Richest Owners of EPL clubs have a combined net worth of 500 billion dollars. Man City owner Sheikh Mansour and Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly top the list.
Football is the most watched and celebrated sport in the whole world. More than 3.5 billion of the entire population from Europe, Africa, Asia, and America follow football on a regular basis. The brand value of football and football clubs is among the highest compared to other sports.
Clubs are worth millions of dollars, and the owners are some of the richest people in the world. English Premier League is the best competitive league in the entire world. Therefore, The English Football Club owners must be pretty stocked in terms of money.
Here is the list of the richest Football Club Owners, including their net worth, earnings, clubs they own, and source of income.
List Of Richest English Football Club Owners
|Club Owners||Football Club|
|20. Mathew Benham||Brentford|
|19. Andrea Radrizzani||Leeds United|
|18. Evangelos Marinakis||Nottingham Forest|
|17. Maxim Demin||Bournemouth|
|16. Tony Bloom||Brighton|
|15. Farhad Moshiri||Everton|
|14. David Sullivan & David Gold||West Ham United|
|13. John W. Henry||Liverpool|
|12. Joshua Harris||Crystal Palace|
|11. Gao Jisheng||Southampton|
|10. The Glazer Family||Manchester United|
|09. Joe Lewis||Tottenham Hotspur|
|08. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha||Leicester City|
|07. Nassef Sawiris||Aston Villa|
|06. Guo Guangchang||Wolves|
|05. Shahid Khan||Fulham|
|04. Stan Kroenke||Arsenal|
|03. Todd Boehly||Chelsea|
|02. Sheikh Mansour||Manchester City|
|01. Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund||Newcastle United|
20. Brentford - Matthew Benham
Matthew Benham has a net worth of 307 million dollars. Benham is a businessman and the owner of Brentford Football Club.
Brentford FC is a professional football club in England located in Brentford, West London. The Bees is another moniker for the team. The club was established on October 10, 1889, making it 133 years old.
Cliff Crown serves as the club's chairman, while Matthew Benham is the proprietor. The team is a frequent Premier League competitor and has appointed Thomas Frank as their head coach. Matthew acquired the club in 2012.
Brentford's Matthew Benham is currently ranked as one of the twentieth wealthiest football club owners whose side competes in the Premier League by Forbes.
Benham also owns the FC Midtjylland in Denmark. He is the owner of the Matchbook betting exchange. He founded Smartodds, a statistical research company that is used by professional gamblers.
19. Leeds United - Andrea Radrizzani
Andrea Radrizzani is an Italian businessman with a net worth of 414 million dollars. Andrea is the current owner of the English Premier League club Leeds United.
Radrizzani is the chairman and founder of the sports broadcasting group Eleven Sports.
Andrea acquired the club in 2017 and is the club's majority owner. He began his professional journey in 1999 in media rights companies.
Over the years, he got the opportunity to be linked with prestigious Football Leagues around the world, such as Serie A and Bundesliga. He has also made his contribution to Formula One.
Radrizzani is also the founder of the investment platform Aser Ventures. He formed the company in 2015 and has made investments in sports, media, and entertainment.
Born in Milan, Andrea attended IULM University and graduated with a degree in public relations in 1996. He had a passion for football from a young age and supported Juventus in his early days.
18. Nottingham Forest - Evangelos Marinakis
Evangelos Marinakis has a net worth of 608 million dollars. The Greek media mogul owns the English Football Club Nottingham Forest F.C.
He acquired the club in 2017 and became the majority shareholder in the club.
Evangelos is the chairman and founder of Capital Maritime and Trading Corp. Furthermore, he is a member of the Piraeus city council. He was the commercial manager of Capital Ship Management Corporation for thirteen years, from 1992 until 2005.
Marinakis also owns Mega Channel, One Channel, and the football club Olympiacos in Greece. Under him, Nottingham Forest was promoted to play in the Premier League after twenty-three years in 2022.
Born in Greece, Evangelos belongs to the famous Marinakis business family. He has a bachelor's degree in International Business Administration and a Master's degree in International Relations. He also looks after the different shipping-related family-owned businesses.
