James Anderson has presented an 'extremely generous' offer to the SPFL in a bid to help all clubs through the coronavirus pandemic.

Anderson pledged a cash lifeline to Scots clubs after being unveiled recently as the potential philanthropist benefactor Hearts chief Ann Budge discussed who would be willing to invest.

SPFL chief Neil Doncaster confirmed discussions with Anderson and Budge over the former's offer. And he revealed in a statement that he and the governing body hope to fast-track the deal to organise a 'concrete proposal'.

But who is James Anderson? Where does his wealth come from? Here we take a look at the businessman and learn a bit about him.

What does James Anderson do?

Anderson is joint manager of the £10billion Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust for Baillie Gifford. 

The Scottish investor works for the company who also holds stakes in global conglomerates such as Amazon, Facebook, Tesla and Netflix.

How did Anderson get involved in Scottish football and what is his relationship with Hearts?

James Anderson agreed to underwrite Hearts' shirt sponsorship back in 2014 to allow youth charity Save The Children to reap the benefits of branding the front of the Jambos' jerseys.

He has also donated millions to aid the Edinburgh club, an amount believed to be in the region of around £9million to date.

How much is he worth?

The exact figures of Anderson's wealth is unknown.

However, given some of his partnerships - including the likes of Spotify (£160m), Ferrari (£250m) and Facebook (£50m) - it is expected to be a hefty number.

What is his offer to the SPFL?

Reportedly a 'no strings attached' cash offer has been tabled by Mr Anderson to help try and save clubs from potentially going to the wall during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Neil Doncaster has revealed positive discussions with the philanthropist and, according to the BBC, it could be a seven-figure sum ploughed into Scottish football.