NFL’s Jaguars Billionaire Rises From Dishwasher to Takata Suitor

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  • Flex-N-Gate is said to be one of five bidders for Takata
  • Pakistan-born Shahid Khan made his fortune off car bumpers

Shahid Khan.

Photographer: Al Messerschmidt Archive/AP Photo

The emergence of Shahid Khan, the NFL team owner who made his fortune selling car bumpers, in the race to rescue embattled Japanese air-bag manufacturer Takata Corp. pits the billionaire against more established parts suppliers and some of the world’s biggest buyout firms.

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