All Elite Wrestling is the hot new topic right now and fans are optimistic that for the first time in years, there can potentially be a competitor for WWE. The company made some big announcements recently, including the signing of one Chris Jericho and Pac (Neville). But who is the man bankrolling this ambitious promotion? Let's meet the gentleman in charge.
Tony Khan has stormed into the world of professional wrestling and is determined to change it for good. He's the son of Shad Khan, an eminent businessman known for his sporting endeavours. Thankfully, he's also a wrestling fan!
With Cody and The Young Bucks for guidance, what does the future hold for All Elite Wrestling? Will it actually prove to be an alternative to WWE in the weeks that follow?
That may be a question that gets answered in the coming weeks, but let's find out about the man in charge here.
#5 His father is the 217th wealthiest man in the world, valued at USD 6.4 billion
Tony Khan is not the only member of his family who's spearheading the AEW business. His father Shahid 'Shad' Khan is the primary sponsor for the venture, and the Pakistani-American billionaire has quite an astounding story of his own. Let's take a look at the legendary businessman.
Shad Khan was born in Pakistan and moved to the United States in 1967. He had humble beginnings in the country, washing dishes to earn a living. Khan then started working at an automotive company called Flex-N-Gate, ultimately rising up the ranks and acquiring it.
Khan would then make a foray into the sporting world and earn his stripes there. He was on the cover of Forbes in 2012 and associated with what we've come to know as 'The American Dream'.