Ryan Reynolds’ $350 Million Wealth Pales in Comparison to the World’s Richest Football Club Owners

Published 11/05/2023, 9:14 AM EST

via Imago

Ryan Reynolds, the man who started his journey with a humble $150 paycheck on Nickelodeon’s Fifteen, has undergone a jaw-dropping transformation. From an everyday guy to a Hollywood A-lister and soccer club owner is no easy feat. With a staggering net worth of $350 million, he has proven that dreams can turn into gold. And then there is the legendary transformation of Wrexham AFC.

Despite amassing a fortune, Reynolds’ wealth pales in comparison to the colossal fortunes held by the world’s wealthiest football club owners. Money might not have limits, but it sure has some heavyweight champions in the realm of soccer ownership.

Even Ryan Reynolds bows to the kings of football wealth

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The co-owner of Wrexham AFC is undeniably famous, but far from being the wealthiest figure in the realm of football club owners. Wrexham celebrated success both on and off the pitch, notably propelled by the global attention-grabbing Welcome to Wrexham. But their financial clout paled in comparison to Peter Lim, co-owner of Salford City. As we ascended the football pyramid into the Premier League, Newcastle United emerged as the global behemoth in club wealth.

via Imago

Venturing further across the football landscape to the continent, French club Rennes, under the ownership of François Pinault and family, flaunted their wealth, boasting a staggering £25 billion fortune. In Manchester, the football rivalry mirrored the competition in financial clout, as Manchester City, majority-owned by Sheikh Mansour, enjoyed a financial advantage, wielding a net worth exceeding £17 billion, surpassing the prospective investor of their cross-town rivals, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

DIVE DEEPER

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney Reminisce Hitting Blow in Investment With Wrexham AFC’s Major Loss

4 months ago

Wrexham AFC enjoyed its unique charm. However, it found itself far from the upper echelons of football’s wealth hierarchy. The duo of the Deadpool actor and Rob McElhenney bore the weight of financial losses from their Wrexham venture.

The fortunes lost with Wrexham AFC

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In the second season of Welcome to Wrexham, Reynolds and McElhenney were confronted with the news of their significant financial losses in owning Wrexham AFC. The series’ Executive Director, Humphrey Ker, revealed that an estimated $12 million had been lost on the team. Shaun Harvey, Wrexham’s Advisor to the Board, expressed a hope that the team’s promotion to the English Football League could aid in covering these expenses through increased marketing and sponsorship revenue.

via Imago

Even after being downgraded previously, the team’s performance shone through the cracks after they defeated Boreham Wood 3-1. This win prompted an emotional response from the owners. Reynolds shared his happiness on his social media handles, while McElhenney jokingly attributed his tears to smoke. Wrexham AFC continues to make strides. Meanwhile, there is a glimmer of hope that they might secure a spot among the heavyweight soccer clubs.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Two Years of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney: The Wrexham AFC Transformation

4 months ago

Were you aware of this net worth disparity? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Riva Khan

631 articles

Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK