Arsenal Shareholder Alisher Usmanov Is Richer Than Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich!

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What a list to feature on…

Forbes have released their 2015 billionaires list, displaying the wealthiest individuals in the world – and of course the list wouldn’t be complete without some Premier League names.

Individuals from English clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur all make it onto the illustrious list.

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Arsenal have the richest investor in the top flight of English football, as Alisher Usmanov sits in 71st place – beating Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who comes in second for the Premier League, in 137th overall.

Abramovich has a net worth of $9.1bn – compared to Usmanov’s monstrous $14.4bn – although these figures have nothing on first-placed Bill Gates, with $79.2bn.

Gunners main stakeholder, Stan Kroenke, also features, with a net-worth of $6.3bn, taking up 225th position.

Joe Lewis, controller of ENIC International Ltd, which have a controlling stake in Tottenham Hotspur, is 277th on the list. Lewis is worth $5.4bn.

Here’s the top 10:

1. Bill Gates -$79.2bn – Microsoft

2. Carlos Slim Helu -$77.1bn – telecom

3. Warren Buffett -$72.7bn – Berkshire Hathaway

4. Amancio Ortega -$64.5 – Zara

5. Larry Ellison -$54.3bn – Oracle

6. Charles Koch – $42.9bn – diversified

6. David Koch – $42.9 – diversified

8. Christy Walton – $41.7bn – Wal-Mart

9. Jim Walton – $40.6bn – Wal-Mart

10. Liliane Bettencourt – $40.1bn – L’Oreal


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