6. 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.
5. Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris (£5.39bn)
Sawiris replaced Tony Xia as Villa’s owner in July 2018 when he bought a 55 percent controlling stake in the club. He is from one of Egypt’s wealthiest families and owns numerous construction, engineering and building companies.
4. Arsenal – Stan Kroenke (£6.31bn)
Arsenal owner Kroenke is one of a number of Americans to invest in Premier League clubs and has been involved with the Gunners for more than a decade. He has been involved with American sports franchises for even longer and remains the owner of the Los Angeles Rams among others.
3. Chelsea – Roman Abramovich (9.6bn)
The Chelsea owner sparked the rise of the super-rich owner in Premier League football when he took over as owner of the London club back in 2003. Under the ownership of the Russian-Israeli businessman, the Blues were transformed and are now one of the biggest clubs on the planet.
2. Man City – Sheikh Mansour (£22.9bn)
Mansour completed a takeover of the club in 2008 and has poured huge investment into the club. Since he became the Man City owner they have won five Premier League titles. He is chairman of International Petroleum Investment Company and also has a stake in Virgin Galactic. He also owns the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation.
1. Newcastle – Saudi Public Investment Fund (£320bn)
Newcastle has been bought by an arm of the Saudi Arabian government. The £300m deal has been funded by the country’s Public Investment Fund, which is seen as separate from the state, finally allowing the bid to go through. They are backed by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman, and are set to make massive investments in the years to come.