The 20 richest billionaires who own sports teams, ranked

Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesSteve Ballmer owns the Los Angeles Clippers.

Billionaires have a lot of cash to drop. Some are known to spend it on mansions. Others, private planes and luxury cars. And others still? They just buy their own sports team.

In October, CEOWORLD magazine ranked the wealthiest owners of major league sports teams. The top 20 owners have a combined net worth of $US195.9 billion.

For some, owning one team isn’t enough. In fact, two of the top five richest sports team owners own multiple teams. Stanley Kroenke, a real-estate mogul married to a Walmart heiress, owns five teams across different sports.

From football to basketball, here’s a look at the 20 richest owners of major sports league teams, ranked in ascending order of wealth. Net worth figures included below are current as of January 30, 2020.


20. Stephen Bisciotti

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Net worth:
$US4.6 billion

Team:
Baltimore Ravens

Source of wealth: Staffing, self-made


T18. Henry Samueli

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Net worth:
$US4.8 billion

Team: Anaheim Ducks

Source of wealth: Semiconductors, self-made


T18. Charles Johnson

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Net worth:
$US4.8 billion

Team: San Francisco Giants

Source of wealth: Money management


T16. Terrence Pegula

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Net worth:
$US4.9 billion

Team: Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres

Source of wealth: Natural gas, self-made


T16. Tilman Fertitta

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Net worth:
$US4.9 billion

Team: Houston Rockets

Source of wealth: Entertainment, self-made


15. Charles Dolan and family

Maddie Meyer/GettyJames Dolan, Charles Dolan’s son, who is the CEO of Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers.

Net worth:
$US5.3 billion

Team:New York Knicks, New York Rangers

Source of wealth: Cable television, self-made


14. Arthur Blank

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Net worth:
$US5.5 billion

Team: Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC

Source of wealth: Home Depot, self-made


T12. Ted Lerner and family

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Net worth:
$US5.6 billion

Team: Washington Nationals

Source of wealth: Real estate, self-made


T12. Tom Gores

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Net worth:
$US5.6 billion

Team: Detroit Pistons

Source of wealth: Private equity, self-made


11. Robert Kraft

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Net worth:
$US6.9 billion

Teams:New England Patriots, New England Revolution

Source of wealth: The Kraft Group, self-made


10. Daniel Gilbert

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Net worth:
$US7 billion

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Source of wealth: Quicken Loans, self-made


9. Stephen Ross

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Net worth:
$US7.6 billion

Team: Miami Dolphins

Source of wealth:
Real estate, self-made


8. Micky Arison

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Net worth:
$US8 billion

Team:
Miami Heat

Source of wealth:
Carnival Cruises


T6. Shahid Khan

Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photos

Net worth:
$US8.2 billion

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Source of wealth: Auto parts, self-made


T6. Jerry Jones

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Net worth:
$US8.2 billion

Team:
Dallas Cowboys

Source of wealth: Oil, Dallas Cowboys, self-made


5. Robert Pera

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Net worth:
$US9.1 billion

Team: Memphis Grizzlies

Source of wealth: Wireless broadband systems, self-made


4. Stanley Kroenke

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Net worth:
$US9.7 billion

Team: Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Arsenal

Source of wealth: Real estate, sports, self-made


3. Philip Anschutz

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Net worth:
$US11.5 billion

Teams: Los Angeles Kings, LA Galaxy

Source of wealth: Investments


2. David Tepper

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Net worth:
$US12 billion

Team:
Carolina Panthers

Source of wealth: Hedge funds, self-made


1. Steve Ballmer

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Net worth:
$US61.7 billion

Team: Los Angeles Clippers

Source of wealth:
Microsoft, self-made

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