Inter Miami owners percentage is split among the Mas Brothers with a 90% stake and David Beckham the former soccer player has a 10% stake.
When Inter Miami was brought to life in 2014, Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son also had a fair share in the club. Claure possessed the joint highest ownership with the Mas Brothers at 37.5%, while Son held a 15% ownership share.
However, in September 2021, Inter Miami CF released a club statement saying that David Beckham, along with brothers Jorge and Jose Mas, had successfully acquired the ownership shares previously held by Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son.
Miami's fans have found a reason to be excited with the news of Lionel Messi joining the club as the champion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
This is especially uplifting because Inter Miami currently lies at the bottom of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS), with only 5 wins in 16 games.
Inter Miami David Beckham Ownership Percentage
David Beckham owns 10 percent of Inter Miami CF and is a minority shareholder. The Mas brothers are the majority owners of the soccer club.
Beckham had received an option to buy an expansion team for a bargained price of $25 million after joining MLS side LA Galaxy in 2007. He put his option in motion in 2014 and thus began the start of his ownership era.
He was among the first major European soccer stars to play in Major League Soccer, followed by other elite players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gonzalo Higuain.
However, it took a challenging four years to finalize an agreement for a stadium. Eventually, in 2018, Inter Miami was officially introduced to the public, and they played their inaugural game in 2020.
His deal starting from joining the LA Galaxy to owning Inter Miami and holding the position of president is one of the most successful business deals in sports history.
The soccer club is valued at $600 million and with the arrival of the greatest player in soccer history Lionel Messi, the valuation is nearing the $1 billion mark.
Beckham Inter Miami Investments
David Beckham, whose net worth is $450 million injected $60 million into improving Inter Miami training facilities in March 2023.
Since the franchise had its MLS debut in 2020, they have spent tons of money on building their infrastructures.
Their newly built Florida Blue Training Centre is a massive facility spanning 50,000 square feet, located right next to the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, where the club plays its matches.
Moreover, Beckham pumped $15.3 million in February 2021 to further strengthen the team's financial structure.
Who Owns Inter Maimi CF?
Inter Miami owners are:
- Jorge Mas - CEO and Managing Owner
- David Beckham - Co-owner and President
- Jose Mas - Co-owner
Jorge Mas is the primary owner of Inter Miami, while Jose Mas and David Beckham are co-owners. The Mas brothers hold the majority ownership of the team.
Jorge Mass is also the owner of the Spanish football club Real Zaragoza. The American businessman has a net worth of $1.4 billion in 2023.
In 2014, Marcelo Claure and Beckham collaborated to bring a soccer team to Miami. Later on, Masayoshi Son also joined them. Together, Claure and Son own almost half of the team, with their stakes adding up to 48%.
Jorge and Jose also became part of the ownership unit in 2017 when they put a significant amount of money into buying 37.5 percent of the franchise.
According to Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman's tweet on June 19, 2019, the percentage breakdown goes like Mas brothers and Marcelo Claure owning 37.5 percent each, Masayoshi Son held 15% while Beckham had the least stake of 10 percent.
On September 17, 2021, it was revealed that Beckham and the Mas brothers had taken over Claure and Son's ownership shares.
The Mas brothers have a rich family background because their father, Jorge Mas Canosa, was a billionaire and the founder of a construction company called MasTec, located in Miami.
Besides their role in Inter Miami, Jorge Mas is also the president of Real Zaragoza. Meanwhile, Beckham carries a 10% stakeholding and is a part owner of Salford City, an English League Two club.
Furthermore, Ares Management, a financial investment company, provided Inter Miami with a significant investment of $150 million in late 2021.
This acquisition not only granted Ares Management ownership rights but also offered the possibility of higher returns compared to regular shareholders.
Does Messi Own Inter Miami?
No, Lionel Messi does not own Inter Miami. The MLS club signed the Argentinian soccer player on a free transfer in June 2023.
In 2022, there were rumors about Messi joining forces with Beckham in Miami. During that time, there were reports suggesting that the MLS had offered Messi a similar ownership opportunity as Beckham.
This meant that Messi could have been offered a 35 percent stake in the club. However, there has been no official affirmation of such a deal from any sources thus far.
Early this month, after his departure from Paris Saint Germain, Messi was heavily linked with his return to his boyhood club Barcelona with many believing that he might actually come back to Camp Nou.
During his two-year contract with PSG, the 7-time Ballon d'Or winner reportedly made over $60 million each year. He also turned down a deal worth $500 million annually to play in Saudi Arabia.
After successfully leading Argentina to win the World Cup in December 2022, Messi was strongly connected to joining the Saudi League team Al Hilal. This league already includes famous players like Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as the recent additions of French duo Karim Benzema and N'golo Kante.
But Messi chose to play for Inter Miami and based on the initial reports, the club would pay him $54m (£43m) per year for two and a half years.
Inter Miami CF Season Tickets Price
Inter Miami saw a tremendous increase in ticket prices from $29 to a whopping $329 after the signing of Leo Messi.
According to Sky News, Messi's first game in Miami's shirt could be in a cup game on July 21 against Cruz Azul in Fort Lauderdale.
The MLS league table shows Miami has not been doing well this season. They have played 16 games so far and only managed to win 5, losing the rest.
Miami parted ways with the head coach, Phil Neville, because of the poor performances, five consecutive defeats. Hence, Messi has a lot to comprehend when he arrives in Miami.
The arrival of Messi also brings a lot of emphasis in MLS and with the World Cup returning to North America in 2026, which will make soccer gain more attention among other sports in the US.