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Encyclopedia > Kia Joorabchian
Kia Joorabchian
Born: 14 July 1971
Tehran, Iran
Occupation: Businessman, founder and President of Media Sports Investments
Net worth: £60.75 million
Website: www.mediasportsinvestments.com

Kiavash "Kia" Joorabchian (Persian: کیا جورابچيان, born 14 July 1971, in Tehran, Iran) is a British-Iranian businessman. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Media Sports Investments (M.S.I.) is the international fund of investors that runs Brazilian football club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up. ... Persian (Local names: فارسی Fârsi or پارسی Pârsi)* is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan as well as by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Biography

Third son of Iranian businessman, Mohammed Joorabchian,[1] Kia and his family fled Iran following the fall of the Shah. They came to Great Britain, where his father ran car dealerships. Eventually, Joorabchian was sent to Shiplake College in Oxfordshire for his education. He went on to study chemistry and business studies at Queen Mary, University of London.[2] Mohammed Joorabchian (1936-13 August 2006) to Hossain Joorabchian. ... One of the worlds longest-lasting monarchies, the Iranian monarchy went through many transformations over the centuries, from the days of the Persian Empire to the establishment of modern day Iran. ... Shiplake College is a small school by the River Thames south of Henley-on-Thames, England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) (until 2000 Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and still called that in its charter [1] and occasionally still abbreviated to QMW) is the fourth largest College of the University of London. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ...


Joorabchian is understood to have become a multi-millionaire from the sale of his equity company, American Capital.[2] He founded Media Sports Investments in 2004, which he used to take over Brazilian football club Corinthians, in a 10 year deal.[3] After he bought the club, he moved to Brazil and changed the way business was run, as the club had an inreased revenue of 500% in the first year.[2] Media Sports Investments (M.S.I.) is the international fund of investors that runs Brazilian football club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Sport Club Corinthians Paulista is a Brazilian sports club, based in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, most known for its football team, is a traditional and popular Brazilian football club. ...


Joorabchian had been linked with a bid for football club West Ham United in August 2005,[4] and said he would make £100m available for buying players if his bid was successfull.[5] However, this deal came to an end when he and the club failed to agree on a valuation.[6] West Ham United Football Club are an English football team based in West Ham, in the London Borough of Newham, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ...


Joorabchian resigned as president of MSI in June 2006.[7] His company, MSI, was behind the controversial transfer of Carlos Tévez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham United in August 2006.[2] In September 2006, Joorabchian had again been linked with a take-over of West Ham United.[8] His interest in taking over the club came to an end as he failed to make any offer for the club.[9] Joorabchian had been linked with a move for Fulham in early 2007.[10] Carlos Alberto Tévez (born February 5, 1984 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine footballer who made his name with Argentine giants Boca Juniors and later in Brazil with Corinthians. ... Javier Alejandro Mascherano (pronounced as IPA: ) (born June 8, 1984 in San Lorenzo, Santa Fe) is an Argentine football player. ... West Ham United Football Club are an English football team based in West Ham, in the London Borough of Newham, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ...


Joorabchian hit out at West Ham over Carlos Tévez's proposed move to Manchester United on 12 July 2007 via a statement through MSI, saying "West Ham have consistently provided private assurances while at the same time making contrary statements to the public at large". United can not completed their move for Tévez until the Premier League are convinced his economic rights are owned by West Ham and not Joorabchian.[11] Joorabchian claims he and his company do hold Tévez's economic rights, which West Ham deny, saying the player is registered with them.[12] Carlos Alberto Tévez (born February 5, 1984 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine footballer who made his name with Argentine giants Boca Juniors and later in Brazil with Corinthians. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The original FA Premier League logo, used until 2007 The Premier League (officially known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons, colloquially known as The Premiership), is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top echelon of the English football league system (above The Football League). ...


Joorabchian was issued an international arrest warrant for money laundering at Corinthians on 13 July 2007, in which Joorabchian's company MSI is a majority investor, by Brazillian Judge Fausto Martin de Sanctis. This was denied by Joorabchian, who insisted all of his financial dealings were cleared by the Brazilian Central Bank.[13] is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto Ordem e Progresso(Portuguese) Order and Progress Anthem Brazilian National Anthem Capital Brasília Largest city São Paulo Official languages Portuguese Demonym Brazilian Government Presidential Federal republic  -  President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva  -  Vice President José Alencar Gomes da Silva Independence from Portugal   -  Declared September 7, 1822... The Brazilian Central Bank (in Portuguese: Banco Central do Brasil) is Brazils highest monetary authority in and the countrys governing body in finances and economics. ...


Notes

  1. ^ "Colourful life of car dealer turned oil trader who wants to own Hammers", The Independent, 2006-09-02. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Joorabchian oils the wheels that make the deals", Guardian unlimited, 2006-09-04. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Is this man the new Abramovich or is he a front for the real thing?", Guardian unlimited, 2004-12-10. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Investor 'eyes £70m Hammers deal'", BBC Sport, 2006-08-05. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  5. ^ "Hammers promised takeover bounty", BBC Sport, 2005-08-18. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  6. ^ "West Ham takeover plan scrapped", BBC Sport, 2005-11-24. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  7. ^ "West Ham sign Tevez & Mascherano", BBC Sport, 2006-08-31. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  8. ^ "Joorabchian may make Hammers bid", BBC Sport, 2006-09-05. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  9. ^ "West Ham accept £85m takeover bid", BBC Sport, 2006-11-21. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  10. ^ "Tevez adviser hits out at Hammers", BBC Sport, 2007-07-19. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  11. ^ "Joorabchian to reveal 'true circumstances' of Tevez deal", IOL, 2007-07-19. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 
  12. ^ "Joorabchian denies money-laundering", ESPNsoccernet, 2007-07-13. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. 

 
 

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