Around the world, in sports leagues all over, sports teams are owned by notable millionaires and billionaires. However, who are the richest owners in sports? At Madison Trust, there’s a new infographic from their research team that shows off who the richest sports owners in the world are, specifically ranking through the top 30.
Per their research, Steve Ballmer is the richest sports owner in the world, worth $91.4 billion. Ballmer is currently the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is one of only two sports owners that are worth more than $90 billion. The other is second-ranked Mukesh Ambani, who is worth $90.7 billion and is the owner of the Mumbai Indians, a cricket team that’s part of the Indian Premiere League.
Of the ten richest owners in all of sports, four of them own soccer teams, which is the sport that’s the most represented in the top ten. These soccer team owners include third-ranked Carlos Slim of Real Oviedo (worth $78 billion), Francois Pinault of Stade Rennais FC (worth $40.4 billion), Dietrich Mateschitz of the New York Red Bulls ($27.4 billion), and David Tepper of Charlotte FC ($16.7 billion). For Dietrich Mateschitz and David Tepper, these soccer teams aren’t the only sports franchises they own. For Dietrich Mateschitz, he also owns Red Bull Racing and RB Leipzig, while David Tepper is also the owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).
The National Football League is indisputably the most popular and most watched sport in the United States, and nine other teams aside from the Carolina Panthers are represented on this list of the top 30 richest owners in sports. On this list, the other NFL franchises that have ownership represented include the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Baltimore Ravens.