#2 Jonathan Barnett
Total number of clients: 116
Contracts worth: £287m
Marquee Clients: Gareth Bale, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Adrien Silva, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Joe Hart
Commission earned in 2017: $53.4 million
Chairman of the Stellar group, Jonathan Barnett, aged 67, is one of the most influential and powerful football agents in the world and manages some of the world football's biggest stars. The stellar group manages around 500 clients, which is not restricted to footballers.
He engineered Gareth Bale's record-breaking £86 million transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid which earned him £14 million in commission. He also doctored Luke Shaw's Manchester United move and Gylfi Sigurdsson move from Swansea to Everton in 2017.
He also manages some of the young talents in world football like Timothy Fosu-Mensah. He is 7th in the list of Forbe's "The World's Most Powerful Sports Agents 2017". One of the interesting facts is that Jonathan Barnett's first client was legendary Cricket superstar, Brian LaraPublished 06 Nov 2017, 14:01 IST