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The Los Angeles Times reports that Patrick Soon-Shiong is currently "exploring the purchase of AEG."
If that name sounds familiar, it should. Soon-Shiong joined Steven Cohen's bid group to purchase the Dodgers earlier this year.
Anyone who participated in bidding for the Dodgers must have a pretty large amount of money, and indeed he does. Soon-Shiong has a net worth of about $7.2 billion, according to Forbes.
To put that in perspective, Philip Anschutz has a net worth of $7 billion, and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's net worth is $13.2 billion.
In addition, Soon-Shiong bought Magic Johnson's minority ownership in the Lakers in 2010, so if he ended up with the reins of the AEG empire, he would be adding to his Lakers ownership.
Although it is still very early to speculate on who AEG will be sold to, Patrick Soon-Shiong sure looks like a great candidate.
Another report (via marketplace.org) says that the same group that bought the Dodgers, Guggenheim Partners, may also be in the hunt to purchase AEG. The report also states that Soon-Shiong may be in Guggenheim's investment group this time around.