List Of The Top 12 Billionaire Owners Of The Premier League Clubs; Your Club May Not Be Part Of Them
Sheikh Mansour leads other billionaires
Abramovich Roman started the trend
Football is the major source of income in the premier league. We all know about the multimillion and billion pounds deals that go around every other year. It is no secret that the premier league is the most lucrative in the world. There are men who have vested interests in the premier league clubs and they are the billionaire owners of the premier league clubs. Their money is long ooo.
For many Nigerians, the premier league offers only the opportunity for countless entertainment. There are some who venture into betting and the owners of the betting enterprises that make a lot of money from Nigerians. Other than that, it is just about the fun.
But the 12 billionaire owners of the premier league clubs don’t see it as just fun. They must make money out of the whole thing. That is the way it is.
The interesting thing is that the money owned by these clubs has nothing to do with the total worth of the owners. We are not talking about the richest clubs in England but the richest owners of these clubs.
The implication is that we put every source of income including the clubs of these 12 billionaire owners of the premier league clubs into consideration.
Well, you may not brag too much if you see where the owners of your club are placed as it is not always what it seems. Let’s get to it already. Here is the list of the 12 billionaire owners of the premier league clubs according to Forbes
Hold on a little; I believe you know what kick-started the takeover of premier league clubs by overseas billionaires. Think back to 2003 when Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea from Ken Bates. Chelsea became an instant success and a top-four contender and boom, many clubs are now owned by billionaires.
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Here is the list of the billionaire owners of the premier league clubs
The Top List Of Billionaire Owners Of The Premier League Clubs According To Forbes
Sheikh Mansour (Manchester City FC Owner)
We all know the financial might of Manchester City FC owners. They have shown that over and over again. The dude is the number one in our list. Do you know what gets me more excited? He is quite young.
Sheikh Mansour is 48 and he is from Emirati. Do you want to know how he made his fortune? I will tell you. This man is royalty. He is a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi and he is also politically inclined. He is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.
He inherited a vast sum of money and he has stakes in Sky News Arabia and Virgin Galactic. He also owns some other clubs other than Manchester City FC.
He is worth about $30 billion.
Roman Abramovich (Chelsea FC Owner)
He is known as the man who started the movement of taking over premier league clubs by foreigners when he bought the club in 2003. He is Russian and he is just 52 years old.
When he negotiated the sale of his 73% stake in 2005 for $13 billion in 2005, he had so much money. It was in the oil and metals industry that he carved out a name for himself. He still has stakes in Evraz and Norilsk Nickel; steel giants. He is also the owner of Eclipse, the largest yacht in the world.
He is worth $12.4 billion.
Stan Kroenke (Arsenal FC Owner)
You cannot talk about the billionaire owners of the premier league clubs without mentioning the Stan Kroenke. He is 72 years old and he owns Arsenal FC and he is an American.
He started making real money when he married Walmart Heiress, Ann Walton in 1974 and ventured into real estate.
In the 1990s, he decided to venture into sports and made some purchases. He got Denver Nuggets and now owns the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, LA Rams and Colorado Rapids soccer team.
He is worth $8.7 billion.
Guo Guangchang (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC owner)
I didn’t see this one coming. You did think that since Wolves is not regarded as a top premier league club, they will have a not-so-rich owner. Guo is 52 and he is from China.
He is the founder and chairman of Fosun International. This company is an international conglomerate that invests in almost everything. He is known for his philanthropy and he is sometimes called the Chinese Warren Buffet.
He is worth $6.7 billion.
Nassef Sawiris (Aston Villa FC Owner)
Nassef is an African and it is interesting that an African made it to the list of billionaire owners of the premier league clubs. He is from Egypt and he is 58 years old.
He became the CEO of Orascom construction, a company founded by his father, in 1998. The company has been split. One part remains a construction company while the other part is now one of the leading manufacturers of fertilizers. He is also a supervisory director of Adidas.
He is worth $6.4 billion
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and family (Leicester City FC Owners)
This name is very long though. With the death of his father in 2018, Aiyawatt became king of his father’s empire. He is 34 and he is from Thai.
He is the CEO and Chairman of King Power and Chairman of OH Leuven and Leicester City.
He is worth $5.9 billion.
Joe Lewis (Tottenham Hotspur FC Owner)
He is one of the two English people on our list. He is 82 and his money came from the hospitality business in the 70s and 80s. He also made money on the foreign exchange market.
He is the chairman of Tavistock Group which has a portfolio that involves resort properties, restaurants, oil companies, and sports club.
He is worth $5 billion.
The Glazer Family (Manchester United FC owners)
I’m a united fan so this is important to me. United is the richest club in England but the owner is obviously not the richest owner. The club was bought by their father, Malcolm Glazer. The Glazer brothers are 58 (Avram) and 48(Joel) years old respectively.
When Malcolm passed away, the brothers stepped up and became co-chairmen. Malcolm made his money from health care, banking, and real estate.
The family is worth $4.7 billion.
Joshua Harris (Crystal Palace FC Owner)
He is the son of an orthodontist and he is 54 years old. He was into investment banking in the 80s and he started a private equity enterprise in 1990 with Marc Rown and Leon Black. He is American by the way.
He owns shares in Philadelphia 79ers and New Jersey Devils and he has shares in Crystal palace too.
He is worth $3.5 billion
Mike Ashley (Newcastle United FC owner)
This is the second English man on our list. He is 54 years old. Mike used the $12,000 loan from his family to start his first gear shop in 1982. That was the beginning of the fortune he would go on to make.
He is currently the largest sporting goods retailer, Sports Direct, which currently has over 400 stores across UK. He also owns departmental store chain, House of Fraser; a clothing line, Jack Wills and High street gaming chain, GAME.
He is worth $2.9 billion
John Henry (Liverpool FC owner)
John is American and he is 69 years old. He made his money majorly from building a successful trading company in the 1980s and then started investing in sports outfit.
He has shares in Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New York Yankees, and he took over Liverpool in 2010. He is also the owner of Boston Red Sox.
He is worth $2.7 billion
Farhad Moshiri (Everton FC Owner)
The last person on our list of billionaire owners of the premier league clubs is the owner of Everton FC, Moshiri. He is Iranian and he is 64 years old. He is a trained chartered accountant and he has shares in Metalloinvest and Megafon.
He is worth $1.9 billion.