Henry is the founder of John W Henry & Company, a commodity trading advisor. The company used a ‘mechanical trend following method’ for managing a futures trading account.
Although very successful for a long time, the companies performance began to slow down. And in 2012 the company stopped managing other clients assets. But continued to do trading for its own account.
In 2002 Henry purchased the American professional baseball team Boston Red Sox. He bought the team together with business partner Tom Werner. Through his New England Sports Ventures. Now named the Fenway Sports Group.
The Boston Red Sox are a member of the Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. The Red Sox have won three World Series. And are considered as one of the most successful MLB teams of the last decade.
The value of the Boston Red Sox is estimated at US$ 2.5 billion.
Through his FSG Henry owns the Premier League football club FC Liverpool. The team made it into the 2018 Champions League finale. Jurgen Klopp is manager of Liverpool Football Club.
He also owns the Roush Fenway Nascar Team and Fenway Park Baseball Stadium (home of the Red Sox). And the Anfield Soccer Stadium home of Liverpool FC.
He also owns Roush Fenway Racing, a professional stock car racing team. And Henry owns 80 % of the shares of the New England Sports Network.
Before purchasing the Lurssen he owned the 164 ft (50 meter) Feadship Iroquois. The Feadship was sold in 2013, asking US$ 20 million.
He is the owner of a Bombardier Global 5000 private jet. With registration N627JW. The jet was delivered in 2014. She has a price tag of US$ 50 million. The aircraft can accommodate 14 passengers.
The jet bears the Boston Red Sox logo. Before the Bombardier he owned a Dassault Falcon 900. The jet had registration N611JW.
He has a net worth of US$ 2.4 billion.
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