The Premier League Owners Rich-List

Newcastle United’s failed takeover by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund leaves Sheikh Mansour as the richest owner in the Premier League.

Mansour has transformed City’s fortunes since acquiring the club, but how does his wealth compare to the rest of the top flight? We take a closer look.

1. Manchester City – Sheikh Mansour – £23.3bn

Mansour is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and also owns the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation.

He completed a takeover of City in 2008 and his huge investment has helped the club win four Premier League titles.

2. Chelsea – Roman Abramovich – £9.6bn

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Abramovich was changing the face of English football with his massive investment into Chelsea.

However, things have moved on massively since his £140 million takeover in 2003 and his wealth is dwarfed by Mansour’s.

3. Fulham – Tony Khan – £7.1bn

Khan, a Pakistani-born American billionaire businessman and sports tycoon, is the owner of American automotive company Flex-N-Gate.

In addtition to his ownership of Fulham, Khan also owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and is the co-owner of All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

4. Arsenal – Stan Kroenke – £6.8bn

Los Angeles Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke assumed majority control of Arsenal in 2011 and it is fair to say that he has overseen a disappointing period at the club.

Despite his wealth, Kroenke has failed to invest sufficient resources into the playing squad and the Gunners now lag behind all of their main rivals.

5. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Guo Guangchang – £5.2bn

Guangchang is the chairman of Fosun Group and has invested significant resources to establish Wolves as a top-half team in the Premier League.

Having suffered major financial issues in the past the Midlands outfit are now on a sound footing and look well placed to keep improving over the next few seasons.

6. Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris – £5bn

Sawiris is part of one of Egypt’s richest families whose background is within the construction and engineering industries.

He replaced Tony Xia as Villa owner in the summer of 2018 and his funding helped the club return to the Premier League after a three-year absence.

7. Leicester City – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha – £4.6bn

Srivaddhanaprabha, AKA Top, became the chairman of the club after his father was tragically killed in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium in 2018.

Under the family’s ownership the club famously won the Premier League in 2016 and remain towards the upper echelons of the top flight.

8. Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis – £3.9bn

Lewis has been involved with his Spurs since 2001, when his English National Investment Company bought a controlling stake in the club from Alan Sugar.

During his time in charge he has overseen Spurs’ move from White Hart Lane into the impressive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

9. Manchester United – The Glazers – £3.6bn

Property magnate Malcolm Glazer spearheaded the takeover of United by buying up shares in the club between 2003 and 2005.

Glazer’s sons Avram and Joel replaced him as co-chairmen following his death in 2014, but their ownership of the club continues to be unpopular with most United fans.

10. Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris – £3.67bn

Investment expert Joshua Harris teamed up with David Blitzer to take control of Crystal Palace in 2011, with Steve Parish retaining an interest and staying on as chairman. .

Harris and Blitzer have worked together in purchases of several other sports teams, including the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.

Premier League Owners Rich-List

1. Manchester City – Sheikh Mansour – £23.3bn
2. Chelsea – Roman Abramovich – £9.6bn
3. Fulham – Tony Khan – £7.1bn
4. Arsenal – Stan Kroenke – £6.8bn
5. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Guo Guangchang – £5.2bn
6. Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris – £5bn
7. Leicester City – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha – £4.6bn
8. Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis – £3.9bn
9. Manchester United – The Glazers – £3.7bn
10. Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris – £2.7bn
11. Southampton – Gao Jisheng – £3.1bn
12. West Bromwich Albion – Lai Guochuan – £2.8bn
13. Liverpool – John Henry – £2.1bn
14. Newcastle United – Mike Ashley – £1.95bn
15. Everton – Farhad Moshiri – £1.5bn
16. Brighton & Hove Albion – Tony Bloom – £1.3bn
17. West Ham United – David Sullivan and David Gold – £1.2bn
18. Leeds United – Andrea Radrizzani – £450m
19. Sheffield United – Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ed – £198m
20. Burnley – Mike Garlick – £62m

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