Over on Howler's blog on Wednesday, Jake Cohen breaks down the available net worth figures for the 22 owners of Los Angeles Football Club. As you might imagine with 22 rich people getting together, Cohen estimates a high total net worth, at $4.5 billion, which is only surpassed in MLS by New York City FC's City Football Group (Sheikh Mansoor has an estimated worth of $4.9 billion) and New York Red Bulls' Red Bull GmbH (founder Dietrich Mateschitz is worth an estimated $5.3 billion).
Cohen also does well to discuss the myriad ties linking LAFC's owners together. It seems pretty clear, from the outside anyway, that Peter Guber is the main power broker in bringing the majority of the owners together, through his ties with Mandalay Entertainment, the LA Dodgers and Golden State Warriors.
And since the figures aren't publicly available for all of the owners, Cohen notes that the $4.5 billion figure is a conservative estimate.
So assuming they're actually going to spend, and with a reported $100 million franchise fee plus $150 million committed to a soccer-specific stadium of LAFC's own, the future seems promising for MLS' newest team.
Be sure to check out the full article, where you'll find more details on the owners' wealth.
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