20 Facts About Shahid Khan


Shahid Rafiq Khan is a Pakistani-American billionaire businessman and sports tycoon.


Shahid Khan is the owner of Flex-N-Gate, an American supplier of motor vehicle components.


Shahid Khan was featured on the front cover of Forbes magazine in 2012, associating him as the face of the American Dream.


Shahid Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan, to a middle-class family involved in the construction industry.


Shahid Khan's mother was a professor of mathematics, and his father Rafiq Khan used to have a shop that sold survey and drawing equipment.


Shahid Khan had a brother named Tariq Rafiq Khan, who died in his early 20s.


Shahid Khan joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the school.


Shahid Khan graduated from the Grainger College of Engineering with a BSc in industrial engineering in 1971.


Shahid Khan later was awarded the Mechanical Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999.


Shahid Khan worked at the automotive manufacturing company Flex-N-Gate Corporation while attending the University of Illinois.


Shahid Khan grew the company so that it supplied bumpers for the Big Three automakers.


On November 29,2011, Shahid Khan agreed to purchase the Jacksonville Jaguars from Wayne Weaver and his ownership group subject to NFL approval.


Shahid Khan is one of three NFL team owners born outside of the United States of America, the other two being Kim Pegula of the Buffalo Bills, born in South Korea, and Zygi Wilf of the Minnesota Vikings, born in Germany.


In July 2013, Shahid Khan negotiated the purchase of the London soccer club Fulham FC of the Premier League from its previous owner, Mohamed Al Fayed.


Tony Shahid Khan is the President and CEO of the promotion.


Shahid Khan was the majority shareholder in Black News Channel throughout the network's two-year existence.


Shahid Khan met Ann Carlson at the University of Illinois in 1967 and dated her for ten years before they married in 1977.


Shahid Khan owns a house in Naples, Florida, and the superyacht Kismet.


Shahid Khan has an apartment in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.


Shahid Khan has received a number of awards from the University of Illinois, including a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999 from the Department of Mechanical Science and Industrial Engineering, the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in 2006 from the College of Engineering, and the Distinguished Service Award in 2005 from the University of Illinois Alumni Association.