17. Bournemouth - Maxim Demin
Maxim Demin is a Russian-born British businessman with a net worth of 1.084 billion dollars. Demin owns the English Football club AFC Bournemouth.
The Russian billionaire bought the Cherries in 2011 by paying an estimated $1 million.
Demin is the founder and majority owner of a significant investment and industrial holding company in Russia called the Demin Group.
Maxim has also invested in different sectors, including energy, metallurgy, and real estate. He also earns significant money from Buryatia Energy Company, which operates multiple power plants in Russia.
He is renowned for his charity in addition to his commercial endeavors, and through the Demin Charity Foundation, he has contributed large sums of money to numerous philanthropic projects.
Demin has received recognition for his services to the Russian economy and society and is regarded as a successful businessman in Russia.
16. Brighton - Tony Bloom
Tony Bloom net worth is 1.57 billion dollars as an English sports bettor and entrepreneur. Bloom is a professional poker player and owns English Football Club Brighton.
He also owns the Belgian First Division A team Royale Union Saint Gilloise.
Nicknamed The Lizard, Bloom has won multiple prizes, including his first major trophy in 2004, and collected around $320,000 in the Australasian Poker Championship in Melbourne.
Over the years, he has won over three million dollars from live tournament winnings and recently won the Poker Masters Event in September 2022.
Tony accumulated his vast wealth through proprietary or value betting on sports events. He is the head of a private betting syndicate which is believed to have been doing wonders in the market and adding millions to his net worth. Bloom also owns multiple properties and private equity portfolios.
15. Everton - Farhad Moshiri
Farhad Moshiri is the owner of Everton and has a net worth of 1.81 billion dollars. Farhad is a University College London graduate.
The Monaco-based British Iranian businessman is the chairman and shareholder of USM. Moshiri's USM has diversified business, having laid hands on industries such as metals, mining, telecoms, technology, and internet sectors.
Moshiri began his professional journey in 1979 by joining the professional service firm Ernst & Young. He then worked for two other firms, including Pannell Kerr Forster and Deloitte & Touche. He went on to become the senior manager in Deloitte's audit division.
Farhad served as the Chief Executive Officer of Europe Steel Limited from 2000 to 2008, as chairman of Metalloinvest, and later on, sat in the position of chairman of USM Holdings.
14. West Ham United - David Sullivan & David Gold
David Sullivan and David Gold are the joint owners of West Ham United. Sullivan and Gold have a net worth of 1.93 billion dollars.
Sullivan and Gold are entrepreneurs and were joint owners of another English club Birmingham City.
Sullivan owned Daily Sport and Sunday Sport until 2007 and sold the companies for a whopping $48 million. Sunday Times Rich List listed Sullivan's net worth as $1.2 Billion in 2019.
Similarly, Gold is the chairman and owner of Gold Group International. The company was previously jointly owned by Gold and his brother Brother, but Gold bought out the rest of the company's shares from his brother in 2008.
Gold was the chairman of Gold Air International before selling it for a massive five million dollars in 2006. On the other hand, Sullivan is a shareholder of Conegate, which owns multiple properties in London from Oxford Street to Bond Street tube station.
13. Liverpool - John W. Henry
John W Henry net worth is 2.53 billion dollars as a businessman and investor. The seventy-three years old is the owner of nineteen times League titles winners Liverpool.
Henry is the founder and chairman of John W. Henry and Company Inc.
He took over the Anfield club in 2010 from its previous owners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks. He also owns the Boston Red Sox alongside his business partner Tom Werner.
John also makes millions of dollars from his sports management company, Fenway Sports Group. He has also made investments in an American daily newspaper called The Boston Globe and is the highest stakeholder in the newspaper.
Henry also co-owns iRacing.com Motorsport in September 2004, which is currently involved in developing a racing simulation service for both professional racers and racing enthusiasts. His diversified secondary sources of income have highly impacted his wealth.
12. Crystal Palace - Joshua Harris
Joshua Harris is a philanthropist with a net worth of 3.49 billion dollars. The American private equity investor owns the English Premier League club Crystal Palace.
