Richest Football Club Owners in the World and Their Net Worth 2021
The takeover of Newcastle United by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund has created chaos in the football world. With it Newcastle United became the richest club in the world. There is a huge gap between the no.1 and no.2 richest football club owners in the world. Here are the top 6 richest football club owners in the world and their net worth.
6. Roman Abramovich – Chelsea
He bought Chelsea Football Club in 2003. Since then the club has achieved huge success in domestic and continental competitions. Abramovich is the owner of Sibneft, one of Russia’s largest oil companies. The net worth of Roman Abramovich is £10.5 billion. Since he bought the club, Chelsea has won five Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and five FA Cups.
5. Andrea Agnelli (Juventus)
The Juventus owner is the fifth richest club owner in the world. Andrea Agnelli has a net worth of £14 billion. The club was previously owned by his father. The Agnelli family founded Fiat in 1899 and also owns Ferrari. Agnelli was appointed as the chairman of Juventus in 2010. He is the fourth member of the family to run Juventus.
4. Dietrich Mateschitz (RB Salzburg/RB Leipzig)
With a net worth of £15.7 billion, Dietrich Mateschitz is the fourth richest football club owner in the world. The Austrian entrepreneur discovered Red Bull while on a holiday in Thailand. He bought the formula from Thai owners and expanded it globally. In 2005, he bought Austrian club RB Salzburg and later renamed it to Red Bull Salzburg. Furthermore, in 2009, he founded RB Leipzig, a German club.
3. Sheikh Mansour (Manchester City)
Manchester City turned into a European powerhouse after it was bought by Sheikh Mansour in 2008. Mansour is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and he is also a part of the royal family. Under Mansour’s ownership, City have won several major trophies, including five Premier League titles. But they failed to get their hands on the UEFA Champions League. Sheikh Mansour has also bought New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Mumbai City FC, among others, via the City Football Group. The total net worth of Sheikh Mansour is £23.2 billion.
2. Qatar Investment Authority (Paris Saint-Germain)
The French club is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority. It bought the club in 2011 and appointed Al-Khelaifi was immediately made the Chairman and CEO of the club. Since then PSG have dominated the French league. However, they have failed to win the UCL. The club made the most expensive signing ever when they bought Neymar by paying €222 million in 2017 to Barcelona. The net worth of Qatar Investment Authority is £220 billion.
1. Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (Newcastle United)
Newcastle United was owned by Mike Ashley’s for almost 14 years. The Saudi state’s investment fund ended his tenure, making the club the richest club in world football by a mile. It made investments on behalf of Saudi Arabia. The net worth of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund is £320 billion. With the takeover, a new era has started for the Magpies.