CHELSEA’S new proposed owner Todd Boehly and his consortium are reportedly worth a whopping combined £10.86billion.
That would make the Blues boast the SIXTH wealthiest owners in world football and third richest in the Premier League.
American billionaire Boehly and his consortium have signed an agreement to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich in a deal reportedly worth around £4.25bn.
Boehly was in attendance at Stamford Bridge to watch the club draw 2-2 against Wolves as Conor Coady scored a dramatic 97th minute equaliser.
The 46-year-old’s team consists of billionaires Mark Walter, Hansjorg Wyss and investment firm Clearlake Capital.
His consortium has been advised by Goldman Sachs and Robey Warshaw, where former chancellor and Chelsea fan, George Osborne, works as a partner.
In a statement Chelsea said the deal is “expected to complete in late May subject to all necessary regulatory approvals”.
Chelsea’s proposed £4.25bn takeover is set to be more than DOUBLE the record for the most expensive in sporting history.
Here SunSport takes a look at the world’s richest football owners, with Boehly’s wealth dwarfed by the top two.
In first place is the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, who own Newcastle, with their wealth said to be an eyewatering £324bn.
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The Magpies were taken over in October in a £300m deal to end Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign.
Following Newcastle in second spot is the Qatar Investment Authority, with Paris Saint-Germain’s owners worth £223bn.
Next up is Manchester City’s Sheikh Mansour who is valued at £200bn less at £22.3bn.
RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg owner Dietrich Mateschitz is fourth with his wealth estimated at £16bn.
Juventus’ Andrea Agnelli (£14.2bn) completes the top five, followed by Boehly, Walter and Wyss (£10.86bn).
LA Galaxy’s Philip Anschutz (£8.19bn) is in seventh, followed by Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke (£6.9bn).
Chinese billionaire Zhang Jindong, who owns Inter Milan, is worth £6.24bn, with Wolves’ Guo Guangchang (£5.27bn) completing the top ten.