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Mike Ashley has been described as Britain's version of Howard Hughes

The fabulous, beer-filled life of the reclusive billionaire party animal who just rescued House of Fraser

Eccentric British billionaire Mike Ashley is in the headlines again after purchasing iconic department chain House of Fraser in a £90 million deal. Here are some details of his fascinating life.
House of Fraser.

One of the UK’s biggest department stores collapsed — but was almost immediately rescued by a billionaire sports tycoon

EY, one of the "Big Four" accountants, have been appointed as administrators. House of Fraser, which employs 17,500 people across the UK, will continue to trading while EY tried to find a buyer for part or all of the business.
PCP Capital Partners owner and Middle Eastern financier Amanda Staveley.

A powerful Middle Eastern financier and a billionaire football club owner in tense stand off over a £350 million deal to buy Premier League team ...

PCP Capital Partners owner Amanda Staveley has made a hat-trick of bids for Newcastle United but billionaire owner Mike Ashley says she has wasted his time.
Mike Ashley Sports Direct

Shares in Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct drop as profits plunge 69%

Shares in retail giant Sports Direct were down over 7% on Thursday morning after it released a first-half results statement which disguised plummeting profits.
Sports Direct International founder Mike Ashley.

Sports Direct wants to pay Mike Ashley’s brother £11 million

John Ashley handles international delivery for the discount sports retailer but has not been paid since 2007 for fear of what the public reaction might be.
Amanda Staveley, attending a UEFA Champions League football match in 2008.

Middle Eastern financier Amanda Staveley reportedly made a £300m bid for Newcastle United

The club is currently owned by billionaire Mike Ashley.

Sports Direct’s biggest independent shareholders are deserting it

Standard Life has reportedly sold its entire 5.8% stake in the discount sports retailer and Aviva has reportedly also reduced its holding.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley won his court case over an alleged £15 million bonus deal made in a pub

Mike Ashley won his £15 million court case against a former financial advisor

Sports Direct’s profit crumbles after Sterling collapse and staffing scandal

Underlying pre-tax profit collapsed by 58.7% to £113.7 million, even as revenue rose 11.7% to £3.24 billion.

Sports Direct has a new target: Game Digital

Sports Direct has taken a 25.75% stake in struggling video game retailer Game Digital.