Almost half the NFL owners make Forbes’ 400 richest Americans list

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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Forbes released it’s annual Richest 400 Americans list on Monday, which featured 12 NBA owners, three NHL owners, two MLB owners, and almost half of NFL owners — at 14.

The top dog for sports owners overall was Paul Allen, owner of both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks, coming in with a net worth of $15.8 billion, making him the 26th richest American. Allen made his money by confounding Microsoft.

The other NFL owners to make the list are:

  • Saint Louis Rams,Stan Kroenke ($5.3 billion)
  • Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross ($4.8 billion)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Malcolm Glazer ($4.5 billion),
  • Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan ($3.8 billion)
  • Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones ($3 billion)
  • New England Patriots, Robert Kraft ($2.9 billion)
  • Baltimore Ravens, Stephen Bisciotti ($2.1 billion)
  • Houston Texans, Bob McNair ($2 billion)
  • Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank ($1.7 billion)
  • Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay ($1.6 billion)
  • Cleveland Browns, Jimmy Haslam ($1.45 billion)
  • Detroit Lions, William Ford Sr. ($1.4 Billion)
  • New Orleans Saints, Tom Benson ($1.3 billion)

Other notable owners were entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, with $2.5 billion; and Ted Lerner, owner of the Washington Nationals, with $4 billion.

Other important sports names cracked the list, including the richest man involved with sports, Nike Chairman Phil Knight. Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President James France, and UFC co-owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta all made it into Forbes’ top 400.

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