10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World in 2021

March 12, 2021 By Sourav


10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World in 2021

Sports clubs are organizations for an association of athletic members who participate in various leagues. The large commercial organizations have professional players representing the clubs in popular sports leagues and have huge viewership. These clubs sign the top players from around the world to represent them, which costs these clubs huge sums of money. But, this is a risk they are willing to take because they know that with the popular names associated with them, people will watch their games. As a result, they will earn big sums of money. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World.

Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

10. Joe Lewis

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Joe-Lewis

British businessman and Currency trader, Joe Lewis, is the current owner of the English professional football club Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $5 billion as of the 2017-18 financial year. Joe Lewis was inducted in the 388th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.

Besides his global ranking, Forbes also reports that he is the ninth wealthiest person in the United Kingdom. Joe Lewis, the currency trading global leader, is now opening a multi-building medical center near Orlando this year.

9. Micky Arison

Israeli-born American businessman and chairman of Carnival Corporation, Micky Arison, is the current owner of the American professional basketball team Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $9.2 billion as of the 2018-19 financial year. Micky Arison was inducted in the 154th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.

Micky Arison’s trump cards LeBron and D-Wade just came up a little short in their quest to achieve the NBA title last basketball season but now they are looking even stronger this season which gradually boosting the confidence of their supporters.

8. Richard DeVos

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Richard-De-Vos

The Amway founder, Richard DeVos, is the current owner of the American professional basketball franchise Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $5.4 billion as of the 2017-18 financial year. Richard DeVos inducted in 351st place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and also induced in the eighth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.

Richard DeVos is mostly known for his consumer product company Amway which gives the daily dose of the American lifestyle. Irrespective of all his money and social power, he may not have superstar Dwight Howard to help sell out his new arena.

7. Silvio Berlusconi

The former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is the current owner of the professional Italian football club AC Milan of Italian Serie A. He has a current total net worth of nearly $6.5 billion as of the 2017-18 financial year. Silvio Berlusconi was inducted in the 190th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, irrespective of his political power, currently facing several allegations of tax fraud and also for having sex with a minor.

6. Philip Anschutz

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Philip-Anschutz

American entrepreneur, Philip Anschutz, is the current owner of the American professional basketball franchise Los Angeles Lakers of National Basketball Association and professional ice hockey team Los Angeles Kings of National Hockey League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $11.3 billion as of the 2017-18 financial year. Moreover, Forbes recently inducted Philip Anschutz in the 108th place of their recent rich list.

Besides, he also holds the sixth place in our list of richest sports club owners in the world. Besides his giant business empire and major stakes in sports clubs, Philip Anschutz also owns some of the best areas on the planet such as the Staples Center in Los Angeles and O2 Arena in London.

5. Roman Abramovich

Russian steel and mining giant, Roman Abramovich, is the current owner of the English professional soccer club Chelsea FC of the English Premier League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $11.2 billion as of the 2017-18 financial year. Roman Abramovich was inducted in the 140th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world. Besides, he also holds the fifth place in our list of the top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.

Roman Abramovich last sacked the Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas. Due to his decision of firing the club’s manager, he faced major criticism from those leery of “foreign owners” in the United Kingdom.

4. Mikhail Prokhorov

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Mikhail-Prokhorov

Metals Tycoon, Mikhail Prokhorov, is the current owner of the American professional basketball franchise New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $9.2 billion as of the 2019-20 financial year. Mikhail Prokhorov was inducted in 158th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world. Besides, he is also inducted in fourth place in our list of richest sports club owners in the world.

Mikhail Prokhorov, besides his immense business empire and sports clubs, also got around 8% of the vote in the 2015 Russian presidential election while standing as an opponent of Vladimir Putin.

3. Paul Allen

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Paul-Allen

The famous Microsoft guy, Paul Allen, currently owns the American football franchise Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Besides, he also owns the professional basketball team Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $20.3 billion as of the 2019-20 financial year. Forbes recently inducted him in the 44th place of their 2018 rich list.

Paul Allen also now holds the third place in the list of richest sports club owners in the world. Paul Allen is the No. 2 guy at computer giant Microsoft. He currently focuses more on purchasing reputed clubs of NBA and the NFL.

2. Rinat Akhmetov

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Rinat-Akhmetov

Mining giant Rinat Akhmetov currently owns the Ukrainian professional football club FC Shakhtar Donetsk of the Ukrainian Premier League. He has touched nearly $16 billion net worth in the 2014-15 financial year. Rinat Akhmetov has achieved 39th place in the 2015 Forbes list of the richest man on earth. Besides, he now also holds second place in our list of richest sports club owners in the world.

Rinat Akhmetov founded a mining and steel company System Capital Management which currently has a whopping $23 billion in assets. Moreover, his soccer club, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, became the first Ukrainian team to achieve the UEFA Cup in 2009 for the first time in Ukrainian history.

1. Mukesh Ambani

Chairman of oil & gas conglomerate Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, is the current owner of the cricket club Mumbai Indians of Indian Premier League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $40.1 billion as of the 2019-20 financial year. Forbes inducted Mukesh Ambani in the 19th place of their recent rich list. Besides, he also holds the top spot in our list of the top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.

Moreover, Mukesh Ambani currently ranks as Asia’s second-wealthiest man alive. His company Reliance is a major sponsor of India’s most popular sport, Cricket. Mukesh Ambani, a cricket fanatic, also spent more than a million dollars to get his premium boxes at the ICC World Cup finals.

As a result of huge viewership from around the world, the clubs earn these large sums of money which put them on the list of the richest clubs in the world. Their earnings come from ticket prices, sponsorships, and many other sources.

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