Arsenal shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, is the eighth richest football club owner in the world.
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Usmanov is worth an eye-watering $14.4bn.
The Uzbek-born investor, who tried a takeover of Arsenal towards the end of the 2016/17 season, is also a sponsor of Everton’s training centre, Finch Farm; owner of Russian mobile company MegaFon; owner of USM Holdings; and co-owner of Russian internet company, Mail.Ru.
Usmanov currently only owns around a third of Arsenal’s share and has no place on the board.
Interestingly, the 63-year-old is more than $6bn richer than Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich, who’s worth an estimated $8.9bn.
Higher up on the scale, naturally, are Manchester City’s Sheikh Mansour, who’s worth $20bn, and Manchester United’s George Soros, who, despite only owning 1.9% of the Red Devils’ shares, is worth $25.2bn.
Surprisingly, however, the overwhelming ‘winner’ is La Liga club, Deportivo’s, owner, Amancio Ortega, who is worth a remarkable $81.7bn.