Here's how many NFL owners are worth more than a billion dollars
Nineteen different NFL owners -- more than half the league -- are billionaires.
Nineteen different NFL owners -- more than half the league -- are billionaires according to a recent articles on Forbes.
The financial news magazine broke out all the richest owners in sports and took a sport-by-sport look at different ownership wealth levels. The NFL doesn't have sports' richest owners; Steve Ballmer -- Clippers owner, noted technology maven and general crazy person -- holds the title of wealthiest owner ($23.5 billion) in sports.
Cricket (!) comes in second, with Mumbai Indians owner Mukesh Ambani ($19.3 billion) sitting as one of three billionaires in the Indian Premier League, according to Forbes.
The NFL has two of the five richest guys however, with Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen ($17.5 billion) and Steven Ross ($12 billion) of the Miami Dolphins coming in third and fifth, respectively.
Stan Kroenke ($7.7 billion) is the third-richest NFL owner AND the second-richest NBA owner, although once the Los Angeles Rams stadium gets built he might move up the list pretty quickly. Worth noting: he technically isn't an owner of the Nuggets after divesting his shares in order to own the Rams.
It's entirely possible his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, who technically owns the Nuggets and is an heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune, is more wealthy than Stan.
Forbes lists Shad Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars ($5.9 billion) and Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys ($5.5 billion) as the next-wealthiest NFL owners.
Three female owners are listed, however. Joan Tisch ($3.3 billion), Denise York ($1.9 billion) and Martha Ford ($1.3 billion). So go ahead and count the New York Giants , San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions among teams with billionaire owners.
The article doesn't actually break down all 19 of the NFL owners who are worth more than a billion, but given the average valuation of an NFL franchise is $2 billion, it's not hard to fathom.
You have to hit a 63-person slideshow to see them (sigh). Fortunately we did the dirty work.
Also on the list:
Robert Kraft, New England Patriots , 19th ($4.8 billion)
Terry Pegula, Buffalo Bills , 24th ($4 billion)
Bob McNair, Houston Texans , 27th ($3.3 billion)
Steve Bisciotti, Baltimore Ravens , 32nd ($3 billion)
Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons , 35th ($3.2 billion)
Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts , 37th ($2.3 billion)
Jimmy Haslam, Cleveland Browns , 37th ($2.3 billion)
Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints , 39th ($2.2 billion)
Dan Snyder, Washington Redskins , 44th ($2.1 billion)
Jeff Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles , 50th ($1.8 billion)
Dean Spanos, San Diego Chargers , 51st ($1.7 billion)
Just for some perspective, Michael Jordan is 60th on this list and Randy Lerner, former Browns owner, is 63rd.
It pays pretty well to own a sports team.
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