Money has been spurling in the Premier League over the last fifteen years since Roman Abramovich kick-started it all.
Russia entrepreneur Roman Abramovich kick-started a new wave of overseas billionaire buying Premier League clubs when he purchased Chelsea FC from the hands of Ken Bates in 2003.
That move from the Russian proved a massive hit – enticing other foreign billionaires to invest their huge lump of money on the Premier League clubs, which is an attractive destination for a majority of the players. Businessmen all over the world are keen to help themselves to a slice of the Premier League pie.
Here are the top five Premier League’s richest billionaires owning a club in the England top-tier.
#5 Aston Villa owner – Nassef Sawiris – $6.4 billion
Nassef Sawiris was born and brought up in a wealthy family. The Egyptian took over his father’s company Orascom Construction in 1998 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Upon taking over the company, he split it into two – with one side being construction and other is one of the leading products in the world of nitrogen fertilizers. Sawiris is also the supervisory director of Adidas.
Nassef Sawiris along with Wes Edens bought Aston Villa in January 2018. The Premier League club won promotion to the Premier League in 2019.
Record signing: Wesley — $27.2 million (Club Brugge, 2019).