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“Two Premiership clubs” – 5 Richest Owners In Rugby In 2024 (Ranked)

#1. Jacky Lorenzetti

  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Net Worth: €4 billion
  • Rugby CV: Racing 92 Majority Owner

Unlike many others on this list, Jacky Lorenzetti did not grow up as a rugby enthusiast. Hailing from Switzerland and having graduated from a hotel school in Lausanne, he had limited exposure to the sport.

After establishing Foncia, which has held the title of Europe’s largest real estate company since 2006, Lorenzetti married his wife in France and developed a passion for rugby through her brothers. This newfound love for the game led him to acquire a controlling share of 62% in Racing Club 92, a second division French team at the time.

Under Lorenzetti’s guidance, Racing Club 92 has transformed into a force to be reckoned with. He has invested in cutting-edge training facilities, attracted top-tier players from around the world, and propelled Les Ciels et Blancs to the pinnacle of European rugby.

Although the proposed merger with Stade Francais, which ultimately fell through, would have likely brought even greater dominance, Lorenzetti’s financial support remains instrumental in Racing’s achievements, exemplifying the influence of deep pockets in the Top 14 league.