Sports’ players can be considered as one of the most earning people who know how to cash their potential. Not only this but they are also receiving fame and recognition for their talent. There are Soccer clubs that too bring a considerable revenue to the owners of these clubs. We have been sharing rich lists of famous celebrities who belong to different domains of life and here are top 10 richest soccer billionaires who enjoys a net worth in Billions by running soccer clubs as one of their businesses
1) Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico)
Net worth: $73 Billion
Clubs: Club Pachuca, Club Leon (Mexico) and Real Oviedo (Spain)
The son of Lebanese parents proved to be unforgettable like his parents who founded one of the first Arabic language magazines for the Lebanese Mexican community and now following his father’s footsteps he amassed in the fields of technology, retailing, communications and finance. For more than a dozen years, Slim’s key holding Telmex, national telephone monopoly, allowed him to broaden his investment portfolio. In September 2012, he invested in two Mexican clubs, Club Leon and Club Pachuca and by November he brought up stakes in struggling Spanish soccer team Real Oviedo.
2) Amancio Ortega (Spain)
Net worth: $57 Billion
Club: Deportivo La Coruna (Spain)
Zara clothing and accessory retail shops are the eminent and exclusive chains that definitely do not need an introduction, and here we are talking about its owner and Spanish fashion executive and founding chairman of Inditex fashion group. He is often found in the stadium Riazor, home of Deportivo La Cornua, his team for which he actually delayed his daughter’s million wedding 90 minutes late because his team was on grounds with Barcelona B. He is the year’s biggest pocketing profit owner who gained $19.5 billion in 2012. So far his favorite team is losing the Spanish League.
3) George Soros (United States)
Net Worth: $19.2 Billion
Club: Manchester United (England)
The chairman of Soros Fund Management has been prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for years. The Hungarian-American business magnate is betting on the UK’s largest soccer team Manchester Unite, which became the first sports team to be valued more than $3 billion. Through his Soros Fund Management he invested 7.85% stakes in the football club, which surged more than 33% in the following 6 months.
4) Alisher Usmanov (Russia)
Net Worth: $17.6 Billion
Club: Arsenal Football Club (England)
The richest man in Russia is getting his hands on everything. From Silicon Valley to Russia’s largest business daily, he got his shares into everything. He is recently holding $2.8 billion stakes in FC arsenal with Stanley Kroenke and is now heading forward to buy Arsenal for over $2 billion.
5) Lakshmi Mittal (India)
Net Worth: $16.5 Billion
Club: Queens Park Rangers Football Club (England)
A long time London President, owns the largest share of Queens Park Rangers and recently spent over $30 million to buy a striker, fast and potential Loic Remy and central defender Chris Samba. Tony Fernandes also ownthe stake in QPR.
6) Rinat Akhmetov (Ukraine)
Net worth: $15.4 billion
Club: FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
The wealthiest man in the nation and a President of System Capital Management and has been its sole proprietor and SCM is the Ukraine’s leading financial and industrial firms, he is also the owner and President of the Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk. He has been number one in Korrespondent magazine annual Ukraine’s top 50 richest people. The FC Shakhtar Donetsk has won the national championship seven times in past 13 years.
7) François Pinault (France)
Net worth: $15 billion
Club: Rennes (France)
The friend of a former French President Jacques Chirac, is a French businessman and the chief executive officer of PPR, the largest firm in luxury-goods. Since 1998 his family owns Rennes, a professional soccer club. He established his first wood business in Rennes in 1963 and todays he owns high-end fashion houses including Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent.
8) Paul Allen (United States)
Net worth: $15 billion
Club: Seattle Sounders FC (United States)
The co-founder of Microsoft, the cancer survivor, has got his hands into many sports team and investments. He is a part-owner of Seattle Sounders FC and own stakes in Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailoblazers. He estimated to be 48th richest person in the world.
9) John Fredriksen (Cyprus)
Net worth: $11.5 billion
Team: Valerenga (Norway)
This is certain that he loves soccer as much as he hates paying taxes because in 2006 he moves to Cyprus to avoid Norway hefty taxes even though he was Norway’s richest man until he chose to abandon it. Beginning his career as an intern in a ship broking company and by the age of 27 he created his company. The oil tanker tycoon owns more than seventy oil tankers and loves to go for fishing.
10) Roman Abramovich (Russia)
Net Worth: $10.2 billion
Club: Chelsea Football Club (England)
The Russian business tycoon is weekly ending hitting the headlines of magazines. The owner of Chelsea Football Club, the biggest takeover in British football history at the time, an English Premier League football team, who had their major successes and sustained fifth-highest average all-time attendance in English Football. He is spending million of Euros to bring the next soccer superstar to London. He holds one of the expensive hobbies as you can see he owns the world’s largest yacht, a 377-foot ice boat and homes in London. St.Barts, Los Angeles, France and Colorado.