5 richest sports team owners in the world with Bezos favourite to buy NFL team

There are very few things the richest people in the world can't obtain with their vast wealth, whether they are plush yachts, mansions or even private islands.

Some of the biggest sports teams in the world are owned by the super-minted, which could include Jeff Bezos in the near future. The Amazon chief, who is worth an astonishing £125billion, is interested in purchasing NFL team the Washington Commanders from Dan Snyder.

Snapping up such a club would make the 58-year-old the richest sports team owner by a huge margain. But who would he beat to the mantle?

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Steve Ballmer

After purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA teams's value has soared from $2bn to $3.3bn – not a bad return on Ballmer's investment. But that is merely a tidy little side-earner compared to the 66-year-old's other ventures.

As the chief executive officer of Microsoft between 2000 and 2014, the Detroit-born mogul has racked up enough money to last many, many lifetimes. Ballmer's fortune jumped up to $91.4bn (£81.7bn), including an astonishing $22.7bn rise in the past year, reports Forbes.

Mukesh Ambani

In India, cricket reigns supreme and the IPL is one of the most lucrative sporting leagues in the world – handing out mammoth contracts to the biggest stars to create the ultimate cricketing franchise. And leading the way money-wise is Ambani, whose company Reliance Industries owns the Mumbai Indians.

The billionaire businessman is worth a whopping $90.7bn (£80.1bn), and his control might stretch further in the sport as he looks to bid for the IPL's media rights.

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Francois Pinault

When thinking about the richest owners in Ligue 1, it is impossible not to think of Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and even OGC Nice. Not many would think of Rennes – yet they have one of the richest billionaires at the helm.

Pinault made his buck selling luxury goods such as jewellery and art and is now worth a huge $40.7bn (£36.38bn).

Mark Mateschitz

The son of famous entrepreneur Dietrich, Mark Mateschitz's Red Bull empire has stemmed from his father's legacy – from energy drinks across the world to become a major brand.

There are football teams in the form of New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, as well as F1's Red Bull Racing. It is his Formula One team that is his jewel in the crown while the Austrian worth $27.4bn (£24.5bn).

Daniel Gilbert

While Gilbert might have lost half his fortune when Rocket Companies’ share price hit a massive decline, the American is still worth an enviable $22bn (£19.67bn) – and while his pocket has taken big punch, his Cleveland Cavaliers have seen their success drop in recent years as well.

The NBA team most recently won the championship in 2018, having won four in a row, but have toiled since.


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