According to Forbes, the Top 20 Owners are collectively worth $509 billion, and there are eight of the top owners in the world of football.

Due to the NFL’s recent transition to a new ownership group, a rookie is on the list. Rob Walton, an heir to Walmart, is among the three richest owners and is represented on the list by his team. Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked No. 12, Stanley Kroenke of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked No. 13, and Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots is ranked No. 13 on the list of NFL owners. (No. 17).

Here are the top 5 sports franchise owners in the world as of 2023:

5. New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig, Red Bull Racing—Mark Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz, the company’s founder, and his passion for adventure and action sports are why Red Bull has evolved into much more than an energy drink brand. His 49 per cent ownership in Red Bull increased Mateschitz’s net worth to $34.7 billion when he passed away in October, leaving it to his only son, Mark. The New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig, Red Bull, and its feeder squad AlphaTauri are all part of the Red Bull sports empire and the Formula 1 championship team Red Bull.

4. Stade Rennais FC—François Pinault & family

François Pinault, a businessman from France, is worth $40.1 billion. As a maker of building supplies, he established Kering in 1963. Since then, it has developed into a luxury conglomerate comprising companies like Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, and Gucci. In 1998, he bought Stade Rennais FC, a Ligue 1 football team. Paris Saint-Germain, the team coached by Neymar and Messi, is one of the teams his ownership company, Artémis, has assembled that consistently finishes in the league’s top half.

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3. Denver Broncos – Rob Walton

Rob Walton, a Walmart heir, not only makes the list but also shakes it up after he bought the Denver Broncos for an NFL-record $4.65 billion in June. Condoleezza Rice, a former secretary of state, and Lewis Hamilton, a Formula 1 driver, are also part of the ownership group led by Walton, a businessman with a net worth of $57.6 billion. Sean Payton, a former Super Bowl champion, was hired by him this offseason to become the team’s new head coach, making a big impression.

2. Los Angeles Clippers—Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer previously held the top spot on the list. Still, the former Microsoft executive’s net worth recently dipped to $80.7 billion due to a decline in the software company’s stock value. The Los Angeles Clippers’ new facility will have the most toilets in the NBA, which he is quite thrilled about, and it’s still enough for him to be the second-richest sports owner in the world. Ballmer purchased the franchise for $2 billion in 2014.

1. Mumbai Indians—Mukesh Ambani

The total wealth of Mukesh Ambani is $83.4 billion. He owns the Mumbai Indians, a team in the Indian Premier League cricket. The team has established a reputation for excellence worth $1.3 billion. Since the IPL’s start in 2008, it has won five championships, including consecutive victories in 2019 and 2020. Reliance Industries member Ambani owns the team. Through the company, he also owns franchises in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates and a side in the freshly established Women’s Premier League.

 

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