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Liverpool's Champions League Title Is Big for Billionaire Henry

  • Reds defeat Tottenham 2-0 in European soccer’s showpiece
  • John Henry’s Fenway Sports controls Liverpool, Boston Red Sox
Liverpool celebrates its Champions League title.
Liverpool celebrates its Champions League title.Photographer: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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Millions of Liverpool fans around the world cheered their team’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Champions League final in Madrid, but for one billionaire on the other side of the Atlantic it was especially gratifying.

John Henry, the principal owner of Fenway Sports Group, which also owns the Boston Red Sox, has put his money behind Liverpool since 2010. For Joe Lewis, a Bahamas-based currency trader who has controlled Tottenham since the turn of the century, the evening was a disappointment. Their stakes are each valued at about $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.