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Philip F. Anschutz
      Born 28 December 1939 in Russell, Kansas, Philip Anschutz traces his Volga German ancestry to the colony of Nieder-Monjou. His father was Fred Anschutz. The family moved from Russell to Hays to Wichita where Phil graduated from high school. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in finance.
      An American entrepreneur, Anschutz made his initial fortune in farming and ranching, oil, railroads, and telecommunications. He has also ventured into music and sports entertainment. Anschutz Entertainment Group owns (or has owned) the following sports fanchises:
Los Angeles Galaxy (soccer)
Houston Dynamo (soccer)
Los Angeles Kings (hockey)
Manchester Monarchs (hockey)
Reading Royals (hockey)
Djurgårdens IF (hockey)
Hamburg Freezers (hockey)
Eisbären Berlin (hockey)
Los Angeles Lakers (basketball)
Hammarby IF (European football)
Los Angeles Riptide (Lacrosse)
      He also owns/operates the following sports facilities:
Staples Center – Los Angeles
Home Depot Center – Los Angeles
XL Center – Hartford
Rentschler Field - Hartford
Evening News Arena – Manchester
London Dome – London
Millennium Dome - London

Sources

- Philip Anschutz (wikipedia)
- Philip F. Anschutz (SourceWatch) - O'Reilly, Brian. "Billionaire Next Door." Forbes (6 September 1999). [Online]

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Anschutz Kansas farm (1910).


Philip Anschutz