The EFL richest owners revealed - Including Leeds, Villa and Forest

The Premier League has long been the play thing of wealthy businessmen but in recent years that money and power is trickling down the football league pyramid.

We take a look at the richest club owners in the Championship, League One and League Two.

Stoke and West Brom's relegation to the Championship means that there are now six clubs outside of the Premier League who are owned billionaires, new figures collated by Bristol Live reveal.

More than half (14) of the club’s in England’s top flight are owned by billionaires.

The EFL is now heading that way.

The figures have been collected from a variety of sources including local news reports, Forbes and companycheck.co.uk.


Championship: Aston Villa - Dr. Tony Xia, Nassef Sawiris, Wesley Edens


League One: Barnsley - International Investment Consortium (Headed by Chien Lee)


Championship: Stoke City - Coates family


Championship: West Brom - Guochuan Lai


Championship: Bristol City - Steve Lansdown


Championship: Preston North End - Trevor Hemmings


Championship: Ipswich - Marcus Evans


League One: Portsmouth - Michael Eisner


Championship: Reading - Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li


Championship: Sheffield Wednesday - Dejphon Chansiri


Championship: Derby - Mel Morris


Championship: Nottingham Forest - Evangelos Marinakis


Championship: Leeds- Andrea Radrizzani


Championship: Birmingham - Paul Suen (Trillion Trophy Asia)


League One: Bristol Rovers - Dwane Sports (Al-Qadi family)


Championship: QPR - Tony Fernandes, Lakshmi Mittal


League One: Scunthorpe United - Peter Swann (family)


Championship: Sheffield United - Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud


Championship: Wigan Athletic - Dave Whelan


Championship: Hull City - Assem Allam


Championship: Middlesbrough - Steve Gibson


Championship: Rotherham United - Tony Stewart and J Stewart


Championship: Millwall - John Berylson, Richard Smith


League Two: Milton Keynes Dons - Pete Winkelman


League Two: Forest Green Rovers - Dale Vince


League One: Blackpool - Owen Oyston


League One: Bradford City - Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic


League Two: Stevenage - Phil Wallace


League Two: Notts County - Alan Hardy


League Two: Swindon Town - Lee Power


League Two: Colchester United - Robbie Cowling


Championship: Norwich City - Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones


League Two: Carlisle United - CUFC Holdings Ltd - Lead shareholder Andrew Jenkins


League Two: Crewe Alexandra - Mr Norman Hassall


League One: Shrewsbury Town - Roland Wycherley


League One: Sunderland - Stewart Donald


League Two: Mansfield Town - John Radford


League One: Walsall - Jeff Bonser



Other clubs were either owned by supporters’ trusts or the owner’s estimated wealth could not be ascertained.

Championship: Bolton Ken Anderson Unknown

Championship: Brentford Matthew Benham Unknown

Championship: Swansea Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien Unknown

Championship: Blackburn Balaji & Venkatesh Rao Unknown

League One: Accrington Stanley Andy Holt Unknown

League One: Burton Albion Ben Robinson Unknown

League One: Charlton Athletic Roland Duchâtelet Unknown

League One: Coventry City Otium Entertainment Group Unknown

League One: Doncaster Rovers Patienceform Limited Unknown

League One: Fleetwood Town Andrew Pilley Unknown

League One: Gillingham Paul Scally Unknown

League One: Luton Town Luton Town Football Club 2020 Ltd Unknown

League One: Oxford United Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth Unknown

League One: Peterborough United Darragh MacAnthony Unknown

League One: Plymouth Argyle Simon Hallett Unknown

League One: Rochdale Chris Dunphy Unknown

League One: Southend United Ron Martin Unknown

League Two: Bury Mederco (BFC) Ltd - Stewart Day Unknown

League Two: Cambridge United Paul Barry Unknown

League Two: Crawley Town Ziya Eren Unknown

League Two: Grimsby Town John Fenty Unknown

League Two: Macclesfield Town Amar Alkadhi Unknown

League Two: Morecambe Jason Whittingham and Colin Goldring Unknown

League Two: Northampton Town Northampton Town Ventures Limited - Kelvin Thomas, David Bower and David Bower Unknown

League Two: Oldham Athletic Abdallah Lemsagam Unknown

League Two: Port Vale Norman Smurthwaite Unknown

League Two: Tranmere Rovers Mark Palios Unknown

League Two: Yeovil Town John Fry Unknown

League One: AFC Wimbledon Supporters trust n/a

League One: Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe Wanderers Trust n/a

League Two: Cheltenham Town No outright owner n/a

League Two: Exeter City Exeter City Supporters' Trust n/a

League Two: Lincoln City Lincoln City Holdings Ltd n/a

League Two: Newport County Newport County AFC Supporters Trust n/a




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