High School in the year 2001. Tony is known to have participated at the National Merit Semi-finalist and Illinois State Scholar. He currently works as the senior VP of Football Technology and Analytics for the Jaguars, taking up the role for the third season. Tony Khan also manages two of his father’s newest ventures; Bio-Alternatives and Smart Structures. He is an avid sports fan and pet lover.
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Shanna is known to support a number of philanthropic causes like the University of Illinois’ Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Spurlock Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. She is currently working as a district aide for a congressional representative.
Shahid Khan Family Net Worth:
According to the Forbes 400 list in the year 2014, Khan stands at 110th position. His real time net worth is $4.5 million dollars.
In 2011, Khan invested money in National Football league team. He invested in Jacksonville Jaguars from Wayne Weaver. Moving ahead in the year 2013, he invested his fortune buying the London soccer club Fulham of the Premier League.
A passionate sportsman by nature and true American at heart make him one of the most influential personalities in the country.