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Is There A Sugar Daddy Out There Who Wants To Buy The Toon?
Published : 06 Oct 2010 11:28:50
When it comes to club owners, we have a man (Mike Ashley) with money to burn, but he won't 'burn it' in our back yard. But he cannot make the running in the Top Rich List. Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has returned to the top of football's rich list, according to the latest figures from FourFourTwo magazine. The 40-year-old's vast fortune is estimated to have risen by £3billion, moving him back in front of QPR shareholder Lakshmi Mittal, whose fortune has dipped to £17bn. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has now dropped as far as fourth - displaced by Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov, whose estate has exploded to rise from £1.3bn to £8bn. Usmanov's fellow Arsenal shareholder Stanley Kroenke is eighth on the list with a fortune of £1.85bn, while Mittal's partner at QPR, Bernie Ecclestone, also makes it into the top 10 with his £1.4bn estate. The controversial owners of Manchester United, the Glazer family, are ranked ninth with an estimated fortune of £1.53bn. Others figuring in the top 10 are Southampton owners the Liebherr family, fifth with a fortune of £3bn, Tottenham owner Joe Lewis, sixth at £2.7bn, and Celtic's Denis O'Brien, seventh with a fortune of £1.87bn.