From the NBA to the Premier League, there are some seriously wealthy people behind our favourite teams in sport.
Football League fans will tell you it doesn’t always go to plan when rich people buy clubs, but some investors have got it right.
Man City have hugely wealthy owners
In fact, some of them are among the very richest people in the world.
Here’s a list of the top ten richest sports club owners, including Manchester City’s kingpin Sheikh Mansour.
Thanks to research by OLBG, you can discover exactly how much they’re worth and how they got so damn rich…
10. Joseph Tsai – Brooklyn Nets
Net worth: £11,095,037,500Source of wealth: EcommerceForbes real time billionaire ranking: 127th
Brooklyn Nets are a basketball team in the NBA
9. Dietrich Mateschitz – New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Racing, Scuderia Alphatauire, FC Salzburg
Net worth: £20,736,242,500
Source of wealth: Red Bull
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 45th
The Red Bull empire stretches across several sports
8. Sheikh Mansour – Manchester City, Melbourne City, New York City
Net worth: £22,955,250,000Source of wealth: Inheritance – Royal Family of Abu DhabiForbes real time billionaire ranking: N/A
Mansour has pumped cash into Man City over the last 12 years
7. David Thomson and Family – Winnipeg Jets
Net worth: £29,765,307,500
Source of wealth: Media
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 29th
Winnipeg Jets are an ice hockey team in the NHL
6. Daniel Gilbert – Cleveland Cavaliers
Net worth: £30,836,552,500
Source of wealth: Quicken Loans
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 28th
Cleveland Cavaliers compete in the NBA
5. Francois Pinault and Family – Stade Rennais FC
Net worth: £31,525,210,000
Source of wealth: Luxury Goods
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 26th
Francois Pinault is heavily involved in Rennes’ transfer dealings
4. Carlos Slim – Club Leon
Net worth: £38,947,407,500
Source of wealth: Telecom
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 22nd
Club Leon are a football club from Mexico
3. Amancio Ortega – Deportivo La Coruna
Net worth: £47,670,402,500
Source of wealth: Zara
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 17th
Deportivo are a football team who compete in the Spanish top-flight
2. Steve Ballmer – Los Angeles Clippers
Net worth: £53,256,180,000
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 11th
The former Microsoft chief executive owns a basketball team in the States
1. Mukesh Ambani – Mumbai Indians
Net worth: £54,710,012,500
Source of wealth: Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas
Forbes real time billionaire ranking: 9th
The richest sports club owner in the world comes from cricket’s IPL!

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