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  • Sports Interests Among Forbes' Top 100 Billionaires

    FORBES has released its annual list of the world's billionaires, with 1,125 people making the list this year, the first time the list has cracked four figures. The collective net worth of the members is $4.4 trillion, up from $900B last year. The following chart lists a selection of those from the top 100 and their ties to the global sports industry (FORBES, 3/24 issue).

    SPORTS INTERESTS AMONG FORBES' TOP 100
    BILLIONAIRES IN THE WORLD
    RK
    NAME
    COUNTRY
    NET WORTH
    SPORTS INTERESTS
    3
    Bill Gates
    U.S.
    $58.0
    Comcast stakeholder
    4
    Lakshmi Mittal
    India
    $45.0
    Queens Park Rangers stakeholder
    14
    Larry Ellison
    U.S.
    $25.0
    Oracle racing owner
    15
    Roman Abramovich
    Russia
    $23.5
    Chelsea owner
    24
    Mikhail Prokhorov
    Russia
    $19.5
    CSKA Moscow financier
    39
    Francois Pinault & family
    France
    $16.9
    Converse, Vail Ski Resort owner
    41
    Paul Allen
    U.S.
    $16.0
    Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner
    58
    Alain & Gerard Wertheimer
    France
    $12.9
    Thoroughbred horse racing business owners
    62
    Anne Cox Chambers
    U.S.
    $12.6
    Cox Enterprises owner
    73
    Phil Knight
    U.S.
    $10.4
    Nike chairman
    75
    Ernesto Bertarelli
    Switzerland
    $10.3
    Team Alinghi owner
    76
    Kumar Birla
    India
    $10.2
    2010 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee member
    77
    Leonardo Del Vecchio
    Italy
    $10.0
    Luxottica (Oakley) owner
    87
    Charles Ergen
    U.S.
    $9.5
    EchoStar Chairman & CEO
    90
    Silvio Berlusconi
    Italy
    $9.4
    AC Milan owner
    91
    Alisher Usmanov
    Russia
    $9.3
    Arsenal stakeholder

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