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

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

£8,100,000,000

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

£6,900,000,000

Championship: Stoke City - Coates family

£3,100,000,000

Championship: West Brom - Guochuan Lai

£2,800,000,000

Championship: Bristol City - Steve Lansdown

£1,720,000,000

Championship: Preston North End - Trevor Hemmings

£1,000,000,000

Championship: Ipswich - Marcus Evans

£800,000,000

League One: Portsmouth - Michael Eisner

£761,363,968

Championship: Reading - Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li

£700,000,000

Championship: Sheffield Wednesday - Dejphon Chansiri

£520,000,000

Championship: Derby - Mel Morris

£500,000,000

Championship: Nottingham Forest - Evangelos Marinakis

£470,000,000

Championship: Leeds- Andrea Radrizzani

£450,000,000

Championship: Birmingham - Paul Suen (Trillion Trophy Asia)

£450,000,000

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

£400,000,000

Championship: QPR - Tony Fernandes, Lakshmi Mittal

£345,000,000

League One: Scunthorpe United - Peter Swann (family)

£340,000,000

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

£260,000,000

Championship: Wigan Athletic - Dave Whelan

£250,000,000

Championship: Hull City - Assem Allam

£200,000,000

Championship: Middlesbrough - Steve Gibson

£195,000,000

Championship: Rotherham United - Tony Stewart and J Stewart

£180,000,000

Championship: Millwall - John Berylson, Richard Smith

£175,000,000

League Two: Milton Keynes Dons - Pete Winkelman

£157,900,000

League Two: Forest Green Rovers - Dale Vince

£107,000,000

League One: Blackpool - Owen Oyston

£100,000,000

League One: Bradford City - Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic

£100,000,000

League Two: Stevenage - Phil Wallace

£70,000,000

League Two: Notts County - Alan Hardy

£55,000,000

League Two: Swindon Town - Lee Power

£45,000,000

League Two: Colchester United - Robbie Cowling

£40,000,000

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

£30,000,000

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

£17,100,000

League Two: Crewe Alexandra - Mr Norman Hassall

£14,400,000

League One: Shrewsbury Town - Roland Wycherley

£14,300,000

League One: Sunderland - Stewart Donald

£8,400,000

League Two: Mansfield Town - John Radford

£7,100,000

League One: Walsall - Jeff Bonser

£3,300,000

 

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