Everyone that heard about English football, probably heard about the name of Alisher Usmanov – who holds almost 30 percent of the shares of Arsenal’s football club. Eitan Eldar tells that Usmanov is a well-known Russian-Uzbek origin oligarch.
In 2012-2013, he has become the wealthiest person in England – Because his wealth raised by almost 1 Billion pounds – to 13.3 billion. Eitan Eldar adds that Usmanov is the wealthiest person in Russia – according to Forbes magazine.
One can be surprised thad Usmanov is not the controlling shareholder of “the gunners”, but the controlling shareholder is Stan Kroenke – businessman from America who, according to estimates, has a general wealth of 3 billion dollars or more. Kroenke controls about two-thirds of Arsenal today.