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The Richest Billionaires In Football Revealed

8 years ago

The business magazine, Forbes, has released a list of the eleven richest football billionaires from its Forbes Rich List.

The richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, is unsurprisingly in number one spot.

According to Forbes there are more than 50 billionaires who own stakes in football clubs around the world.

Not included on the list are royals like Sheik Mansour, the Manchester City owner and PSG’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Forbes does not value royal fortunes unless it is clear who exactly owns what.

The Top Eleven are;

1. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico – Net Worth $73bn)
Shareholder in Real Oviedo (Spain) and Club Pachuca, Club Leon (Mexico)

2. Amancio Ortega (Spain $57bn)

Deportivo La Coruna (Spain)

3. George Soros (USA $19.2bn)

It was revealed in August 2012 he had a 7.85% stake in Manchester United

4. Alisher Usmanov (Russia $17.6bn)
Shareholder in Arsenal

5. Lakshmi Mittal (India $16.5bn)
Owner of 33% stake in QPR

6. Rinat Akhmetov (Ukraine $15.4bn)
Owner of Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)

7. Francois Pinault (France $15bn)
Owner of Rennes (France)

8. Paul Allen (USA $15bn)
Owns part of Seattle Sounders (USA)

9. John Fredriksen (Cyprus $11.5bn)
Owns Valarenga (Norway)

10. Roman Abramovich (Russia $10.2bn)
Owner of Chelsea

11. Philip Anschutz (USA $10bn)
Owner (through AEG) of Los Angeles Galaxy

As you may have noticed, our very own Billionaire, Mike Ashley, isn’t in the first eleven but give it time…


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