Football is the most popular sport in the world and unquestionably one of the richest, with a market value of over $600 billion and the biggest industry share of all sports.
For those with the financial means to invest in the sport, it’s more than simply a game.
This article examines the world’s top 5 richest football club owners, as determined by recent deals, partnership agreements, and current club takeovers, as well as their net worth as of March 2022.
1. SAUDI ARABIA PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND
This is one of the largest fund reserves in the world with a networth of over $500 billion according to Forbes.
They own 80% shares in the Premier league football club Newcastle.
The head of this fund is the crowned prince of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
2. DIETRICH MATESCHITZ
According to Forbes 2022, an Austrian billionaire with a net worth of $28 billion.
He co-founded and owns a 49 percent share in the Red Bull energy drink corporation, as well as Red Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig, and the New York Red Bulls.
The 51-year-old is the UAE’s deputy prime minister and the owner of City Football Group.
They have a conglomerate that owns Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, New York City FC, Mumbai City FC, and other football clubs.
With an estimated net worth of $20 billion.
4. AGNELLI FAMILY
Agnelli family are the owners of Juventus with Andrea Angnelli 46 years old being the Chairperson of the club.
The Angnelli family is a multi industry business empire founded by Giovanni Angnelli with a current networth of $19.1 billion.
5. DIETMAR HOPP
According to Forbes 2022, he is the owner of the German bundesliga team Hoffenheim.
He is a software engineer, and a billionaire businessman with a net worth of $9.6 billion USD.