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US Office Star Inspired By Oprah Winfrey To Buy Shares In Swansea

US Office Star Inspired By Oprah Winfrey To Buy Shares In Swansea

You wouldn't usually consider Swansea to be the glamour club of the Premier League, but they may very well be becoming that after courting interest from some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

The Welsh side were taken over by a U.S. consortium headed by Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan in 2016, after they secured a 68 per cent stake at the club and on ITV's Lorraine,  host Lorraine Kelly revealed that guest and star of the US Office Mindy Kaling is part of that consortium.

Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon were on ITV's Lorraine yesterday promoting their  film A Wrinkle In Time and Kaling explained how Winfrey inspired her to invest in the Swans:

I was inspired by Oprah, who invests in things she believes in, I believe in this team, and I think it is a smart choice. I don't think it [my interest] is going anywhere.

I could have picked something a bit closer to my home, but I think it is an adventure.

Host Kelly could hardly contain her surprise at Kaling's admission but as far as entertainment goes Carlos Carvalhal quotes is as good a reason as any to invest in a football club. Winfrey backed up her co-star's decision, and joked that she too might pump some money into the Premier League side:

I believe in making investments in what you believe in, so that your energy goes into the same thing your money is going in to and that just gives it more power.

I now believe in that team too! I'll invest too!

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Swansea boss Carvalhal said in the run up to the January transfer window that "we have money for sardines and I'm thinking lobster". Should Winfrey decide to invest some of her 2.7 billion net worth then the south Wales club would be able to buy out the whole fishmonger.

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Eoin Lyons

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