There are Billionaire club owners who take some precious time of their life to think about the clubs they own in the form of investments, which can take the shape of facility upgrades, expensive player transfers, and high-profile coaching hires. These changes can have a massively positive impact on the club in question and the community that surrounds it. Over the past few seasons, clubs on this list have won the Champions League and league titles from around the world. The personalities listed on the list are the world’s top richest football club owners. Here are the football/soccer club owners and how much they’re worth.
#10. Rinat Akhmetov $12.8 Billion (SHAKHTAR DONETSK)
The Founder of System Capital Management, which has successful investments in hundreds of companies in a variety of industries. Yes, we are talking about the Ukranian Billionaire and the Owner of Shakhtar Donetsk Football Club Rinat Akhmetov whose net worth is around $12.8 Billion. Rinat is the son of a coal miner who is the part of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
#9. John Fredriksen 14.5 Billion (VALERENGA)
John Fredriksen is the owner of the Norwegian Tippeligaen league club, Valerenga. Fredriksen is an oil and shipping magnate that controls the world’s largest fleet of oil tankers. John Fredriksen’s Net Worth has estimated around 14.5 Billion in the year 2016 and thus he is the richest football club owners.
#8. Francois-Henri Pinault $15.5 Billion (STADE RENNES)
Francois-Henri Pinault is the CEO of Kering, the company that owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent, and Puma among others. Francois is the Owner of the French Ligue 1 Club Stade Rennes. He also operates Groupe Artemis, a holding company that manages the family’s investments in art, insurance, and wine.
#7. Lakshmi Mittal $16.1 Billion (QUEENS PARK RANGERS)
He is known as the Man of Steel in the world. Lakshmi Mittal is the Owner of the former Premier League Club QPR. Mittal continues to amass wealth thanks to his stake in Queens Park Rangers who is relegated from the English Premier League this season. Lakshmi Mittal comes in world’s top richest football club owners and has an exclusive Net Worth of $16.1 Billion.
#6. Paul Allen $16.3 Billion (SEATTLE SOUNDERS)
One of the co-founder of Microsoft along with Bill Gates, Paul Allen had successful investments with his company Vulcan, Inc. Allen is the owner of the Club Seattle Sounders FC which is an American professional soccer club based in Seattle also a part of the Western Conference MLS league. Paul Allen’s Net Worth is $16.3 Billion.
#5. Alisher Usmanov $19.4 Billion (ARSENAL)
Usmanov is a minority shareholder in the premier league side Arsenal Football Club. Despite his best efforts, he missed out on an opportunity to become majority shareholder to Stan Kroenke. He has expressed a continued interest in Arsenal’s success on the field. Alisher Usmanov’s Net Worth is estimated around $19.4 Billion in 2016.
#4. George Soros $24 Billion (MANCHESTER UNITED)
The Hungarian George Soros is the head of one of the most successful hedge funds in history. He is the Chairman of Soros Fund Management. However, George Soros was the DC United Owner since 1995. He later acquired a minority share in Manchester United when the company went public in 2012. His Net Worth opts as $24 Billion.
#3. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan $34 Billion (MANCHESTER CITY, MELBOURNE CITY, NEW YORK CITY FC)
Sheikh Mansour is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, he is one of the Richest men in the world of football and has found great success since taking over as the owner of Manchester City. The club has won two English Premier League titles under his ownership and has attracted a wealth of talented superstars to the club. His Net Worth is estimated at $34 Billion and he is one of the richest football club owners in the world.
#2. Amancio Ortega $62.9 Billion (DEPORTIVO DE LA CORUNA)
The Spanish Fashion Sensation is the owner of the La Liga side Deportivo la Coruna. Amancio Ortega stepped down as the chairman of fashion conglomerate Inditex, which operates over 5,000 stores in 77 countries. Inditex operates a number of labels including Zara and Stradivarius. His Net Worth in 2016 is estimated to 62.9 Billion
#1. Carlos Slim Helu $86.3 Billion (CLUB PACHUA, CLUB LEON, REAL OVIEDO)
Carlos Slim Helu is one of the richest men in the world and the Mexican runs his company conglomerate, Grupo Carso with some great fortune. In 2012 Carlos Slim Helu purchased the Spanish club Real Ovideo, holding the majority stakes of the club. Helu looks to return the club to La Liga after over a decade of absence from the competition. The Mexican’s estimated Net Worth is $86.3 Billion which makes him world’s richest football club owner.
World’s Richest Football Club Owners
|1||Carlos Slim Helu||$86.3 Billion||CLUB PACHUA, CLUB LEON, REAL OVIEDO|
|2||Amancio Ortega||$62.9 Billion||DEPORTIVO DE LA CORUNA|
|3||Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan||$34 Billion||MANCHESTER CITY, MELBOURNE CITY, NEW YORK CITY FC|
|4||George Soros||$24 Billion||MANCHESTER UNITED|
|5||Alisher Usmanov||$19.4 Billion||ARSENAL|
|6||Paul Allen||$16.3 Billion||SEATTLE SOUNDERS|
|7||Lakshmi Mittal||$16.1 Billion||QUEENS PARK RANGERS|
|8||Francois-Henri Pinault||$15.5 Billion||STADE RENNES|
|9||John Fredriksen||14.5 Billion||VALERENGA|
|10||Rinat Akhmetov||$12.8 Billion||SHAKHTAR DONETSK|