Shad Khan has made a fortune selling automobile bumpers for Flex-N-Gate, the company he worked for while attending college at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Nine years after graduating in 1971, Khan would buy the company and merge it with the business he created for a mere $66,000 dollars, Bumper Works.
In 2011, Flex-N-Gate had reportedly made $3 billion in revenue.
Not bad for a guy who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan as a young boy. And now his story will be front and center and coming to a television set near you.
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Between 1968 and 1971, when Khan graduated from Illinois, the Fighting Illini football program went 9-32. The team has improved over the years, but still ranks as one of the lesser squads on the college football landscape.
Perhaps that's what attracted Khan to the idea of purchasing the Jaguars after a failed attempt to purchase the St. Louis Rams previously, he just has a thing for crappy football teams.