Anschutz, Philip F.

Profession: 
Businessman
Biography: 

Born 28 December 1939 in Russell, Kansas, Philip Anschutz traces his Volga German ancestry to the colony of Nieder-Monjou. His father was Fred Anschutz. The family moved from Russell to Hays to Wichita where Phil graduated from high school. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in finance.

An American entrepreneur, Anschutz made his initial fortune in farming and ranching, oil, railroads, and telecommunications. He has also ventured into music and sports entertainment. Anschutz Entertainment Group owns (or has owned) the following sports fanchises:

  • Los Angeles Galaxy (soccer)
  • Houston Dynamo (soccer)
  • Los Angeles Kings (hockey)
  • Manchester Monarchs (hockey)
  • Reading Royals (hockey)
  • Djurgårdens IF (hockey)
  • Hamburg Freezers (hockey)
  • Eisbären Berlin (hockey)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (basketball)
  • Hammarby IF (European football)
  • Los Angeles Riptide (Lacrosse)

He also owns/operates the following sports facilities:

  • Staples Center – Los Angeles
  • Home Depot Center – Los Angeles
  • XL Center – Hartford
  • Rentschler Field - Hartford
  • Evening News Arena – Manchester
  • London Dome – London
  • Millennium Dome - London
Source(s): 

- Philip Anschutz (wikipedia)
- Philip F. Anschutz (SourceWatch) - O'Reilly, Brian. "Billionaire Next Door." Forbes (6 September 1999). [Online]

Volga Colonies: 

Philip Anschutz

Anschutz Kansas farm (1910).