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Philip Anschutz

Philip Frederick Anschutz (/ˈænʃuːts/AN-shoots; born December 28, 1939) is an American entrepreneur. Anschutz bought out his father's drilling ... More »Philip Frederick Anschutz (/ˈænʃuːts/AN-shoots; born December 28, 1939) is an American entrepreneur. Anschutz bought out his father's drilling company in 1961 and earned large returns in Wyoming. He has invested in stocks, real estate and railroads. He then began investing in entertainment companies, co-founding Major League Soccer as well as multiple teams, including the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes, and the New York / New Jersey Metro Stars. Anschutz owns stakes in the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and venues including the Staples Center, O2 Arena, and the Home Depot Center. Anschutz also invests in family films such as The Chronicles of Narnia. Forbes ranks him the 34th richest person in the U.S. with an estimated net worth of $7 billion as of October 2010. Anschutz was born in Russell, Kansas, the son of Marian (née Pfister) and Frederick Benjamin "Fritz" Anschutz. His father was a land investor who invested in ranches in Colorado... [ Wikipedia ]

The Real Reason Anschutz Pulled Plug On AEG Sale

What is the real reason billionaire Philip Anschutz terminated the sale of AEG, the holding company that counts the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, Staples Center, and O2 World in Berlin among its prized assets? CARSON, CA - JULY 24: Philip Anschutz, head of The Anschutz Entertainment ...

New trial in Michael Jackson wrongful-death suit rejected

Philip Anschutz: The billionaire owner of AEG, parent company of AEG Live, is on the Jacksons' witness list. He is the force behind the effort to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles to lure a National Football League team to the city. He recently pulled his company off the ...

Judge tentatively denies Michael Jackson wrongful death retrial

Philip Anschutz: The billionaire owner of AEG, parent company of AEG Live, is on the Jacksons' witness list. He is the force behind the effort to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles to lure a National Football League team to the city. He recently pulled his company off the ...

Judge denies Michael Jackson wrongful death retrial

Philip Anschutz: The billionaire owner of AEG, parent company of AEG Live, is on the Jacksons' witness list. He is the force behind the effort to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles to lure a National Football League team to the city. He recently pulled his company off the ...

Jurors: We feel 'cheated' after Michael Jackson death trial verdict

Philip Anschutz: The billionaire owner of AEG, parent company of AEG Live, is on the Jacksons' witness list. He is the force behind the effort to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles to lure a National Football League team to the city. He recently pulled his company off the ...

Shake-up at AEG clouds NFL's return

Philip Anschutz announced Thursday that he is retaining ownership of Anschutz Entertainment Group and parting ways with Chief Executive Tim Leiweke, the company's public face and force behind the development of L.A. Live and the plan to build an NFL stadium downtown. Leiweke's departure ...

Valuing What Anschutz Entertainment Might Be Worth

Valuing What Anschutz Entertainment Might Be Worth - NYTimes.com Valuing What Anschutz Entertainment Might Be Worth - NYTimes.com Valuing What Anschutz Entertainment Might Be Worth - NYTimes.com Mergers & Acquisitions September 20, 2012, 9:28 am Mike Blake/ReutersPhilip F. Anschutz’s business ...

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Chief Tim Leiweke says AEG set on goal of L.A. stadium, NFL team

Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz owns AEG, the Los Angeles sports and entertainment giant behind Staples Center and L.A. Live, but Leiweke is the public face and deal maker seen running the international company. Leiweke's promises on behalf of AEG have been central to the company's ...

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AEG sale won't include Anschutz film company, theater chain stake

Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz is not known for holding assets indefinitely, so it may only be a matter of time until he looks to unload Walden and Regal. However, for now, his sales effort is focused entirely on AEG, a spokesman said. Walden has long focused on family-friendly films ...

Philip Anschutz says AEG sale became 'a very noisy process'

Philip Anschutz, left, stands during the national anthem at a Galaxy game in 2012. Behind him is AEG Chief Executive Tim Leiweke. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / December 1, 2012) By Marla Dickerson and Mike James, Los Angeles Times In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, AEG ...

Anschutz Said to Explore Sale of Entertainment Group

It isn’t clear how much a sale would fetch, and Anschutz, which is controlled by its namesake billionaire owner, Philip Anschutz, may still decide against a sale. Based in Los Angeles, Anschutz Entertainment has grown into a multi-armed entertainment giant, involved in running ...

He's Off The Hook For Michael Jackson's Death, So Why Is Phil Anschutz Having A Bad Week Anyway?

This had to be a relief for Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz (who owns AEG Live, part of his giant Anschutz Entertainment Group). It was Anschutz who five years ago made the decision to risk tens of millions of dollars on Jacko’s “This Is It” comeback tour. He only did it after sitting ...

Terry Krepel: Conservative Newspapers Don't Make Money

Conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz purchased a chain of suburban Washington newspapers in 2005 and turned them into the Washington Examiner, sharing a nameplate with the San Francisco Examiner, which Anschutz had also purchased. Operating the paper through his Clarity Media ...

Anschutz Entertainment Group no longer for sale; CEO Tim Leiweke leaving

AEG is owned by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz and its ownership interests include the Los Angeles Kings, the defending Stanley Cup champions; the Los Angeles Galaxy, the two-time defending MLS Cup champions; and a portion of the Los Angeles Lakers. AEG also owns and operates the ...

AEG Sale Leaves LA With Questions, Especially For Villaraigosa

Rumors are swirling about why billionaire Philip Anschutz decided to sell AEG, a subsidiary that includes the LA Kings, Staples Center arena, part of the LA Lakers and a proposed downtown LA football stadium. Los Angeles Times editorialist Steve Lopez speculates that Anschutz ...

Management Shake-Up at Concert Promoter A.E.G. Live

In a management shake-up at the world’s second-largest concert promoter, A.E.G. Live has parted ways with its longtime chief executive, Randy Phillips. The promoter, a division of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, or A.E.G., which owns venues like the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the O2 ...

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