13. Southampton – Gao Jisheng (£2.3bn)
Jisheng became the Saints’ majority owner in 2017 when he completed a £210m deal. He was the founder of Lander Sports Development until last year when he sold enough shares to lose control of the real-estate company. He is one of the ten richest Premier League club owners.
12. Liverpool – John W Henry and Tom Werner (£2.6bn)
Henry and Werner are the men at the top of Fenway Sports Group, owners of Liverpool. The pair had been involved in American sports before arriving at Anfield, most notably taking charge of the Boston Red Sox in 2002. Henry is worth $2.8bn (£2.13bn), according to Forbes, while TV producer Werner’s wealth has been reported at anywhere between $300m-700m.
11. Leicester – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha & family (£2.96bn)
The 34-year-old, known as Top, became CEO and chairman of King Power and the chairman of Leicester when his father died in a helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium in 2018. He is also vice-chairman and CEO of Thai travel retail company King Power, whose name adorns Leicester’s stadium.
10. Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris (£3.36bn)
A Crystal Palace co-owner since 2015, Harris’ other sporting ventures include the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL. Harris is a founder of the investment group Apollo Global Management, and his fellow owners at the London club include David Blitzer and chairman Steve Parish.
9. Manchester United – The Glazers (£3.5bn)
The late Malcolm Glazer built up his stake in United over the early part of the 21st century. He made his fortune in property, banking and healthcare before his death in 2014. His sons, Avram and Joel, have since stepped up as co-chairmen.
The Glazers were leaders in the European Super League plans and that is the tip of the iceberg for many Manchester United fans. The sooner they leave, the better as far as they’re concerned.
8. Tottenham – Joe Lewis (£3.65bn)
Tottenham are owned by ENIC Group, whose owners include Joe Lewis and current Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. Lewis is worth $4.8bn (£3.65bn) according to Forbes, while the most recent Sunday Times Rich List put Levy’s net worth at £329m. Lewis is the main investor in Tavistock Group, which owns more than 200 companies ranging from sports teams, energy companies, restaurants and luxury properties.
7. Wolves – Guo Guangchang (£4.5bn)
Guangchang is the founder and co-chair of Fosun International, the group which completed a 2016 takeover of Wolverhampton Wanderers. A number of the group’s investments are in the pharmaceutical industry, and Guangchang’s co-founder Liang Xinjun is also on Forbes’ Billionaires List.