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Notable Global Billionaires With Sports Ties On Forbes' Annual Ranking

Forbes’ annual list of the wealthiest people on the planet has many individuals with sports ties. At the top of Forbes’ list again is Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, who last year bought stakes in two Liga MX clubs -- Pachuca and Leon. Slim also has a stake in Real Oviedo, a lower-tier club in Spain. George Soros joined the ranks with sports ties last year, purchasing a 5% stake in EPL club Manchester United after the club went public on the N.Y. Stock Exchange. Dropping off the list from '12 are Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie and Thunder investor Aubrey McLendon. The chart below lists Forbes' Global Billionaires who have notable sports interests (THE DAILY).

NOTABLE SPORTS INTERESTS AMONG FORBES' GLOBAL BILLIONAIRES
RK
NAME HOME
NET WORTH
SPORTS INTERESTS
1
Carlos Slim Helu Mexico
$73.0B
Liga MX clubs Pachuca and Leon investor;
3rd tier Spain club Real Oviedo investor
3
Amancio Ortega Spain
$57.0B
La Liga club Deportivo de la Coruna Owner
4
Warren Buffet U.S.
$53.5B
Triple-A PCL Omaha Storm Chasers co-Owner
5
Larry Ellison U.S.
$43.0B
Indian Wells Tennis Garden Owner
24
David Thomson Canada
$20.3B
NHL Jets co-Owner
30
George Soros U.S.
$19.2B
EPL club Manchester United investor
34
Alisher Usmanov Russia
$17.6B
EPL club Arsenal investor
41
Lakshmi Mittal India
$16.5B
EPL club Queens Park Rangers co-Owner
51
Steve Ballmer U.S.
$15.2B
NBA Kings bidder
53
Paul Allen U.S.
$15.0B
Trail Blazers, Seahawks Owner
56
Phil Knight U.S.
$14.4B
Nike Chair & co-Founder
69
Mikhail Prokhorov Russia
$13.0B
Nets Owner
91
Rupert Murdoch U.S.
$11.2B
News Corp. Owner (Fox Sports)
100
Charles Ergen U.S.
$10.6B
DirecTV Chair
107
Roman Abramovich Russia
$10.2B
EPL club Chelsea Owner
109
Phil Anschutz U.S.
$10.0B
AEG Chair
117
Steve Cohen U.S.
$9.3B
Mets investor
122
Hasso Plattner Germany
$8.9B
Sharks Owner
145
Patrick Soon-Shiong U.S.
$8.0B
Lakers investor
162
Dietrich Mateschitz Austria
$7.1B
MLS Red Bulls, F1 Red Bull Racing Owner
166
David Tepper U.S.
$7.0B
Steelers investor
194
Silvio Berlusconi Italy
$6.2B
Serie A club AC Milan Owner
198
Jim Kennedy U.S.
$6.0B
Cox Enterprises Chair
198
John Malone U.S.
$6.0B
Liberty Media Chair (Braves)
211
Mickey Arison U.S.
$5.7B
Heat Owner
211
Charles Johnson U.S.
$5.7B
MLB Giants Owner
239
Rich DeVos U.S.
$5.1B
Magic Owner
248
Stan Kroenke U.S.
$5.0B
Kroenke Sports Enterprises Owner
267
Sumner Redstone U.S.
$4.7B
CBS Chair
286
Stephen Ross U.S.
$4.4B
Dolphins Owner
286
Malcolm Glazer U.S.
$4.4B
Buccaneers, EPL club Manchester United Owner
308
Joe Lewis U.K.
$4.2B
EPL club Tottenham Hotspur, Tavistock Cup Owner
