Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

Posted on February 16, 2019, 1:20 am
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If we consider a major source of entertainment, we must say the sporting event which is taking place all around the World. There are sports for international level, national level and local level and the people would not be found easily who does not like sports actually. In the league or tournament, there are different clubs are taking part. The club organizers used to collect players for their own club and so, their club would be much popular than ever before. The cost is huge to sign the top-rated players in the World. Today we would like to talk about the top 10 richest sports club owners in the World.

Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners Now

There are different big clubs in the World now and if we see the highest paying sports list in the World, we must say the name of basketball, football, American football, tennis, boxing, and some others. If we consider the biggest football clubs in the World, we must say about English Premier League clubs, Spanish clubs, Italian clubs and so on. Besides, there are top-rated clubs of National Basketball Associations or NBA. The owners of the clubs are very rich no doubt.

There is always the risk of buying top-rated players in the World but the club owners used to take the risk because they know it is the only way to get more popular and also people will enjoy the match of their clubs for the top-rated players. As a result, they used to earn a big amount of money. Here we are talking about the top 10 richest sports club owners in the World.

10. Joe Lewis (Tottenham Hotspur)

Joe Lewis Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

Joe Lewis – Tottenham Hotspur owner

Owners Worth & Position

Joseph C. Lewis who is simply known as Joe Lewis is a British businessman and currently the proud owner of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. He is an investor and currently lives in the Bahamas.

His total estimated net worth is $US5 billion. The Britishman is listed as the 388th richest person in the World according to the Forbes 2018 billionaires list. Besides, Forbes also listed him as the 12th wealthiest person in the United Kingdom in March 2018.

Club Metadata

His club Tottenham Hotspur which is simply known as Spurs is one of the ‘Big Six’ clubs in Premier League. And from a couple of seasons, they are showing the most amazing performance.

After the introduced of Premier League in 1992/93, they yet to win any title of EPL but every time, they have proved themselves as worthy. They won different types of domestic and European titles like FA Cup, League Cup, FA Community Shield, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Europa League titles so far.

9. Micky Arison (Miami Heat)

Micky Arison Miami Heat - Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

Micky Arison – Miami Heat Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Micky Arison is an Israeli-American businessman and the current chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc which is the largest cruise operator in the World. The reputed businessman is currently 69 years old and the current owner of National Basketball Association club Miami Heat.

The man has current total net worth reportedly $9.2 billion and that makes him as the 9th richest sports club owner in the World. Micky is listed in the 154th position considering the Forbes richest person in the World earlier.

Club Metadata

Miami Heat is a franchise team of National Basketball Association or NBA based on Miami. It is also a member of the Eastern Conference of the Southeast Division. The home ground of Miami Heat in American Airlines Arena.

The team was founded in 1988 and since then Miami Heat is their name. It is also one of the few clubs that won NBA title more than once. Miami Heat won NBA title three times and in last time they won it in 2013. Besides, they played final for the last time in 2014.

8. Richard DeVos (Orlando Magic)

Richard DeVos Orlando Magic

Richard DeVos – Orlando Magic Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Richard DeVos was officially known as Richard Marvin DeVos Sr. who was an American billionaire businessman and also the co-founder of Amway. The businessman died on 6th September 2018 at the age of 92. Till his death, he was the respective owner of National Basketball Association (NBA) club Orlando Magic.

Now, his company got the ownership of the franchise team. Richard DeVos had a current total net worth of $5.4 billion reportedly and also he was placed on the 351st position according to the Forbes richest person list. Besides, his company is placed on the 8th position on the top 10 richest sports club owners in 2018.

Club Metadata

Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team and used to take part in National Basketball Association (NBA) from the Eastern Conference or the Southeast Division.

The franchise team was founded in 1989 and the home venue of the team is Amway Center. They yet to win any title of NBA but They won two Conference titles along with five Division titles so far.

7. Silvio Berlusconi (A.C Milan)

Silvio Berlusconi A.C Milan

Silvio Berlusconi – A.C Milan Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Silvio Berlusconi is called as an Italian media tycoon and also is the former Prime Minister of Italy. The man is the current owner of Italian Serie A club AC Milan. According to 2017/18 financial year, his current net worth is US$8.0 billion.

As stated by the 2018 Forbes magazine, he is placed on the 190th position on richest man in the World. Besides, Forbes also ranked him as the 12th most powerful people in the World. If we consider the richest sports club owners in the World, the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is on the 7th position as we speak.

Club Metadata

A.C. Milan which is completely known as Associazione Calcio Milan or simply called as Milan. The franchise team was founded in 13th December 1899 and the home venue of the club is San Siro.

As we know, the club Milan has spent its entire history in Italian top flight Serie A but there were the exceptions in 1980/81 and 1982/83. The team is one of the most successful clubs in Serie A which won the Serie A title 18th times. Besides, they also won several domestic, continent and international titles so far

6. Philip Anschutz (Los Angeles Lakers)

Philip Anschutz Los Angeles Lakers

Philip Anschutz – Los Angeles Lakers Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Philip Anschutz or Philip Frederick Anschutz is an American billionaire entrepreneur and according to the report he owns or controls many companies. As we know The American businessman Philip Anschutz is the current owner of National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise team Los Angeles Lakers.

He is also the owner of National Hockey League (NHL) club Los Angeles Kings so far. According to the Forbes 2017, the current net worth of Philip Anschutz is $12.5 billion and he is the 38th richest person in the United States as well as the 108th richest person in the World so far. He is in the 6th position considering the top 10 richest sports club owners in the World.

