Eddie is a former racing driver and the founder and owner of the Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005.
Eddie Jordan also known as “EJ” (born March 30, 1948), founded Jordan Grand Prix in 1991 and gave Michael Schumacher his Formula 1 debut in the team’s debut season.
In 1998 Eddie Jordans team achieved its best ever result when drivers Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher finished first and second at the Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Jordan achieved their F1 zenith when Heinz-Harald Frentzen became a genuine contender for the championship, ultimately finishing third, the best placing ever of a Jordan driver and accumulating two race wins along the way. He was leading the European Grand Prix, but retired because of electrical problems.
Eddie is a fan of Coventry City and has been linked with takeover bids for the club. He is also a Celtic FC shareholder. Eddie’s other sporting interests include golf and horse racing, where he has horses in training with Mouse Morris.
He has several other companies still owned partly or wholly by himself, including the vodka brand Vodka V10 and the energy drink brand EJ-10.
In 2012, Eddie launched J1, a new venture creating innovative marketing, hospitality and lifestyle opportunities. Clients are offered unique and custom designed corporate incentive offerings to create new prospects and opportunities for brands, and its consultancy service advise brands on how they can create and establish a foothold within the sport and entertainment industry.
Also in 2012, along with TV presenter Rick Edward, Eddie backed a national campaign to help homeless men and women back into the workplace. Suit for Success calls on the British public to donate any unwanted suits, which will be passed on to homelessness charities, Amber, Broadway and Emmaus and distributed to homeless people who don’t otherwise have access to professional wear for interviews.
Eddie has also written an autobiography, “An Independent Man”.
He is involved in a number of investment companies as well as others in the technology and drink sectors. Eddie is a fantastic speaker on a number of topics, especially those relating to motivation and business.