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  • Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous: Sports Interests Among Forbes' Global Billionaires

    There are 1,210 people on FORBES' list of billionaires this year, marking the largest number ever. That figure is up from 793 last year and 1,125 in '09. The collective net worth of those on the list is $4.5 trillion, a record that is up from $4.4 trillion last year and $900B in '09. There are 413 billionaires in the U.S., up from 272 last year. Listed below are billionaires in the top 400 with sports interests (FORBES, 3/28 issue).

    SPORTS INTERESTS AMONG TOP 400 FORBES' GLOBAL BILLIONAIRES
    RK
    NAME
    COUNTRY
    NET WORTH
    (BILLIONS)
    SPORTS INTERESTS
    3
    Warren Buffett
    U.S.
    $47.0
    Triple-A PCL Omaha
    Storm Chasers co-Owner
    4
    Mukesh Ambani
    India
    $29.0
    Indian Premier League
    Mumbai Indians Owner
    5
    Lakshmi Mittal
    India
    $28.7
    English Championship League
    club QPR co-Owner
    6
    Larry Ellison
    U.S.
    $28.0
    BNP Paribas Open,
    Indian Wells Tennis Garden Owner
    37
    Paul Allen
    U.S.
    $13.5
    Trail Blazers, Seahawks Owner
    39
    Mikhail Prokhorov
    Russia
    $13.4
    Nets Owner
    50
    Roman Abramovich
    Russia
    $11.2
    EPL club Chelsea Owner
    62
    Phil Knight
    U.S.
    $10.2
    Nike Chair
    74
    Silvio Berlusconi
    Italy
    $9.0
    Serie A club AC Milan Owner
    100t
    Lee Kun-Hee
    South Korea
    $7.2
    IOC Member
    100t
    Alisher Usmanov
    Russia
    $7.2
    EPL club Arsenal Investor
    117
    Rupert Murdoch
    U.S.
    $6.3
    News Corp. Owner (Fox Sports)
    123
    Phil Anschutz
    U.S.
    $6.0
    AEG Chair
    127
    Masayoshi Son
    Japan
    $5.9
    Japanese baseball club
    Fukuoka Hawks Owner
    136
    Leonid Fedun
    Russia
    $5.5
    Russian soccer club
    FC Spartak Moscow Owner
    148t
    Rinat Akmetov
    Ukraine
    $5.2
    Ukrainian soccer club
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk Owner
    148t
    Charles Ergen
    U.S.
    $5.2
    EchoStar Chair
    154
    Jim Kennedy
    U.S.
    $5.0
    Cox Enterprises Chair
    167
    Hiroshi Mikitani
    Japan
    $4.7
    Japanese baseball club
    Rakuten Eagles Owner
    176
    Rich DeVos
    U.S.
    $4.5
    Magic Owner
    189
    Micky Arison
    U.S.
    $4.4
    Heat Owner
    208t
    Lester Crown
    U.S.
    $4.1
    Bulls, Yankees stakeholder
    208t
    Dietrich Mateschitz
    Austria
    $4.1
    MLS Red Bulls,
    Red Bull Racing Owner
    212
    Bernie Ecclestone
    U.K.
    $4.0
    F1 Management Chair
    258
    David Tepper
    U.S.
    $3.5
    Steelers stakeholder
    277
    Stephen Ross
    U.S.
    $3.4
    Dolphins Owner
    297
    Ron Burkle
    U.S.
    $3.2
    Penguins co-Owner
    316t
    Ted Lerner
    U.S.
    $3.0
    Nationals Owner
    316t
    Joe Lewis
    U.K.
    $3.0
    EPL club Tottenham Hotspur Owner
    342
    Stan Kroenke
    U.S.
    $2.9
    Kroenke Sports Enterprises Owner
    367
    Charles Dolan
    U.S.
    $2.6
    Cablevision Owner (MSG, Knicks,
    NHL Rangers, WNBA Liberty)
    400t
    Mark Cuban
    U.S.
    $2.4
    Mavericks Owner
    400t
    Malcolm Glazer
    U.S.
    $2.4
    Buccaneers, EPL club
    Manchester United Owner
    400t
    John Malone
    U.S.
    $2.4
    Liberty Media Chair (Braves)
    400t
    Sumner Redstone
    U.S.
    $2.4
    CBS Chair

     

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