What is Joan Laporta net worth?
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Joan Laporta Estruch is a Spanish politician and current president of FC Barcelona. In This write up, we will be bringing to you Joan Laporta net worth, biography and all other information you need to know about him.
Joan Laporta net worth and Biography
Laporta is a lawyer (he graduated from the University of Barcelona) with his own firm, Laporta & Arbós, which has a number of notable Spanish firms as clients. He served as MP in the Parliament of Catalonia between 2010 and 2012.
As of 2023, Joan Laporta net worth is valued at $5 million. Laporta holds a record for the number of trophis won in each year in the history of the presidents of Barcelona. During his first tenure as president of FC Barcelona, they set a new record for trophies won in a 12-month period, winning 6 in 2009.
When was Joan Laporta Born?
Laporta was born on 29th June, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain. He is a owns law firm called Laporta & Arbós.
Laporta’s Career at FC Barcelona
Laporta started his involvement with FC Barcelona leading the “Elefant Blau” (“Blue Elephant”), a group which opposed former president Josep Lluís Núñez and which, in 1998, tried unsuccessfully a vote of no confidence against him.
His first tenure as president of Barcelona started in 2003 and ended in 2010. During this period, He brought in a number of stars to the club including Ronaldinho, Pep Guardiola as the coach, Thierry Henry among others. The club won their second Champions League in 2006 after three years of Laporta’s reign as the president
After dismissing Barcelona head coach Frank Rijkaard, Laporta appointed the untested and inexperienced Pep Guardiola, Barça’s team captain at the end of the “Dream Team” era. Guardiola’s only experience as a coach was with the B team the previous season (which won promotion from the fourth tier to the third).
Joan Laporta net worth is $5 million. He still takes home a healthy €120,192 as wages on a weekly basis and it shows that Joan Laporta and his board are a bit more judicious with
Although the team started poorly, losing the first match to Numancia and drawing the second, Barcelona had the best season in its history, winning the treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. Supercopa de España and UEFA Super Cup titles followed in August, as well as a FIFA Club World Cup victory in December. He was succeeded by Sandro Rosell in 2010.
Laporta Second Tenure as President of Barcelona FC
In November 2020, Laporta announced president candidacy for the 2021 FC Barcelona presidential elections.
In January 2021, he officially entered the presidential race after presenting 10,252 signatures out of which 9,625 were validated and was the favorite to win the presidential election.
On 7 March, Laporta won the presidential election, in which he received 54.28% of the vote ahead of Víctor Font and Toni Freixa who received 29.99% and 8.58% of the vote respectively.
Laporta succeeded Josep Maria Bartomeu who resigned in October 2020 to avoid facing a vote of no confidence from the club members.
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