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This month marked the release of the Billionaires – Richest People in the World list by Forbes magazine. This is an annual list that comprises people from many different industries who have made it to billionaire status and are enjoying huge amounts of wealth and, in some cases, fame.
Many of those that made this year’s list were linked to the sports industry, including MLB, NBA, and NFL owners. In fact, when it comes to the latter, six of the top ten sports billionaires were found to be NFL owners. There was also one NBA and one MLB owner that made it onto the list of top ten sports billionaires from around the world.
Who Are These NFL Billionaires?
While you won’t find people in a regular job such as a nurse or a chiropractor on this sort of list, there are plenty of other industries that dominate the list, one of which is the sports industry. So, who were the people who managed to dominate the top ten sports billionaires list? Well, let’s take a look:
Owner of the LA Rams, Kroenke is worth $8.7 billion. His wife is the heiress to the vast Walmart fortune. In the last season, the Rams managed to reach the Super Bowl, having moved from St. Louis to California in 2016.
As the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jones is worth $6.8 billion. He purchased the Cowboys for a mere $150 million in the late 1980s and transformed it into a multibillion-dollar franchise.
The owner of the New England Patriots, Kraft is said to be worth $6.5 billion. He purchased the team in the mid-1990s for $172 million and it is now valued at close to $4 billion.
Blank is the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, and his fortune is documented at $4.7 billion. He is also the co-founder of Home Depot as well as being the owner of Atlanta United FC.
With a fortune of $4.2 billion, Bisciotti co-founded the largest private staffing company in the world, Allegis Group. He is also the owner of the Baltimore Ravens.
Janice is the widow of Bob McNair, who was the owner of the Houston Texans but passed away in 2018. She and her husband purchased the team in the late 1990s for $600 million.
Vincent has a fortune of $3.2 billion and is the chairman and CEO of WWE. He actually purchased the company from his father in the early 1970s and managed to turn it into a worldwide success and a true money-spinner.
The former chief executive of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone and his family are worth $3.1 billion. He still has links to Formula One in terms of chairmanship and in an advisory capacity.
Moreno is the owner of the Los Angeles Angels and is said to be worth $3 billion. He purchased the team in 2003 for $184 million and has now turned it into a $1.8 billion franchise.
Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. She also founded the GMB racing company in 2014 and her worth is listed as $2.9 billion.
Of course, the names at the top of the billionaire’s list from Forbes came as no surprise, with the top three being Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg came in at number 8 on the list.
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