Lionel Messi left Barcelona and this news was all over media. There are several clubs that are linked to him. One of the clubs with high chance is PSG or Paris Saint-Germain. PSG or Paris Saint-Germain is known to be owned by Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Who is Nasser Al-Khelaifi?
For those who love tennis, you must be familiar or at least have heard about his name, “Nasser Al-Khelaifi“, once as he used to be a tennis player. As an owner of Paris-Saint Germain, he is known to be so royal who does not hesitate to spend tons of money. Before Lionel Messi, the club has bought a lot of big names, including Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe. Neymar Jr. was bought from Barcelona in 2017 for €222m while Kylian Mbappe was bought from AS Monaco in the same year for €145m (+€35m).
With the transfers of the big names, everyone is wondering how rich is the owner of Paris Saint-Germain named Nasser Al-Khelaifi? If you are wondering about the same thing, this post features the information about it for you.
- Real Name: Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi
- Nick Name: Nasser Al-Khelaifi
- Gender: Male
- Place of Birth: Doha, Qatar
- Date of Birth: November 12, 1973
- Age: 47 years old
- Star Sign: Scorpio
- Height: 180 cm or 5 feet 11 inches
- Weight: 67 kg or 147.71 pounds
- Eye Color: Brown black
- Hair Color: Black
- Education: Qatar University, University of Piraeus
- Nationality: Qatari
- Religion: Muslim
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse/Wife: Monica McCourt
- Children: 4
- Occupation: Businessman, former tennis player
Nasser Al-Khelaifi has an estimated net worth of $8 billion as of 2021. He is known as the successful and the wealthy businessman. Each organization that he is in pays him a good amount of money. In general, he has a lot of sources of income. Aside from the ones that are known by public such as Paris Saint-Germain, he also has a few other personal businesses and premises that are away from the media. In addition, he also has a number of luxurious properties that are mostly kept in secret. As he is successful and has a lot of businesses, it is actually a bit hard to collect the information and state his actual net worth and the amount of salaries that he gets.
In 1992, Nasser Al-Khelaifi started his career as a professional tennis player. After 12 years of his career, he then decided to retire from tennis. As a professional tennis player, he has played both singles and doubles and has entered inside the world top 1000 in the singles rankings of 2002. The man appeared two times on the Association of Tennis Professionals’ main tour. He was quite decent player and even won the GCC Team Tournament. He once became the president of the Qatar Tennis Federation and was later chosen as the Vice-president of the Asian Tennis Federation.
After retiring as a professional tennis player, Nasser Al-Khelaifi then was appointed as the new chairman and chief executive officer of beIN Sports (formerly Al Jazeera Media Network). Since then, the channel has become big and right now it has a total of 22 channels worldwide.
In June 2011, Nasser Al-Khelaifi was the chairman of the Qatar Sports Investments and he was linked to the popular football club from France, Paris Saint-Germain or PSG. The rumor was actually true and he then became the president of the French football club. The man served as the chief executive officer. At first, his career in the club was not as smooth as he is now. In his early year, the club was eliminated from the UEFA Europa League. In the domestic level, the club was sluggish. Fortunately, the next year was brighter as Paris Saint-Germain won the Ligue 1 title. Not only that, it also got to the quarter finals of the EUFA Champions League. Nasser Al-Khelaifi is considered as a successful as he also led the club to sign the big names such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar Jr., Kylan Mbappe, and the newest one is Lionel Messi.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi was born in Doha Qatar on November 12, 1973. He is pretty private so there is no much information about his life known to the public. According to some sources, his father was a pearl fisherman. When it comes to the education, he graduated from Qatar University and also graduated from the University of Piraeus with a post graduate degree.
As mentioned above, Nasser Al-Khelaifi loves to keep his live away from media and public. There are a lot of rumor about him. Some sources reported that he is single and has no children, but he is father to four children whos names are unknown to the public. It is stated that his partner and all his children live in Qatar.
The Richest Football Club Owners in 2021
Even though Nasser Al-Khelaifi is known to be rich owner of Paris Saint-Germain, he is actually not the richest football club owner. According to some sources, he ranks #8. Above him, there are some big names who are familiar to the public. Here is the list of the richest football club owners in 2021:
- Sheikh Mansour
Football Club(s): Manchester City, Melbourne City, New York City
Net Worth: $30 billion
- Dietrich Mateschitz
Football Club(s): Red Bull Salzburg, New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig
Net Worth: $26.9 billion
- Andrea Agnelli (and family)
Football Club(s): Juventus
Net Worth: $19.1 billion
- Dietmar Hopp
Football Club(s): Hoffenheim
Net Worth: $18.5 billion
- Roman Abramovic
Football Club(s): Chelsea
Net Worth: $12.5 billion
- Philip Anschutz
Football Club(s): LA Galaxy
Net Worth: $10.1 billion
- Stan Kroenke
Football Club(s): Arsenal, Colorado Rapids
Net Worth: $8.3 billion
- Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Football Club(s): Paris Saint-Germain
Net Worth: $8 billion
- Zhang Jindong
Football Club(s): Inter Milan
Net Worth: $8.1 billion
- Robert Kraft
Football Club(s): New England Revolution
Net Worth: $6.9 billion
- Aiyawatt Srivaddanaprabha (and family)
Football Club(s): Leicester City, OH Leuven
Net Worth: $6 billion