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Who Are the Richest Sports Owners in the World, 2023?

Mukesh Ambani

Based on available data, with a net worth of approximately $91 billion, Mukesh Ambani, who owns the Indian Premier League cricket club Mumbai Indians, is the richest sports team owner in the world, followed by Carlos Slim (net worth $82 billion); and Steve Ballmer (net worth $80 billion). Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, bought the Los Angeles Clippers (Basketball, United States) in 2014 for $2 billion.

Through petrochemicals, oils, and gas company Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani has made an astonishing $91 billion. He lives in a home at the Antilia Building said to be worth around $1 billion. Yes, that’s right. Steve Ballmer is, of course, the former chief executive of Microsoft. Over the years, the American businessman amassed a wealth of a whopping $80 billion. In 2014, he became the owner of LA Clippers – acquiring the NBA team for $2 billion.

Rounding out the top five are Rob Walton ($60.8 billion) and David Thomson ($52.1 billion). Stade Rennais FC owner Francois Pinault is the 6th richest team owner in the world, worth $34.4 billion.

Who Are the Richest Sports Owners in the World, 2023?

NameTeamNet Worth
Mukesh AmbaniMumbai Indians (Cricket, India)$91 billion
Carlos SlimReal Oviedo (Soccer, Spain)$82 billion
Steve BallmerLos Angeles Clippers (Basketball, United States)$80 billion
Rob WaltonDenver Broncos (Football, United States)$60.8 billion
David ThomsonWinnipeg Jets (Hockey, Canada)$52.1 billion
Francois PinaultStade Rennais FC (Soccer, France)$34.4 billion
Dietrich MateschitzRB Leipzig (Soccer, Germany), Red Bull Racing (Formula 1, England), $27.4 billion
Masayoshi SonFukuoka SoftBank Hawks (Baseball, Japan)$23.2 billion
David TepperCarolina Panthers (Football, United States), Charlotte FC (Soccer, United States)$18.5 billion
Steve CohenNew York Mets (Baseball, United States)$17.5 billion
Daniel GilbertCleveland Cavaliers (Basketball, United States)$17.2 billion
Robert PeraMemphis Grizzlies (Basketball, United States)$16.3 billion
Jerry JonesDallas Cowboys (Football, United States)$14 billion
Stanley KroenkeLos Angeles Rams (Football, United States), Colorado Avalanche (Hockey, United States), Denver Nuggets (Basketball, United States)$12.9 billion
Stephen RossMiami Dolphins (Football, United States)$11.6 billion
Shahid KhanJacksonville Jaguars (Football, United States), Fulham Football Club (Soccer, England)$11.2 billion
Philip AnschutzLos Angeles Kings (Hockey, United States), LA Galaxy (Soccer, United States)$10.6 billion
Robert KraftNew England Patriots (Football, United States), New England Revolution (Soccer, United States)$10.5 billion
Arthur BlankAtlanta Falcons (Football, United States), Altanta United (Soccer, United States)$7.9 billion
Joseph C. TsaiBrooklyn Nets (Basketball, United States)$7.8 billion
Hasso PlatnerSan Jose Sharks (Hockey, United States)$7.7 billion
Zhang JindongInter Milan (Soccer, Italy)$7.4 billion
Terrence PegulaBuffalo Bills (Football, United States), Buffalo Sabres (Hockey, United States)$6.8 billion
Rocco Benito CommissoACF Fiorentina (Soccer, Italy), New York Cosmos (Soccer, United States)$6.7 billion
Dmitry RybolovlevAS Monaco FC (Soccer, France), Cercle Brugge K.S.V. (Soccer, Belgium)$6.6 billion
Stephen BisciottiBaltimore Ravens (Football, United States)$6.3 billion
Tom GoresDetroit Pistons (Basketball, United States)$6.1 billion
Micky ArisonMiami Heat (Basketball, United States)$5.4 billion
Charles DolanNew York Knicks (Basketball, United States), New York Rangers (Hockey, United States)$4.7 billion
Dietmar HoppTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Soccer, Germany)$4.6 billion

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