LA billionaire covets sports teams to promote health

by Blogburger on September 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bio-tech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, the richest man in Los Angeles, intends to make a bid for sports and real estate firm Anschutz Entertainment Group and wants to bring a National Football League team back to the second most populous U.S. city. The 60-year-old sports fan, a surgeon who started and sold two pharmaceutical companies for a combined $ 8.6 billion, told Reuters in an interview this week that he wants to use Anschutz concert tours and sports events, and his NFL team’s players, to encourage L.A. school children to adopt healthier lifestyles. “The NFL can do so much for this city,” said…


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