Who are the Ricketts family? Net worth & consortium partners


The Ricketts family are one of the final bidders hoping to seal a takeover at Chelsea as current owner Roman Abramovich looks to sell after 19 years in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The Ricketts family is headed by patriarch Joe Ricketts, who co-owns baseball’s Chicago Cubs with his four children – Tom, Laura, Pete and Todd. It is Tom, who serves as chairman of the Cubs, and Laura who are specifically fronting the bid for Chelsea.

Tom led the family’s takeover of the Cubs in 2009, worth up to an estimated $900m. He the co-founder and former CEO of a financial services firm after initially working at other firms earlier in his business career.


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