Farhad Moshiri (businessman)

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Farhad Moshiri
Born (1955-05-18) 18 May 1955 (age 60)
Residence Monaco
Nationality Iranian
Citizenship Iranian and British (dual)
Alma mater University College London
Occupation Fund Manager
Chairman at Metalloinvest [1]
Net worth $2.9 billion (July 2014)[2]
Spouse(s) Nazenin Ansari
Children 2

Ardavan Farhad Moshiri (Persian: اردوان فرهاد ﻣﺸﻴﺮى‎‎) born 18 May 1955) is a British-Iranian businessman and investor, who resides in Monaco.[3] Moshiri owns and has shares in numerous steel and energy companies in the UK and Russia.[4]

Moshiri is a chartered accountant and previously worked for Ernst & Young, PKF and Deloitte.[5]

Moshiri and longstanding business partner Alisher Usmanov are co-owners of Red & White Holdings, which bought 14.65% of the shares in Arsenal Football Club from former club vice-chairman David Dein in August 2007. On 18 September 2007, Red and White Holdings increased their stake in Arsenal to 21%, and on 28 September 2007 to 23%, a week after Moshiri announced that he wanted at least a 25% holding in the football club. As of June 2012, Red and White Holdings have acquired at least 29.72%. Arsenal managing director Keith Edelman told BBC Radio 5 Live, "They've said previously they are not going to make a bid for the company and they want to be long-term shareholders."[citation needed]


  1. ^ [1] Archived July 14, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ #602 Farhad Moshiri - Forbes, Forbes.com. Accessed July 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Business: Washington Post Business Page, Business News". Washpost.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  4. ^ More about Farhad Moshiri. And is it David Dein's ego vs Arsenal's interest?. Footy24/7. Retrieved 20 September 2008.
  5. ^ [2] Archived January 31, 2010 at the Wayback Machine