The British billionaire made the headlines in recent months after Spurs initially decided to slash wages by 20% due to the ongoing pandemic, and furlough nearly half of the non-playing staff at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Many pointed the figure at Lewis and questioned why the Lilywhites were taking money from the government instead of relying on his deep pockets.
Although the businessman made his millions in currency trading, he is not directly involved with the North London club, as Daniel Levy’s ENIC Group is merely one of his Tavistock Group’s many assets. Regardless, Lewis is still considered by a large section of the fan base to be the man at the top of the tree.
Gold notes “Lewis was listed as the 427th richest man in the world with a personal fortune of $4.7billion (£3.9billion)” at the time of writing, which is a dramatic drop from £4.1billion last year.
Unsurprisingly, many Spurs fans slammed Gold’s update on Lewis’ net worth, with one supporter tweeting “time to sell,” and another adding he should “pack it all in.”
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions down below…
Time to sell old man, give it to someone who actually wants to win things with our great club!
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) May 17, 2020
Oh well, must be time for a new owner then, @JeffBezos u keen?
— Zach🏴🇳🇿 (@CacaceSZN) May 17, 2020
Just pack it all in, leave it to your kids and enjoy your remaining days. Imagine having that kind on money and still caring at that age.
— Peter Turner (@through_my_eyes) May 17, 2020
Modern football: we’ve got the wrong billionaire owner.
— Ben Nicholas (@BenNicholas68) May 17, 2020
Seems like the perfect time to increase that fortune by a couple of billion by selling Spurs
— Andy Perry (@andyperry79) May 17, 2020
Oh dear, let’s set up a just giving page and save our club …
— It’s ok, My name is Alex (@THFC_Lane_) May 17, 2020
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