Behind every great sports team is a billionaire owner. Instead of buying mansions, some individuals purchase a football or soccer team. If the team does well, the owner will take all of the credit. If things go south, they’ll just blame the coach. We look at 10 of the biggest billionaires owning popular sports teams.
Jerry Jones – Dallas Cowboys
Before owning the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones ran a successful oil business named Jones Oil and Land Lease. With $140 million in hand, he purchased the Cowboys from H.R. “Bum” Bright in 1989. While his net worth is $5.6 billion, Jones still strives to reach higher. “My lesson here if there is one, if you can get in something that just piques your imagination every day then you can grow with it. And consequently, I am not the same person that I was 30 years ago as far as enthusiasm, ideas. I am more enthusiastic sitting here today than I was 30 years ago,” he told Star Telegram.