Club Metadata

Los Angeles Lakers is an NBA franchise team which was founded in 1947. The team is the originated of the Western Conference of the Pacific Division. The club is the 2nd most successful team in NBA and they won 2nd highest 16th titles of NBA till now.

On the other hand, Los Angeles Kings is a franchise team in NHL which was also from the Western Conference of the Pacific Division. The team was founded in 1967 and won three Conference titles so far.

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5. Roman Abramovich (Chelsea)

Roman Abramovich Chelsea

Roman Abramovich – Chelsea Football Club Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Roman Abramovich is the origin in Russia considering the birth but he has the citizenship of Israel as well. he is considered as the Russian-Israeli billionaire businessman, politician, and investor. He is well known outside of Russia because he is the respective owner of Premier League club, Chelsea.

According to the Forbes 2018, the current net worth of the Russian-Israel businessman is US$11.5 billion which makes him as the richest person in Israel, 1th richest person in Russia and 140th richest person in the World. Besides, he is ranked on the 5th position on the top 10 richest sports club owners list now.

Club Metadata

Chelsea Football Club is the professional and most popular Premier League club that was founded on 10th March 1905, almost 113 years ago.

The club Chelsea won total 28 major trophies and among them six titles, eight FA Cups, Five League Cups and some other titles so far. The home venue of the club is Stamford Bridge. The Blues which is the nickname of the club Chelsea.

4. Mikhail Prokhorov (Brooklyn Nets)

Mikhail Prokhorov Brooklyn Nets

Mikhail Prokhorov – Brooklyn Nets Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Mikhail Dmitrievitch Prokhorov who is commonly known as Mikhail Prokhorov and he is especially a Russian billionaire and politician. The Russian businessman is currently 53 years old and the respective owner of National Basketball Association (NBA) club New Jersey Nets or Brooklyn Nets.

As stated by the Forbes magazine in August 2018, the current net worth of the person is $9.2 billion. He is ranked on the 158th position on the list of Forbes richest person. Besides, as the club owner Mikhail Prokhorov is standing on the 4th position on the top 10 richest sports club owners in the World.

Club Metadata

The franchise team Brooklyn Nets where the name was changed a number of times since the foundation of the team in 1967. It is the professional basketball team which used to take part in NBA from the Eastern Conference of the Atlantic Division.

Earlier, the team was known as New Jersey Americans/ New York Nets and New Jersey Nets. The home venue of the team is Barclays Center. The team won two ABA titles and two Conference titles so far.

3. Paul Allen (Portland Trail Blazers)

Paul Allen Portland Trail Blazers

Paul Allen – Portland Trail Blazers Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Paul Allen who was the American business magnate and his full name was Paul Gardner Allen. He was also an investor, software engineer, philanthropist and humanitarian. He was also the co-founder of Microsoft.

At the age of 65, Paul’s life was ended and now, his company is the respective owner of National Basketball Association or NBA franchise team Portland Trail Blazers and National Football League or NFL club Seattle Seahawks. According to the statistics in March 2018, Paul Allen is the 44th wealthiest person in the World and his estimated net worth is $21.7 billion. He is also standing on the 3rd position on the richest sports club owners list after his death.

Club Metadata

Portland Trail Blazers is commonly known as Blazers and it is a professional basketball team in NBA that used to take part in NBA from the Western Conference of the Northwest Division. The team was founded in 1970 and won an NBA title in 1977 along with three Conference titles.

Seattle Seahawks is a franchise team of National Football League or NFL and it was founded in 4th June 1974. Since 1976, they are playing into the main event of NFL. The team won Super Bowl championship once in 2013.

2. Rinat Akhmetov (FC Shakhtar Donetsk)

Rinat Akhmetov FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Rinat Akhmetov – FC Shakhtar Donetsk Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Rinat Akhmetov is a Ukrainian businessman, philanthropist, and oligarch who is also the founder and President of System Capital Management (SCM). He is also ranked among the wealthiest men in Ukraine. The man Rinat Akhmetov is the respective owner of Ukraine Premier League club FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

According to the February 2015, his estimated net worth was US 6.5 billion and he was listed on the 216th position among the richest person in the World and his current net worth is $23 billion reportedly. Now, he is standing on the 2nd position on the top 10 richest sports club owners in the World.

Club Metadata

FC Shakhtar Donetsk is a professional football club in the Ukraine Premier League club which was founded almost 82 years ago in 24th May 1936.

They are one of the two most successful team in the Ukraine Premier League where they won the Premier League title 11 times which is the 2nd highest. They also won several domestic titles so far.

1. Mukesh Ambani (Mumbai Indians)

Mukesh Ambani - Mumbai Indians

Mukesh Ambani – Mumbai Indians Owner

Owners Worth & Position

Mukesh Ambani who is also known as Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani and he is the Indian business magnate. He is also the current chairman, managing director and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Fortune Global 500. Mukesh Ambani is the respective owner of Indian Premier League club Mumbai Indians.

He is currently 61 years old and already become the richest person in Asia with a net worth of $44.3 billion according to July 2018. Besides, he is the 18th wealthiest man in the World as stated by the Forbes magazine. Ambani is standing on the 1st position on the top 10 richest sports club owners in the World.

Club Metadata

His team Mumbai Indians is the most valuable team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a value of $106 million. Mumbai Indians is one of the founding members of IPL that was established in 2008.

The home venue of the team is Wankhede Stadium. They are one of the most successful teams in IPL which won three IPL titles already.

According to the above-listed statistics, we can see the full details of the top 10 richest sports club owners in the World nowadays. Excluding them, there are also a number of valuable clubs in the World and their owners are also quite rich. But when the topic was to find the top 10, then we must be more selective.

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