It has been a year of Premier League takeovers, with Chelsea’s confirmed buyout the latest in a series of high-profile ownership changes in the top flight.
Roman Abramovich’s 19-year reign at Stamford Bridge came to an end this week with Todd Boehly, co-owner of MLB side LA Dodgers, spearheading a £4.5billion deal to assume control in West London.
Here, we take a look at the ‘rumoured net worth’ of every single top flight chief to see where Chelsea’s prospective new owners would rank - and how they measure up to the side’s around them.
1. 1st: Newcastle United
Owner = Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) — rumoured net worth = £320billion
Photo: PAUL ELLIS
2. 2nd: Manchester City
Owner = Sheikh Mansour — rumoured net worth = £23.2billion
Photo: Francois Nel
3. 3rd: Chelsea
Todd Boehly, Clearlake Capital, Mark Walter, Hansjoerg Wys — rumoured net worth = £10.9billion
Photo: Catherine Ivill
4. 4th: Fulham
Owner = Shahid Khan — rumoured net worth = £7.4billion
Photo: IAN KINGTON