Steve Ballmer, Mukesh Ambani, François Pinault and Dietrich Mateschitz. How are these billionaires linked? These are the top billionaires who form the elite club of the world’s richest sports team owners.
Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries (RIL), which owns the popular Indian Premier League cricket franchise Mumbai Indians through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Indiawin Sports, is in the second spot with a net worth of $71.2 billion, as of January 31, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He trails Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, whose net worth stands at $83.6 billion, as of January 31, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
François Pinault, owner of fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, is third on the list. Pinault owns a football team, the Stade Rennais FC. Red Bull energy drink company co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz comes in at fourth. He owns Formula