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March 18, 2016

Claude Littner net worth

By Suren Prasad

Ex-CEO of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Lord Alan Sugar’s newest aide on The Apprentice UK, Claude Littner is estimated to be worth £34 million.

Born in the US in April 1949, Claude Littner followed up a training course in accountancy by becoming a turnaround specialist. He then met British business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar in the early 1990s, and became Chairman and CEO of Dancall Telecom, Amstrad Spain and Amstrad International.

Did Littner’s friendship with Lord Sugar contribute to his net worth?

Littner was also made CEO of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in 1993, at a time when Sugar was Chairman and majority owner of the Club. Littner was also Director of Tottenham Hotspur PLC till 2000, resigning the following year.

In 2001, he bought into five-a-side football centre operator Powerleague, becoming the Executive Chairman. Private equity and real estate firm Patron Capital took over Powerleague in 2009, a £42.5 million deal, which netted Littner £2.6 million.

Littner was also involved with Azzurri Communications in the capacity of Non-Executive Chairman, served as Executive Chairman of ASCO (2004-2007), Deputy Chairman of Blacks Leisure Group (2008-2009), Non-Executive Director of Myeloma UK and Norton Way Motors Ltd.

In honour of Littner’s exemplary contributions as a business executive as well as to the University of West London Business School, the University was renamed Claude Littner Business School in October 2014 — where he is also a visiting professor. It was unveiled by none other than Lord Sugar, his long-time associate.

With his famous confrontational approach to detecting flaws in candidates’ resumes on BBC One’s The Apprentice, Littner has now been brought onto the reality show as advisor to Lord Sugar since April 27, 2015, replacing Nick Hewer. Littner will team up with Baroness Karren Brady to ensure that the £250,000 personal investment of Lord Sugar is won by the right candidate.

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