The English Premier League is the most popular and richest national league in world football. As such it is an attractive investment prospect for some billionaires across the world. The Premier League has some of the richest owners of club football in the world.
Due to its prestige and potential returns on investment, the attracts investment from billionaire businessmen from the United States, Russia, China, and the Middle East.
Following the commencement of the 2022/2023 Premier League season, we will be taking a look at the richest premier league owners in 2022.
Richest Premier League Club Owners
Below is the ranking of the 20 premier league owners according to their net worth.
1. Saudi Public Investment Fund | Newcastle United | $441 Billion
Following the acquisition of NewcastleUnited by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, the club now tops the list of richest owners in the world.
The £300 million ($413.89 million) takeover is backed by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman – the country’s second most important position after the King.
The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund is estimated to be worth £320 billion ($441.49 billion).
2. Sheikh Mansour | Manchester City | $30 Billion
Sheikh Mansour became the owner of Manchester City Fc in 2008 and ushered in a golden era in the club’s history. He has invested millions into the project and has projected the club to be one of the most successful clubs in the English Premier League.
The Emirati’s wealth has been amassed through the oil industry, but he has spread his wealth around a number of different investments.
3. Todd Boehly and His Consortium | Chelsea | $13.5 Billion
Todd Boehly is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist. Boehly and his consortium oversaw a £4.25 billion ($5.2 billion) takeover of Chelsea FC from former owner Roman Abramovich in May 2022. Boehly and the consortium comprising of himself, Clearlake Capital, Mark Walter, and Hansjoerg Wyss have a combined net worth of $13.5 billion.
4. Stan Kroenke | Arsenal | $10 Billion
Stan Kroenke is an American billionaire and also owns the Kroenke Sports Company (KSE) which includes Arsenal and a number of teams from different sports and leagues.
However, they have been calls from Arsenal fans to sell the club due to Kroenke’s lack of communication.
5. Nassef Sawiris | Aston Villa | $9.2 Billion
Nassef Sawiris, a businessman from Egypt’s wealthiest family is the owner of Aston Villa. Sawiris made his fortune in the construction industry and is one of the richest Africans in the world, according to Forbes.
Sawiris became involved in the running of Aston Villa in 2018, taking over from Tony Xia.
6. Shahid Rafiq Khan | Fulham | $9 Billion
Shahid Khan is a Pakistani-American billionaire businessman and sports tycoon. Khan who has an estimated net worth of $9 billion also owns the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League and Fulham Football Club of the English Premier League. He is also the co-owner of the American wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
7. Guo Guangchang | Wolverhampton Wanderers | $7.1 Billion
Wolves are owned by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, the head of which, Guo Guanchang, boasts a net worth of $7.1 billion. Fosun International works in a number of different sectors, including pharmaceutical and research areas.
Wolves have had significant investment under Fosun International which has helped them to earn promotion to the Premier League and challenge for qualification to the Champions League.
8. Joe Lewis & Daniel Levy | Tottenham | $6 Billion
Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy are the owners of the North London club Tottenham.
Lewis is the head of ENIC International and the Tavistock Group, which has a diverse investment portfolio, ranging from oil, gas, and energy to agriculture and logistics. Levy, meanwhile, is part-owner of ENIC International and has been involved with various football investments.
Josh Harris, an American billionaire who is a part-owner of Crystal Palace along with Steve parish and David Blitzer. He also owns a stake in NHL’s New Jersey Devils, NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers as well as NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers.
10. Glazer Family | Manchester United | $4.7 Billion
The Glazer family took control of Manchester United in 2005. Although the shares of the club were bought by Malcolm Glazer between 2003 and 2005, however, following his death in 2014, the club is now solely under the control of his sons Avram and Joel.
The Glazer clan built a commercial real estate fortune through First Allied Corporation.
11. Gao Jisheng | Southampton | $4.3 Billion
Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng is the owner of Southampton Football Club with an 80% stake in the club which he bought in 2017.
Although the Liebherr family still own a 20% stake in the club which they bought in 2009 after the club had been in administration.
12. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha & Family | Leicester City | $3.7 Billion
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is a Thai businessman, the CEO and the Chairman of King Power, and the chairman of Leicester City Football Club and OH Leuven. He took over from his father Vichai, who tragically died in a helicopter crash in 2018.
King Power is a Thai business that deals in the Duty-Free sector.
13. John W. Henry & Thomas C. Werner (FSG) | Liverpool | $2.8 Billion
American billionaire John W. Henry is the principal owner of Liverpool alongside TV producer and businessman Tom Werner.
Henry and his partner Tom Werner founded the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in 2001. The pair, who run Fenway Sports Group (FSG), also owns the Boston Red Sox.
14. Farhad Moshiri | Everton | $2.9 Billion
Farhad Moshiri is a British-Iranian businessman based in Monaco. He is the owner of Everton Football Club has acquired a controlling stake in the club in 2016.
He has stakes in Russian mining and steel manufacturing giant Metalloinvest and Russian wireless operator Megafon.
David Sullivan and David Gold co-owned the English club West Ham United. The two businessmen have been business partners way back 1970s.
Their first entrance into football ownership was with Birmingham City, however, they both left to buy a majority stake in West Ham. Sullivan owns 65% and Gold with a 35% controlling stake.
16. Tony Bloom | Brighton | $1.8 Billion
Tony Bloom is the owner of the London Club Brighton and Hove Football Club with a majority stake. Bloom is thought to have acquired most of his wealth through online gambling and gaming websites as well as property and start-up investments.
He is also a well-known poker player and finished fourth at the World Series of Poker in 2005. The 49-year-old became chairman of Brighton in 2009 and has taken the club from League One to the Premier League.
17. Evangelos Marinakis | Nottingham Forest | $800 Million
Evangelos Marinakis is a Greek businessman and investor. Marinakis is the owner of Nottingham Forest of the English Premier League and Olympiacos of the Super League Greece.
18. Andrea Radrizzani | Leeds United | $520 Million
Andrea Radrizzani is an Italian businessman and the majority owner of Premier League football club Leeds United. He is also the chairman and founder of the sports broadcasting group Eleven Sport TV channels.
He took over full ownership of Leeds Leeds United in 2017, taking over from the previous incumbent Massimo Cellino.
19. Maxim Demin | Bournemouth | $120 Million
Bournemouth Football Club is owned by the Russian businessman Maxin Victorovich Demin. Demin became the co-owner of the club with Eddie Mitchell in 2011, reportedly paying £850,000 for his share of the club. In 2013, he bought our Mitchell entirely.
Denim also owns at least two companies in the UK, Wintel, a petrochemical company and Wintel Holdings Ltd both based in Surrey.
20. Matthew Benham | Bentford | $20M
Matthew Benham is the owner of the newly-promoted English Premier League side Brentford Football Club. Benham was a city trader before setting up the sports betting exchange website Matchbook. He is also the majority owner of Danish side FC Midtjylland.