…Roman Abramovich Only Ranks Fifth
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has been named the richest football club owner in the world ahead of Arsenal's Stan Kroenke and Chelsea's Roman Abramovich.
The 50-year-old billionaire's Abu Dhabi United Group completed their sensational £210m takeover of the Premier League champions in 2008.
And Mansour has ensured City with a war chest of funds that has secured them a place as one of the Premier League's powerhouse sides.
City have captured five Premier League titles, six League Cups and two FA Cups under Mansour's ownership.
The Daily Star has now revealed that Mansour came out top of the pile for richest football club owners in the world thanks to a staggering $20bn wealth to his name.
With the City Football Group to his name, Mansour has added MLS outfit New York City and A-League club Melbourne City to his portfolio of sports teams.
Mansour narrowly secured the top spot ahead of RB Leipzig owner Dietrich Mateschitz, who came second with a whopping $19bn.
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli and Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp came third and fourth respectively with $14bn and $13bn.
Abramovich, who has bankrolled Chelsea since his stunning acquisition of the London club in 2003, managed to finish fifth in the top 10.
The 54-year-old billionaire might have been ruthless with axing different managers, but Chelsea have won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, two Champions Leagues and two Europa Leagues under his reign.
Posted below are the 10 richest football club owners in the world, according to The Daily Star.
- Robert Kraft: New England Revolution ($6bn)
- Zhang Jindong: Inter Milan ($7.6bn)
- Nasser Al-Khelaifi: Paris Saint-Germain ($8bn)
- Stan Kroenke: Arsenal ($9bn)
- Philip Anschutz: LA Galaxy ($10bn)
- Roman Abramovich: Chelsea ($12bn)
- Dietmar Hopp: Hoffenheim ($13bn)
- Andrea Agnelli: Juventus ($14bn)
- Dietrich Mateschitz: RB Leipzig ($19bn)
- Sheikh Mansour: Manchester City ($20bn)
The Top 10 Richest Football Club Owners In The World
They say money makes the world go round, and it can certainly help when it comes to transfers, but the richest owners aren't always the most successful when it comes to football.
Manchester City have rather made a fool out of the idea of a proper Premier League title race this season, running off with a 10 point lead already in February.
Many will say it's inevitable considering the spending power City still have, and the fact they were able to outspend recent EPL title rivals, Liverpool last summer amidst the pandemic.
It'll come as little surprise to most to know that City's owner Sheikh Mansour is the richest club owner in world football.
However it doesn't prove that money instantly equals success as some on the list definitely haven't brought guaranteed silverware to their teams.
- Robert Kraft - New England Revolution, MLS - $6.9 billion
=. Zhang Jindong - Inter, Serie A - $8 billion
- Nasser Al-Khelaifi - PSG, Ligue 1 - $8 billion
Al-Khelaifi, has made a lot of high profile signings.
- Stan Kroenke - Arsenal/ Colorado Rapid, Premier League/MLS -$8.3 billion
- Philip Anschutz - LA Galaxy, MLS - $10.1 billion
- Roman Abramovich - Chelsea, Premier League - $12.5 billion
- Dietmar Hopp - Hoffenheim, Bundesliga - $18.5 billion
- Andrea Agnelli - Juventus, Serie A - $19.1 billion
- Dietrich Mateschitz - RB Leipzig/ Red Bull Salzburg, German Bundesliga/Austrian Bundesliga - $26.9 billion
- Sheikh Mansour- Manchester City, Premier League - $30 billion
Mansour is rarely seen at City.
Since Mansour, via the City Football Group, bought the club in 2008, for £210 million, the club have had an incredible run of success.
The club have won four Premier League tiles, their first league titles since 1968, been runners up on three further occasions, and won two FA Cups and five League Cups.
They look certain to win a fifth league title this year but the Champions League remains the club's holy grail.
On the other side of the success is the fact that Arsenal's owner Stan Kroenke is so high up on the list in seventh place, despite not winning much with the Gunners.
The American has owned 62.89% of the club's shares since 2011, and bought out second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov in 2018, but they have only won four FA Cups in that time, which is more successful than many but they haven't come close to winning the league.
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