Premier League is the richest football league in the world. A number of PL clubs are owned by billionaire businessmen from Russia, China, the United States, and the Middle East. In this article, we have ranked the richest Premier League club owners.
Here are the richest Premier League club owners ranked from lowest to highest net worth.
20. Burnley – Alan Pace (unknown)
The new chairman Alan Pace, a former Wall Street financier leading the US consortium ALK Capital bought the club from Mike Garlick this year. He has been a very vocal proponent of energetic plans to build on Dyche’s achievements and improve the club’s historic home.
19. Brentford – Matthew Benham (£3m)
Matthew Benham is the owner of Brentford FC as well as the Danish club FC Midtjylland. He made his millions from gambling firms. The childhood Brentford fan, Benham, took full control of the club in 2012. Matthew said he was able to bid his money on the team because he has been watching Brentford play since he was 11. He said he trusted the team completely and would still believe in them even if they cost him his money.
18. Norwich – Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones (£23m)
The husband and wife pair are joint majority shareholders of the Canaries and have been since 1996. Delia Smith made her name as a cookery writer, author and television personality while Michael Wynn-Jones came from the publishing industry.
17. Watford – Gino Pozzo (£93m)
The Pozzo family bought Watford from Laurence Bassini in 2012 and Gino has full ownership and control over the club. Although the club has seen economic stability ever since Gino Pozzo took over the ownership of the club, they haven’t seen significant success in top-flight football.
16. Leeds – Andrea Radrizzani (£344m)
Italian businessman Radrizzani purchased an initial 50 percent stake of Leeds United in January 2017, before taking full control from previous owner Massimo Cellino four months later. Radrizzani made a great amount of his wealth with his investment firm Aser Ventures, which he launched in 2015. He has now sold 37% of the club’s stake to 49ers Enterprises.
15. Brighton – Tony Bloom (£953m)
Bloom became chairman of the Seagulls in 2009 and in that time he has overseen their rise from League One to the Premier League. A new stadium and a side playing very attractive football. You can’t argue with his investment. He is one of the richest Premier League club owners.
14. West Ham – David Sullivan and David Gold (£1.62bn)
West Ham owners Sullivan and Gold have been at the east London club for more than a decade, having taken over during the 2009/10 season. Gold and his daughters are worth £470m according to the Sunday Times, while Sullivan – his business partner in the adult magazine industry, is worth £1.15bn.