Football is an expensive sport. You spend fortunes on player’s salaries and new flashy stadiums, but rake in loads of money too. Forbes came out with their list of the top billionaire owners. Where does our own Jerry Jones come out on the list? He’s not number one, but his rich ass is pretty high up there.
According to Forbes, the top 5 Football Billionaires are–
1. Paul Allen- Seattle Seahawks
Net worth: $12.7 billion
Team net worth: $994 million
The Microsoft cofounder also owns the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. With a net worth equal to 39% of the entire NFL, Allen is just a Microsoft stock rally away from being able to buy up the whole league, if only the rules allowed.
2. Stephen Ross- Miami Dolphins
Net worth: $3.1 billion
Team net worth: $1 billion
The real estate mogul owns 95% of both the Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Minority owner H. Wayne Huizenga, who sold most of his stake to Ross in 2008 and 2009, is worth $1.2 billion.
3. Stan Kroenke-St. Louis Rams
Net worth: $2.7 billion
Team net worth: $779 million
A real estate developer who’s married into the Walton fortune, Kroenke has been a major sports mogul since the 1990s, with ownership stakes in the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Arsenal FC, among other properties. He took full control of the Rams in August.
4. Malcolm Glazer-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Net worth: $2.6 billion
Team net worth: $1.1 billion
The 82-year-old Glazer made his fortune in an array of industries, including food, health care and oil & gas. The Bucs, bought by Glazer in 1995, rank as the NFL’s eighth most valuable franchise thanks to state-of-the-art Raymond James Stadium, opened in 1998.
5. Jerry Jones-Dallas Cowboys
Net worth: $2 billion
Team net worth: $1.7 billion
The former University of Arkansas football star stepped in to rejuvenate the Cowboys’ fading brand in 1989. Under his ownership, Dallas boasts three Super Bowl titles and a new super-modern stadium, making them the most valuable sports property in the U.S.