#2. Carlos Slim Helu – Real Oviedo – £34.2 billion
For three years, Carlos Slim Helu was the richest person on earth but has since slipped to an embarrassing fourth with a fortune of £34.2 billion. Carlos Slim has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies but made his name in the telecoms business. Slim is chairman of America Movil, the largest phone company in South America. In 2012 Spanish side Real Oviedo were close to going out of business but were saved by a massive campaign of small donors as well as an investment from Slim. The Mexican holds a controlling stake in the club which is now pretty much assured of its financial security.