Arsenal shareholders Stan Kroenke, Alisher Usmanov and Farhad Moshiri appear on Forbes' rich list - with a combined net worth of £14.9bn

Alisher Usmanov, Stan Kroenke and Farhad Moshiri all make Forbes magazine World's Billionaires list - Roman Abramovich is worth an estimated £5.9bn

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Arsenal boast three of the world's richest men among their major shareholders, with Alisher Usmanov, Stan Kroenke and Farhad Moshiri all making Forbes magazine's World's Billionaires list.

The three men have a combined wealth of nearly £15billion, nearly triple the net worth of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who is said to be worth £5.9bn to rank 137th on the list.

Alisher Usmanov, who has attempted in the past to gain more control at the north London club, is ranked 71 on the list, with an estimated net worth of £9.4bn from metal, telecommunications and investments. He owns just a 15 per cent stake in the club, behind American businessman and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke who is No 225 on the list with a net worth of £4.1bn.

Farhad Moshiri, a British-Iranian investor and confidant of Usmanov, also owns a 15 per cent stake in the club and is worth £1.4bn, ranked 894 on the list.

Abramovich, who has spent more than £1bn on Chelsea since taking over in 2003 to take the west London club to pinnacle of European football, is one of 10 individuals (including the Arsenal trio) who appear on the list.

Usmanov is the most wealthy, followed by Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, who is worth £8.8bn and owns a 33 per cent stake in Queen's Park Rangers.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has an estimated net worth of £5.9bn

Tottenham owner Joe Lewis, Mike Ashley, Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Stoke City's Denise Coates and John Henry, who owns Liverpool, also appear on the list.

However, the list does not include royal fortunes which means Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour - worth more than £20bn - is not included.


RankingNameClubNet worth
71Alisher UsmanovArsenal (15%)£9.4bn
82Lakshmi MittalQPR (33%)£8.8bn
137Roman AbramovichChelsea£5.9bn
225Stan KroenkeArsenal£4.1bn
277Joe LewisTottenham£3.5bn


318Mike AshleyNewcastle£3.2bn
714Vichai SrivaddhamaprabhaLeicester City£1.8bn
737Denise CoatesStoke City£1.6bn
894Farhad MoshiriArsnenal (15%)£1.4bn
1190John HenryLiverpool£1bn