One of the most famous American sports, football, and its league, the National Football League, keeps its followers on their toes with its nail-biting games. Today, we are counting the richest NFL owners. The following is the list of the Richest National Football League Owners.
Lurie is the NFL’s wealthiest owner, CEO and owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, and a producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He has always been a sports enthusiast and took his passion to the field by owning the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles are an American football team based in Philadelphia and playing as a member of the league’s National Football Conference East Division. They play at Lincoln Financial Field for their home games.
Jim Irsay is also the NFL’s wealthiest owner; he owns the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL, which he inherited from his father after his death in 1997. His father was a Chicago-based industrialist and made his fortune through multiple heating and air-conditioning firms. In addition to this, he also had a sheet metal company.
Irsay’s net worth is 3.5 billion among the wealthiest NFL owners. The Indianapolis Colts play as a member of the league’s American Football Conference South Division club. They have played their home games in Lucas Oil Stadium since 2008.
Gayle Benson, also the NFL’s wealthiest owner, worked as an interior designer in the 1970s and opened an interior design firm in 2014. Apart from owning the NFL’S New Orleans Saints, she is also the owner of the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.
The New Orleans Saints is a professional American football team based in New Orleans. They play in the National Football Conference South Division.
Denise York and her family own the San Francisco 49ers. This team is the fifth most popular in the league and was in the Super Bowl in 2019, though they lost the NFL Championship game that year. John York and Denise DeBartolo York are the two partners of the league. The duo purchased the franchise in 1977 for $13 million.
A college dropout, Dan Snyder made his fortune with Snyder Communications, a marketing company. He owns the Washington Football Team, previously known as the Washington Redskins. He purchased the franchise in 1999 for $750 million. He also owns Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Dick Clark television production firm.
The Washington Football Team is the National Football League and plays in the league’s National Football Conference East Division.
After the death of her husband, Bob McNair, Janice McNair inherited an 80% share in the Houston Texans in 2018. Bob McNair sold his power generator firm in 1999 to Enron and made $1.5 billion. He purchased the Houston Texan franchise for $600 million the same year.
The Glazer family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They made their fortune from commercial real estate and league ownership, and Malcolm Glazer purchased the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 192 million dollars in 1995. Apart from owning the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they also own Manchester United, one of the UK’s biggest football teams.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a member club of the league’s National Football Conference South division.
Woody Johnson is the NFL’s wealthiest owner; he is the Co-owner of the New York Jets alongside his brother, Christopher. Johnson is in line to inherit pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and has an estimated $5.7 Billion.
President Donald Trump appointed Johnson as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 2017. While serving in that position, Johnson took an interest in English Football Club Chelsea F.C. He eventually bid to buy Chelsea but reportedly did not win the bid for the team.
Stephen Bisciotti, NFL’s wealthiest owner, he co-founded the staffing firm Aerotek at the young age of 23. He earned $1.5 million in sales in the first year of inception. The company is valued at $2 billion, and Bisciotti now owns the Baltimore Ravens.
The Baltimore Ravens is a professional American Football Team based in Baltimore that plays in the American Football Conference North Division. For its home games, the team plays at M&T Bank Stadium.
The husband-wife duo is one of the richest NFL owners. While Terrence Pegula is the sole owner of the Buffalo Sabres, one of the National Hockey League teams, his wife, Kim Pegula, owns the Buffalo Bills. They purchased the Buffalo Bills in 2014 for $1.4 billion.
The Buffalo Bills are based in the Buffalo metropolitan area. They compete in the American Football Conference East Division and play at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park in New York.
The Haslam family purchased the Cleveland Browns in 2012 for 1 billion dollars. In addition to this, the family also owns 67% of Pilot Flying J, a sales company in Knoxville. They are among the wealthiest families in America.
The Cleveland Browns football team is named after the original coach and co-founder, Paul Brown. They are a member of the American Football Conference North Division.
Arthur Blank bought the Atlanta Falcons in 2002 for $545 million. The league’s current worth is $1.8 billion. In 1978, Arthur Blank collaborated with Bernie Marcus to create their own business, now known as Home Depot. He, however, resigned from the position at Home Depot in 2001.
The Atlanta Falcons compete in the league’s National Football Conference South division.
Shahid is a Pakistani-American businessman and NFL’s wealthiest owner. In 1980, he purchased and launched an auto parts firm called Flex-N-Gate. His one-piece truck bumper design was a huge success. The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan, is one of the richest NFL owners. He purchased the league team in 2012.
The Jacksonville Jaguars play as a member club of the American Football Conference South division. For its home games, the team plays at TIAA Bank Field.
In 2008, Ross bought a 50% share of the Miami Dolphins, and today he is the sole owner of the franchise. In addition to this ownership, he is also a real estate developer. He is a shareholder of The Related Companies, a global real estate development corporation.
The Miami Dolphins are based in the Miami metropolitan area and play as a member team of the NFL’s American Football Conference East division.
The most successful NFL wealthiest owner, Robert Kraft, has seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows. The New England Patriots owner may not be the richest in the NFL, but he has the most rings. Kraft has enjoyed six Super Bowl Championships behind the power couple of Quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Head Coach Bill Belichick.
The Patriots have become one of the most successful sports teams in recent history. In addition to the 6 Super Bowls, the Patriots have racked up 11 Conference Championships.
Stanley Kroenke has been a part of the Rams ownership group since 1995; he is the NFL’s wealthiest owner. In 2010, Kroenke became the sole owner of the Rams but had to give up ownership of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche because of the NFL’s ownership clause that prevents its owners from owning other major league teams in NFL markets.
Kroenke eventually moved the team to the west coast in 2015, and the Los Angeles Rams enjoyed their first Super Bowl Championship under his sole ownership in 2021.
One of the richest NFL owners is Jerry Jones. He owns the popular Dallas Cowboys, which he bought in 1989 for $150 million. Since then, the team has seen tremendous success and popularity. He owns Comstock Resources, real estate, hospitality management, and Papa John’s franchise.
The Dallas Cowboys is a professional American football team that plays in the league’s National Football Conference East division.
The owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Hunt Family, is one of the richest billionaire families in America. They have a real estate and property business which is the source of their wealth. Apart from owning the NFL team, they also own FC Dallas, an American professional soccer club.
The Kansas City Chiefs play as a member of the league’s American Football Conference West division.
David Tepper is the NFL’s wealthiest Carolina Panthers owner and among the most successful investors in the National Football League. He secures the top position as the richest NFL owner. He bought the team in 2018 for $2.3 billion.
The Carolina Panthers franchise is a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are a member club of the league’s National Football South division.
Football players also make a fortune and play an important role in the popularity of the teams. Tom Brady is among the richest football players, with a net worth of $250 million.
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