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Russell Brand Disappointed in Icelandic Billionaire

British comedian Russell Brand, whose wife is the American musician Katy Perry, said in an interview with The Sun on Wednesday that he is disappointed that former Icelandic billionaire Björgólfur Gudmundsson wasn’t successful in furthering the achievements of West Ham, his favorite football team.


Russell Brand. Source: Wikipedia.

“When we got a billionaire the entire Icelandic banking system collapsed,” Brand said. “We don’t have much luck with billionaires.”

According to, Gudmundsson, who declared bankruptcy in 2009, came into ownership of West Ham in 2006 but his share was taken over by a company owned by the Icelandic investment company Straumur-Burdarás the same year.

Click here to read more about West Ham and Gudmundsson’s fate and here to read the full story in The Sun.

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