With oligarchs and sheiks seemingly all over the world of sport at the moment, the prospect of being taken over by a rich benefactor is what most fans are dreaming of.

Forbes magazine released their famous Richest People on the Planet list yesterday, revealing that there are now a record 1,645 billionaires in the world; 268 more than in 2013.

Although we know the world's richest people include the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, we want to commemorate the people who have made at least some of their 10-figure bank balance through the world of sport.

Thanks to Forbes, we can now do just that.

Click through to see the billionaires that have exploited sport to make an incredible fortune. 

This list has been taken from Forbes' official website & only includes people who have made some of their fortune through their investment in sport.

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