Sunday Times Rich List 2021: The football club owners with most wealth

These guys aren’t short of a bob or two...

Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Sunday Times have dropped their annual Rich List, and there are a few notable figures from the world of English football in the top 250.

Highest up the rankings is Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who comes in at eighth with a massive personal fortune of £12.1 billion.

The Stamford Bridge chief oversaw a huge summer of investment last year, and with the likes of Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski being linked already this time around, perhaps the Russian could be digging into his unfathomably deep pockets in the coming weeks and months.

Also on the list is controversial Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

The Sports Direct magnate weighs in at 61st in the rankings with a fortune of £2.718 billion – a rise of £765 million.

Interestingly for Toon supporters, David and Simon Reuben – who have long been linked with potential investment in the club – are second on the list with a combined personal wealth of £21.465 billion. Only Sir Leonard Blavatnik, owner of DAZN, has a greater fortune.

Other recognisable figures for football fans include Trevor Hemmings – the current owner of Preston North End, who has a fortune of £1.115 billion – and Ellis Short, the former owner of Sunderland.

Elsewhere, Arsenal fans will recognise Alisher Usmanov, their ex-shareholder who sold his stake in the club for around £550 million back in 2018.

The Uzbek-born businessman is sixth on the list overall with a fortune of £13.4 billion.