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Posted December 12, 2012 by Campus Heat in News
 
 

NEWS: FORBES Drops 2012’s List of the 10 Richest Sports Team Owners [PHOTOS]

Recently, Forbes released its annual list of the world’s billionaires, citing over 1,100 people who get to enjoy some of life’s great toys, from yachts and private jets to plush vacation homes.

The toy of choice for some: Sports.

The List of The 10 Richest Sports Teams Owners Posted Below ..

#Enjoy

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

Worth: $14.2 billion

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

Team: Chelsea

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

Worth: $7 billion

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

Worth: $3.8 billion

Forbes Rank: 290

Team: Tottenham Hotspur Currency trader is opening a multi-building medical center near Orlando, Fla. this year.

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