AS Roma are one of Serie A’s traditional heavyweights and the club have ushered in a new era after a change of ownership at the start of the 2020/21 season. American businessman and director Dan Friedkin took over the club after agreeing to pay former owner James Pallotta $ 591 million. One of Friedkin’s first club ownership decisions came on Tuesday when the Giallorossi signed Jose Mourinho as new manager starting next season. Here’s a look at Roma owner Dan Friedkin, his net worth and Jose Mourinho Roma’s touch.
Who is Dan Friedkin? Dan Friedkin net worth
According to Forbes, Roma owner Dan Friedkin has an astonishing net worth of $ 4.1 billion. Friedkin owns Gulf States Toyota, which sold Toyota for $ 9.4 billion in 2019 and owns the exclusive distribution rights for Toyota vehicles in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. He is also an investor in luxury hotel management company Auberge Resorts, which owns properties in Aspen and Cabo San Lucas. He is also the co-founder and director of Imperative Entertainment and made his first forays into the industry in 2014.
Friedkin’s company produced the critically acclaimed 2017 film The Square, which won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The production has also worked on films such as Ridley Scott’s thriller All the Money in the World and Clint Eastwood’s The Mule, while also distributing the Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite.
Currently, Friedkin is working with legendary director Martin Scorsese on Killers of the Flower Moon, with Leonardo DiCaprio. He was also the director of the 2019 film The Last Vermeer, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in August 2019. Friedkin is an experienced pilot and one of 10 pilots qualified to fly in formation with the demonstration teams of a single US Air Force ship. and was Tom Hardy’s stunt double – piloting a Spitfire in the Oscar-winning Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk movie.
The richest club in Italian Serie A
Roma are the fifth richest club in Italian Serie A, according to Transfermarkt, with a value of $ 425.54 million. Juventus top the list with a value of $ 745.91 million, with Inter Miland and Napoli second and third at a value of $ 680.13 million and $ 586.30 million respectively. AC Milan lead Roma in the list in fourth place, valued at $ 559.68 million, just behind Napoli.
Jose Mourinho AS Roma contract
Mourinho has signed a 3-year contract with Roma for a total of 39 million euros net which will be paid in this way:
€ 7m by Roma + € 9m by Spurs
€ 7m by Roma + € 9m by Spurs
€ 7m per Roma
– Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) May 4, 2021
Jose Mourinho has been appointed Roma head coach on a three-year contract which is expected to begin early next season. The Portuguese boss was recently sacked by Tottenham just 17 months after starting his post and was offered a three-year contract by the Serie A giants. This will mark Mourinho’s second stint in Serie A after having spent two seasons with Inter Milan before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2010. The three-year deal will see him win a total of $ 46 million net, with the Portuguese set to win another. $ 18million on the remainder of his contract at Tottenham.