NY Jets owner confirmed as United Kingdom ambassador

Jets owner Woody Johnson confirmed as US Ambassador to United Kingdom

A billionaire sports tycoon has been confirmed as the USA ambassador to Britain.

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison confirmed as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ambassador who faced none of those doubts from the very first day.

He has known Mr Trump for years.

"She has the experience, determination, and poise to strengthen our relationships on the world stage, and I'm confident she'll make Texas - and our country - proud".

Mr Johnson is a long-time Republican Party fundraiser with no previous government experience.

Johnson, scion to the Johnson & Johnson empire co-founded by his great grandfather, has a net worth of $4.2billion, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

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Johnson raised big money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated $1 million to the President's inaugural committee.

The CEO bought the Jets in 2000 for $635 million.

A smiling Mr Johnson joked at his confirmation hearing that his ownership of the struggling franchise had taught him the importance of "commitment and perseverance".

This is not the first instance of an National Football League owner serving as an ambassador to a foreign nation.

Then president Barack Obama appointed Dan Rooney - the late Pittsburgh Steelers owner - to be the United States Ambassador to Ireland in 2009.

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