The English Premier League is the most popular league in the world. League’s immense popularity made it the richest national league in world football. As such it is an attractive investment prospect for some billionaires across the world. The Premier League has some of the richest owners of club football in the world. Due to its prestige and potential returns on investment, Premier league attracts investment from billionaire businessmen. So, in today’s post, you will be taking a look at the richest premier league Club owners. So without any delay let’s take a look:
#1. Saudi Public Investment Fund, Newcastle United (£320 billion)
Newcastle united by the investment of the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund became the richest premier league club. His owner Mohammad Bin Salman tops the Richest Premier League Club Owners list.
The £300 million ($413.89 million) takeover is backed by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman. He is the country’s second most important person.
The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund is estimated to be worth £320 billion. They are backed by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. They are set to make massive investments in the years to come.
#2. Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour (£22.9bn)
Sheikh Mansour became the owner of Manchester City Fc in 2008. Since 2008, Manchester City has established itself as a dominant force in England. He has invested millions into the project.
He has projected the club to be one of the most successful clubs in the English Premier League. His investment resulted in five Premier League titles and a Champions League final in 13 years.
The Emirati’s wealth has been amassed through the oil industry. Moreover, he has spread his wealth around a number of different investments.
#3. Chelsea, Roman Abramovich (£9.6bn)
Roman Abramovich is a Russian-Israeli billionaire and politician and the owner of Chelsea Football Club. Abramovich took over as owner in 2003 and has overseen the most successful period in the club’s history.
His investment has helped the club to bring Premier League and Champions League trophies to the London Club. He has also established the club as the most successful English club in the last decade.
Before Sheikh Mansour at Man City, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich built an empire at Chelsea using his vast wealth. The wealth was accrued chiefly through oil and steel manufacturing.
#4. Arsenal, Stan Kroenke (£6.35bn)
Stan Kroenke is an American billionaire. He also owns the Kroenke Sports Company (KSE). His Company includes Arsenal and a number of teams from different sports and leagues.
However, they have been calls from Arsenal fans to sell the club due to Kroenke’s lack of communication.
#5. Aston Villa, Nassef Sawiris (£5.3bn)
Nassef Sawiris, a businessman from Egypt’s wealthiest family is the owner of Aston Villa. Sawiris made his fortune in the construction industry. He is one of the richest Africans in the world, according to Forbes.
Sawiris became involved in the running of Aston Villa in 2018, taking over from Tony Xia.
Richest Premier League Club Owners
Take a look at them:
|Club||Owner||Networth||Source of Wealth|
|Newcastle United||Saudi Public Investment Fund||£320bn||Sovereign wealth|
|Manchester City||Sheikh Mansour||£22.9bn||Oil Company|
|Chelsea||Roman Abramovich||£9.6bn||Oil and steel manufacturing|
|Arsenal||Stan Kroenke||£6.35bn||Commercial real estate|
|Aston Villa||Nassef Sawiris||£5.3bn||Investment and Industry|
|Wolverhampton||Guo Guangchang||£4.5bn||Fosun International|
|Tottenham||Joe Lewis||£3.6bn||Currency Trading|
|Manchester United||The Glazers||£3.5bn||First Allied Corporation, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Crystal Palace||Joshua Harris||£3.36bn||Tag Worldwide Investments|
|Leicester City||Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha||£2.9bn||King Power International Group|
|Liverpool||John W Henry and Tom Werner||£2.6bn||Fenway Sports Group|
|Southampton||Gao Jisheng||£2.49bn||United Group|
|Everton||Farhad Moshiri||£1.9bn||Steel and energy|
|West Ham||David Sullivan and David Gold||£1.62bn||Gold Group International|
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|Brighton & Hove Albion||Tony Bloom||£953m||Online Gambling, Real Estate, Property, Land|
|Leeds||Andrea Radrizzani||£344m||Aser Ventures Investment firm|
|Burnley||Mike Garlick||£53m||Investment consortium|
|Norwich||Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones||£23m||Food industry|
|Brentford||Matthew Benham||£10m||Gambling firms|