The toy of choice for some: Sports.
The List of The 10 Richest Sports Teams Owners Posted Below ..
1. Mukesh Ambani
Worth: $22.3 Billion
Forbes Rank: 19
Team: Mumbai Indians (Cricket)
Chairman of Oil & Gas Conglomerate Reliance Industries ranks as Asia’s Second-Wealthiest man.
Reliance is a big sponsor or Cricket, India’s most popular sport.
Ambani is a Cricket fanatic who reportedly once spent over a million dollars for boxes at the ICC World Cup final.
2. Rinat Akhmetov
Worth: $16 Billion
Forbes Rank: 39
Team: FC Shakhtar Donesk
This Ukranian businessman founded System Capital Management, a mining and steel company with some $23 billion in assets.
His soccer club took the UEFA Cup in 2009, the first Ukrainian team to do so.
3. Paul Allen
Forbes Rank: 48
Team: Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers.
Would you rather own a franchise in the NBA or the NFL? – Well, When you’re the original No. 2 guy at Microsoft its only right you own BOTH!
4. Mikhail Prokhorov
Worth: $13.2 Billion
Forbes Rank: 58
Team: New Jersey Nets.
It’s on to Brooklyn in the fall for the metals tycoon, who garnered 8% of the vote in this year’s Russian presidential election.
5. Roman Abramovich
Worth: $12.1 billion
Forbes Rank: 68
This Russian Steel and Mining Giant just sacked Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea Manager, leading to criticism in the UK from those leery of foreign owners.
6. Philip Anschutz
Forbes Rank: 133
Team: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings.
Anschutz’s Sports Empire includes the MLS along with areans like the Staples Center in Los Angeles and O2 Arena in London.
7. Silvio Berlusconi
Worth: $5.9 Billion
Forbes Rank: 169
Team: AC Milan
The former Italian prime minister skated on corruption charges, but still faces allegations of tax fraud and sex with a minor.
8. Richard DeVos
Worth: $5 Billion
Forbes Rank: 205
Team: Orlando Magic
The Amway founder may not have superstar Dwight Howard to help sell out his new arena..but still he the man.
9. Micky Arison
Worth: $ 4.7 billion
Forbes Rank: 223
Team: Miami Heat
LeBron and D-Wade just came up short in their quest to deliver Arison an NBA title last season, but they’re looking even stronger this year.
10. Joe Lewis
Forbes Rank: 290
Team: Tottenham Hotspur Currency trader is opening a multi-building medical center near Orlando, Fla. this year.