Chelsea’s Todd Boehly fails to make top 50 richest owners list; Newcastle join Man City in top 10

Prospective new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has ranked outside of the top 50 richest sports club owners in the world, according to research carried out by OLBG.

Boehly, who is the co-owner of baseball franchise LA Dodgers, has now been given the green light to complete the takeover of Chelsea after the Government issues a new licence to permit the deal. 

While the American magnate certainly has a lot of wealth, he does rank as low as 53rd on the list of the richest owners in sport, with an estimated wealth of £3.5billion. Pocket change in the world of sports ownership.

Interestingly, the top two names on the list have nothing to do with football. LA Clippers boss Steve Ballmer leads the way with over £72.8billion to his name.

Next on the list is Mukesh Ambani who, with a wealth of £72billion, runs one of cricket's biggest franchises, the Mumbai Indians.

The first football owner on the list takes third spot, but he doesn't own a Premier League club. In fact, he own doesn't even own a top tier team.

Carlos Slim, who boasts a fortune of £61billion, is currently the owner of Spain's second tier side Real Ovideo - a club which currently sits fifth in the Segunda Division.

The first Premier League owner on the list is Manchester City boss Sheikh Mansour. The deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates has an estimated wealth of £17billion which places him in seventh.

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak

Arsenal's Ann and Stan Kroenke, meanwhile, are a couple of spots behind. Their fortune of £15billion makes them the second richest owners in the Premier League and the ninth on the globe.

Newcastle United, who were recently purchased by a Saudi-led takeover, also have representation in the top 10, with Mohammad Bin Salman boasting an estimated wealth of £13billion.

While Chelsea may seem a little underwhelmed by their placing on the list, they can at least take pleasure in ranking ahead of rivals Liverpool and Manchester United.

Reds boss John W. Henry has a net worth of £2.7billion which puts him 67th on the global ranking.

Meanwhile, the Glazer family, who own Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United, enjoy a wealth of £2.6billion - slightly less than their Merseyside rivals.

The research was conducted by the Online Betting Guide. You can read the full findings here.

Top 10 richest sports club owners according to OLBG

1 - Steve Ballmer (LA Clippers - NBA) - £72.8billion

2 - Mukesh Ambani (Mumbai Indians - Indian Premier League) - £72billion

3 - Carlos Slim (Real Oviedo - Segunda Division) - £61billion

4 - David Thompson (Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose - NHL and AHL) - £38billion

5 - Francois Pinault & family (Stade Rennais - Ligue 1) - £33billion

6 - Dietrich Mateschitz (New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Racing, Red Bulls Salzburg, RB Leipzig - Football) - £21billion

7 - Sheikh Mansour (Manchester City, Melbourne City, New York City, Mumbai City - Football) - £17billion

8 - Daniel Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers - NBA) - £16billion

9 - Ann and Stanley Kroenke (Arsenal, Los Angeles Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids - Premier League, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS) - £15billion

10 - Mohammad Bin Salman (Newcastle United - Premier League) - £13billion

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