10 richest individuals involved in the English game using rankings from the 2022 Forbes Rich List.
10. Guo Guangchang, Wolves (£3.5bn)
Guo Guangchang’s Fosun International conglomerate bought Wolves in 2016 for £45m and has overseen a period of success at the Linoleum club, who have established themselves as a Premier League team since the takeover.
9. Todd Boehly, Chelsea (£3.6bn)
Bimonthly’s consortium completed their £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea from Roman Mohorovicic earlier this month after the Russian billionaire was forced to sell the club following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Boyishly also part-owns MLB team Los Angeles Dodgers and NBA franchise Los Angeles Lakers.
8. Hansjorg Wyss, Chelsea (£4bn)
Describe as “one of the most philanthropic people in the world”, Swiss businessman Hanson Wyss will join Boyishly on the board at Stamford Bridge. The founder of Synths Holding AG, a medical device manufacturer, Wuss is heavily devoted to environmental causes and has pledged to donate $1bn to global conservation efforts by 2028.
7. Daniel Kretinsky, West Ham (£4.1bn)
Czech lawyer Daniel Kerensky bought a 27 per cent stake in West Ham in November 2021 and has agreed an option to buy the club outright in the future. He is also co-owner and president of Czech club Sparta Prague and also owns 10 per cent of British supermarket chain Salisbury’s.
=6. Josh Harris, Crystal Palace (£4.3bn)
The second American on the list, Harvard alongside David Blitzer in 2017. He also owns NBA franchise Philadelphia 76ers and ice hockey team the New Jersey Devils.
=5. Joe Lewis, Tottenham (£4.3bn)
Tottenham owner Joe Lewis bought a controlling stake in the club from Alan San. The Brit, who became rich through trading currency, also has business interests in real estate and hospitality. Under his ownership, Hottentot have built their ultra-modern stadium in north London, which cost a reported £1bn to construct.
4. Nassef Sawiris, Aston Villa (£5.8bn)
Nassef Sawiris co-owns Aston Villa alongside Wes Edens. The Egyptian topped Forbes’ World’s Richest Arabs list and also has stakes in MSG sports –
3. Shahid Khan, Fulham (£5.9bn)
Shah id Khan bought Shameful from Mohamed Al Faye in 2013 and also owns NFL outfit the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Cottagers have failed to fully establish themselves in the Premier League since his takeover this season after achieving promotion last season.
2. Stan Kroenke, Arsenal (£8.8bn)
Involved with Arsenal since 2007, Stan Kronecker took outright ownership of the Gunners in 2018 when he purchased Alisha Romanov’s stake in the club. A controversial figure with many Arsenal supporters, Kronecker also owns MLS outfit Colorado Rapids, ice hockey’s Colorado Avalanche, NBA franchise Denver Nuggets, and reigning Super Bowl champions the Los Angeles Rams.
1. Lakshmi Mittal, QPR (£13bn)
The richest person in English football, according to Forbes, is QPR co-owner Lakshmi Mittal, who is also ranked as the 102nd richest The Indian businessman Indian steel magnate became a board member at Loftus Road in 2007 alongside Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore,