List of owners of English football clubs

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Some owners of English football clubs[1] have a significant interest (above 10%) in the club, estimated net worth, and source of wealth.

Premier League[edit]

Club Owner(s) Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Arsenal
(more information)
United States Stan Kroenke[2] $10.7B[3] Commercial property
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Walmart
Aston Villa
(more information)
Egypt Nassef Sawiris[4]
United States Wesley Edens
$12.7B[5][6] Investment and Industry
Fortress Investment Group
Brentford England Matthew Benham[7] Gambling firms
Brighton & Hove Albion England Tony Bloom (75.61%)[8] $1.3B[9] Online Gambling, Property, Land Development & Investments
Burnley United States ALK Capital (84%)[10] Investment consortium
Chelsea
(more information)
RussiaIsraelPortugal Roman Abramovich (sanctioned, club under control

of the United Kingdom UK Government[11])

$6.9B[12] Oil and gas
Crystal Palace England Steve Parish (10.74%)
United States Joshua Harris (18%)
United States David S. Blitzer (18%)

United States John Textor (40%)[13][14]

$5.9B[15] Tag Worldwide Investments
Everton
(more information)
IranUnited Kingdom Farhad Moshiri (77.2%)[16]
England Bill Kenwright
$2.9B[17] Steel and energy
Theatre production
Leeds United Italy Andrea Radrizzani (56%)
United States 49ers Enterprises - York Family and others (44%)[18][19][20]
$4B[21][22] Aser Ventures

San Francisco 49ers, DeBartolo Corporation

Minority investor sources include YouTube and Zappos

Leicester City Thailand The Srivaddhanaprabha Family[23] $2.15B[24] King Power International Group
Liverpool
(more information)
United States John W. Henry

United States Tom Werner[25]

$3.6B[26] Fenway Sports Group
Manchester City
(more information)
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi United Group (78%)

United States Silver Lake (10%)

China China Media Capital and China CITIC Group (12%)[27][28]

$22B[29] Sovereign wealth

Investments

Manchester United
(more information)
United States Glazer Family (69%)[30][31] $4.7B[32] First Allied Corporation, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Newcastle United
(more information)
Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (80%)
England RB Sports & Media (10%)
England PCP Capital Partners (10%)
$580B[33] Sovereign wealth
Norwich City
(more information)
England Delia Smith and
Wales Michael Wynn-Jones (53%)
England Michael Foulger (15%)
$30M[34] Food industry
Publishing
Poultry
Southampton Serbia Dragan Šolak (80%)[35]
Switzerland Katharina Liebherr (20%)
United Group
Inheritance
Tottenham Hotspur
(more information)
England Joe Lewis (70.6% of 85% holding company)
England Daniel Levy (29.4% of 85% holding company)[36]
$5.4B[37] Currency Trading
Watford Italy Gino Pozzo[38] $120M[39] Investment
West Ham United
(more information)
Wales David Sullivan (38.8%)[40]
Czech Republic Daniel Kretinsky (27%)
England David Gold (25.1%)
United States Albert Smith (8%)
$5.6B[41] Daily Sport, Sunday Sport
Gold Group International
GSO Capital Partners
EPH
Wolverhampton Wanderers China Guo Guangchang[42]
China Liang Xinjun
China Wang Qunbin
$8.5B[43][44][45] Fosun International[nb 1]

EFL Championship[edit]

Club Owner(s) Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Barnsley United States Chien Lee
United States Paul Conway
China Grace Hung
India Neerav Parekh
United States Billy Beane
United Kingdom The Cryne Family[46][47]
$9.1B[48] NewCity capital
Pacific Media Group
Pidilite Industries
Birmingham City China Paul Suen[49] $450M[50] Birmingham Sports Holdings
Blackburn Rovers India V H Group (99.9%) $860M[citation needed] Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group
Blackpool England Simon Sadler (96.2%) Asset Management
Bournemouth Russia Maxim Demin[51] $100M[52] Petrochemicals trading
Investments
Bristol City England Stephen Lansdown $2.6B[53] Hargreaves Lansdown
Cardiff City Malaysia Vincent Tan (51%)[54] $750M[55] Berjaya Group
Coventry City FinlandUnited States Joy Seppala[56] Sisu Capital
Derby County England Mel Morris[57] $700M[58] King
Fulham
(more information)
PakistanUnited States Shahid Khan[59] $7.9B[60] Flex-N-Gate Corp (automobile parts manufacturer)
Jacksonville Jaguars
All Elite Wrestling
Huddersfield Town England Dean Hoyle $500M[61] Card Factory
Hull City Turkey Acun Ilıcalı $100M[citation needed] Acun Medya
Luton Town England Luton Town Football Club 2020 LTD Supporter-owned
Middlesbrough England Steve Gibson $263M[62] Bulkhaul Limited
Millwall United States John Berylson
United States Richard Smith[63]
$175M[50] Chestnut Hill Ventures
Nottingham Forest Greece Evangelos Marinakis Capital Maritime & Trading Corp
Peterborough United Republic of Ireland Darragh MacAnthony (50%)
Canada Kelgary Sports and Entertainment (50%)
Preston North End England Trevor Hemmings CVO (51.4%)[64][65] $1.4B[66] Blackpool Tower, horse racing, investment, Northern Trust, Sportech[67]
Queens Park Rangers
(more information)
Malaysia Tony Fernandes
India Lakshmi Mittal[68]
$15.5B[69][70] Air Asia, Tune Group
ArcelorMittal
Reading
(more information)
China Dai Yongge

China Dai Xiu Li[71]

$950M[72] Renhe Commercial Holdings Company Limited
Sheffield United Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Musa'ed[73] $200M[74] Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co.
Stoke City England The Coates Family[75] $9.4B[76][77] Bet365
Swansea City United States Stephen Kaplan & Jason Levien (68%)
Wales Swansea City Supporters Trust (21.1%)[78]
Memphis Grizzlies and D.C. United
Investment trust
West Bromwich Albion
(more information)
China Guochuan Lai (87.8%)[79] $2.8B[80] Investment

League One[edit]

Club Owner(s) Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Accrington Stanley England Andy Holt What More UK
AFC Wimbledon England Wimbledon Football Club Supporters' Society (The Dons Trust) Supporters Trust
Bolton Wanderers England Football Ventures (Whites) Ltd[81] $60M[72]
Burton Albion England Ben Robinson (98%)
Cambridge United England Paul Barry (70%)

United States Adam Webb (10%)

United States Mark Green (20%)[82]

Hospitality, technology and property
Charlton Athletic Denmark Thomas Sandgaard
Cheltenham Town England Andy Wilcox
Crewe Alexandra England Norman Hassall Hassall (32% of 60% holding company)
England Daniel Potts[83]
The Rowlinson Group
Doncaster Rovers England John Ryan
Scotland Dick Watson (26%)
England Terry Bramall[84]
MYA Cosmetic Surgery
Construction[8]
Keepmoat[85]
Fleetwood Town England Andy Pilley (98%)[86] $120M[72] BES Group
Gillingham England Paul Scally
Ipswich Town United States Gamechangers 2020 American Pension Fund
Lincoln City England Lincoln City Holdings Ltd (70%)
Milton Keynes Dons England Pete Winkelman[87][88] $200M[72] InterMK Group
Morecambe England Bond Group Investments Limited (80% major shareholder)
Oxford United Thailand Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth
Plymouth Argyle United States Simon Hallett (97%) business
Portsmouth United States Michael Eisner $1B[89] Media; former CEO of The Walt Disney Company; Tornante
Rotherham United England Tony Stewart (49%)[90][91]
England Joan Stewart (46%)
England Richard Stewart (5%)
$180M[72] Lighting industry
Sheffield Wednesday Thailand Dejphon Chansiri $575M[92] Thai Union Group
Shrewsbury Town England Roland Wycherley[93] $17M[72]
Sunderland FranceSwitzerland Kyril Louis-Dreyfus (60%) $2B[94]
Wigan Athletic Bahrain Phoenix 2021 Limited Investment
Wycombe Wanderers United States Rob Couhig (75%)

England Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust (25%)

Feliciana EFL Ltd

Supporters Trust

League Two[edit]

Club Owner(s) Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Barrow England Tony Shearer (40%)
England Paul Hornby (20%)
England Kristian Wilkes (20%)
England Mark Hetherington (10%)
England Bluebirds Trust (10%)[95]
Bradford City Germany Stefan Rupp (77.5%) $130M[72] Investment
Bristol Rovers Jordan Wael al-Qadi (100%)[96] $550M[72] Banking and tourism
Carlisle United
(more information)
England Andrew Jenkins (37% of 93% holding company)
England John Nixon (18%)
England Steven Pattison (18%)
England The United Trust (25.4%)
$23M[72] Pioneer Foods
Businessman (retired)
Carlisle Glass
Investment Trust
Colchester United England Robbie Cowling[97] $55M[72] JobServe
Crawley Town United States WAGMI United LLC [98] Venture Capital
Exeter City England Exeter City FC Supporters' Trust - Trust Ownership Working Group Supporters Trust
Forest Green Rovers England Dale Vince
Spain Héctor Bellerín[99]
$120M[72]
Harrogate Town England Irving Weaver[100] Property[100]
Hartlepool United India Raj Singh Prestige Group
Leyton Orient England Eagle Investments 2017 Ltd $38M[72]
Mansfield Town England John Radford $38M[72]
Newport County Wales Newport County AFC Supporters Trust Supporters Trust
Northampton Town England David Anthony Cardoza
England Anthony Michael Cardoza
England Deborah Jones
England Trustees of Stuart Wilson[101]
Oldham Athletic Morocco Abdallah Lemsagam
Rochdale England Andrew Kilpatrick
Salford City
(more information)
Project 92 Limited

Singapore Peter Lim (40%)
England Phil Neville (10%)
England Gary Neville (10%)
England Nicky Butt (10%)
England Paul Scholes (10%)
Wales Ryan Giggs (10%)
England David Beckham (10%)
$2.9B[102]
Scunthorpe United England Peter Swann and family $445M[103] Retail; live entertainments; horse racing
Stevenage England Phil Wallace (91%)[104] $90M[72] Lamex Food Group
Sutton United South Africa United States Garry Otto

Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al Shammari

Investment group
Swindon Town Australia Clem Morfuni $200m[72]
Tranmere Rovers England Mark Palios

Indonesia Santini Group

Charted Accountant Holding Company

Walsall England Leigh Pomlett

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The direct parent company of the club was W.W. (1990) Limited, which was acquired by Prestige Century Holdings Limited; Prestige Century was a subsidiary of Fosun Management Holdings Limited; Fosun Management Holdings was a subsidiary of Fosun International; Fosun International, a listed company of Hong Kong, is a subsidiary of Fosun International Holdings, which was majority owned by Guo Guangchang, Liang Xinjun and Wang Qunbin

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