Avram Glazer

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Avram Glazer

Avram "Avie" Glazer is part of the Glazer family, who control First Allied Corporation, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, and who own the English football club Manchester United. He is the son of Malcolm Glazer.

Early life and education[edit]

Glazer was born to a Jewish family, the son of Linda and Malcolm Glazer, American businessman and billionaire.[1][2] Glazer received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 1982[3] and graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University. He also studied at Beijing University and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Career[edit]

Since 2005, Glazer has been the Executive Co-Chairman of Manchester United, alongside his brother Joel. Manchester United is the most popular sports team in the world with 659 million fans.[4] During his tenure, Manchester United has captured five Premier League titles (2007–09, 2011 and 2013), the 2008 Champions League title, three Football League Cups (2006, 2009, 2010) and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2008.[5][6]

From 1995 until 2009 he was also the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Zapata Corporation.[7] Zapata Corporation was founded by George H. W. Bush (later 41st President of the USA). Glazer was also formerly chairman and chief executive officer of both Safety Components International and Omega Protein Corporation.[7] He was formerly a member of the board of directors of Specialty Equipment Corporation.

Philanthropy and 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.[8] Glazer received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis.[9]

Glazer is married to Jill Henkin Glazer, a Tulane University graduate and member of its board of trustees. They live in New Orleans.[10] They have two children, Kendall and Libby.[11][12]

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References[edit]

Business positions
Preceded by
Sir Roy Gardner
Manchester United F.C. chairman
2005–
with Joel Glazer (2005–)
Incumbent