Avram Glazer

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Avram Glazer
Born (1960-10-19) October 19, 1960 (age 60)
EducationWashington University in St. Louis (BS)
American University (JD)
Known forCo-owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Co-chairman of Manchester United F.C.
Spouse(s)Jill Henkin
Parent(s)Linda and Malcolm Glazer
FamilyBryan Glazer
Joel Glazer
AwardsSuper Bowl XXXVII & LV champions

Avram A. "Avie" Glazer[1] (born October 19, 1960) is an American businessman. He is a member of the Glazer family (a son of Malcolm Glazer), who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League and hold a majority ownership stake in English football club Manchester United F.C.

Early life and education[edit]

Glazer was born to Linda and Malcolm Glazer, American businessman and billionaire.[2][3] He has four brothers and a sister: Kevin E. Glazer; Bryan Glazer; Joel Glazer; Darcie S. Glazer Kassewitz; and Edward S. Glazer. Glazer grew up in Rochester, New York and attended Pittsford Mendon High School. Glazer received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 1982[4] and graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University. He also studied at Peking University and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Career[edit]

Since 2005, Glazer has been the Executive Co-Chairman of Manchester United.[5][6] Glazer was involved in the failed 2021 attempt to establish a European Super League, which would have pulled Manchester United out of the traditional European football system and placed them in a closed league without meritocratic relegation and promotion.[7][8]

Avram Glazer has been an owner of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 1995.[9] The Buccaneers have won 2 Super Bowls. In 2021, the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 and became the first team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.[10] In 2003, the Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII.[11]

From 1995 until 2009 he was also the former chairman and chief executive officer of Zapata Corporation.[12] He was also formerly chairman and chief executive officer of both Safety Components International and Omega Protein Corporation.[12] He was formerly a member of the board of directors of Specialty Equipment Corporation.

Personal life[edit]

Glazer helped fund the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa, Florida. Glazer and his wife Jill also made possible the Glazer Family Club at Tulane University's Yulman Stadium.[13] Glazer received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis.[14]

Glazer is married to Jill Henkin Glazer, a Tulane University graduate and member of its board of trustees. They live in New Orleans.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2005 LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations: U.S. public companies (2005), page 2707
  2. ^ The Guardian: "The Guardian profile: Malcolm Glazer" by Nils Pratley February 10, 2005
  3. ^ Tampa Bay Times: "The owner, the enigma" By SCOTT BARANCIK and DAMIAN CRISTODERO December 26, 2004
  4. ^ "Celebrating Washington University by celebrating distinguished faculty and alumni at Founders Day | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis". The Source. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Trophy Room - Official Manchester United Website". www.manutd.com. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Avie Glazer". www.buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Man United owner Avram Glazer refuses to apologise over European Super League plot, as Sky News confronts him in Florida". Sky News. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "Why Man United vs. Liverpool was postponed, what happens next". ESPN.com. May 2, 2021. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  9. ^ https://www.wtsp.com/article/sports/nfl/buccaneers/tampa-bay-buccaneers-nfl-football-team-owner-glazer-family/67-97bf0c2b-7150-4131-afa4-e5d4c049f032. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Shpigel, Ben (February 8, 2021). "Tom Brady's 7th Super Bowl Win Ends N.F.L.'s Most Challenging Year". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  11. ^ Olney, Buster (January 27, 2003). "Buccaneers Dominate Raiders to Win Super Bowl". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Executive profile: Avram A. Glazer". Businessweek. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
  13. ^ "Giving to Tulane - The Glazers: Making Tulane Dreams Come True". giving.tulane.edu. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Celebrating Washington University by celebrating distinguished faculty and alumni at Founders Day". brownschool.wustl.edu. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  15. ^ NoLa Defender: "Football to Return Uptown: Tulane to Build On-Campus Stadium" by Brad Rhines Archived April 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine December 8, 2011
Business positions
Preceded by
Sir Roy Gardner
Manchester United F.C. chairman
2005–
with Joel Glazer (2005–)
Incumbent