http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Glazer Malcolm Glazer who owns Manchester United. Stan Kroenke just bought Arsenal. http://www.slate.com/id/2291241/ John Henry owns Liverpool. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/live...ry-back-in-billionaires-club-100252-28317076/ Ofcourse other teams are owned as well by the rich. Chelsea is owned by a Russian tycoon, Manchester City is owned by the Saudi Royal family, etc. What's the deal here? Is it a status symbol? Why do Americans buy soccer teams...It's not a traditional US sport. You don't become a millionaire by pissing your money away.... So they must think they can make money off of it. Yet they rarely do. Salaries are sky high and you need to keep spending hundreds of million just to keep up with the competition. Also, times are bad, people cut back...Chances are revenue will come down... What am I missing?