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Top 20 richest owners of sports teams worldwide, 2023

Steve Ballmer

In 2023, Steve Ballmer had a net worth of 101.1 billion U.S. dollars, placing him as the wealthiest sports team proprietor in the world. Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 for an estimated two billion U.S. dollars.  Owning a professional sports team has become a status symbol among the mega-rich, as seen with the purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers by billionaires Steve Ballmer and Rob Walton.

Mukesh Ambani, an Indian entrepreneur, has a tremendous financial benefit from his affiliation with the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd, bringing in billions of dollars annually. He owns the Mumbai Indians, the most esteemed cricket team in India. To further enlarge their cricketing activities, Ambani and his company Reliance obtained a franchise in the Women’s Premier League. Moreover, Ambani’s Reliance has cricket teams in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Richest owners of sports teams worldwide, 2023

  1. Steve Ballmer
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Los Angeles Clippers | Source of Wealth: Microsoft | Net Worth: $101.1 Billion
  2. Mukesh Ambani
    Citizenship: India | Team: Mumbai Indians | Source of Wealth: diversified | Net Worth: $91.1 Billion
  3. Rob Walton
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Denver Broncos | Source of Wealth: Walmart | Net Worth: $66.6 Billion
  4. Mark Mateschitz
    Citizenship: Austria | Team: New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Racing, RB Leipzig | Source of Wealth: Red Bull | Net Worth: $33.6 Billion
  5. François Pinault
    Citizenship: France | Team: Stade Rennais F.C. | Source of Wealth: luxury goods | Net Worth: $30.5 Billion
  6. Masayoshi Son
    Citizenship: Japan | Team: Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks | Source of Wealth: internet, telecom | Net Worth: $23.2 Billion
  7. David Tepper
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Carolina Panthers, Charlotte FC | Source of Wealth: hedge funds | Net Worth: $20.6 Billion
  8. Steve Cohen
    Citizenship: United States | Team: New York Mets | Source of Wealth: hedge funds | Net Worth: $19.8 Billion
  9. James Ratcliffe
    Citizenship: United Kingdom | Team: OGC Nice | Source of Wealth: chemicals | Net Worth: $18.7 Billion
  10. Daniel Gilbert
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Cleveland Cavaliers | Source of Wealth: Quicken Loans | Net Worth: $17.8 Billion
  11. Philip Anschutz
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Los Angeles Kings, LA Galaxy | Source of Wealth: energy, sports, entertainment | Net Worth: $14.8 Billion
  12. Stanley Kroenke
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Los Angeles Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, Arsenal FC | Source of Wealth: sports, real estate | Net Worth: $14.6 Billion
  13. Jerry Jones
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Dallas Cowboys | Source of Wealth: Dallas Cowboys | Net Worth: $14.5 Billion
  14. Shahid Khan
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Jacksonville Jaguars, Fulham FC | Source of Wealth: auto parts | Net Worth: $11.8 Billion
  15. Robert Kraft
    Citizenship: United States | Team: New England Patriots, New England Revolution | Source of Wealth: manufacturing, New England Patriots | Net Worth: $11.1 Billion
  16. Stephen Ross
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Miami Dolphins | Source of Wealth: real estate | Net Worth: $10.1 Billion
  17. John Malone
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Atlanta Braves | Source of Wealth: cable television | Net Worth: $10 Billion
  18. Hasso Plattner
    Citizenship: Germany | Team: San Jose Sharks | Source of Wealth: software | Net Worth: $9 Billion
  19. Tilman Fertitta
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Houston Rockets | Source of Wealth: Houston Rockets, entertainment | Net Worth: $7.7 Billion
  20. Robert Pera
    Citizenship: United States | Team: Memphis Grizzlies | Source of Wealth: wireless networking | Net Worth: $6.2 Billion

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CEOWORLD magazine - Latest - Special Reports - Top 20 richest owners of sports teams worldwide, 2023
Nikolas Anderson
Associate Editor at CEOWORLD Magazine. I report on CEOs, boards, corporate governance, what’s going on inside the world’s biggest companies, and the future of work. Previously, I was Senior Energy Correspondent covering oil and gas companies, G-20 energy policy, and the global transition towards cleaner fuels.