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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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