The richest club owners in football, including the moneybags at Arsenal

first_img 8. Alisher Usmanov (Arsenal, $14.4bn) – Russian magnate Usmanov became rich through mining/metal operations and investments. He owns 30 per cent of Arsenal and is $6bn richer than Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. 10 5. Sheikh Mansour (Man City, $20m – estimated wealth as his net worth is not listed on Forbes) – Mansour is part of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family and also owns, Melbourne City, New York City FC and 20 per cent of Yokohama F. Marinos. 6. Dietrich Mateschitz (New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, $17.5bn) – Mateschitz, an Austrian/Croatian businessman co-founded Red Bull and owns 49 per cent of the company’s shares. He is involved in Red Bull’s Formula One and football teams. 7. Lakshmi Mittal (QPR, $14.6bn) – He’s what you’d call a ‘steel baron’. Mittal is India’s second richest man and is the CEO of the world’s largest steel making company, ArcelorMittal. He holds an 11 per cent stake in QPR. 10 10. John Fredriksen (Valerenga, $9.6bn) – Spurs have denied they are involved in takeover talks with a company that handles funds for businesses including Facebook, which would have brought yet more billionaire owners into football. Here, talkSPORT looks at the game’s current rich owners, according to their net worth. Norwegian Fredriksen amassed his wealth during the Iraq-Iran wars in the 1980s where he made huge profits on oil. Valerenga play in Norway’s Tippeligaen. 10 9. Philip Anschutz (LA Galaxy, $11.9bn) – Anschutz made his money when he invested in land and struck oil. He is one of the founders of Major League Soccer (MLS) and owns LA Galaxy. 10 Tottenham have denied they are involved in takeover talks involving Tottenham and a company that handles funds for businesses including Facebook, whose founder Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $63.2bn according to Forbes.Where would that have put him in the list of rich football owners? Here, talkSPORT.com looks at those money men at the top of football clubs.This feature first appeared on the talkSPORT YouTube channel. Check it out for other great videos and subscribe for FREE here.Figures from Forbes.com and accurate as of 10/07/17 10 2. Carlos Slim (Real Oviedo, Pachuca and Leon, $64.6bn) – Slim, the Mexican business magnate, earned his fortune from his stakes in companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, who owns Real Oviedo and co-owns Mexican clubs Pachuca and Leon. 10 10 10 4. Paul Allen (Seattle Sounders, $20.1bn) – He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and has a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio. A native of Seattle, he owns NFL side Seahawks and part-owns Sounders, the MLS team. 10 3. George Soros (Man United, $25.2bn) – Soros is one of the most successful investors and hedge fund managers in the world. He owns 1.9 per cent of Man United, with the Glazer family still owning most of the club. 10 1. Amancio Ortega (Deportivo La Coruna, $81.7bn) – Europe’s richest man co-founded Inditex, the parent of clothing chain Zara. It is said he delayed his daughter’s $1m wedding so he could watch a Deportivo v Barca B game.last_img read more

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