Whether we like it or not, sport is a money making machine.
Businessmen around the world are desperate to invest in successful sports teams because they know of the financial rewards involved.
Here are the top 21 richest businessmen in the world who have made that investment in sport.
21. Michael Jordan – Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
The NBA Hall of Famer is now the proud owner of Charlotte Hornets.
Jordan made his millions during his playing days and still has many endorsements with Nike in particular.
Role: Owner of the Charlotte Hornets
20. Robert Kraft – Net Worth: $4.8 Billion
Role: Owner of the New England Patriots
Kraft is a shrewd businessman, he not only owns the Patriots but also MLS side New England Revolution.