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Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner is owner and chairman of Aston Villa FC. On top of paying £62 million for the club in 2007, he has invested heavily in equity and loans and has underwritten the club’s losses. He graduated from Columbia Law School and is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bar Association. He worked as a lawyer in New York before entering the business world. He made about around £620 million from the sale of American football team Cleveland Browns to Jimmy Haslam in 2012.


The Trinity Road stand and the statue of William McGregor at Villa Park.

Final Villa pay day for ex-chief exec Tom Fox

Former Aston Villa chief sees salary package more than double in same season club is relegated from Premier League to Championship

Dr Tony Xia, Chairman of Aston Villa.

Rich List 2017: No.6 - Dr Tony Xia

The new owner of Aston Villa is our third Chinese new entrant and sees the club once more featured in the Rich List after Randy Lerner's departure last year

Aston Villa welcomed a new chairman in January....for a little while at least

Review of 2016 - January: UCB expansion, new Villa chairman and Cadbury tax

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the news that University College Birmingham was planning a major expansion of its campus in the Jewellery Quarter and a prominent businessman joined the Villa board

Aston Villa have been taken over by a Chinese investor

Aston Villa bought by Chinese businessman in £60m deal

Villa confirm that Tony Jiantong Xia will take over the reigns at relegated club with grand ambition to return it to European football

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Birmingham Post Power 250: Business Lobby

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The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of business lobbying

Jeremy Peace, West Bromwich Albion chairman

Birmingham Post Power 250: Sport

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of sport

Aston Villa's chief financial officer Robin Russell has left the club

Aston Villa director leaves club board

Robin Russell steps down after almost a decade as chief financial officer but no word from the club on his replacement

Randy Lerner

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.5 - Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner is still the owner of Aston Villa despite announcing in May 2014 that the club was up for sale

Steve Hollis is Aston Villa's new chairman

Steve Hollis appointed new Aston Villa chairman

Former KPMG regional chairman says future success of club lies in building a winning culture and continuous improvement off the pitch as well as on it

The VMF restaurant at Aston Villa will close next month after five years of trading and training

Aston Villa's popular Restaurant VMF to close

The restaurant - rated Birmingham's seventh-best on Tripadvisor - closes its doors for the last time in July

Sharon Osbourne is at No.28 on the 2015 Post Rich List with husband Ozzy

Rich List 2015: Lack of women leaves wealthy club all the poorer

There are no independently-wealthy females on the 2015 Birmingham Post Rich List – an “unacceptable” position according to business and community leaders.

Randy Lerner

Rich List 2015: No.4 - Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner, despite wishing to sell Aston Villa, continues to put his hand in his pocket for the club.

The Rich List is in the January 22nd edition of the Birmingham Post

Rich List 2015: The Midlands' wealthiest top 50

Photo gallery and this year's Birmingham Post Rich List

New Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox

Aston Villa appoint Tom Fox as chief executive

Villa swoop on Arsenal for new chief following departure of Paul Faulkner

Paul Faulkner, who is stepping from his role as chief executive of Aston Villa FC

Aston Villa chief executive stands down

Paul Faulkner leaves club 'on good terms' after failing to reach agreement with Randy Lerner on future role

Villa Park

Randy Lerner turns full attention to football as Aston Villa buyer hunt continues

Two-month search for takeover party bears no fruit as Villa owner keen to return attention back to football matters

Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner puts Aston Villa up for sale

Villa's American owners says he owes it to the club move and seek fresh leadership

Villa Park

Accounts reveal Aston Villa has made four-year loss of £162m

The club, which has posted a cumulative loss of £162 million in the past four years, saw the deficit rise by more than £34 million in the year to May 31, 2013

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

A rundown of the top 50 richest people in the Midlands.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: Property most popular for profits

The rise and rise of the super-rich in the West Midlands continued last year with property being the most popular route to mega-millions.

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