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Who is Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of Leicester City?

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of Leicester City Football Club, is the fourth richest man in Thailand. But his generosity extends beyond borders.


The duty-free billionaire behind Leicester City’s Premier League title is a hit with fans and royalty alike – and he now stands to cash in on one of football’s greatest fairytales.

Polo-loving Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 58, rubs shoulders with celebrities and his surname, meaning “light of progressive glory" was bestowed by Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

But the bespectacled Thai tycoon also displays an unerring common touch, dishing out free beer and doughnuts at Leicester’s King Power Stadium, where he lands his helicopter in the centre circle.

Despite his popularity, Vichai remains enigmatic as he rarely gives interviews, preferring to let his son, Aiyawatt, known as “Top", act as the family frontman.

“He’s (Vichai) a successful businessman and he tried to challenge himself to get something done," Top, Leicest…