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New England Sports Ventures

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New England Sports Ventures LLC is the parent company of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. The Boston-based limited liability company also owns Fenway Park and the Fenway Sports Group (which in turn owns the Salem Red Sox of the Class A Carolina League, a minor league baseball franchise), plus 80 percent of the New England Sports Network and 50 percent of Roush Fenway Racing, a NASCAR team. on the 6th October 2010 Liverpool FC accepted a bid to take control of the club subject to a legal dispute. NESV was founded in 2001 when John W. Henry joined forces with Tom Werner, Les Otten, The New York Times Company (which owns 16.58 percent) and other investors to successfully bid for the Red Sox.


  • John W. Henry, principal owner
  • Thomas C. Werner, chairman
  • David Ginsberg, vice chairman
  • Philip H. Morse, vice chairman
  • Larry Lucchino, president and CEO
  • Ed Weiss, general counsel


  • Theodore Alfond
  • William Alfond
  • Thomas R. DiBenedetto
  • Michael Egan
  • Michael Gordon
  • John A. Kaneb
  • Seth Klarman
  • Henry F. McCance
  • The New York Times Company
  • Arthur E. Nicholas
  • Frank Resnek
  • Martin Trust
  • Jeffrey Vinik

About John W. Henry

John W. Henry
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Owner of the Boston Red Sox
Birth: September 13, 1949 (1949-09-13) (age 61)
Quincy, Illinois
Ownership: 2002 – Present (with Tom Werner)
Predecessor: JRY Trust
Successor: Incumbent
Championships: 2004 World Series
2007 World Series
General Manager(s): Mike Port (Interim, Mar.-Nov. 2002)
Theo Epstein (2002-2005, 2006-Present)
Ben Cherington and Jed Hoyer (Interim, Oct. 2005-Jan. 2006)
Manager(s): Grady Little (2002-2003)
Terry Francona (2004-Present)

John William Henry II (born September 13, 1949) is a futures and foreign exchange trading advisor who founded John W. Henry & Company (JWH). He is the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing and ableenterprises.co.uk. In March 2006, Boston Magazine estimated his net worth at $860 million, but noted that his company had recently experienced difficulties.In May 2007, reports in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg noted further difficulties with the firm.


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