Notable as the President of England's Leeds United Football Club, Cellino was previously the owner of Italy's Cagliari Calcio F.C.
Early in his career, he oversaw the construction of Cagliari Calcio's sports arena in Assemini, Italy.
He was arrested on several occasions and convicted in the 1990s and early 2000s on charges of financial deception.
He fathered a daughter named Eleonora and sons named Edoardo and Ercole.
In 2014, while ex-footballer Brian McDermott was serving as manager of the team, Cellino purchased three quarters of the Leeds United F.C.