Nassef Sawiris

Global share of wealth by wealth group, Credit Suisse, 2021

Egyptian billionaire businessman, and the youngest of Onsi Sawiris' three sons (his brothers are Naguib and Samih).

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Global share of wealth by wealth group, Credit Suisse, 2021

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Aston Villa F.C.

Professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England.

Professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England.

George Ramsay's trophy haul of six League Championships and six FA Cups established Aston Villa as the most successful club in England. He has been described as the world's first paid football manager.
The Aston Villa team of 1899 that won the First Division and Sheriff of London Charity Shield (shared with Queen's Park) as well as a number of county cup honours.
Harry Hampton scores one of his two goals in the 1905 FA Cup Final
A one-club man, Billy Walker made 531 appearances for Villa between 1920 and 1934, scoring 244 goals. He is Aston Villa's all-time top goalscorer.
Aston Villa captain Dennis Mortimer lifted the European Cup in 1982.
The 1982 European Cup winning squad celebrate the 25th anniversary of their win.
Gareth Barry is Villa's record appearance holder in the Premier League.
Randy Lerner, the club owner of Aston Villa (2006–2016).
Aston Villa fans in Villa Park's Holte End, proclaiming themselves to be the team's 12th man.
Chart showing the progress of Aston Villa F.C. through the English football league system
Captain John Devey standing in front of the FA Cup which the club won for the second time in 1895
The Aston Villa team of 1896–97 with the First Division Championship and the FA Cup
Star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars for the Aston Villa team who became European champions in 1982.
Andy Gray was voted the PFA Players' Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year in 1977.
Steven Gerrard was appointed head coach in November 2021
One of the earliest football paintings in the world, Thomas MM Hemy's "Sunderland v. Aston Villa 1895" depicts a match between the two most successful English teams of the decade.

The club is currently owned by the NSWE group, a company owned by the Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and the American billionaire Wes Edens.

Naguib Sawiris

Egyptian billionaire businessman.

Egyptian billionaire businessman.

His brothers, Nassef and Samih, are also billionaires.

Samih Sawiris at the 40. St. Gallen Symposium in May 2010

Samih Sawiris

Samih Sawiris at the 40. St. Gallen Symposium in May 2010

Samih Onsi Sawiris (سميح أنسي ساويرس, ; born in 1957) is an Egyptian-Montenegrin businessman and billionaire and the second of three sons of Onsi Sawiris, the other two being Naguib Sawiris and Nassef Sawiris.

Diagram of the basic structure of a generic leveraged buyout transaction

Wes Edens

American billionaire businessman and private equity investor.

American billionaire businessman and private equity investor.

Diagram of the basic structure of a generic leveraged buyout transaction

He also owns the esports team FlyQuest and, along with Nassef Sawiris, became majority shareholder of the English Premier League club Aston Villa in July 2018.

Onsi Sawiris

Egyptian businessman.

Egyptian businessman.

Today, the Orascom conglomerate is run by his three sons, Naguib Sawiris, Samih Sawiris and Nassef Sawiris.

Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule

Exclusive German school in Dokki, Giza, Egypt, in the Cairo metropolitan area.

Exclusive German school in Dokki, Giza, Egypt, in the Cairo metropolitan area.

Nassef Sawiris, entrepreneur

740 Park in 2013

740 Park Avenue

Luxury cooperative apartment building on the west side of Park Avenue between East 71st and 72nd Streets in the Lenox Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

Luxury cooperative apartment building on the west side of Park Avenue between East 71st and 72nd Streets in the Lenox Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

740 Park in 2013
The three-storey penthouse at 740 Park Avenue
Undergoing renovation in 2008

The buyer was hedge fund billionaire Israel Englander, who already lived in the unit directly above, and surpassed a record set just days earlier by Egypt's richest man, Nassef Sawiris, for a penthouse unit on nearby Fifth Avenue.

Coptic diaspora

Copts

Copts ( niremənkhēmi; الْقِبْط al-qibṭ) are a Christian ethnoreligious group indigenous to North Africa who have primarily inhabited the area of modern Egypt and Sudan since antiquity.

Copts ( niremənkhēmi; الْقِبْط al-qibṭ) are a Christian ethnoreligious group indigenous to North Africa who have primarily inhabited the area of modern Egypt and Sudan since antiquity.

Coptic diaspora
Coptic icon of St. Mark
The Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo.
President Nasser welcomes a delegation of Coptic bishops (1965)
Egyptian Coptic monks at the American Colony, Jerusalem, between 1898 and 1914.
Holy Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Khartoum.
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Bellaire, Texas (Greater Houston). There are about 1–2 million Egyptian born Copts living outside of Egypt, and are known as the Coptic diaspora.
Coptic and Arabic inscriptions in an Old Cairo church.
Coptic Orthodox Cross with traditional Coptic script reading: 'Jesus Christ, the Son of God'
Halim El-Dabh at a Cleveland festival in 2009.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali

In addition, Naguib Sawiris, Nassef Sawiris and Samih Sawiris, who are extremely successful businessmen and one of the world's 100 wealthiest people, are Copts.

Chart showing the progress of Aston Villa F.C. through the English football league system from the inaugural season in 1888–89 to the present.

History of Aston Villa F.C. (1961–present)

The history of Aston Villa F.C. from 1961 to the current season covers the fluctuating fortunes of the club during the 1960s and 1970s, the European Cup victory in 1982 and the present day Premier League club.

The history of Aston Villa F.C. from 1961 to the current season covers the fluctuating fortunes of the club during the 1960s and 1970s, the European Cup victory in 1982 and the present day Premier League club.

Chart showing the progress of Aston Villa F.C. through the English football league system from the inaugural season in 1888–89 to the present.
The 1982 European Cup winning squad at Villa Park during the 25 year anniversary celebrations
Tony Morley, one of the members of the Villa side that won the First Division championship in the 1980–81 season
Ron Atkinson, who guided Villa to second place in the First Division in his first season with the club
The Holte End was converted into an all-seater stand in 1994.
Aston Villa played Chelsea in the last FA Cup Final to be held at the old Wembley Stadium.
Aston Villa's former chair Randy Lerner
Gérard Houllier, manager 2010–11 – see List of Aston Villa F.C. managers

In July 2018 Aston Villa were sold by Xia to Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.

List of professional sports team owners

List of individuals, groups of individuals, and companies who have owned and operated a professional sports organization.

List of individuals, groups of individuals, and companies who have owned and operated a professional sports organization.

NSWE Group (a company owned by Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris) (2019–Present)