A mystery bidder for the Washington Commanders has been revealed.
Canadian Steve Apostolopoulos has emerged as the latest billionaire interested in the franchise, ESPN reported Wednesday. The sports network reported that Apostolopoulos — the founder of private equity firm Six Ventures Inc. — has toured the team’s facility and has joined the bidding for the team.
Apostolopoulos has also reportedly had discussions to buy the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets from Michael Jordan, but remains focused on the Commanders. He becomes the third known bidder for the NFL franchise, joining billionaires Josh Harris and Tilman Fertitta. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has been linked to Washington, as well, though it’s unclear whether he has submitted an offer since reports emerged that he’s been barred from bidding over a feud with owner Dan Snyder.
The NFL owners’ meetings start Sunday, but there are increasing questions about whether Snyder will reach an agreement to sell the team in time. Any new owner would need to be approved by at least 24 other team owners.
Apostolopoulos was born in Toronto and attended Harvard. He is the son of the late Andreas Apostolopoulos, a Canadian billionaire who built his wealth in real estate. Andreas Apostolopoulos died in 2021 at age 69.
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