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West Ham owners make top four

By Sean Whetstone
West Ham owners are ranked fourth wealthiest in the Premier League with an estimated combined wealth of $13.2 billion (£10.5bn)T
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)

Hammers wealthiest shareholder worth £7.4 billion
West Ham’s wealthiest shareholder is Daniel Kretinsky, with a net worth of £7.4 billion, according to Forbes. David Sullivan’s net wealth is £1.2bn 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) after re-investing his stake of GSO Capital Partners he sold to Blackstone in 2008.
The remaining Gold Family are said to be worth up to £650m valuing Ann Summers, their property portfolio and 25% of West Ham. In comparison, the Harris family of Alba Electronics fame are said to be worth £200m, with former West Ham chairman Terry Brown having a net worth of around £50m.
Net worth does not relate to liquid cash, and around £800m of the combined is the shareholding in West Ham itself.
Much of Kretinsky’s wealth is held in his Czech energy group and blue chip stock holding of many companies such as Royal Mail and Sainsbury’s.

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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