List of owners of English football clubs

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This is a list of the current owners of English football clubs, as well as (in some cases) their estimated net worth and source of wealth. Only shareholders with a significant interest (above 10%) are listed.

Contents

Premier League

ClubOwner(s)Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Arsenal
( more information )
Flag of the United States.svg Stan Kroenke [1] $8.2B [2] Walmart, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Avalanche, commercial real estate.
Aston Villa
( more information )
Flag of Egypt.svg Nassef Sawiris [3]
Flag of the United States.svg Wesley Edens
$10.4B [4] [5] Investment and Industry
Fortress Investment Group
Brentford Flag of England.svg Matthew Benham [6] Gambling firms
Brighton & Hove Albion Flag of England.svg Tony Bloom (75.61%) [7] $1.3B [8] Online Gambling, Real Estate, Property, Land Development & Investments
Burnley Flag of the United States.svg ALK Capital (84%) [9] Investment consortium
Chelsea
( more information )
Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Israel.svg Roman Abramovich [10] $14.5B [11] Oil and Gas industry
Crystal Palace Flag of England.svg Steve Parish
Flag of the United States.svg Joshua Harris (18%)
Flag of the United States.svg David S. Blitzer (18%)
$5.7B [12] Tag Worldwide [13] Investments
Everton
( more information )
Flag of Iran.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Farhad Moshiri (77.2%) [14]
Flag of England.svg Bill Kenwright CBE
$2.9B [15] Steel and energy
Theatre production
Leeds United Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Radrizzani (63%)
Flag of the United States.svg 49ers Enterprises - York Family and others (37%) [16] [17] [18]
$4B [19] [20] Aser Ventures

San Francisco 49ers, DeBartolo Corporation

Minority investor sources include YouTube and Zappos

Leicester City Flag of Thailand.svg The Srivaddhanaprabha Family [21] $3.7B [22] King Power International Group
Liverpool
(more information)
Flag of the United States.svg John W. Henry

Flag of the United States.svg Tom Werner [23]

$2.8B [24] Fenway Sports Group
Manchester City
(more information)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan [25] $22B [26] Abu Dhabi United Group (100%)
Manchester United
(more information)
Flag of the United States.svg The Glazer Family [27] $4.7B [28] First Allied Corporation, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Newcastle United
(more information)
Flag of England.svg Mike Ashley $2.5B [29] Frasers Group
Norwich City
(more information)
Flag of England.svg Delia Smith and
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Michael Wynn-Jones (53%)
Flag of England.svg Michael Foulger (15%)
$30M [30] Food industry
Publishing
Poultry
Southampton Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Gao Jisheng (80%)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Katharina Liebherr (20%)
$4B [31] [32] Lander Sports Development Co Ltd
Inheritance
Tottenham Hotspur
(more information)
Flag of England.svg Joe Lewis (70.6% of 85% holding company)
Flag of England.svg Daniel Levy (29.4% of 85% holding company) [33]
$4.9B [34] Currency Trading
Watford Flag of Italy.svg Gino Pozzo [35] $120M [36] Investment
West Ham United
(more information)
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg David Sullivan (51.1%) [37]
Flag of England.svg David Gold (35.1%)
Flag of the United States.svg Albert Smith (10%)
$1.6B [38] Daily Sport, Sunday Sport
Gold Group International
GSO Capital Partners
Wolverhampton Wanderers Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guo Guangchang [39]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liang Xinjun
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Qunbin
$9.14B [40] [41] [42] Fosun International [nb 1]

