We look back at some of the major events surrounding Malcolm Glazer, following his death on Wednesday.
1928: May 25 - Born in Rochester, New York.
1943: Inherits father's watch business.
1950-90: Makes fortune via series of ambitious investments.
1995: Buys Tampa Bay Buccaneers for £190million.
1998: Construction of the Raymond James Stadium is completed.
2003: Buccaneers win Super Bowl and are valued at £671million.
2003: Fails in bid to buy Los Angeles Dodgers but ups stake in Manchester United.
2004: October - Increases his stake in United to 28.11 per cent through a series of major purchases.
November - Has an initial approach rebuffed by United chief executive David Gill but uses his sizeable shareholding to vote Maurice Watkins, Philip Yea and Andy Anson off the Old Trafford board.
2005: February 6 - Approaches United with 'detailed proposals that could lead to a formal offer'.
February 11 - Granted 'limited' due diligence to United's accounts but proposals described as 'aggressive' and 'potentially damaging' to the long term future of the club by Gill.
April 14 - Launches formal bid to take over United. Presents a new set of proposals later the same day, turning up the heat on the United board.
April 28 - Given until May 17 by the Takeover Panel to make a formal bid or back off for six months.
May 12 - Takeover moves closer as he successfully completes the £790.3million purchase of JP McManus and John Magnier's shares.
May 13 - Takes his shareholding to 74.81 per cent, just beneath the 75 per cent he needs to assume control at Old Trafford.
June 28 - His shareholding reaches 98 per cent, prompting a squeeze out of the remaining shareholders.
2005: June - A small group of Manchester United supporters opposed to Glazer's ownership form a new non-league club, FC United of Manchester.
2006: April - United sign lucrative new sponsorship deal with American finance company AIG.
June - Appoints sons Kevin and Edward and daughter Darcie to the United board.
2010: January - United announce their intention to refinance £716.5million of debt. Fans protest vociferously both at Old Trafford and at the club's Carrington training ground.
March - A group of supporters dubbed the Red Knights declares its interest in mounting a takeover of the club from the Glazers.
June - The Red Knights group shelves its takeover plans.
November - The Glazers are able to pay off £220million of remaining debt.
2011: September - The Glazers float a number of shares in United on the Singapore Exchange.
2012: August - United shares debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
2013: A new loan deal struck by the Glazers saves the club £10million per year in interest payments on debts totalling around £307million.
2014: May 28 - The Buccaneers announce Glazer's death at the age of 85.