Daniel Kretinsky net worth will undoubtedly be one of the most highly trending Google searches over the next few days and weeks.
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The Czech businessman has just completed his acquisition of 27% shares of West Ham United football club.
The Hammers made an official statement on the deal that can be read here via WHUFC.com.
These are really exciting times to be a West Ham fan.
David Moyes is overseeing an incredible season so far at the London Stadium.
West Ham are now flying high in third position in the Premier League table.
The Hammers are on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League and have a Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Tottenham booked in just before Christmas.
And now, Daniel Kretinsky buying into the club should give us far greater spending power.
Kretinsky net worth?
So how much is Kretinsky actually worth??
The Czech is a billionaire businessman and lawyer, who is the chief executive officer and 94% owner of Energetický a průmyslový holding, the largest energy group in Central Europe, co-owner and president of football club AC Sparta Prague and now a shareholder in West Ham United.
And he has some serious spending power.
According to Forbes, Kretinsky is worth a whopping $4 billion or £3 billion.
That’s a massive £2.54 billion more than David Gold’s worth and £1.8 billion more than David Sullivan’s (Wikipedia)!
The net worth of Daniel Kretinsky should enable us to compete on a more level footing with the rest of the so-called big six.
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And if Kretinsky’s ambition matches his fortune, the West Ham fans could be in for one hell of a ride over the course of the next decade or so.
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