Mittal tops football's rich list

07 October 2009 10:59
The London-based Indian steel magnate, who owns a 20 per cent stake in the Loftus Road club, is worth an estimated £18.4billion, according to the 2009 Rich List.[LNB]The annually-published list ranks Mittal above last year's leader, Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan, who has a fortune of £17billion.[LNB]Mittal has largely taken a back seat to owners Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone since investing in QPR in December 2007 but he would appear the real financial power at the club.[LNB]Formula One supremo Ecclestone, however, is ranked eighth in the list with £1.466billion.[LNB]Third is Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with £7.8billion - an increase of £800million on his position last year.[LNB]That rise is more than the Russian's total outlay at Stamford Bridge since his takeover in 2003.[LNB]Arsenal shareholders Stan Kroenke (£2.709billion) and Alisher Usmanov (£1.3billion) are fifth and ninth respectively. The Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, are seventh with £1.75billion.[LNB]David Beckham is in a league of his own in terms of player value, with a fortune of £125million.[LNB]The England and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder is well clear of Manchester United pair Michael Owen (£38million) and Wayne Rooney (£37million).[LNB]Two more United players, Rio Ferdinand (£30million) and Ryan Giggs (£24million), make up the top five.[LNB]England boss Fabio Capello is the richest manager with £30million ahead of Roy Keane (Ipswich) and Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) with £27million and £22million respectively.[LNB][LNB]

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