Woody Johnson net worth: How much has the potential new Chelsea owner earned?

US businessman and potential future Chelsea owner, Woody Johnson, is one of the richest men in the world.

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich recently released a statement, via the official Chelsea website, that he would be putting the west London club up for sale.

Abramovich has been a hot topic in recent weeks since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It has been alleged that the Russian oligarch has strong links to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Abramovich has always denied those claims.

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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, several MP’s have questioned why the Russian has not been sanctioned by the UK government.

Abramovich is now trying to sell Chelsea. With a number of potential future owners circulating around the web, a few names have arisen more often than others.

Swiss businessman Hansjorg Wyss is one of the leading candidates. Wyss, alongside LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly, are reportedly part of a consortium looking to buy Chelsea.

Read: Chelsea-linked Todd Boehly has already expressed views on the Premier League

The consortium bid will look to take over the European champions. However, recent reports have suggested that they are unlikely to meet the latest asking price.

Woody Johnson is the current owner of the New York Jets. Should he purchase Chelsea, he could become the latest NFL owner to own a side in the Premier League.

LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke currently owns Arsenal. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, on the other hand, is the current Fulham owner.

Who is Woody Johnson?

Woody Johnson is an businessman from the United States. He was US ambassador to the UK between 2017 and 2021.

The 74-year-old began working at pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson straight out of university. The billionaire is the heir to the fortune. The company was founded by his great-grandfather.

As a supporter of Donald Trump, Johnson was appointed to his role of US ambassador under Trump’s tenure as president of the United States.

What is the net worth of Woody Johnson?

As per Bloomberg, Woody Johnson has a net worth of $5.67 billion. This puts him at no. 443 ranked in the world when it comes to billionaires.

To put that into perspective, Johnson’s net worth can buy 2.84 million troy ounces of gold. On the other hand, you could use it to buy 44.9 million barrels of crude oil.

With his fortunes, Johnson purchased the New York Jets in 2000. In addition, it is, to this day, his biggest asset.

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