Daniel Ek net worth explained and how it compares to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke

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Daniel Ek is a lifelong Arsenal supporter and nothing would delight Gunners fans more than if the Spotify co-founder managed to shake hands on a takeover deal with current owner Stan Kroenke.

Ek, 38, said on Twitter last week he would be "happy to throw my hat in the ring" if Kroenke's company KSE put the club on the market.

His bid has received support from fans after Kroenke's involvement with signing the club up for the controversial European Super League that eventually folded to widespread backlash.

Arsenal legends such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Arsene Wenger have offered their support to Ek's potential bid reportedly worth £1.8billion.

But how does Ek match up to the financial prowess of the Kroenke empire?

Kroenke, 73, wins hands down when it comes to a property portfolio that earns him a net worth of £5.9billion.

Arsenal is not the only sports team he owns as he has a franchise in each of the big American sports leagues.

He has controlling stakes in NBA basketball team the Denver Nuggets, American Football's Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Rapids in the MLS and ice hockey's Colorado Avalanche.

Kroenke is ranked at 308 on the Forbes rich list while Ek is further down at No.522 for his sole company Spotify, that he launched in 2006 with business partner Martin Lorentzon.

Ek has a £43million mansion in Stockholm but this is overshadowed compared to Kroenke's 1.4 million acres of ranches and a winery.

On Tuesday, Kroenke insisted he remained "100 per cent committed" to Arsenal in a stubborn refusal to sell the club.

The only way Ek could take the reins of Arsenal would be if he were to match the reported £2billion valuation.

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