Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour once loaned his £400m ‘toy’ to Leonardo DiCaprio

city ​​of Manchester Sheikh owner mansour built his fortune at his International Petroleum Investment Company.

mansour is the deputy prime minister of his country UAE, minister of presidential affairs and is part of the ruling family of Abu dhabiwith that comes its value of 17 billion pounds.

With money comes fame and power, and he’s friends with some of the biggest names in the world. He owns a large stake in Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spacecraft company. And he once loaned his £400 million yacht to Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

According to The Sun, the city owner spends his money on many things, but with the main objective of maximizing profit.

He bought City in 2008 along with his Abu dhabi United Group for £210m and promised to make the club one of the best teams in the world.

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His tremendous business skills were always on display, the day he shelled out £12m to sign Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry he made a staggering $1.4bn profit after selling a stake in Barclays who bought it months ago.

The Sheikh then expanded his football portfolio by launching a team in MLS in the shape of New York City FC Big names like Frank lampard and David Villa have played for the club since its launch in 2013.

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Now, mansourCity Football Group has stakes in clubs in the United States, Australia, India, Japan, Spain, Uruguay, China, Belgium and France. A pretty impressive portfolio.

away from football mansour owns a large collection of luxury yachts.

He owns the fifth largest yacht in the world called Topaz. The impressive vessel is 482 feet long and was built to order in Germany by Lurssen Yachts and was designed by Tim Heywood in 2012.

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Famously, Oscar-winning actor DiCaprio was seen partying with 21 friends at the Topaz which had eight floors, two helipads, three swimming pools, a gym. jacuzzi and a cinema just before the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

mansour once had to refill the Topaz in marmaris port in Turkey. Refueling cost a massive £380,000 as it had a 730,000 liter tank, the whole process took five hours.

In land, mansourThe car’s collection is equally impressive. He owns a 5% stake in Ferrari, which he acquired in 2005 with the idea of ​​bringing Formula 1 to his nation.

And his £91m investment appears to have paid off. Abu dhabi has hosted a race on the F1 calendar since 2009.

Mansour’s Car collection includes a £840,000 Lamborghini reventon and a £2.5 million Ferrari Enzo.

Last but not least, his real estate empire includes a hotel that has been described as the only real seven-star hotel in the world.

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Emirates Palace cost £2.2 million and mansour it often occupies the penthouse floor which has six governor’s suites that are only accessible to dignitaries.

mansour hopes the investment he made in the City squad this summer will finally bring the club its first Champions League trophy.

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