The national football league NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL agreed to merge with the American football league in 1966 and the first super bowl was held at the end of that season the merger was completed in 1970. The NFL has highest average attendance of any professional sports league in world and is the most popular sports league in the United States. You have to be rolling in some serious loot to be able to purchase one these bad boys.
And by all accounts today NFL owners are swimming in cash. The 10 richest owners in the national football league have a combined net worth of $61 billion. The rapid rise in the NFL team value also most their owners and getting even richer and while these owners were already rich before owing NFL teams their chose to invest big in the franchise have more than paid off by earning them wealth that are absolutely mind boggling therefore keeping them afloat as billionaires. Here are the lists of top richest NFL team owners.
- Paul Allen $17.8 Billion:
The Paul Allen is net worth 17.8 billion. He is also the part owner of major league soccer’s team Seattle sounders FC. The co founder and owner of NFL team Sealttle Seahaeksand Portland trail of NBAs Pull Allen is right now on the top of the list. He is not alone is multi team ownership. On 1996 Paul Allen purchased NFL team Sealttle seahaeks from the former owner Ken Behrings. Under Allen his team Sealttle Seahaeks has 3 NFC championships 2005, 2013 and 2014.
2. Stan Kroenke $7.6 Billion:
Stan Kroenke is worth $7.6 billion however he did not just get there by owning an NFL Franchise he is all about building a sports empire. Kroenke owns the NBAs Denver Nuggets the NHLs Colorado Avalanche the MLS Colorado rapids and majority of the English premier League club Arsenal. Per Forbes the value of those five organizations combines to be worth $7.1 billion.
3. Stephen Ross $6.7 Billion:
The billionaire opened up to getting fed up of his side’s mediocrity. Stephen Ross is a renowned real estate magunate having the famous one 57 among his assets. He is not showing signs of slowing down him as a $15 billion ongoing real estate project that is planned to be completed in 2024 but sadly in football terms it is not the same successful story. Last year he has bought 50% ownership of Miami Dolphins.
4. Shahid Khan $5.6 Billion:
His net worth is $5.6 billion. Shahid Khan came to the US when he was 16. He got an engineering degree from the University of Illinois. He made a name for himself by designing a revolutionary one piece truck bumper that saved weight while adding structural support. His team is valued at $965 million up from $770 million when he bought it few years ago.
5. Jerry Jones $5 Billion:
This man probably needs no introduction as he is probably regarded as the most famous sports owner in the world. On the football field or in the press box rather Jerry Jones is the most loved owner in all of sports and the only one who comes close to that title is a man who owns a sports team in the same damn city. He runs an NFL franchise almost as if it was a madden team that can be reset at the push of button which is beyond frustrating to Cowboy Nation.
6. Robert Kraft $4.8 Billion:
Robert Kraft hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Kraft power and influence in the league seemingly grows with every year. It would be nice if Kraft would provide major league soccer side the New England revolution which he also owns with a soccer specific stadium but that is another matter for another day. The owner of the New England patriots has had het another banner year.
7. Terry Pegula $4 Billion:
Terry Pegula has turned his attention to sports purchasing the NFLs buffalo bills and the NHL buffalo Sabres. Pegula picked up the bills for $1.4 billion in September 2014 outbidding groups led by Donald Trump and Bon Jovi. His first big move into sports was in 2010 when he bought the Sabres for $189 million nearly after unloading much of his oil and gas holdings. His daughter Jessica Pegula is a professional tennis player.
8. Robert McNair $3.3 Billion:
Robert McNair born 1937 is an American businessman, philanthropist and the owner of the Houston Texans of the national football league. Committed to bringing a National Football League team to the city of Houston, McNair formed Houston NFL Holdings in 1998. On 6 October 1999 the NFL announced that the 32nd NFL franchise had been awarded to McNair.
9. Steve Bisciotti $3.2 Billion:
Ravens owners Steve Bisciotit is worth an estimated $3.2 billion and ranks on the Frobes annual list of richest American. Bisciotti last year but his wealth went up from $2.6 billion. Bisciotti 54 is a self described C student from Salisbury State who built his business into one of the nation largest staffing firms. Steve Bisciotti is the richest NFL owners in the world.
10. Jimmy Haslam $2.8 Billion:
He escaped indictment regarding those allegations. He blew up the front office of the Browns. Jimmy Haslam Net Worth $2.8 Billion the CEO of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain has had a very bumpy road as an NFL owner since buying the Browns in 2012. Since buying the team here is a quick rundown of events that have occurred Haslam has been investigated by the FBI.