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Top 10 richest owners in the world of sport

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Stan Kroenke ($8.7 billion)

Kroenke has shares in: LA Rams (NFL), Arsenal, Colorado Rapids (football), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Colorado Avalanche (NHL)

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Micky Arison $8.9 billion

The businessman has been the owner of NBA franchise Miami Heat since 1995.

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Mikhail Prokhorov $9.8 billion

Russian multimillionaire Mikhail Prokhorov was the the first non-Russian to own an NBA franchise when he took control of the New Jersey Nets who later moved to Brooklyn and became the Brooklyn Nets.

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Philip Anschultz $10.9 billion

US businessman Philip Anschultz was the co-founder of the MLS and owner of LA Kings (NHL) and MLS side LA Galaxy.

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David Tepper $11.6 billion

The US businessman David Tepper has shares in NFL side Pittsburgh Steelers and took control of Carolina Panthers in May 2018.

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Abramovich $12.4 billion

The Russian took control of Premier League side Chelsea in 2004 and has overseen his club to five Premier Leagues, five FA Cups and the Blues are the only London side to have won the Champions League.

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Hasso Plattner $13.5 billion

The German businessman is the owner of NHL side San Jose Sharks.

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Dietrich Mateschitz $18.9 billion

The Austrian multimillionaire is the co-founder of energy drink Red Bull who have three football teams in the world: New York Red Bulls (MLS), RB Leipzig (Bundesliga), RB Salzburg (Austrian Bundesliga), and Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda (F1)

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Steve Ballmer $41.2 billion

The richest man in the NBA and owner of Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise.

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Mukesh Abani $50 billion

The richest man in India is the owner of the cricket side in Mumbai and also the founder of the (football) Indian Super League.

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