The acquisition of Newcastle United by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund has created chaos in the world of football. With him, Newcastle United became the richest club in the world. There is a huge gap between the number one and number two richest football club owners in the world. Here are the 6 richest soccer 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 great success in national and continental competitions. Abramovich is the owner of Sibneft, one of the largest oil companies in Russia. Roman Abramovich’s net worth is £ 10.5 billion. Since buying the club, Chelsea have won five Premier League titles, two Champions League and five FA Cup.
5. Andrea Agnelli (Juventus)
The owner of Juventus is the fifth owner of the richest club in the world. Andrea Agnelli has a net worth of £ 14 billion. Previously, the club was owned by his father. The Agnelli family founded Fiat in 1899 and also own Ferrari. Agnelli was appointed president 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 businessman discovered Red Bull while on vacation in Thailand. He bought the formula from Thai owners and expanded it globally. In 2005, he bought the Austrian club RB Salzburg and later renamed it Red Bull Salzburg. Furthermore, in 2009, he founded RB Leipzig, a German club.
3. Sheikh Mansour (Manchester City)
Manchester City became a European powerhouse after it was bought by Sheikh Mansour in 2008. Mansour is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and is also part of the royal family. Under Mansour’s ownership, City have won several major trophies, including five Premier League titles. But they failed to win the UEFA Champions League. Sheikh Mansour has also bought New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Mumbai City FC, among others, through the City Football Group. Sheikh Mansour’s total net worth is £ 23.2 billion.
2. Qatar Investment Authority (Paris Saint-Germain)
The French club is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority. He bought the club in 2011 and appointed Al-Khelaifi who was immediately appointed president and CEO of the club. Since then, PSG has dominated the French league. However, they have not been able to win the UCL. The club made the most expensive signing in history when it bought Neymar by paying 222 million euros in 2017 to Barcelona. Qatar Investment Authority’s net worth is £ 220 billion.
1. Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (Newcastle United)
Newcastle United was owned by Mike Ashley for almost 14 years. The Saudi state investment fund ended its tenure, making the club the richest club in world football by a mile. Made investments on behalf of Saudi Arabia. The net worth of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund is £ 320 billion. With the acquisition, a new era for magpies has begun.