first_img 8. Alisher Usmanov (Arsenal, $14.4bn) – Russian magnate Usmanov became rich through mining/metal operations and investments. He owns 30 per cent of Arsenal and is $6bn richer than Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. 10 5. Sheikh Mansour (Man City, $20m – estimated wealth as his net worth is not listed on Forbes) – Mansour is part of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family and also owns, Melbourne City, New York City FC and 20 per cent of Yokohama F. Marinos. 6. Dietrich Mateschitz (New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, $17.5bn) – Mateschitz, an Austrian/Croatian businessman co-founded Red Bull and owns 49 per cent of the company’s shares. He is involved in Red Bull’s Formula One and football teams. 7. Lakshmi Mittal (QPR, $14.6bn) – He’s what you’d call a ‘steel baron’. Mittal is India’s second richest man and is the CEO of the world’s largest steel making company, ArcelorMittal. He holds an 11 per cent stake in QPR. 10 10. John Fredriksen (Valerenga, $9.6bn) – Spurs have denied they are involved in takeover talks with a company that handles funds for businesses including Facebook, which would have brought yet more billionaire owners into football. Here, talkSPORT looks at the game’s current rich owners, according to their net worth. Norwegian Fredriksen amassed his wealth during the Iraq-Iran wars in the 1980s where he made huge profits on oil. Valerenga play in Norway’s Tippeligaen. 10 9. Philip Anschutz (LA Galaxy, $11.9bn) – Anschutz made his money when he invested in land and struck oil. He is one of the founders of Major League Soccer (MLS) and owns LA Galaxy. 10 Tottenham have denied they are involved in takeover talks involving Tottenham and a company that handles funds for businesses including Facebook, whose founder Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $63.2bn according to Forbes.Where would that have put him in the list of rich football owners? Here, talkSPORT.com looks at those money men at the top of football clubs.This feature first appeared on the talkSPORT YouTube channel. Check it out for other great videos and subscribe for FREE here.Figures from Forbes.com and accurate as of 10/07/17 10 2. Carlos Slim (Real Oviedo, Pachuca and Leon, $64.6bn) – Slim, the Mexican business magnate, earned his fortune from his stakes in companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, who owns Real Oviedo and co-owns Mexican clubs Pachuca and Leon. 10 10 10 4. Paul Allen (Seattle Sounders, $20.1bn) – He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and has a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio. A native of Seattle, he owns NFL side Seahawks and part-owns Sounders, the MLS team. 10 3. George Soros (Man United, $25.2bn) – Soros is one of the most successful investors and hedge fund managers in the world. He owns 1.9 per cent of Man United, with the Glazer family still owning most of the club. 10 1. Amancio Ortega (Deportivo La Coruna, $81.7bn) – Europe’s richest man co-founded Inditex, the parent of clothing chain Zara. It is said he delayed his daughter’s $1m wedding so he could watch a Deportivo v Barca B game.last_img read more

first_imgMiddle School students from around the state are participating in the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program at UAA this year. Forty-eight students from the Lower Yukon and Northwest Arctic Borough completed the two-week residential program on Friday but their learning doesn’t stop there.Download AudioA group of middle schoolers crowd around two balsa wood bridge models. A box hangs from each one and two helpers are slowly adding weights to see how much the structures can hold. Each falls into the box with a clunk until suddenly they go too far. The bridges splinter simultaneous sending bits of wood into the gasping crowd. They all cheer at the spectacle.“And that’s a good example of why we wear safety glasses,” says program director Josephine Mattison.Helpers add weights to test the strength of the ANSEP student bridges. Keto/KAKMThe students are testing their final engineering projects to measure the strength of different design types. Most of the bridges held five to ten times more than the students anticipated.Jaye Chandler from Scammon Bay, Pius Hoover II from Emmonak, and Emily Harry from Alakauk were on the winning team. Their bridge held 187 pounds including the 15 pound box that held the weights. They say they liked planning the bridge.“Map out the designs, like a blueprint,” they advise.But Pius and Jaye say the camp was about more than just the final project.“Meeting new people,” says Pius.“Meeting the new people, building the computer, and making the bridge,” chimes in Jaye. Emily nods and grins in agreement.Yeah, you heard that right. They built computers, too, by putting together wires, motherboards, and chips. They get to keep their new equipment, but in return they have to promise to finish Algebra I before starting high school. An Urban Institute evaluation of the program shows that so far, 77 percent of middle school participants have followed through.Mattison says ANSEP aims to spark the kids’ interest in math and science early, then keep them interested during high school.“And so we want students to commit to that higher level math track to better prepare them for those higher level math and science classes at high school, which will better help them enter university prepared.”Wilma Destor with the Lower Kuskokwim School District says the program is motivating her students to stay active with math and science. She says they’ve gone on to the high school accelerated program and participated in statewide science competitions.“When they get home they inspire other students. They become leaders in their school and in their classroom. And they say ‘Hey, you need to do this. We need to perform well in class because we want you to participate in the ANSEP program because it’s a very, very good program.’”And what do the kids say they want to do and be in the future?“Go to college and become a teacher,” says Mary Ford from Hooper Bay.“A civil engineer,” says Pius.“Probably get a job. Like a high paying job,” says Lanny Oktoyak from Emmonak. What kind of high paying job? “Maybe an engineer.”The ANSEP Middle School Program started in 2012. They’re running five sessions this school year and three more in the summer.last_img read more