Being at the helm of affairs of a football club is a comfort, and sometimes burden on the shoulder, not everyone can manage. So, here we bring you the top 10 richest club presidents in the world that’ve been making rounds on to top viral sites. Without a doubt, some names on this list will shock you.
Joe Lewis (Tottenham Hotspur)
With an amassed wealth of about 4.800.000.000 euros, this British Business mogul is the least on our list at the tenth position.
Apart from being the owner of Tottenham Hotspur, Lewis is the founder and primary investor of private investment organization Tavistock Group. However, he chooses to live in Bahamas, far away from his investment at White Hart Lane.
Shahid Khan (Fulham FC)
A Pakistani by birth, He moved to the United States in 1967 at the age of 16 and started a menial job of dishwashing in a restaurant. He is now ranked among the wealthiest people in the world having a wealth of 5.400.000.000 euros at his disposal after buying Flex-N-Gate, a company that deals in the sales and supply of automobile parts, from his previous employers. Despite his influence in the financial world, Fullham are currently struggling in the second tier of English football. Is Sahid Kahn governing the club well enough
Silvio Berlusconi (AC Milan)
A world-famous business tycoon, Burlesconi became the president of AC Milan in 1986. Apart from overseeing things at the club, he is a politician, who held the post of the Prime Minister in Italy in four governments, and also a major shareholder of Mediaset. His fortune is stipulated around 5.600.000.000 euros.
Román Abramóvich (Chelsea FC)
He emerged the president at Chelsea in 2003 along with his oil fortune and since then, the London club’s fortune has turned around. His immense wealth of 6.900.000.000 euros has aided him in improving the Blues squad who were able to win the Champions League trophy in 2012.
Stanley Kroenke (Arsenal)
The entrepreneur’s love for sport is evident in his ownership of Kroenke Sports & entertainment. With a worth of 7.000.000.000 euros, he also has ownership right to the Denver Nuggets in the NBA, the Colorado Rapids in the MLS, the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL and the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL.
Dmitry Rybolovlev (AS Monaco)
Similar to Kroenke in his love for football, the Russian investor is well famed for appearing in the ‘divorce of the century’ where he was ordered to pay alimony of 4.000.000.000 euros to his ex-wife, Elena Rybolovlev. His first attempt to go into the world of sport was when he tried to purchase Manchester United but his plans fell through. His current net worth is around 8.500.000.000 euros.
Philip Anschutz (LA Galaxy)
Ranked by Forbes as the 38th richest person in the United States with a net worth of 8.800.000.000 euros, the LA Galaxy owner got his wealth from Railway and oil deals. Apart from LA Galaxy, Philip also preside over the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL.
Dietrich Mateschitz (NY Red Bulls)
The third placed man on this list can boast of 12.000.000.000 euros in his bank account. The Austrian businessman is a co-founder of Red Bull energy drink, which his team got its name from. He is also the president of the Formula 1 racing team Red Bull Racing.
François Pinault (Stade Rennais)
The President of Stade Rennais controls a business empire of 60 firms which includes Puma, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, His fortune is estimated at 15.000.000.000 euros, a sum more than enough to help his club gain new heights, seeing as they are struggling for a strong finish in French football League Ligue 1.
Sheikh Mansour (Manchester City)
The Sheikh owns the City football group which consists of Manchester City F.C, Melbourne City F.C and New York City F.C. With a fortune of at least 26.000.000.000 euros, he is one of the richest people in the world. He comes from a well moneyed family which controls Abu Dhabi. He is also the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and is a part of firms such as Virgin Galactic and sky News Saudi Arabia.