The announcement of the European Super League has cast a big light on the owners and chairmen of top football clubs.With the European Super League facing immense criticism from fans and critics alike, it looks likely that the clubs involved will get richer, a fact that does not bode well for football.
5 Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) - $12.5 billion
Abramovich, a Russian, is no doubt the most popular and recognized club owner since the early 2000s, which is largely due to his touch of gold on Chelsea. The politician took over at Chelsea in 2003 and bagged his first Premier League title in 2005 after he appointed Jose Mourinho as the manager. The Blues have gone on to win four more League titles, one UEFA Champions League and two UEFA Europa League titles. The reason a section of Chelsea fans believes that The West London side has been the most successful English club since the 2000s is simply because of the ebullient Russian-Israeli billionaire businessman and politician, Roman Abramovich.
4 Dietmar Hopp (Hoffenheim) - $18.5
Hoffenheim owner Hopp is a billionaire who made his fortune in the software industry. His $18.5 billion net worth makes him Germany’s eighth-richest.
3 Andrea Agnelli (Juventus) - $19.1 billion
He is an Italian businessman and chairman of Italian football club Juventus F.C. Since 2012, he has also served as Executive Member and Chairman of the European Club Association , and was also appointed to the UEFA Executive Committee since 2015. He is a member of the industrialist Agnelli family . He is also a board member of Stellantis and Exor .
2 Dietrich Mateschitz (RB Leipzig / Red Bull Salzburg) - $26.9 billion
RB Leipzig were struggling in 3. Bundesliga ten years ago. The Red Bull group got their eyes set on the club and they are challenging Bayern Munich for title glory. The Austrian billionaire businessman is founder and 49% owner of the Red Bull energy group. After making his money in America, he returned to his homeland to invest his profits. Mateschitz’s is valued at $26.9billion and his presence has seen the fortunes change for RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg.
1 Sheikh Mansour (Manchester City) - $30 billion
Mansour is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and half brother of current UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan.He is chairman of International Petroleum Investment Company and also has a stake in Virgin Galactic.He also owns the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation. Mansour completed a takeover of the club in 2008 and has poured huge investment into the club. Since he became the Man City owner they have won four Premier League titles.
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