EFL Championship

ClubOwner(s)Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Barnsley Flag of the United States.svg Chien Lee
Flag of the United States.svg Paul Conway
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Grace Hung
Flag of India.svg Neerav Parekh
Flag of the United States.svg Billy Beane
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Cryne Family [43] [44]
$9.1B [45] NewCity capital
Pacific Media Group
Pidilite Industries
Birmingham City Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Paul Suen [46] $450M [47] Birmingham Sports Holdings
Blackburn Rovers Flag of India.svg V H Group (99.9%)$860M Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group
Blackpool Flag of England.svg Simon Sadler (96.2%)Asset Management
Bournemouth Flag of Russia.svg Maxim Demin [48] $100M [49] Petrochemicals trading
Investments
Bristol City Flag of England.svg Stephen Lansdown $2.6B [50] Hargreaves Lansdown
Cardiff City Flag of Malaysia.svg Vincent Tan (51%) [51] $750M [52] Berjaya Group
Coventry City Flag of Finland.svg Flag of the United States.svg Joy Seppala [53] Sisu Capital
Derby County Flag of England.svg Mel Morris [54] $700M [55] King
Fulham
( more information )
Flag of Pakistan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Shahid Khan [56] $7.9B [57] Flex-N-Gate Corp (automobile parts manufacturer)
Jacksonville Jaguars
All Elite Wrestling
Huddersfield Town Flag of England.svg Phil Hodgkinson$500M [58] Legal firms
Hull City Flag of Egypt.svg Flag of England.svg The Allam Family [59] $325M [60] Allam Marine
Luton Town Flag of England.svg Luton Town Football Club 2020 LTDSupporter-owned
Middlesbrough Flag of England.svg Steve Gibson $263M [61] Bulkhaul Limited
Millwall Flag of the United States.svg John Berylson
Flag of the United States.svg Richard Smith [62]
$175M [63] Chestnut Hill Ventures
Peterborough United Flag of Ireland.svg Darragh MacAnthony (50%) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kelgary Sports and Entertainment (50%)
Preston North End Flag of England.svg Trevor Hemmings CVO (51.4%) [64] [65] $1.4B [66] Blackpool Tower, horse racing, investment, Northern Trust, Sportech [67]
Queens Park Rangers
(more information)
Flag of Malaysia.svg Tony Fernandes
Flag of India.svg Lakshmi Mittal [68]
$15.5B [69] [70] Air Asia, Tune Group
ArcelorMittal
Reading
(more information)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Dai Yongge

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Dai Xiu Li [71]

$950M [72] Renhe Commercial Holdings Company Limite
Sheffield United Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Abdullah bin Musa'ed [73] $200M [74] Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co.
Stoke City Flag of England.svg The Coates Family [75] $9.4B [76] [77] Bet365
Swansea City Flag of the United States.svg Stephen Kaplan & Jason Levien (68%)
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Swansea City Supporters Trust (21.1%) [78]
Memphis Grizzlies and D.C. United
Investment trust
West Bromwich Albion
(more information)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guochuan Lai (87.8%) [79] $2.8B [80] Investment

League One

ClubOwner(s)Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Accrington Stanley Flag of England.svg Andy HoltWhat More UK
AFC Wimbledon Flag of England.svg Wimbledon Football Club Supporters' Society (The Dons Trust)Supporters Trust
Bolton Wanderers Flag of England.svg Football Ventures (Whites) Ltd [81] $60M [72]
Burton Albion Flag of England.svg Ben Robinson (98%)
Cambridge United Flag of England.svg Paul Barry (80%)

Flag of England.svg Adam Webb (10%)

Flag of England.svg Mark Green (10%) [82]

Hospitality and property
Charlton Athletic Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Sandgaard
Cheltenham Town Flag of England.svg Andy Wilcox
Crewe Alexandra Flag of England.svg Norman Hassall Hassall (32% of 60% holding company)
Flag of England.svg Daniel Potts [83]
The Rowlinson Group
Doncaster Rovers Flag of England.svg John Ryan
Flag of Scotland.svg Dick Watson (26%)
Flag of England.svg Terry Bramall CBE [84]
MYA Cosmetic Surgery
Construction [7]
Keepmoat [85]
Fleetwood Town Flag of England.svg Andy Pilley (98%) [86] $120M [72] BES Group
Gillingham Flag of England.svg Paul Scally
Ipswich Town Flag of the United States.svg Gamechangers 2020American Pension Fund
Lincoln City Flag of England.svg Lincoln City Holdings Ltd (70%)
Milton Keynes Dons Flag of England.svg Pete Winkelman [87] [88] $200M [72] InterMK Group
Morecambe Flag of England.svg Bond Group Investments Limited (80% major shareholder)
Oxford United Flag of Thailand.svg Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth
Peterborough United Flag of Ireland.svg Darragh MacAnthony (50%) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kelgary Sports and Entertainment (50%)
Plymouth Argyle Flag of the United States.svg Simon Hallett (97%)business
Port Vale Flag of England.svg Synsol Holdings LtdDebenture Loan (4m)
Portsmouth Flag of the United States.svg Michael Eisner $1B [89] Media; former CEO of The Walt Disney Company; Tornante
Rotherham United Flag of England.svg Tony Stewart OBE (49%) [90] [91]
Flag of England.svg Joan Stewart (46%)
Flag of England.svg Richard Stewart (5%)
$180M [72] Lighting industry
Sheffield Wednesday Flag of Thailand.svg Dejphon Chansiri $575M [92] Thai Union Group
Shrewsbury Town Flag of England.svg Roland Wycherley [93] $17M [72]
Sunderland Flag of France.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Kyril Louis-Dreyfus (60%)$2B

