Who is Maurice Louis-Dreyfus? The net worth and history of the billionaire brother of Kyril linked with Sunderland role after takeover
Maurice Louis-Dreyfus has been spotted on Wearside after being linked with a role at Sunderland – but what do we know about him?
The twin brother of Kyril, the 24-year-old could be set to play a part in the running of the Wearsiders once his brother’s takeover is approved by the EFL.
And he has watched the Black Cats’ last two games on home soil after the change in ownership at the club.
But what do we know about him? We take a look:
Who is Maurice Louis-Dreyfus?
The son of Margarita Louis-Dreyfus and the late Robert Louis-Dreyfus, Maurice is Kyril’s twin brother and the pair are known to be close – Kyril’s Instagram feed shows that they often travel together.
While Kyril has turned to football in his business ventures, Maurice has spent time DJing and exploring other avenues.
He is understood to split his time between Zurich and London.
Does he have any prior involvement in football?
Similarly to Kyril, Maurice will have had a front-row seat as his family operated Marseille in the French top tier for a very successful period.
It was Kyril who was always known to have been the more football-minded of the two, but Maurice was also a regular attendee at fixtures during the period in which his family owned the club.
How much is he worth?
Maurice’s exact worth is unknown, but the Louis-Dreyfus family as a whole are worth over $6billion as of last year.
It’s also fair to assume that he could have a similar-sized trust fund to Kyril’s – which is estimated to be around $2billion.
However, it remains unclear whether Maurice would be putting-up any capital as part of his potential involvement in the club.
What will his role at Sunderland be?
Reports in the Athletic suggested that Maurice could have some involvement in Sunderland once the takeover is done, potentially as a director.
What would fall under his remit remains uncertain.
When could we know more?
Clarity on whether Maurice will take a role at the club - and what exactly that role will be – is unlikely to come until the takeover is sealed.
The deal is currently with the EFL, and Sunderland are hopeful that it could be given the green light this week.
Kyril is currently on Wearside as he looks to seal a deal.