In the world of football, the owners behind the scenes play a crucial role in shaping the success and trajectory of their respective clubs. Beyond the action on the pitch, a select group of individuals have amassed immense wealth and seized ownership of some of the most iconic football clubs globally. These visionary entrepreneurs and business magnates have not only injected significant financial resources into their teams but have also leveraged their influence and strategic acumen to elevate their clubs to new heights. In this article, we delve into the world of the richest football club owners, exploring their backgrounds, fortunes, and the impact they have had on the beautiful game. From American tycoons to Russian oligarchs and Middle Eastern sheikhs, get ready to discover the fascinating stories behind these billionaire football powerhouses.
Here are the 10 richest football teams owners; net worths are of 2023.
10. Nasser Al-Khelaifi Net Worth – $8 Billion
Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been the president and chief executive officer of PSG since 2011.
He is also the chairman of Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) and president of Qatar Tennis Federation.
His net worth in 2021 is approximately $8 billion.
9. Robert Commisso Net Worth – $8.3 Billion
Robert Commisso is an Italian American businessman and billionaire. He is the founder and CEO of cable company Mediacom.
A huge supporter of the European Super League idea, Commisso is the owner of Italian club, Fiorentina.
8. Philip Anschutz Net Worth – $10.9 Billion
The billionaire owner of MLS club, LA Galaxy, has a net worth of $10.3 billion in 2021. He is a founding member of Major League Soccer and also owns Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.
Philip Anschutz main business interests are in the oil, rail, real estate and entertainment industries.
7. Stan Kroenke Net Worth – $12.9 Billion
Stan Kroenke, is an American billionaire entrepreneur who owns Kroenke sports company.
The company consists of Denver Nugget of the NBA, Colorado Rapids of MLS, Colorado Avalanche of NHL, St Louis of NFL and Arsenal FC.
His net worth in 2021 is approximately $8.3 billion.
6. Andrea Agnelli & Family Net Worth – $13.5 Billion
Andrea Agnelli has been serving as the Chairman of Juventus since 2010, where his family has 69% ownership.
Agnelli family assets are valued at approximately $13.5 billion in 2021.
5. Ricardo Salinas Pliego Net Worth – $15.6 Billion
Ricardo Salinas is a Mexican billionaire businessman, founder and chairman of Grupo Salinas.
His interests in football include owning Mazatlan FC of Mexico’s Liga MX.
Salina’s net worth in 2021 is $15.6 billion according to business magazine Forbes.
4. Dietmar Hopp Net Worth – $18.5 Billion
Dietmar Hopp, a German billionaire and entrepreneur, is the owner of Bundesliga side, Hoffenheim.
Credit to fortune from his software company, SAP (System, Application, Products) his net worth is $18.5 billion in 2021.
3. Sheikh Mansour Net Worth – $30 Billion
Sheikh Mansour is one of Middle East’s most powerful businessmen as well Deputy Prime-minister of UAE.
His sporting interests include ownership of City Football Group which has acquired football clubs like Manchester city, Melbourne city FC, New York city FC, Mumbai City FC among others.
His net worth in 2021 is approximately $30 billion.
2. Francois Henri Pinault Net Worth – $40.7 Billion
Francois Henri Pinault is a French businessman and billionaire.
Pinault is the honorary Chairman and CEO of Kering which owns luxury fashion brands Yves Saint Lauren, Alex McQueen and Gucci. He also owns Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais FC, which he bought in 1998.
His real time net worth according to Forbes is $58 billion, which makes him the richest soccer club owner in 2021.
1. Public Investment Fund Net Worth – $430 Billion
In October 2021, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia purchased an 80% stake in Newcastle to complete a takeover that had been blocked by the Premier League just six months before. The Public Investment Fund has made major investments in companies and projects around the world, including the United States, Russia, India, France and Brazil among others.