Florentino Perez and Joan Laporta are presidents of two of the most famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Know everything about them, including their net worth, and who is richer and more powerful among them
Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the biggest names in the field of football. The Spanish clubs share a rich history of rivalry and ‘El Classic’, the match where both the teams play against each other, is considered one of the sport’s most heated and competitive games. Not only the clubs, but their players, managers, and even the presidents are well-known among football fans.
Florentino Perez, the President of Real Madrid ad Joan Laporta, serves the same role for Barcelona. The two of them are considered some of the most powerful names in football. But, who is more powerful, richer and what are their net worths, let’s know.
All You Need To Know About Florentino Perez
Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is a Spanish businessman, politician, and civil engineer, who currently holds the position of President at the Real Madrid Football club. Apart from Real Real Madrid, Perez is well known for running the largest construction company in Spain, which is Group ACS.
The 75-years old was first elected as Real Madrid’s President on 16th July 2000. He was then succeeded by Ramón Calderón in 2006. However, Perez was elected in 2009 and has been in the role since then.
The Spanish Businessmen introduced himself in his second tenure in style, when he signed some big names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso, Raul Albiol, and Karim Benzema all in one transfer window. Later he also signed Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil to strengthen the team, which eventually went on to win multiple trophies.
Perez also came into the limelight when was named the first chairman of the European Super League, a league which sparked controversy among fans. The talks for the Super League have once again caught fire with 80 teams to be playing in the competition and now permanent members.
Perez’s Personal Life
Perez attended the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is a civil engineer. He married to María de los Ángeles Sandoval Montero in 1970 and has three children, Eduardo, Florentino, and María Ángeles. María died in 2012 due to a heart attack.
All You Need To Know About Joan Laporta
Joan Laporta Estruch is a Spanish Politician and lawyer, who currently serves as the President of FC Barcelona. The 60-year-old graduated from the University of Barcelona and has his own firm, Laporta & Arbós. He also served as the MP in Parliament of Catalonia between 2010 and 2012.
Laporta was first elected as Barcelona’s President in 2003. However, his tenure ended in 2010 and was succeeded by Sandro Rosell. But, he came back again in 2021, when the club was in a downfall. Barcelona were going through one of its toughest period in history as the club was in negative.
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Laporta in one year, made some changes by signing a new manager, players, and wage cuts to bring the club back to their glory days. However, Laporta was slammed by rival fans for signing so many players despite being in debt. He later confirmed, “We’ve signed players for €215m and sold for €141m, we made a competitive team for €74m”. 🔵🔴 #FCB”
“We’ve reduced the wage bill by around €100m, and so we’re planning to reduce another €70m. We’ve saved Barcelona from financial ruin, yes”
Laporta has also been recently involved in the European Super League.
Joan Laporta was married to Constanza Echevarría and has three sons, Pol, Guillem, and Jan.
Florentino Perez vs Joan Laporta: Net Worth
Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez has a net worth of around $2.1 billion. A massive share of his net worth comes from his construction company, Group ACS, and has nearly 13% stake in the publicly-traded construction company.
On the other hand, not much about Laporta’s net worth is revealed but several sources claim it be between $15-10 million. The Barcelona President also has his own firm, which contribute to his net worth.
Clearly, Perez has a higher net worth than Laporta, but his earnings from Real Madrid are not known. The same goes for Laporta as well.