Harris co-founded one of the world's biggest alternative investment firms, Apollo Global Management.
He is a huge sports fanatic who owns the English eagles and is the principal owner of the NHL team New Jersey Devils, and the NBA team Philadelphia 76ers.
Joshua attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1986. He is also involved in philanthropic works and has donated millions of dollars to charities and organizations, including Penn Medicine, as per Philanthropy News Digest.
11. Southamton - Gao Jisheng
Gao Jisheng is a Chinese billionaire with a net worth of 3.73 billion dollars. Jisheng bought English Premier Club Southampton in 2017 and made the deal for a whopping price of $252 million.
Gao is the owner of Lander Sports Development Corporation, but he acquired St Mary's from his own personal wealth. He started his career as a Shanghai People's Armed Police and served the country for seven years. He is a graduate of Shanghai Normal University.
Lander Group was founded in 1995 and initially focused on property dealings before changing its direction to the sports industry.
10. Manchester United - The Glazer Family
The Glazer Family has a combined net worth of 4.34 billion dollars. The famous American family is the owner of the Red Devils Manchester United.
Malcolm Glazer bought the English club in 2003. The club is being handled by his sons Avram and Joel after Malcolm lost his life to a Stroke in 2006.
Malcolm started his career selling watches and later moved into real estate and expanded his empire across the United States.
The family also owns Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which Joel Glazer currently handles. Avaram previously served as the chairman of the Zapata Corporation.
Malcolm served as the president and chief executive officer of a holding company for his diversified business interests, First Allied Corporation.
The Glazer family is one of the richest business families in the United States and are the proud owners of multiple times Premier League champions Manchester United.
9. Tottenham Hotspur - Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis is a British investor and businessman with a net worth of 4.7 billion dollars. Joe is the owner of the English Premier League franchise Tottenham Hotspur.
He is the primary investor of Tavistock Group, which is spread across fifteen countries and owns over two hundred companies.
Joe took over Tavistock from his father, who was previously named Tavistock Banqueting. He is a huge art collector, and his entire art collection is worth over $1 billion. His gallery hosts portraits from famous artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Henry Moore, and Lucian Freud.
Furthermore, Lewis is the biggest shareholder of Mitchells & Butlers, controlling over 26.85%, reports The Richest. His net worth saw an increase of a massive $407 million in 2021.
Eighty-five-year-old Lewis is rarely seen on the Tottenham grounds as he is living a retired life in the Bahamas.
8. Leicester City - Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha net worth is 5.54 billion in 2023. Aiyawatt is a Thai businessman and current owner of the one-time English Premier League winner Leicester City.
He is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of King Power. Aiyawatt is the son of the previous chairman of King Power, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Vichai passed away in 2018, and Aiyawatt took over the King Power empire.
Srivaddhanaprabha is among the five youngest billionaires in Asia and was listed on the Forbes 2020 World's Billionaire list. Under his ownership, Leicester City won its inaugural League championship in 2016.
The King Power International Group is Bangkok's biggest Travel retail group. Aiyawatt earned his entire fortune thanks to the success of King Power.
7. Aston Villa - Nassef Sawiris
Nassef Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire with a net worth of 6.02 billion. Sawiris bought Aston Villa from English Premier League in July 2018.
He is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries. Sawiris started his career in 1982 and joined the Orascom group as a construction activist for Orascom Construction. He became the company's CEO in 1988 following the company's incorporation.
Nassef entered the board of directors of the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange in 2004 and served the position for three years. Furthermore, he became the CEO of OCI in January 2013 when the former parent company OSI SAE merged with Nassef's company.
He obtained his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Chicago in 1982. Nassef's income comes from Germany from his supervisory director position at Addigas AG.
Furthermore, he founded a special-purpose acquisition company called Avanti Acquisition Corp in 2020.
6. Wolves - Guo Guangchang
Guo Guangchang net worth is 6.26 billion as a businessman and investor. Guangchang is the owner of an English Football Club Wolves.
He is the co-founder and chairman of Fosun International Limited.