329
Ted Lerner U.S.
$4.0B
Nationals Owner
353
Bernie Ecclestone U.K.
$3.8B
F1 CEO
363
Ed Roski U.S.
$3.7B
Lakers, Kings investor
384
Mike Ashley U.K.
$3.5B
EPL club Newcastle Owner
384
Dan Gilbert U.S.
$3.5B
Cavaliers Owner
423
Donald Trump U.S.
$3.2B
Doral Resort & Spa Owner (TPC Blue Monster)
437
Ron Burkle U.S.
$3.1B
Penguins co-Owner; NBA Kings bidder
437
Charles Dolan U.S.
$3.1B
Cablevision Owner (MSG, Knicks, NHL Rangers, WNBA Liberty)
437
Clayton Riddell Canada
$3.1B
Flames co-Owner
458
Terry Pegula U.S.
$3.0B
Sabres Owner
490
Shahid Khan U.S.
$2.9B
Jaguars Owner
490
Joan Tisch U.S.
$2.9B
NFL Giants co-Owner
527
Eddie DeBartolo U.S.
$2.7B
DeBartolo Sports & Entertainment Owner
527
Jeremy Jacobs U.S.
$2.7B
Bruins, Delaware North Cos. Owner
527
Jerry Jones U.S.
$2.7B
Cowboys Owner
554
Tom Gores U.S.
$2.6B
Pistons Owner
554
Daryl Katz Canada
$2.6B
Oilers Owner
613
Mark Cuban U.S.
$2.4B
Mavericks Owner
641
Jim Davis U.S.
$2.3B
New Balance Owner
641
Robert Kraft U.S.
$2.3B
Patriots, MLS Revolution Owner
670
John Fisher U.S.
$2.2B
A's co-Owner
670
Herb Simon U.S.
$2.2B
Pacers Owner
704
Fred Smith U.S.
$2.1B
Redskins investor
704
Josh Harris U.S.
$2.1B
76ers Owner
792
Donald Sterling U.S.
$1.9B
Clippers Owner
831
Dermot Desmond Ireland
$1.8B
SPL club Celtic Owner
831
Jimmy Haslam III U.S.
$1.8B
Browns Owner
831
Bob McNair U.S.
$1.8B
Texans Owner
831
Steve Bisciotti U.S.
$1.8B
Ravens Owner
831
Hiroshi Yamauchi Japan
$1.8B
Mariners Owner
868
N. Murray Edwards Canada
$1.75B
Flames co-Owner
882
Henry Samueli U.S.
$1.7B
Ducks Owner
882
Glen Taylor U.S.
$1.7B
T'Wolves Owner
922
Bruce Karsh U.S.
$1.65B
Warriors investor
931
Ray Davis U.S.
$1.6B
MLB Rangers co-Owner
931
Arthur Blank U.S.
$1.6B
Falcons Owner
974
Jim Irsay U.S.
$1.5B
Colts Owner
974
John Henry U.S.
$1.5B
Red Sox Owner,
Roush Fenway Racing co-Owner
1,031
Florentino Perez Spain
$1.4B
La Liga club Real Madrid President
1,031
Mohamed Al Fayed Egypt
$1.4B
EPL club Fulham Owner
1,107
Red McCombs U.S.
$1.3B
Circuit of the Americas co-Owner
1,161
Patrick Ryan U.S.
$1.25B
Bears investor
1,175
Frank Stronach Canada
$1.2B
Santa Anita racetrack owner;
Magna Int'l BOD member
1,175
Todd Wagner U.S.
$1.2B
Mavericks investor
1,175
Bud Adams U.S.
$1.2B
Titans Owner
1,175
Tom Benson U.S.
$1.2B
Saints, Hornets Owner
1,175
Phil Falcone U.S.
$1.2B
Wild investor
1,175
Sidney Kimmel U.S.
$1.2B
Heat investor
1,175
Roger Penske U.S.
$1.2B
Penske Racing Owner
1,175
Kevin Plank U.S.
$1.2B
Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO
1,250
Arte Moreno U.S.
$1.15B
Angels Owner
1,268
Denise York U.S.
$1.1B
49ers co-Owner
1,342
Dan Snyder U.S.
$1.0B
Redskins Owner
1,342
Alex Spanos U.S.
$1.0B
Chargers Owner

 

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