Football fans are often interested in their owners’ backgrounds these days, particularly when it comes to the transfer window and potential funds to invest in new players. We take a closer look at the owners of the 24 clubs in the Championship and how they make their money. Scroll down and flick through our gallery to find out.
5. Bristol City - Stephen Lansdown
Landsdown, who took over as Robins chairman in 2012, co-founded Hargreaves Lansdown, a British financial-services firm. He stepped away from the group in 2012 and now a non-executive chairman for the Ravenscroft Group, an investment management company.
Photo: David Rogers
6. Cardiff - Vincent Tan
The Malaysian businessman has been involved at Cardiff since 2010. He is the owner or co-owner of several operations including the Berjaya Group, which controls a range of businesses including golfing, property, resorts and gambling.
Photo: Alex Morton
7. Charlton - Roland Duchatelet
A far from popular figure at the Valley, Duchatelet made his fortune in electronics. He also owns European football clubs FC Carl Zeiss Jena, (Germany), Ujpest FC (Hungary) and
AD Alcorcón (Spain).
Photo: NICOLAS LAMBERT
8. Derby - Mel Morris
Worth an estimated £500,000, Morris build up his wealth by developing computer software and timely technology investments. In 2003, he bought a stake in video game developer King.
Photo: Tony Marshall