Tony Khan (sports executive)
|Born||October 10, 1982|
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Known for||Owner of TruMedia Networks|
Co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C.
Founder, President, and CEO of All Elite Wrestling
Tony Khan (born October 10, 1982) is an American businessman. A noted American football and association football executive, he is a co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) and the EFL Championship team Fulham F.C. Khan is also the Founder, President, and CEO of the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) professional wrestling promotion.
Khan was born on October 10, 1982, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. His father is Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan and his mother is Ann Carlson Khan. Tony Khan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
On February 22, 2017, Khan was named as Vice Chairman and Director of Football Operations of Fulham F.C. He oversees the identification, evaluation, recruitment, and signing of players for Fulham. Khan assumed these responsibilities following a period of advising the football operations at the club, particularly in the areas of analytics and research
All Elite Wrestling
In late 2018, Khan, who is a life-long avid fan of professional wrestling, filed for several trademarks for a new venture that was shortly thereafter confirmed to be a new professional wrestling promotion, All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Tony and his father, Shahid are backing the promotion as lead investors. The company then was officially announced on January 1, 2019, along with its very first event, Double or Nothing, which took place on May 25, 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tony Khan serves as the lead executive figure as President and CEO for the newly founded All Elite Wrestling promotion drawing from his experience in management as a business executive of sports franchises.
Other business ventures
Khan is also the owner and chairman of TruMedia Networks, a Boston-based engineering firm specializing in innovative sports analytics solutions for leagues, franchises, and media partners across the athletic industry.
Along with TruMedia Networks, Khan and his family also helped fund Activist Artists Management, a talent management and advisory firm founded in 2018. Khan made a significant investment in the firm, and separately established the Activist content and venture fund focused on investments in media, entertainment, hospitality as well as consumer products, services and technologies.
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