The richest sports team owners on the planet have been revealed – and “skint Arsenal” chief Stan Kroenke is on the list.
Forbes have now released their list of the 20 wealthiest club owners, with some surprising results.
Despite Arsenal having not a single penny to spend in the January transfer window, owner Kroenke sits 10th on the list, with a net worth of £6.6billion.
Unlike the majority of the other owners on Forbes’ list, Kroenke does own more than one team – quite a lot more, in fact.
The American businessman owns the Los Angeles Rams (NFL), Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and Colorado Rapids (MLS).
Bizarrely, mega-rich Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour does NOT feature on Forbes’ list – despite being rumoured to have a net worth of £17bn.
The reason for the omission is not yet known, while Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari owners also miss out on the top 20 – presumably as they are a group rather than an individual owner.
Elsewhere, Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich is No5 on the list with a net worth of £9.4bn – but won’t be able to splash his cash due to the Blues’ two-window transfer ban.
Fulham’s Shahid Khan is 14th on £5.1bn, while Tottenham owner Joe Lewis creeps into the list too, at £3.8bn – good for the No19 spot.
The rest of the list is made up with a host of American team owners, including Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) man Steve Ballmer.
However, the No1 spot goes to a cricket chief – IPL franchise Mumbai Indians’ owner Mukesh Ambani.
The 13th richest person on the planet has a net worth of £37.8bn after making his fortune in oil and gas.
Only Ballmer even comes close to the Indian, with the third spot going to Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz.