Every Premier League club has been ranked by the wealth of their owners

Manchester city owner Sheikh Mansour bin

Which Premier League side have the worst owners? 

Newcastle, Manchester United and West Ham fans might all feel they can stake a pretty good claim after the way their respective teams have been run in recent years. 

The answer, of course, is subjective.

Over at Tottenham, ENIC receive plenty of criticism for their relative lack of investment, but are praised in other quarters for running the club shrewdly. 

It may be impossible to judge just who are the *worst* owners, but the figures are available to rank who has the most money available. 

From there, you can draw your own conclusions.

The Sun have come up with the following graphic listing the wealth of the majority shareholder at each Premier League club and the results are fairly alarming. 


The gulf between Sheikh Mansour and Norwich's Delia Smith is just staggering ('But who makes the best shepherd's pie?!' we hear you ask). 

Smith isn't the only one up against it, battling it out with the big boys. Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Watford and Burnley also have owners worth less than £1bn. As the saying goes, the best way to become a millionaire is to start off as a billionaire and own a football club.

It's surprising to see Liverpool all the way down in 11th. John Henry has led the club to the very top through some astute business and decision-making, yet much of that has come from the Reds' own resources and player sales. 

At the other end of the scale, it's an indictment of Stan Kroenke that the Arsenal owner is the third-wealthiest in English football. 

Manchester United supporters unfurl a ba

The Emirates faithful have every right to wonder where exactly that money has been over the course of their recent demise. 

On the other hand, the Glazers may be the eighth richest ownership group but the Americans are proof, if ever it were needed, that the ability to spend big doesn't necessarily translate to success. 

An awful lot of money has been wasted too. 

And Mike Ashley's business empire means he is actually worth more than the Glazers but he has actively neglected Newcastle's squad for many years and reigned over two relegations. 

While it's not the be-all and end-all, the likes of Manchester City have a huge advantage over some of the top flight's minnows courtesy of their overflowing coffers. The Premier League certainly isn't a level playing field. 

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