Farhad Moshiri
Investment, Football
Rank 2017

Iranian-born Moshiri, 62 next Thursday, is pressing ahead with building a 52,500-seat stadium for Everton after the billionaire bought a near-50% stake in the Premier League club last year for £87.5m. He had previously invested in Arsenal alongside his friend and business partner Alisher Usmanov (qv), whose USM Holdings sponsors Everton's training ground, Finch Farm. Moshiri, who studied as an accountant and worked for Deloitte & Touche, is a British citizen who lives largely in Monaco. He first met Usmanov in 1989 and has served as his financial adviser since. Moshiri has a 10% stake in USM Holdings, which includes a  stake in Metalloinvest, a Russian metals operation. He also did well from the float of the Russian mobile phone company MegaFon.