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Celtic shareholders top Football’s Rich List

Date: 5th October 2011 at 9:25 pm
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Peer Lawwell Celtic newsFive Celtic shareholders have been listed amongst the 100 richest people in British football- more than any other club.

Dermot Desmond, Denis O’Brien, Willie Haughey, Gerald Weisfeld and Jim Kerr are all on the list compiled by 442 magazine with a combined wealth calculated at just over £4bn.

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan tops the list with wealth estimated at £20bn.

Seven other Scottish clubs have shareholders on the rich list but new Rangers owner Craig Whyte- who was reported to be a billionaire when he first showed interest in buying out Sir David Murray’s shareholding- fails to get a mention with the list going ‘down’ to those that have wealth of £20m.

O’Brien, with a £1m stake in Celtic, is reported to have combined wealth of £2.517bn and is listed as the seventh wealthiest man in football, four places ahead of Desmond whose wealth is estimated at £1.3bn.

Haughey makes it onto the list at 38 with Kerr at 77 and Weisfeld at number 86.

The highest placed non-Celtic Scottish shareholder on the list is Stewart Milne of Aberdeen at number 40 with wealth of £140m, one place ahead of Tom Farmer of Hibs on £136m.

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov is next at 47 with wealth estimated at £100m with the other Scottish entries coming from Roy McGregor of Ross County (£85m), David Sutherland of Inverness Caley Thistle (£25m) and Geoff Brown of St Johnstone with £23m.

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