Guo founded Guanbxin Technology Development Company by collaborating with his friends Liang Zinjun and Tan Jian in 1982. The company was among the first to put its hands in the scientific method in market research in China.
Fosun Group's chairman has invested in pharmaceuticals, health care, asset management, property, insurance, and many others. Thanks to that, he is currently the head of over seventy-four thousand employees of Fosun.
Guangchang bought the English club for a whopping $54.20 in 2016 and quickly transformed them into European Competition. Thanks to his health and popularity, Gua is called 'China's Warren Buffet.'
5. Fulham - Shahid Khan
Shahid Khan is the owner of Fulham and has a net worth of 6.99 billion. The Pakistani American sports tycoon acquired the London based English Football club in July 2013.
Khan also owns the National Football League team Jacksonville Jaguars.
Shahid is also the co-owner of All Elite Wrestling along with his son Tony Khan. Khan is the second richest auto parts tycoon, just behind Georg F. W. Schaeffler.
Khan took over auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate in 1980, and now the company has sixty-nine plants all over the world and over twenty-six thousand employees.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Khan graduated with a degree in BSc in Industrial Engineering from the UIUC College of Engineering in 1971.
4. Arsenal - Stan Kroenke
Stan Kroenke has a net worth of 8.19 billion dollars. Stan is the proud owner of Arsenal F.C. of the English Premier League.
He is an American billionaire and owner of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. Kroenke bought his first shares in the North Londoners in 2008.
Stan married the heiress of the U.S. supermarket Walmart, Ann Walton, in 1974. He founded a real state group nine years after his marriage.
Kroenke Sports and Entertainment is the holding company of the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL, Colorado Avalance of Major League Soccer, and Los Angeles Guerrillas of the Call of Duty League.
Furthermore, he also owns the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, Avalance of the NHL, Colorado Mammoth of the National League, and the Los Angeles Gladiators of the Overwatch.
3. Chelsea - Todd Boehly
Todd Boehly is an American businessman and investor with a net worth of 13.13 billion dollars. Todd is the current owner and chairman of the Premier League football club Chelsea.
He also acts as the Interim CEO of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Toddy's primary source of income comes from being the chairman, CEO, co-founder, and controlling board member of a holding company named Eldridge Industries.
Boehly started his early career by working at J. H. Whitney & Company and Credit Suisse First Boston. He then joined Guggenheim Partners in 2001 and went on to become its president.
Todd got listed on the Los Angeles Business Journal's list of the five hundred most influential people until 2021. He climbed the rank to be among the four hundred list one year later.
2. Manchester City - Sheikh Mansour
Sheikh Mansour has a net worth of 27.58 billion dollars. Sheikh is the owner of Manchester City F.C., and he acquired the club in September 2008.
Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan better known as Sheikh Mansour is an Emirati politician who serves as the Deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.
He is currently the head of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. He is the son-in-law of the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Mansour owns the investment company for the Abu Dhabi royal family, the Abu Dhabi United Group. Manchester City has fallen under ADUG since September 2008. His sports enthusiasm continues beyond English clubs as he owns New York City F.C. of Major League Soccer, Melbourne City F.C., and many others.
Sheikh is the current vice chairman of Mubadala Investment company and was the chairman of IPIC. He holds a 32% stake in Virgin Galactic by investing $280 million in July 2009.
1. Newcastle United - Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund
The famous Newcastle United is owned by the Saudi Arabian State, which Mohammed bin Salman chairs. The fund has a net worth of 385.42 billion dollars.
Mohammed is the crown prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. He assumed the position on 21 June 2017.
He is the son of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his third wife. He is the seventh son of King Salman of Saudi. He graduated from King Saud University and obtained a bachelor's degree in Law.
Mohammed bin Salman holds a very high position in the government of Saudi Arabia as the Crown Prince. He has been heavily involved in shaping the direction of the country and has played a major role in determining policy on a variety of fronts.
Salman is particularly notable for his focus on economic reform and diversification, as well as social change. He has been instrumental in driving forward the Kingdom's Vision 2030 plan, which aims to modernize the economy and reduce its dependence on oil.
Additionally, he is perceived as the de facto ruler of the country.