Ranking the Owners of Every Premier League Team According to Their Total Net Worth

With the extortionate amount of money that the Premier League generates these days, it is no surprise that some of the wealthiest individuals in England own the top flight clubs.


But who is the richest Premier League football owner of them all? Here's the ascending net worth of all 20 clubs...

20. Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien - Swansea City

Combined net worth: N/A


The American takeover at Swansea City saw the duo of Jason Levien and Stephen Kaplan buy a majority stake in the Welsh club, leaving the Swansea City Supporters Trust holding just 21.1% of the Swans.


Levien is a big player sports agent back home in the US and has also taken part in the acquisition of NBA side the Philadelphia 76ers and MLS club DC United. His net worth is unknown, as is partner Stephen Kaplan's, another individual heavily involved in American sports franchises, most notably NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.

19. Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz - Burnley

Combined estimated net worth: £55m


Together, the pair own more than 75% of the club, but last year Mike Garlick, the Clarets' largest shareholder, replaced John Banaszkiewicz as club chairman. Both are lifelong fans of the club and took over in 2012.


Garlick made his money when his IT company floated on the stock exchange, while Banaszkiewicz is a founder of a large ocean freight company. The latter's net worth is unknown. 

18. Maxim Demin - AFC Bournemouth

Estimated net worth: £100m


Demin is so low key that Jeff Mostyn, the Bournemouth chairman, is pictured here rather than the Russian businessman who owns the club, following a takeover of the south coast club back in 2011.


Making his money in the petrochemicals industry, Demin has given Eddie Howe the financial backing that has seen the club reach the top flight. He remains a majority shareholder, despite selling a 25% share to an investment company last year. 

17. The Pozzo Family - Watford

Estimated net worth: £120m


Gino Pozzo (pictured, left) is the current owner of the Hornets, although it is de facto owned by his father, Giampaolo (pictured, centre). The senior Pozzo also controls Serie A side Udinese, and previously owned Spanish club Granada, hence the link between the three clubs.


The family business is tool-making company Freud, which was sold to powerhouse Bosch in 2008, although Giampaolo is involved in a number of other financial holdings in addition to that.

16. Steve Gibson - Middlesbrough

Estimated net worth: £160m


Boro's long term owner is a self-made millionaire, whose wealth originates from 'the global transportation of bulk liquids, powders and gases'. Gibson is a boyhood fan of the club and used his financial power to take control in the early 1990s.


Under his stewardship, Boro have been in and out of the top flight, but have always been backed by their popular owner and chairman. He has been awarded both an OBE and the Freedom of Middlesbrough for his work on Teeside. 

15. The Allam Family - Hull City

Estimated net worth: £750m 


The Egyptian-born, Yorkshire-dwelling businessman has caused quite a ruckus since taking over the helm at Hull City in 2010, most famously when he tried to change the club's name to Hull Tigers.


Despite various protests, Assem Allam - with son Ehab - is still in charge of the club. But his extraordinary wealth, which came from industrial generator manufacture, has not been seen as prominently in the club's dealings as the fans and previous manager would have liked.

14. Guochuan Lai - West Bromwich Albion

Estimated net worth: £1b


The owner of West Bromwich Albion is no longer Jeremy Peace, with the former chairman opting to sell his stake in the club to Chinese businessman Guochuan Lai in August 2016 via asset management company Yuni Investment.


The 42-year-old, originally from Guangzhou, made his money by turning the Palm Eco-Town Development Company Limited into one of China's most successful construction companies. His deep love of football led him to taking an interest in the Baggies. 

13. David Sullivan and David Gold - West Ham

Combined estimated net worth: £1.3b


David Sullivan, who owns a majority stake in the club, is reportedly worth close to £1b, mainly from his business acumen in a number of areas, including newspapers, pornography and property.


His partner in crime, David Gold, is wroth around £350m from his ownership of women's underwear company Ann Summers. He formerly controlled Birmingham City with Sullivan, before the pair bought West Ham in 2010. 

12. Farhad Moshiri - Everton

Estimated net worth: £1.4b


Moshiri, an Iranian born businessman who resides in Monaco, was previously a stakeholder of Arsenal, but sold his shares in order to raise capital to buy a 49.9% holding of Everton football club.


Bill Kenwright (pictured to the right of Moshiri) remains the club's long serving chairman and is himself worth around £33m. The Toffees faithful have already seen Moshiri's money have a positive effect on their transfer dealings. 

11. John Henry - Liverpool

Estimated net worth: £1.5b


Liverpool's American owner leads the Fenway Sports Group, a multifaceted sports investment company that also owns the Boston Red Sox. In 2010, Henry assumed control of Liverpool, replacing the infamous duo of Tom Hicks and George Gillett.