[94]

Wigan Athletic Flag of Bahrain.svg Phoenix 2021 Limited$250M [72] Investment
Wycombe Wanderers Flag of the United States.svg Rob Couhig (75%)

Flag of England.svg Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust (25%)

Feliciana EFL Ltd

Supporters Trust

League Two

ClubOwner(s)Estimated
combined
net worth
Source of wealth
Barrow Flag of England.svg Tony Shearer (40%)
Flag of England.svg Paul Hornby (20%)
Flag of England.svg Kristian Wilkes (20%)
Flag of England.svg Mark Hetherington (10%)
Flag of England.svg Bluebirds Trust (10%) [95]
Bradford City Flag of Germany.svg Stefan Rupp (77.5%)$130M [72] Investment
Bristol Rovers Flag of Jordan.svg Wael al-Qadi (100%) [96] $550M [72] Banking and tourism
Cambridge United Flag of England.svg Paul Barry (80%)

Flag of England.svg Adam Webb (10%)

Flag of England.svg Mark Green (10%) [82]

Hospitality and property
Carlisle United
( more information )
Flag of England.svg Andrew Jenkins (37% of 93% holding company)
Flag of England.svg John Nixon (18%)
Flag of England.svg Steven Pattison (18%)
Flag of England.svg The United Trust (25.4%)
$23M [72] Pioneer Foods
Businessman (retired)
Carlisle Glass
Investment Trust
Colchester United Flag of England.svg Robbie Cowling [97] $55M [72] JobServe
Crawley Town Flag of England.svg The Executors of Bruce Winfield's Estate [98] Freight transport and inheritance from marketing services [99]
Exeter City Flag of England.svg Exeter City FC Supporters' Trust - Trust Ownership Working GroupSupporters Trust
Forest Green Rovers Flag of England.svg Dale Vince
Flag of Spain.svg Héctor Bellerín [100]
$120M [72]
Grimsby Town Flag of England.svg John Fenty (42.91%)
Flag of England.svg Mike Parker (22%)
Flag of England.svg The Mariners Trust (14.13%) [101]
$18M [102] Five Star Fish
Entrepreneur
Supporters Trust
Harrogate Town Flag of England.svg Irving Weaver [103] Property [103]
Leyton Orient Flag of England.svg Eagle Investments 2017 Ltd$38M [72]
Mansfield Town Flag of England.svg John Radford $38M [72]
Newport County Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Newport County AFC Supporters TrustSupporters Trust
Northampton Town Flag of England.svg David Anthony Cardoza
Flag of England.svg Anthony Michael Cardoza
Flag of England.svg Deborah Jones
Flag of England.svg Trustees of Stuart Wilson [104]
Oldham Athletic Flag of Morocco.svg Abdallah Lemsagam
Rochdale Flag of England.svg Andrew Kilpatrick
Salford City Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Lim (40%)
Flag of England.svg Phil Neville (10%)
Flag of England.svg Gary Neville (10%)
Flag of England.svg Nicky Butt (10%)
Flag of England.svg Paul Scholes (10%)
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ryan Giggs (10%)
Flag of England.svg David Beckham (10%)
$2.9B [105]
Scunthorpe United Flag of England.svg Peter Swann and family$445M [106] Retail; live entertainments; horse racing
Southend United Flag of England.svg Ron Martin [107] Property
Stevenage Flag of England.svg Phil Wallace (91%) [108] $90M [72] Lamex Food Group
Sutton United Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of the United States.svg Garry Otto

Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Nawaf Al Shammari

Investment group
Swindon Town Flag of England.svg Lee Power$60M [72]
Tranmere Rovers Flag of England.svg Mark Palios
Walsall Flag of England.svg Leigh Pomlett

Notes

  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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