With information surrounding each the house owners of Liverpool and Manchester United and their intentions handy the golf equipment over to new shareholders, a set of the world’s richest people and corporations have already registered their curiosity.
Simply yesterday, Britain’s wealthiest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who additionally entered the race to signal Chelsea final summer time earlier than Todd Boehly’s £4.25nb takeover, expressed severe curiosity in buying Manchester United from the want-away Glazer household.
Ought to the 75-year-old, childhood United fan achieve success in his pursuit of the Crimson Devils, his internet price of round £32bn made by means of chemical firm INEOS would place him firmly amongst the richest soccer membership house owners on the earth.
Liverpool’s Fenway Sports activities Group are additionally reported to be more and more prone to promote their majority share, and a number of other notable candidates have been touted as potential future house owners together with PSG’s Qatar Sports activities Funding, in addition to tech giants Apple.
With two of the game’s greatest membership house owners listening to affords, we’re taking a better have a look at which present shareholders are the wealthiest throughout world soccer.
Top 5 Richest Football Club Owners
5. Philip Anschutz (LA Galaxy) – £8.1bn
We start our checklist with American billionaire Philip Anschutz, who’s listed because the 66th richest individual in america in accordance with Forbes.
The 83-year-old, apart from producing wealth initially from oil drilling earlier than investing in actual property and inventory, has had an enormous impact on the development of soccer/soccer within the States after co-creating the MLS.
Though he based an entire host of groups together with Colorado Rapids and Chicago Hearth, he’s the proprietor and authentic founding father of LA Galaxy who’re traditionally probably the most profitable staff within the league having claimed 5 titles.
He has his fingers in lots of sporting pies nevertheless – he’s additionally the proprietor of NHL aspect Los Angeles Kings and a minority proprietor of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.
4. Todd Boehly and Consortium (Chelsea) – £11bn
Maybe probably the most talked about membership proprietor in soccer at this second in time, Todd Boehly manages to sneak into our checklist of the richest membership house owners with a reported £11bn within the financial institution.
Together with a consortium headed up by himself and Clearlake Capital, the American acquired Chelsea in Could 2022 after sanctions imposed on former proprietor Roman Abramovich pressured the Russian Oligarch to place the membership up on the market.
A reminder of the cash Todd Boehly has spent since turning into the proprietor. pic.twitter.com/RF8bQBP7kp
— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) January 17, 2023
Because the £4.25bn acquisition, Boehly has promised to inject an extra £1.75bn which he has wasted no time in doing, splashing £400m within the switch market in simply over eight months on marquee signings corresponding to Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and most just lately Ukrainian prospect Mykhailo Mudryk.
His endeavours should not restricted to Chelsea nevertheless – Boehly has a 20% stake within the Los Angeles Dodgers, is part proprietor of the Los Angeles Sparks, and in addition owns fantasy and sports activities betting firm DraftKings.
3. Sheikh Mansour (Manchester Metropolis) – £17bn
Clocking in at quantity three is Sheikh Mansour, who has overseen one of the profitable acquisitions in soccer after buying Manchester Metropolis in 2008.
Though the membership is below the possession of British firm Metropolis Football Group, the bulk stake comes from the Abu Dhabi United Group which is an funding firm for the nation’s royal household.
Sheikh Mansour, who’s the deputy Prime Minister of Abu Dhabi, is estimated to have a internet price of round £17bn, though his household is believed to be price as a lot as £116bn.
Regardless of moral issues when the takeover was accomplished 15 years in the past, their possession have confirmed to be efficient within the switch window and consequently, their tenure has been a fruitful one after reworking a mid-table Metropolis aspect into six-time Premier League winners, and Champions League finalists.
2. Qatar Funding Authority (Paris Saint-Germain) – £300bn
PSG’s house owners signify a monumental leap in wealth after the state-funded Qatar Funding Authority (QIA) acquired the Parisians by means of a subsidiary firm, Qatar Sports activities Investments (QSI), again in June 2011.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, bought 70% of the membership’s shares and has since taken on additional footballing initiatives such because the profitable 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in addition to proudly owning a minority stake in Portuguese aspect Braga.
Since taking on in 2011, PSG have change into the house of a few of soccer’s elite stars together with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Whereas the Emir solely has a private wealth of round £2bn (sure, solely!), the Qatari royal household is estimated to be price as much as £300bn because of their management over oil and gasoline reserves, though their sporting endeavours have boosted the nation’s id on a world scale.
1. Saudi Arabia Public Funding Fund (Newcastle United) – £320bn
The highest two richest membership house owners observe an identical theme in that they’re state-funded, this time by the Saudi Arabia Public Funding Fund who took over at Newcastle in October 2021 for £305m, and in doing so reworked the Magpies into the wealthiest membership in world soccer.
Regardless of followers shortly linking the likes of Kylian Mbappe with a transfer to Tyneside, the brand new collective headed up by day-to-day operator Amanda Staveley of PCP Capital have been astute of their possession up to now, buying confirmed Premier League names corresponding to Kieran Trippier whereas venturing additional afield to assert a few of soccer’s brightest stars in Bruno Guimaraes, and membership document signing Alexander Isak.
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and membership chairman Mohammed bin Salman has a private wealth of £25m, however the collective belongings of the Saudi Arabia Public Funding Fund are regarded as price round £320bn, making them the richest house owners in soccer.
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