Henry's personal wealth ensures that the Reds continue to be a powerhouse in English football, much to the supporters' delight, although his sacking of Kenny Dalglish in 2012 was not met with the same amount of joy. 

10. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha - Leicester City

Estimate net worth: £2b


Leicester City's Thai owner bought the club in 2010 with the intention of turning the Foxes into one of the country's best clubs - Srivaddhanaprabha's dream miraculously came true when Leicester defied the odds to win the league last season.


The 58-year-old is the chairman and founder of King Power Duty Free and one of the richest men of his native Thailand. His son, Aiyawatt, is his vice chairman at the King Power Stadium. 

9. Peter Coates - Stoke City

Estimated net worth: £2.3b


Now in his second stint as the owner of Stoke City, local boy Peter Coates continues to drive the club forward and uses his large personal fortune to do as such - he is the founder of bet365, so he's certainly got a little money to spend.


Coates took control of the Potters in 2006, for the second time, and his investment in the club and re-hiring of Tony Pulis brought Premier League football to the Britannia Stadium for the first time. 

8. Ellis Short - Sunderland

Estimated net worth: £2.4b


Somehow, Short has yet to see his Sunderland side relegated from the top flight, despite some near misses and a number of premature sackings. Nonetheless, he remains one of the richest owners in the league, with his stock thought to be worth around £2.4b.


The American-Irish businessman is owner of Kildare Partners, a private equity firm, and he used his money to take control of the Black Cats in 2008. He also owns Skibo Castle, a Scottish estate that was once the home of Andrew Carnegie. 

7. Katharina Liebherr - Southampton

Estimated net worth: £3b


The Southampton ownership is currently in the hands of Katharina Liebherr, after her father Markus passed away in 2010. He had previously taken control of the Saints a year earlier and was fundamental in turning the club's fortunes around.


Her level of involvement in the club is somewhat significant considering her lack of previous experience in running a Premier League side, although some may question the continuous policy of selling Southampton's best players. 

6. Joshua Harris - Crystal Palace

Combined estimated net worth: £3.3b


Although Steve Parish, worth around £45m, remains the club's chairman, his fellow owners Josh Harris (£2b), David Blitzer (£1b) and Jeremy Hosking (£200m) represent the wealthier side of Crystal Palace ownership.


The arrival of American pair Harris and Blitzer came last December, although the respective percentages of each owner remains hidden from the public. 


Nevertheless, the men controlling the reigns at Selhurst Park have some very deep pockets. 

5. The Glazer Family - Manchester United

Estimated net wort: £3.4b


The Glazer family's ownership of Manchester United is a saga so long that a trilogy of movies could be made about it, but at the end of the day, they remain in control of England's most successful club.


Following the passing of their father, Joel and Avram Glazer assumed the co-ownership and chairmanship of the club and they have worked hard to maintain the commercial success of the Red Devils. 

4. Joe Lewis - Tottenham Hotspur

Estimated net worth: £4.9b


Joe Lewis is the controlling owner of Tottenham Hotspur but is rarely seen at White Hart Lane due to his residence in the Bahamas. Instead, it is Daniel Levy (pictured) who deals with the day-to-day running of the club.


Levy is technically an employee of the Lewis-owned Tavistock Group, an enormous private investment group that owns companies across the globe. Tavistock Group control around 85% of the North London club. 

3. Roman Abramovich - Chelsea

Estimated net worth: £5.5b


Chelsea's Russian owner has been in the Premier League for longer than most of the current players and his investment in the West London club can be measured by its achievements on the pitch.


The most famous of all football club owners in England, Abramovich has used his personal wealth (made from the likes of gas and aluminium from his native Russia) to turn Chelsea into one of the top flight's most successful sides. 

2. Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov - Arsenal

Combined estimated net worth: £17b


Together they control over 95% of Arsenal, but is is the 'poorer' of the two, Stan Kroenke, who holds the majority share. The American billionaire businessman is involved with a number of sports teams; including NBA's Denver Nuggets and MLS' Colorado Rapids.


Usmanov, worth a reported £10b is a Russian business tycoon who is considered by many to be the second richest man in the United Kingdom. His 30% stake in the Gunners is just one of hundreds of business investments he owns. 

1. Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Manchester City

Estimated net worth: £20b


Sheikh Mansour, who also happens to be the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, turned Manchester City into one of the wealthiest sides in the world when his Abu Dhabi United Group took control of the Citizens in 2008.


In the years since, the wealth of the Emirates has poured into the blue half of Manchester and the trophies have followed too. He has also acquired Melbourne City FC, New York City FC and Yokohama F Marinos to form the City Football Group. 

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