- Mike Ashley was the first Premier League club owner to place most of his employees on leave
- The 55-year-old Briton acquired the club in 2007 and could end up giving it up in the nearest future
- Ashley boasts of a 33-bedroom mansion with other exquisite properties running into millions of pounds
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is not one of the administrators who like to pay big money on players in the Premier League.
The 55-year-old businessman who has been valued around £2.3 billion sure knows how to enjoy himself when the need arises.
Reports claim the Briton could end up selling the club to a Saudi Arabian mega-rich investment company in the nearest future.
A deal which could earn him a profit of about £135 million profit - making it a good bargain from what he paid to acquire the club in 2007.
However, SunSport reports that Ashley was the first club owner to place virtually all his employees on compulsory leave since the league went on break owing to coronavirus pandemic.
Despite boasting of luxurious properties in the United States, Spain and especially his 33-bedroom mansion in the heart of London.
The Sun further stated that the 55-year-old moves around on a daily basis in a £5 million helicopter.
Ashley was said to have started life with his ex-wife Linda Jerlmyr and three kids in 1993 in a £5 million mansion in London but faced a terrible divorce which led him out of the property.
He then moved to the 33-bedroom mansion valued at £12 million in 2005 - the house which was formerly owned by pop producer Mickie Most.
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It has four garages, indoor and out swimming pools, as well as a cinema and the ex-squash coach had to upgrade the security after moving in.
Apart from his London home, Ashley also boasts of four luxury homes in Spain and the most impressive can be found in the stunning resort Port d’Andratx, Majorca.
The 55-year-old also owns winter homes in the Swiss resort of Verbier - a holiday inn has welcome guests like Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice.
He was said to have bought the property for £21 million for it in 2013, but after renovations, its value has gone up by a staggering £10 million.
Ashley is also known for expensive and exquisite cars. He has a black Bentley, a BMW 7 Series, as well as a champagne-coloured Aston Martin DB4 with a cream leather interior in his fleet.
Although he bought the last one for Linda as reported by SunSport. But all those may be insignificant when you see his chopper.
His navy Agusta Westland AW109 helicopter, worth £5 million, takes him to Sports Direct's Derbyshire headquarters every Monday morning for a weekly meeting.
legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham will cut 20 percent out of their 505 non-playing staff salaries for the next two months due to the current global pandemic.
Non-playing staff are set to see their income affected with the club taking advantage of the government's leave of absence scheme, while some will be placed on leave.
However, the exercise do not affect Jose Mourinho and his squad in any way as they remain on their constant pay role.
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