Like Seattle star cornerback Richard Sherman recently told Skip Bayless, Seahawks owner Paul Allen once again can declare to his NFL colleagues, “I’m better at life than you.”
Forbes has issued its annual list of worldwide billionaires. Not surprisingly, more than a few of them own NFL teams. The richest of all NFL owners, via SportsBusiness Daily, is Allen, at a whopping $15 billion.
A full 11 figures in the distance is Rams owner Stan Kroenke, at $5.0 billion. (Coupled with wife Ann Walton Kroenke’s $4.5 billion, that’s a $9.5 billion power couple.)
The bronze is shared by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer, both of whom are listed at a net worth of $4.4 billion.
Next on the list is Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, at $2.9 billion. Giants co-owner Joan Tisch also has a net worth of $2.9 billion.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is worth $2.7 billion, followed by Patriots owner Robert Kraft ($2.3 billion), Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III ($1.8 billion), Texans owner Bob McNair ($1.8 billion), Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti ($1.8 billion), Falcons owner Arthur Blank ($1.6 billion), Colts owner Jim Irsay ($1.5 billion), Titans owner Bud Adams ($1.2 billion), Saints owner Tom Benson ($1.2 billion), 49ers co-owner Denise York ($1.1 billion), Redskins owner Dan Snyder ($1.0 billion), and Chargers owner Alex Spanos ($1.0 billion).
That’s 19 teams owned by billionaires, with every team in the AFC South owned by a billionaire. Which means, excluding the publicly-owned Packers, 12 teams are owned by non-billionaires.
Which makes us wonder what those owners are doing with the money that owning an NFL team allows them to print.