5 Facts About Shahid Khan


After getting his start with Flex-N-Gate in the United States, Shahid Khan would go on to become one of the most despised owners in all of sports. Statistically, Shahid Khan is one of the worst owners in the history of professional sports. Here are five fascinating facts about the NFL owner with more losses in a shorter amount of time than any owner in the history of the National Football League.

5 Shahid Khan Facts:

    1. Since buying the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan is the losingest owner in the NFL. (source) Throughout the course of his ownership, the Jacksonville Jaguars have posted a 46-127 win-loss record, which is by far the most number of losses in the National Football.
    1. Shahid Khan is the lead investor of All Elite Wrestling. (source) In 2019, Shahid Khan became the lead investor for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), a professional wrestling promotion set to compete with global leader World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). According to CBS Sports, it’s the first professional wrestling promotion in the United States in over twenty years that can financially compete with WWE; the first since World Championship Wrestling (WCW) closed its doors in March of 2001.
    1. He was the majority shareholder of the Black News Channel, which shut down when he didn’t pay his employees. (source) Despite being one of the richest owners in all of sports, Shahid Khan failed to meet payroll for the Black News Channel, ultimately laying off 230 employees. As Deadspin appropriately put it, “given his history, not wanting to pay his Black employees isn’t surprising.”
    1. Shahid Khan is the 19th richest owner in all of sports. (source) As of 2022, Shahid Khan is worth an estimated $8 billion, as the owner of both Fulham FC and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Of the twenty richest owners in sports, he’s one of five billionaires who own an NFL franchise, along with Rob Walton (Denver Broncos), David Tepper (Carolina Panthers), Stan Kroenke (Los Angeles Rams), and Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys).
    1. Shahid Khan is the first member of an ethnic community to own an NFL team. (source) Shahid Khan purchased the Jacksonville Jaguars from former owner Wayne Weaver on November 29, 2011 for $770 million. As of August 2022, the franchise is worth $3.475 billion.

Shahid Khan is statistically the worst owner in the history of the National Football League. Do you have any more fun facts about Shahid Khan that you can share?


Featured image photo credit: Keith Allison, 2015. Originally found on Wikimedia.org. Image was resized and cropped. Creative Commons 2.0.

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