Serie A is a league that is also known as Serie A TIM due to the sponsorship by TIM. Serie A is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system. The winner of the league is awarded the Scudetto and the Coppa Campioni d’Italia.
This professional league competition is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often depicted as the most tactical and defensively sound national league.The league was ranked the world’s second-strongest national league in 2014 according to IFFHS and fourth among European leagues according to UEFA’s league coefficient, behind the following leagues: La Liga, the Premier League and the Bundesliga, and ahead of Ligue 1, which is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League during the previous five years.
Serie A led the UEFA ranking from 1986 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1999 and has not stopped having eyes for being at the top of the list of best football leagues in world.
Sports24 brings toyou, the Top 10 Richest Football Club Owners in Italian Serie A which include:
|Club||Owner(s)||Date controlling stake acquired||Net worth||Source of wealth|
|Juventus||Agnelli family via EXOR||1923||$15B||Investment and automotive|
|Fiorentina||Rocco Commisso||2019, 6 June||$5.5B||TV|
|Internazionale||Zhang Jindong’s via Suning (99.50%)||2016, 6 June||–||Appliance retailer|
|Roma||Dan Friedkin via The Friedkin Group||2020, 6 August||$4.1B||Automotive and Film production|
|Brescia||Massimo Cellino||2018||$1.2B||Sports management|
|Atalanta||Antonio Percassi (70%)||2010||$1B||Healthcare and beauty|
|Napoli||Aurelio De Laurentiis via Filmauro (100%)||2004, 6 September||$600M||Film production|
|Genoa||Enrico Preziosi||2003, 25 June||$500M||Toys|
|Udinese||Giampaolo Pozzo||1986||$400M||Sports management|
The Agnelli family was founded by Giovanni Agnelliis and is an Italian multi-industry business dynasty. Giovanni Agnelli is one of the original founders of Fiat motor company which became Italy’s largest manufacturer, Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Fiat).
Italian Serie A football club, Juventus F.C. was converted to a public limited company in 1967 and ever since then, the Agnelli family has been known for managing and being majority owners of the football club.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Fiorentina President, Rocco Commisso, is the richest football club owner in Italian Serie A and is ahead of Zhang Jindong of Inter.
Commisso didn’t just make it to the list of the richest football club owners in Italian Serie A bybeing the richest Italian Serie A club owner and but made it to the list of the richest football club patron in the world placed at the seventh position with a worth of $9.05bn.
TV is Commisso’s source of wealth.
Zhang Jindong is among the richest football club owners in Italian Serie A and was born on March 1963. Zhang Jindong is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur and is one of the founders and the current largest shareholder of the Suning.com, with its headquarter in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.
As one who has an eye for investments, he doesn’t just own Internazionale but also owne 100% stake in Suning Holdings Group, 65% stake in Suning Real Estate and is the second largest shareholder in Suning Appliance Group with a 48.1% stake. His company also holds the majority of shares of Italian football club Inter Milan.
The Chinese billionaire entrepreneur was also the managing director and general manager of Suning Holdings Group, chairman of Suning.com.
Giuseppe “Joey“ Saputo was born in September 25, 1964 and is among the richest football club owners in Italian Serie A. The Canadian businessman founded the Montreal Impact soccer team in 1992, which he also presided over.
Joey Saputo also founded Saputo Stadium which was named after his family’s dairy products company Saputo Inc and has been the chairman of the Italian football club Bologna F.C. 1909.
Thomas Daniel Friedkin was born in 1965. He is an American billionaire, the Chief Executive Officer of The Friedkin Group and the CEO of his subsidiary Gulf States Toyota Distributors, which was founded by his father, Thomas Hoyt Friedkin, who happens to be the president and CEO of the Friedkin Companies and owner and president of Serie A club A.S. Roma.
He kicked off negotiations to purchase the Italian football club A.S. Roma, in December 2019, Friedkin and on signed the preliminary contract to agree to pay $591 million to James Pallotta, the main shareholder of Roma on August 6, 2020.
Massimo Cellino born in 28th July 1956 and is among the richest football club owners in Italian Serie A.
Massimo Cellino is an Italian entrepreneur, chairman and owner of the football club, Brescia Calcio. Through his family trust Eleonora Sport Ltd he was the owner and chairman of the English Premier League club side, Leeds United.
The Italian entrepreneur was the chairman of the Italian association football club Cagliari Calcio and has served as vice-president for Serie A in the Lega Calcio.
While occupying the position of the chairman, Cagliari Calcio, Cellino was instrumental in the building of the club’s sports centre in Assemini, near Cagliari which was named after his father Ercole when it was completed.
Antonio Percassi was born on 9th June 1953 and formerly played for Italy before retiring from international football at age 23, when he left to pursue his career as an entrepreneur. He made his debut as a footballer for the Atalanta at the early age of seventeen.
He is an entrepreneur and the president of the holding company Odissea Srl which includes the cosmetics brands KIKO Milano among many other things such as Madina and Womo, formerly the Orio Center shopping center, and Atalanta B.C.
He is currently the owner of the Italian Serie A side, Atlanta where he returned as its president (chairman) in June 2010. He held this position from 1990–1994 before this taking it up again.
For his business career, Percassi has over the years, headed the development of the most important brands namely United Colors, Zerdodici, Sisley, and Playlife, in the Italian and international markets.
Aurelio De Laurentiis
AbbreviatedADL, Aurelio De Laurentiis wasborn 24 May 1949 in Rome and is one of the richest football club owners in Italian Serie A.
Aurelio De Laurentiis is a famous Italian film producer and owns the film production company known as Filmauro and is the current owner and chairman of Italian football club side, Napoli and Bari.
In 1995, the Italian was a member of the jury at the 19th Moscow International Film Festival.
The Italian has been applauded for how he has run Napoli as one of the few clubs in the league that has been known for turning a profit.
Enrico Preziosi is an Italian entrepreneur and among many things that he is known for is that he is the chairman of football club Genoa. This is the most famous thing this Italian entrepreneur is known for though he runs a number of businesses.
Preziosi is the chairman of the board of directors of an Italian toy wholesaler known as Giochi Preziosi and was the major shareholder through Fingiochi.
Giampaolo Pozzo was born on 21st May 1941 and is among the richest football club owners in Italian Serie A. He is an Italian businessman and is currently the owner of Udinese Calcio in Italy.
Giampaolo Pozzo’s son Gino is the owner of the English Premier League side, Watford FC, in England.
Pozzo had a family business named tool maker Freud, which he sold to Robert Bosch in 2008.