English Premier League: Top 10 Millionaire Foreign Owners (By Wealth)
The wealthiest football league in the world, the English Premier League, has its share of rich owners that are in charge of some of the most popular football clubs in the world.
Now that John Henry and NESV have taken over as the principle owners of Liverpool, here is a list of the 10 richest owners (and partial owners) in the English Premier League today.
Michael Ashcroft: Tottenham Hotspur
An owner who owns four percent of Tottenham, Michael Ashcroft earned his money by making smart business acquisitions and revamping the businesses (especially with security giant ADT).
Currently, Ashcroft is worth approximately £1,100 million.
Randy Lerner: Aston Villa
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Also the owner of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, Randy Lerner has been in charge of Aston Villa since 2006 and has arguably been the greatest American owner in the Premier League.
Lerner became chairman of credit card company MBNA and sold the company for $35 billion to Bank of America in 2006.
Lerner is worth approximately £1,500 million.
Ellis Short: Sunderland
A man who was in charge of Lone Star funds, Ellis Short took over South Korean Korea Exchange Bank in 2003, which has been a major source of his money.
Short is worth approximately £1,900 million.
Joe Lewis: Tottenham Hotspur
The 85 percent owner of Tottenham, Lewis is the primary investor in the Tavistock Group and is the 316th richest person in the world.
Lewis currently lives in the Bahamas.
Lewis is worth £2,000 million.
Stan Kroenke: Arsenal
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The founder of Kroenke Group, a real estate development firm that has constructed numerous shopping centers and apartment buildings in the United States, Stan Kronenke is one of the most powerful sportsmen in the United States.
Kroneke is the owner of the NFL's St. Louis Rams, along with the NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and MLS's Colorado Rapids.
Currently, Kronenke is a 29 percent owner of Arsenal, and is worth £2,100 million.
Mohamed Al-Fayed: Fulham
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The former owner of Harrods, Mohamed Al-Fayed took over Fulham in 1997 and has helped to take the Cottagers to the Premier League during his time as owner.
Currently, Fayed is worth £2,150 million.
Malcolm Glazer: Manchester United
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The extremely unpopular owner of Manchester United, Malcolm Glazer bought Manchester United back in 2005.
Glazer was in charge of First Allied Corporation before suffering a stroke in 2006.
Glazer is worth £2,200 million.
Roman Abramovich: Chelsea
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A Russian tycoon that took full advantage of Russia once it became free from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Roman Abramovich has taken control of Chelsea and is the most famous owner in the Premier League today.
Abramovich got rich using the policy of perestroika in the late 1980s before getting close to Russia's first president Boris Yelstin in the 1990s.
Abrahmovic is worth approximately £7,000 million.
Alisher Usmanov: Arsenal
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A 26 percent owner of Arsenal, Alisher Usmanov is a Russian oligarch that has previously had problems with the law, spending six years in jail during the 1980s.
Overall, Usmanov got rich from from mining, lumber and investment.
Usmanov is worth £7,946 million.
Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Manchester City
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A member of the Abu Dubai ruling family, HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is one of the most powerful men in the world.
Mansour has a major say in the oil industry in the United Arab Emirates due to the large amount of oil that he controls, and is the sole owner of Manchester City.
Mansour is worth an astonishing £17,800 million.