Jacqueline and Vanessa Gold, the daughters of West Ham United co-owner David Gold, have been named in the top 50 wealthiest women.
The global health crisis is taking a toll on football club finances and West Ham are no different.
It was not long ago that West Ham owners Gold and David Sullivan revealed just how dependent the club is on staying in the Premier League and collecting the bumper TV rights money.
In fact West Ham described it as a ‘necessity’ after announcing £27million losses (BBC Sport).
That’s despite West Ham being named the 18th richest club in the world in the 2020 Deloitte Football Money League.
West Ham facing ‘bleak’ financial repercussions of health crisis?
Fast forward to the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak that has shut down football until next month at the earliest and financial concerns are being widely reported.
Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady has talked publicly about the need to cut costs as a result (The Sun).
And reliable insider ExWHUemployee claimed the Hammers could face a bleak financial future, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last month.
ExWHUemployee suggested Sullivan has concerns about the outcome of the current global health crisis and the financial implications that it will undoubtedly have on the football club.
Protesting fans wanted owners out, but club may be left to their children
The true impact on the likes of West Ham remains to be seen.
But it will certainly become clear during the next transfer window.
Some West Ham fans have been protesting against the owners this season and demanding they sell the club.
But Sullivan and Gold have previously stated they might leave the club to their children.
Whether Dave Sullivan Junior and his younger brother Jack and Vanessa and Jacqueline Gold want or will take the West Ham reins one day only they know.
— Jacqueline Gold CBE (@Jacqueline_Gold) September 10, 2019
Gold’s daughters named in new rich list top 50
But the daughters of West Ham co-owner Gold certainly seem to have their father’s business acumen.
That’s after they were named in the top 50 wealthiest women in the new Sunday Times Rich List for 2020.
The Sunday Times list includes a record 25 female billionaires for the first time.
And while Gold’s daughters are not quite in that category, they are almost halfway there with a £460million fortune.
That puts the duo – pictured together with their dad in the Twitter image above – 49th on the wealthiest women list, £8m behind pop star Rihanna.