Friday, April 22, 2011

10 The Richest Football Club Owners

Ten property owners in the world's richest football club jumped $ 36 billion compared to last year. However, the increase in their wealth is not related to football clubs. More of their wealth comes from rising commodity prices and the recovery of stock markets on the world stage.

They are the tycoons who control the business profitable in the world, ranging from steel, media and fashion. They also invested heavily in commodities such as steel, oil and other mining. Call it like Lakshmi Mittal. India's millionaire wealth is increased by U.S. $ 9.4 billion from a year ago to $ 28.7 billion.

Here is a list of billionaire owner of the world's leading football club like it was written by Forbes.

1. Lakshmi Mittal

Wealth: U.S. $ 28.7 billion
Club: Queen's Park Rangers

Lakshmi is the Indian-born British citizen who controls ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer with sales of U.S. $ 65 billion a year. Mittal buys 20 percent stake in Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in 2007. The highest achievements of this club, FA Cup finalists. The main shareholder of QPR, more than 60 percent is the boss of Formula One, which is Bernie Ecclestone.

2. Amancio Ortega

Treasure: U.S. $ 25 billion
Club: Deportivo De La Coruna

Ortega, known as the king of fashion retail giant and founder of Spain, Inditex is known as one of the top world rich. Ball club also is ranked ninth in La Liga. With ratings that are still far than Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​the club management stressed the need to build a new stadium to be competitive with competitors.

3. Paul Allen

Treasure: U.S. $ 13.5 billion
Club: Seattle Sounders

Micorsoft founder, Paul Allen through Vulcan Sports & Entertainment joined as owner of the Seattle Sounders in 2007. This ball club is also owned by film producer Joe Roth, businessman Adrian Hanauer and Drew Carey. Sounders finish season 2009 in the United States League by winning a record victory.

4. Roman Abramovich

Treasure: U.S. $ 11.2 billion
Club: Chelsea

Two years ago, Roman Abramovich's wealth Russian authorities had declined due to commodity price declines. However, last year rebounded along with the spike in world steel prices. However, different conditions occur on his ball club. Chelsea suffered a loss of U.S. $ 73 million last year. Although the Blues success in the Premier League since the arrival of Abramovich, but Chelsea's finances often suffer losses.

5. Silvio Berlusconi

Treasure: U.S. $ 9 billion
Club: AC Milan

Prime Minister of Italy, as well as the media conglomerate was stung by the accusations of corruption, sex scandals to ever dijahar with a statue in the city of Milan. Even so, his wealth rose 20 percent last year blessing from its investment in Mediaset and Mediolanum. AC Milan is a prestigious club in Italy, once inhabited by the world soccer star player.

6. Francois Pinault
Treasure: U.S. $ 8.7 billion
Club: Stade Rennais (Rennes)

Francois Pinault is known as the founder of PPR group who build luxury brands. Call it like Gucci and Balenciaga, two well-known brands that are under the control of PPR. He uses sports clubs to promote sports products made by PPR, the Puma.

7. John Fredriksen
Treasure: U.S. $ 7.7 billion
Club: Valerenga

John Fredriksen, a well known figure in the two sides, as the king of shipping and oil tankers, as well known as a businessman avoid the tax. Fredriksen be a citizen of Cyprus in 2006 to avoid taxes from Norway. Fredriksen has also been rumored to reject bids that Roman Abramovich intends to buy his house in London worth U.S. $ 200 million in 2006.

8. Alisher Usmanov
Treasure: U.S. $ 7.2 billion
Club: Arsenal

Usmanov, whose name was bounced as steel and telecommunications entrepreneur. For three years he competed with American businessmen, E. Stanley Kroenke for control of Arsenal. However, Kroenke emerged as the winner with a 29.9 percent stake in Arsenal than Usmanov who hold 26.3 percent. Value Arsenal last year fell 2 percent to $ 1.18 billion.

9. Philip Anschutz
Treasure: U.S. $ 6 billion
Club: Los Angeles Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, Hammarby

Inherit the American oil drilling company, Anschutz developing a portfolio of investments into the stock market, real estate, railroads until the entertainment business. He was known as the founder of Major League Soccer (MLS) in America, as well as the owner of several football clubs, such as the LA Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, to Swedish football club Hammaraby.

10. Bernard Ecclestone
Treasure: U.S. $ 4 billion
Club: Queen's Park Rangers (QPR)

Ecclestone, known as the President and CEO of Formula One had become a mass media rumors in recent years related to alleged sex scandal and anti-Semitism. He also attempted to avoid a split in Formula One after a famous team like Ferrari threaten to go. The highest achievements of this club, FA Cup finalists.
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