CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich has been banned from making any money of the club after being slapped with sanctions.
Roman Abramovich, who is trying to sell Chelsea, is the third-wealthiest Premier League club ownerCredit: PA
The oligarch had stuck a staggering £3billion asking price on the Blues as he looked to add to his already vast fortune.
But how does Abramovich compare to the rest of the Premier League’s foreign owners in terms of wealth?
The Russian is said to be worth a whopping £9bn – good for only THIRD in the top flight.
Abramovich was once comfortably the wealthiest Prem owner having taken control of the West London club in 2003.
But the 2008 arrival of Sheikh Mansour at Manchester City saw the Chelsea owner slip down to second.
Sheikh Mansour is valued at a staggering £15bn.
However, that figure pales in comparison to Newcastle‘s new owners – the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund.
In October 2021, Mike Ashley finally sold the Toon for £300m.
And in taking over the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund became the wealthiest owners in world football, let alone the Prem.
Arsenal‘s American owners – Kroenke Sports & Entertainment – are worth £8bn, with Aston Villa (Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens) and Wolves’ owners (Fosun International) valued at £7bn apiece.
Leicester’s Thai owners are worth £6bn, with Leeds (Andrea Radrizzani) and Liverpool‘s chiefs (Fenway Sports Group) half that amount at £3bn apiece.
Everton’s owner Farhad Moshiri is worth £3bn, with Watford’s Gino Pozzo just £90m.
Southampton and Burnley are both also run by foreign owners (Dragan Solak and ALK Capital respectively), with their wealth currently unknown.