Monday, March 12, 2012
GALAXY: Anschutz's $7B? Not bad
By Scott French
Galaxy owner Philip Anschutz is worth $7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, which last week unveiled its annual list of global billionaires, more than 1,200 this time around.
That's not bad. Nowhere near Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim's $69 billion, but decent walk-around money.
Where does Anschutz rank among owners of soccer clubs? Fourth.
The Colorado-based owner of AEG, who also owns the L.A. Kings, a piece of the Lakers, Staples Center, half of the Houston Dynamo, Hammarby in Sweden and hockey clubs in the U.S. and Europe, sits behind Shakhtar Donetsk's Rinat Akhmetov ($16.9B), Seattle Sounders co-owner Paul Allen ($14.2B) and Chelsea's Roman Abramovich ($12.1 B).
He's No. 6 among sports-team owners -- India's Mukesh Ambani ($22.3B), who has cricket interests, tops that list -- and sits 133rd on the list of the world's richest men.
Chivas USA's Jorge Vergara does not make this list. Club Tijuana's Jorge Hank ($1.4B) in 913th on the rich list.