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Sports clubs are organizations which for an association of athletic members who participate in various leagues. The large commercial organizations have professional players representing the clubs in popular sports leagues and have huge viewership. These clubs sign the top players from around the world to represent them, which cost these clubs huge sums of money.

But, this is a risk they are willing to take because they know that with the popular names associated with them, people will watch their games. As a result, they will earn big sums of money. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World.

10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

10. Joe Lewis

Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World
Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners

British businessman and Currency trader, Joe Lewis, is the current owner of the English professional football club Tottenham Hotspur of English Premier League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $3.8 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Joe Lewis was inducted in the 290th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Besides his global ranking, Forbes also reports that he is the ninth wealthiest person in the United Kingdom. Joe Lewis, the currency trading global leader, is now opening a multi-building medical center near Orlando this year.

9. Micky Arison

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10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the Planet

Israeli-born American businessman and chairman of Carnival Corporation, Micky Arison, is the current owner of the American professional basketball team Miami Heat of National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $4.7 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Micky Arison was inducted in the 223rd place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Micky Arison’s trump cards LeBron and D-Wade just came up a little short in their quest to achieve the NBA title last basketball season but now they are looking even stronger this season which gradually boosting the confidence of their supporters.

8. Richard DeVos

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10 Richest Club Owners in the World

The Amway founder, Richard DeVos, is the current owner of the American professional basketball franchise Orlando Magic of National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $5 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Richard DeVos inducted in the 205th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and also induced in the eighth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Richard DeVos is mostly known for his consumer product company Amway which gives the daily dose of the American lifestyle. Irrespective of all his money and social power, he may not have superstar Dwight Howard to help sell out his new arena.

7. Silvio Berlusconi

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10 Super Rich Sports Team Owners in the World

The former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is the current owner of the professional Italian football club AC Milan of Italian Serie A. He has a current total net worth of nearly $7 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Silvio Berlusconi was inducted in the 169th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, irrespective of his political power, currently facing several allegations of tax fraud and also for having sex with a minor.

6. Philip Anschutz

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Top 10 Super Rich Sports Club Owners in the World

American entrepreneur, Philip Anschutz, is the current owner of the American professional basketball franchise Los Angeles Lakers of National Basketball Association and professional ice hockey team Los Angeles Kings of National Hockey League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $7 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Philip Anschutz was inducted in the 133rd place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the sixth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Besides his giant business empire and major stakes of sports clubs, Philip Anschutz also owns some of the best areas on the planet such as the Staples Center in Los Angeles and O2 Arena in London.

5. Roman Abramovich

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Top 10 Richest Sports Team Owners

Russian steel and mining giant, Roman Abramovich, is the current owner of the English professional soccer club Chelsea FC of English Premier League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $12.1 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Roman Abramovich was inducted in the 68th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the fifth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Roman Abramovich recently sacked the Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas. Due to his decision of firing the club’s manager, he is now facing major criticism from those leery of “foreign owners” in the United Kingdom.

4. Mikhail Prokhorov

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10 Super Rich Sports Club Owners

Metals Tycoon, Mikhail Prokhorov, is the current owner of the American professional basketball franchise New Jersey Nets of National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $13.2 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Mikhail Prokhorov was inducted in the 58th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the fourth place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Mikhail Prokhorov, besides his immense business empire and sports clubs, also got around 8% of the vote in this year’s Russian presidential election while standing as an opponent of Vladimir Putin.

3. Paul Allen

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Top 10 Billionaire Sports Club Owners in the World

The famous Microsoft guy, Paul Allen, is the current owner of the American football franchise Seattle Seahawks of National Football League and professional basketball team Portland Trail Blazers of National Basketball Association. He has a current total net worth of nearly $14.2 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Paul Allen was inducted in the 48th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also induced in the third place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Paul Allen is the No. 2 guy at computer giant Microsoft and currently focusing more on purchasing reputed clubs of NBA and the NFL.

2. Rinat Akhmetov

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Top 10 Richest Sports Team Owners in the World

Ukranian businessman, Rinat Akhmetov, is the current owner of the Ukrainian professional football club FC Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukrainian Premier League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $16 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Rinat Akhmetov was inducted in the 39th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also induced in the second place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Rinat Akhmetov founded a mining and steel company System Capital Management which currently has a whopping $23 billion in assets. His soccer club, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, became the first Ukrainian team to achieve the UEFA Cup in 2009 for the first time in Ukrainian history.

1. Mukesh Ambani

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10 Billionaire Sports Club Owners

Chairman of oil & gas conglomerate Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, is the current owner of the Indian professional Cricket team Mumbai Indians of Indian Premier League. He has a current total net worth of nearly $22.3 billion as of the 2014-15 financial year. Mukesh Ambani was inducted in the 19th place of the recent Forbes list of Richest Person in the world and is also inducted in the top place in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. Mukesh Ambani currently ranks as Asia’s second-wealthiest man alive. His company Reliance is a major sponsor of India’s most popular sport, Cricket. Mukesh Ambani, a cricket fanatic, also reportedly spent more than million dollars to get his premium boxes at the recent ICC World Cup final.

As a result of huge viewership from around the world, the clubs earn these large sums of money which put them on the list of the richest clubs in the world. Their earnings come from ticket prices, sponsorships, and many other sources.

Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

1. Mukesh Ambani
2. Rinat Akhmetov
3. Paul Allen
4. Mikhail Prokhorov
5. Roman Abramovich
6. Philip Anschutz
7. Silvio Berlusconi
8. Richard DeVos
9. Micky Arison
10. Joe Lewis

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