Daniel Ek’s net worth explained as Spotify CEO offers to buy beloved Arsenal

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is keen to become the new owner of Arsenal, he announced on Twitter on Friday amid the mass protests outside the Emirates Stadium.

Writing to his 160,000-plus Twitter followers, Ek said: “As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember.

“If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I'd be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”

Gunners fans are keen to see the Kroenke’s put the club on the market following their botched attempt to join the European Super League.

And with Ek keen to snap the club up, just how can he afford to guide Arsenal back to their glory days?

Ek is the co-founder and CEO of Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming music service.

The 38-year-old owns around 10 per cent of the company, which along with other investments, takes his net worth to a whopping £3.1billion.

He also makes other business ventures so that number is likely to fluctuate, though Spotify continues to see huge growth, meaning his worth should do the same.

Before the lifelong Gooner can get his hands on the club though, Ek will need the Kroenke’s to sell up, which it doesn’t look like they will be doing any time soon.

Speaking in a fans’ forum, majority shareholder Josh said: "We believe we are fit to go forward with Arsenal.

“We were put in a difficult situation by sources outside the club. We asked ourselves, what is worse: ESL, or ESL without Arsenal?

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