- Roman Abramovich (Chelsea):
There are very few people in the football world who wouldn’t recognize the name, Roman Abramovich. Roman bought Chelsea in 2003 and since then the Blues have achieved a lot of success with Roman’s investments. At the moment, Roman is believed to possess $11.14 billion according to Forbes, making him the 140th richest man in the world.
- Philip Anschutz (LA Galaxy):
Philip Anschutz is an American entrepreneur who bought the LA Galaxy in 1998 and is a firm believer in promoting football in America. He owns multiple subsidiaries in the field of sports and was one of the core reasons to lure David Beckham to sign for his club. Anschutz is estimated to be worth $12.4 billion according to Forbes, making him the 108th richest person in the world.
- Lakshmi Mittal (Queens Park Rangers):
Lakshmi Mittal is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, known to be the biggest steelmaker in the world. He bought a 20% stake in Queens Park Rangers (QPR) but it hasn’t turned out to be that fruitful for him. Since buying a stake, QPR have been relegated from the Premier league and has been close to relegate even from the Championship. Mittal is currently worth $17.8 billion, the 62nd richest person in the world.
- Paul Allen (Seattle Sounders):
When Vulcan Sports Entertainment merged with the owners of Sounders FC, Paul Allen bought the Seattle Sounders. Allen is best known for his work with Bill Gates leading to the establishment of Microsoft. He is worth $20.3 billion, making him the 44th richest person in the world.
- Francois Pinault (Rennes):
Pinault has been the owner of French club Rennes ever since 1998. He is also known to invest in clothing, retail, fashion and design and is known to be a shareholder of Gucci, a well renowned fashion giant in the world. Francois Pinault is worth around $32.8 billion according to Forbes.
- Carlos Slim (Club Pachuca, Club Leon, Real Oviedo):
It is surprising how an owner of three football clubs hasn’t made majority of his money from the game. Carlos owns stakes in Club Pachuca, Club Leon and Real Oviedo and is estimated to be worth around $66.2 billion, making him the 7th richest person in the world.
- Amancio Ortega (Deportivo la Coruna):
Ortega is best known for his investment in clothing brand Zara and surprisingly very few know that he is the owner of football club Deportivo la Coruna in Spain. Ortega is estimated to be worth $68.3 billion, making him the 6th richest person in the world.