Chelsea owner Roman AbramovichRoman Abramovich.Ben Radford / Getty Images

English football has increasingly become a billionaire's playground.

But it's not all elusive Russians occupying the upper echelons of the game at the so-called 'big clubs' like Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

No, there's some surprising names at the top of the money table and not all of them have brought winning ways with their wealth.

Using the 2017 Sunday Times rich list, Forbes, BBC, Birmingham Mail, and talkSPORT, Business Insider has put together this list of the 15 billionaire football club owners in England.

Here they are in ascending order.

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