NFL team owners Stan Kroenke, Jerry Jones part of Forbes’ billionaire list, which also includes Daniel Snyder

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is among the NFL owners who are worth more than $1 billion. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Just about every day, in one way or another, we’re reminded that the NFL crushes the rest of the American sporting world in terms of popularity.

The Forbes’ billionaire list is the latest way of proving it.

Forbes released its list of the world’s billionaires this week (2,781 in all), and the sporting world is well represented. And the NFL is represented far more than any other sport.

The top eight billionaires by net worth among those Forbes lists as primarily in the sporting world (others like Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and New York Mets owner Steve Cohen are listed in other industries in which they made a majority of their wealth) are or were involved in NFL ownership, and NFL ownership figures account for 12 of the top 14 spots.

It’s good to be in the NFL business.

Stan Kroenke leads NFL billionaires

The richest person within the sporting world is Stan Kroenke, whose net worth is $16.2 billion according to Forbes. Kroenke owns the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, who play in the most expensive stadium in the world, $5.5 billion SoFi Stadium. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment owns teams in other sports leagues, most notably the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. Kroenke, who is married to Walmart heiress Ann Walton, made a fortune in the real estate world as well. Forbes listed Kroenke as the 115th richest person in the world.

Among sports figures, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is second on the list. Laugh all you want at Jones’ inability to get the Cowboys back to another Super Bowl — they haven’t been since the end of the 1995 season — but he is dominating the business world. Jones is worth $13.8 billion according to Forbes. Always remember that Jones bought the Cowboys for $140 million back in 1989, one of the great business transactions ever.

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Publish date : 2024-04-03 15:31:56

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