West Ham board wealth hits top four


West Ham’s owners are ranked fourth in the Premier League in terms of net wealth of their shareholders with an estimated combined wealth of $13.2 billion (£10.5bn) according to

That puts them behind Newcastle United $620 billion (£493bn) Manchester City $22 billion  (£17.5bn) and Chelsea $15.8 billion (£12.5bn)

Arsenal owners come a close fifth with $12.9 billion (£10.3bn) followed by Aston Villa $11.9 billion (£9.5bn), Liverpool at $9.8 billion (£7.8bn)

Spurs owners are ranked tenth with $6 billion (£4.8bn) and Manchester United twelfth with $4.8 billion (£3.8 bn)

West Ham’s wealthiest shareholder is Daniel Kretinsky who was named the Czech republic’s second richest person with a net worth of £7.5 billion

David Sullivan’s net wealth is £1.1bn according to the most recent Sunday Times Rich List with reports in the US claiming the reclusive Tripp Smith is worth around $1.25 billion (£1bn)

The Gold Family are said to be worth up to £650m while the Harris family are said to be worth £200m with Terry Brown having a net worth around £50m.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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