/ 17 March 2022

Tesla chair adds basketball boss to the CV

robyn denholm

Aussie businesswoman Robyn Denholm has one of the biggest jobs in the corporate world as chair of electric vehicle and clean energy company, Tesla. It’s only the 6th most valuable company in the world… Now, there’s an addition to her impressive bio after buying 30% of the Sydney Kings and Sydney Flames basketball teams, making her one of the first female owners of an Aussie sporting club. The idea came from her basketball-mad kids, who are Kings fans. When the family decided to push ahead with the investment, Denholm reached out to Paul Smith, a sports entrepreneur who’s well known for running commentary through his social media accounts, and the deal began to become a reality. Asked about Smith’s colourful tweets, Denholm said, “my view is you can’t have somebody with a bold vision and a contrarian nature and then ask them to turn it off at times.” Ahem, Elon Musk… Aussie basketball star Andrew Bogut is also a co-owner in a deal that values the club at $35 million. That’s nothing to dribble at…

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