It’s no secret that to own an NFL team, you need to have deep pockets and several commas in your bank account. However, who are the NFL’s richest owners based on net worth, and where does the newest owner Rob Walton rank?
Robert Kraft sold newspapers growing up and then amassed a fortune as the owner of paper and packaging companies Rand-Whitney and International Forest Products. He purchased the New England Patriots in 1994 for $172 million.
Net worth: $8.3 billion
Stan Kroenke is a real estate magnate who also owns the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, and the Arsenal Football Club in England. He owns some 60 million square feet of real estate, more than 1.5 million acres of ranches across the U.S. and Canada, and is married to Ann Walton, the daughter of late Walmart co-founder Bud Walton.
Net worth: $10.7 billion
The Hunts are one of the wealthiest families in America. Clark Hunt, CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, is the son of Lamar Hunt, who was one of H.L. Hunt’s 14 children. The family remains active in the oil and gas businesses, as well as in real estate. They also own FC Dallas of MLS and a minority stake in the Chicago Bulls. Lamar Hunt helped launch the American Football League.
Net worth: $15.3 billion
In 2018, David Tepper bought the Carolina Panthers for $2.8 billion. Tepper is a hedge fund manager. His Appaloosa Management hedge fund firm now manages nearly $13 billion in assets.
Net worth: $15.8 billion
Jody and Paul Allen were once considered the richest owners in the NFL. Paul Allen, who passed away in 2018, co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. At the time of his passing, he owned the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, and was part-owner of the Seattle Sounders. Jody is currently the chairwoman of the Seahawks. Her family’s estimated net worth is around $20.3 billion.
Net worth: $20.3 billion
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