July 29, 2021

Football: LS boss among the richest landlords


Check out our top 10 richest football club owners.

Jim Ratcliffe’s fortune is estimated at $ 13.9 billion according to Forbes.


Based on the real-time billionaire ranking available on the Forbes website (as of April 13, 2020), we have identified the ten richest football club owners on the planet. A list in which Lausanne-Sport boss Jim Ratcliffe comes in sixth position.

1. Carlos Slim and family: $ 49 billion

The owner of Real Oviedo (2nd Spanish division) is the richest man in Mexico. He and his family control Latin America’s largest telecom company: America Movil.

2. François Pinault and family: $ 34.5 billion

The owner of Stade Rennais (French Ligue 1) is the honorary president of the group of luxury brands Kering (Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Gucci), which he founded.

3. Sheikh Mansour: $ 30 billion

The owner of Manchester City (English Premier League) is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates as well as a member of the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi.

4. Dietrich Mateschitz: $ 22.3 billion

The owner of the New York Red Bulls (American MLS) is an Austrian businessman, co-founder of energy drink company Red Bull.

5. Dietmar Hopp and family: $ 14.9 billion

The owner of Hoffenheim (German Bundesliga) launched the software company SAP (Systems, Applications, Products).

6. Jim Ratcliffe: $ 13.9 billion

The British owner of Lausanne-Sport and OGC Nice (Ligue 1) is the founder, president and majority shareholder of the chemicals company Ineos.

7. Roman Abramovich: $ 12 billion

The owner of Chelsea (Premier League) is a Russian-Israeli oligarch who owns shares in the giants Evraz (iron) and Norilsk Nickel (nickel and palladium).

8. Philip Anschutz: $ 11.3 billion

The owner of the Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) has made his fortune in oil, railways, telecoms, real estate and entertainment.

9. Stanley Kroenke, $ 10 billion

The owner of Arsenal (Premier League) and Colorado Rapids (MLS) is a real estate mogul. It owns around nine million square meters of real estate, mostly shopping centers.

10. Shahid Khan: $ 9.6 billion

The owner of Fulham (English 2nd division) is an engineer by profession. The Pakistani-born American businessman has acquired auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate. His design of a one-piece truck bumper was the basis of his success.