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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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