Football is a rich man’s game these days – and if you need proof, just take a look at these ridiculously rich football club owners.
While you may expect the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich ‘s owners to top the list, you’d be very wrong!
There’s actually some pretty obscure football clubs with extremely rich owners these days.
Obviously the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea are still in there, as they continue to be backed by oil tycoons.
But let’s take an in-depth look at the top 10 football club owners who certainly won’t be scrimping on Christmas this year!
Roman Abramovich has overseen a period of success since becoming Chelsea’s owner
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1) Amancio Ortega – Deportivo La Coruna
Spanish businessman Ortega briefly held the title for richest man in the world back in 2015.
Deportivo La Coruna, however, are currently struggling in Spain’s third tier!
Net worth: £48 billion
2) Carlos Slim – Club Leon
Slim is an 80-year-old Mexican businessman who held the title of world’s richest person between 2010 and 2013.
And Club Leon are one of the biggest clubs in Mexico
Net worth: £50 billion
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3) Francois Pinault & Family – Rennes
Pinault is the sole shareholder of Ligue 1 outfit Rennes and has been at the club since 1998.
He is the 27th-richest person in the world.
Pinault gave a rare interview last year saying he had handed the Rennes reins to his son – Francois-Henri
Net worth: £37 billion
Owner of Stade Rennais Francois-Henri Pinault
4) Sheikh Mansour – Manchester City
Back in 2008, Sheikh Mansour headed the Abu Dhabi United Group which bought Manchester City.
The club have since gone on to become a European superpower in football.
Net worth: £23 billion
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5) Dietrich Mateschitz – New York Red Bulls/FC Salzburg
Mateschitz is a…