The 20 Most Filthy-Rich Club Owners in World Football
Roman Abramovich created a new wave of filthy-rich club owners in world football when he took over Chelsea back in 2003.
Since then he has been surpassed by people such as the Manchester City owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and others.
Interestingly enough, two of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona, are fan-owned.
These owners may not all be the singular person in charge of their club, and in some cases they may co-own a club or be the majority shareholder.
For this list we are going to go by the net worth of the various owners.
Here are the 20 most filthy-rich club owners in world football.
Malaga CF: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani
Net Worth (Approx)
Unsure but most likely around Sheikh Mansour's amount considering his status as a member of the Qatari royal family.
Malaga's new owner bought the club back in 2010. He has splashed the cash a good many times since gaining ownership.
19. Fiorentina: Andrea Della Valle
Net Worth (Approx): $1.2 billion
Andrea Della Valle is the owner of one of Italy's most storied clubs.
18. Newcastle: Mike Ashley
17. Manchester United: Malcolm Glazer(Glazer Family)
16. Tottenham Hotspur: Joe Lewis
Net Worth (Approx): $3.2 billion
Tottenham fans must love Joe Lewis and all he has done for the club in recent times. If he can help the club keep hold of stars like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, the sky's the limit.
15. Arsenal: Stan Kroenke
Net Worth (Approx): $3.2 billion
"Silent" Stan Kroenke hasn't put himself about for Arsenal as yet. He endorsed the clubs financial policies in the past, and it doesn't seem like the club will be seeing any great investment soon.
14. Celtic: Denis O'Brien
13. Southampton FC: The Liebherr Family
12. AC Milan: Silvio Berlusconi
Net Worth (Approx): $6.2 billion
Italy's prime minister is well known to many football fans. He certainly has to have wealth to keep the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his team.
11. L.A. Galaxy: Philip Anschutz
10. Spartak Moscow: Leonid Fedun
Net worth (Approx): $7.1 billion
Leonid Fedun has been a longtime owner of Spartak Moscow, and the team would surely hope to have more success with such financial backing.
9. FC Anzhi Makhachkala: Suleiman Kerimov
Net Worth (Approx): $7.8 billion
Suleiman Kerimov is the owner of that Russian team you always hear about in transfer rumours. Now you know why.
8. Valerenga FC: John Fredriksen
Net Worth (Approx): $10.7 billion
John Fredriksen has been a longtime owner of the Norwegian club.
7. Stade Rennais FC: Francois Henri Pinault
Net Worth (Approx): $11.5 billion
Francois Henri Pinault inherited his father's fortunes and hasn't really put them to much use with this squad.
6. Seattle Sounders: Paul Allen
5. Chelsea: Roman Abramovich
Net Worth (Approx): $13.4 Billion
There is not much left to be said about Roman Abramovich. He started a trend and is being left behind, or becoming smarter.
4. Arsenal: Alisher Usmanov
3. Queens Park Rangers: Lakshmi Mittal
Net Worth (Approx): $19.2 billion
You can see why Queens Park Rangers finally returned to the Premier League.
2. Deportivo La Coruna: Amancio Ortega
Net Worth (Approx): $31 Billion
How is Deportivo La Coruna still in the Liga Adelante?
1.Manchester City: Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Net Worth (Approx): $31.5 billion*
Sheikh Mansour is certainly at the top of the game when it comes to being a filthy-rich owner.
*Used currency converter to change FourFourTwo's amount