The Richest Sport

Club Owners

2020

Who is behind our favourite sports clubs and how rich are they really?

When money is not a problem, the world becomes your playground of choosing assets to buy. For some of the world's wealthiest, their favourite sports club seems like the perfect asset to sink money into. What better way to show your support for a sports team than financially backing them as the owner?

From the NFL and NBA in the USA to Premier League football clubs in the UK, there are some seriously rich individuals behind our favourite sporting clubs. But which sports team owners are the richest? And which sports have the richest owners?

We’ve conducted a study to answer just these questions and you might be surprised at the results!

Top 3 richest owners of sport

1

Mukesh
Ambani

Mumbai India's (India)

Cricket

Net-worth of the owner:

$71,500,000,000

(£53,256,180,000)

Source of wealth:

Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas

As Indians richest man, it’s almost no surprise that Mukesh Ambani makes the top of our richest owners list. Purchasing the Mumbai Indians cricket team in 2008, the oil and gas mogul is the 9th richest man in the world according to Forbes, with a net worth of $71.5 billion / £54.7 billion.

2

Steve
Ballmer

Los Angeles Clippers (USA)

Basketball - NBA

Net-worth of the owner:

$69,600,000,000

(£54,710,012,500)

Source of wealth:

Microsoft

The former Microsoft CEO plunged some of his fortunes from the software giant into the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team in 2014 for a then-record $2 billion. Since then he has helped the team to build a new stadium and make sizable charitable donations to youth initiatives.

3

Amancio
Ortega

Deportivo La Coruna (Spain)

Football - Segunda División B

Net-worth of the owner:

$62,300,000,000

(£47,670,402,500)

Source of wealth:

Zara

The founder of the luxury clothing line Zara takes the third spot on our richest owners list. Amancio Ortega is the owner of Deportivo La Coruna, a Spanish football team in Segunda División B. As the 17th richest billionaire in the world, Amancio Ortega has the highest net-worth of any European sports owner on our list.

The world’s richest sports owners in 2020 ranked

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A list of the wealthiest owners of sports clubs and teams throughout the world were collected from various sources which can be found here.

We collected data about individuals net-worth and their world standing using the world’s real-time billionaires list from Forbes. Individuals were ranked on their net-worth to see who was the richest owner of a sports club/team in the world.

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