How much is Celtic owner worth? Parkhead billionaire compared to Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea leaders

The Celtic owner is worth a fortune but how does he stack up to others like Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal?

They have been boasting of cash in the bank but how is Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond said to stack up when against some sporting giants?

The Premier League south of the border has changed the football landscape financially, with bargains in the transfer market precious gems. Celtic had in their interim report released last month a £32m trading profit, £85.2m in revenue and profit before taxation of £30.3m.

In research conducted during 2023, owners of football clubs and American franchises across American football, basketball, ice hockey and baseball were ranked in dollars, in terms of wealth. It is a list predominantly made up of a who's-who of the biggest sports franchises in the world, with Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal and a certain basketball icon featuring. The Celtic owner earns a spot in this top 92.

Hoops fans have been desperate to see the club spend more in the transfer market, with Brendan Rodgers confirming this month that work is already underway for the summer ahead. So, looking at some recent figures, how has the Parkhead powerbroker approximately compared in relation to some of the game's wealthiest? Glasgow World takes a look.

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