ThePremierLeague is the playground of the rich and famous – and that’s not just those on the pitch.
While the stars of the show are paid like kings those who own the clubs they play for very nearly actually are.
And with Manchester City announcing fresh investment to the tune of £265m from China there is even more money flooding into England’s top flight.
China is a country under represented in the Premier League but this deal could pave the way for move investment from the far east to England’s elite.
And as television deals increase almost season by season there has never been as much money in the game, or more reason to get into the Premier League…and stay there.
But which club’s owner boasts the most dough?
Here are the Premier League’s owners and just how much they’re worth:
20. Norwich – Delia Smith/Michael Wynn Jones – £23million
Britain’s most famous TV cook is a lifelong Canary and alongside husband Michael were invited to invest in the Carrow Road club in hard financial times.
A wholly positive influence on the club her interest was questioned after her infam
19. Swansea – The Morgan family – £32million
Entrepreneur Morgan and his wife launched a travel agency in 1992 and after much success sold it to Thomson seven years later.
A relatively understated owner Morgan was thrust into the limelight in January 2013 when his ballboy son, Charlie – then 17 – was kicked by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
18. Everton – Bill Kenwright – £33million
Kenwright made his money as a West End theatre producer and achieved critical acclaim for high profile shows such as Blood Brothers and Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat.
He is often less acclaimed at Everton where a number of fans regularly query his lack of investment in the club and his perceived reticence in selling up to a richer benefactor.
17. West Brom – Jeremy Peace – £50million*
An established accountant, broker and banker Peace worked his way up through the business world before joining the Baggies board in 2000.
Peace was famous for the rigid structure he put in place at The Hawthorns but has softened that stance since hiring Tony Pulis, amid continued speculation he is looking to sell the club.
16. Bournemouth – Maxim Demin – £100million*
Famous for not being famous Demin is the quiet and unassuming money man behind Bournemouth’s fairytale.
The Russian businessman became Cherries co-owner in 2011 and has since helped oversee a meteoric rise all the way to the Premier League.
15. Watford – Giampaolo Pozzo – £120million*
An Italian businessman Pozzo is part of the family who own three football clubs, Udinese, Granada and Watford.
Oft criticised for their use of the loan market and wheeling and dealing players between the three Pozzo has guided the Hornets back into the Premier League and a significant spend in the summer of 2015.
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