World’s top 50 richest club owners does not include Chelsea chief Todd Boehly
Incoming Chelsea chief Todd Boehly is absent from the list of the world's top 50 richest sports club owners despite helping front up a staggering £4.25billion to complete the takeover.
The consortium led by the LA Dodgers' co-owner, 48, has passed the Premier League's owners' and directors' test and an announcement is expected soon confirming Boehly's instalment as the club's new chief. Boehly is anticipated to equip Blues boss Thomas Tuchel with a £200million war chest to revamp the squad ahead of their next top-flight assault.
However, the American businessman is far from the richest owner in the Premier League. Newcastle United, Manchester City and Arsenal are all fronted by wealthier consortiums. OLBG have scoured the top sporting leagues across the most popular sports including NFL, NBA and Football to find the 100 richest sports club owners.
The data highlights Boehly as the 53rd richest owner in sport with an eye-watering net worth of £3.6bn – the new Chelsea owner needs to bag himself an extra £300m to break into the top 50.
Man City owner Sheikh Mansour is reportedly the wealthiest top-flight chief on the list. The Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates possesses an £18.32bn fortune, helping the Cityzens to four Premier League titles in the past five years.
Arsenal's Stan Kroenke is the second wealthiest top-flight chief with a mind-boggling net worth of £15.82bn with Newcastle United owner Mohammad Bin Salman next on the list at £14.4bn, although the state of Saudi Arabia is worth far more.
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The owners of Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers all appear before Boehly with fortunes of £6.4bn, £4.32bn and £3.84 respectively. There's also a surprise inclusion for Championship outfit Stoke City with the Coates family possessing an astonishing £7.52 net worth.
The richest owner in OLBG's findings was Los Angeles Clippers chief Steve Ballmer who has amassed a bewildering wealth of £76.57bn.
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