Top 10 Richest Owners in Sport

March 10, 2011

Forbes have released a list detailing the top 10 richest owners in sport, led by Indian Premier League (IPL) Mumbai Indians owner Mukesh Ambani, owner of the behemoth conglomerate Reliance Industries, his share of the business empire built by his father that he split with his brother Anil.

Ambani is the ninth richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$27bn way ahead of second placed Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. As owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) New Jersey Nets, Prokhorov is 32nd on Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people with a net worth of $18bn

Third on the list is the only owner of an English sports club and another Russian in Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. 53rd on the world’s rich list, Abramovich has a net worth of $13.4bn.

The first of five Americans in the top 10 is Paul Allen, Microsoft billionaire and owner of NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Allen is followed by the controversial prime minister of Italy and AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi who is the 118th-richest person on the globe  with net worth of $7.8bn.

6th to 10th list as follows; Philip Anschutz (LA Kings/$7.5bn), Micky Arison (Miami Heat/$5.9bn), Richard DeVos (Orlando Magic/$4.2bn), Charles Dolan (New York Knicks, Rangers/$3.3bn), Joe Lewis (Tottenham Hotspur/$3.2bn)

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