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Richest Sports Team Owners In The United States For 2019

With a net worth of approximately $51.7 billion, Steve Ballmer is the richest sports team owner in the United States for 2019, followed by David Tepper (net worth $12 billion – Carolina Panthers); and Philip Anschutz (net worth $11.5 billion – Los Angeles Kings, and LA Galaxy).

In total, 42 billionaires made the cut who are majority owners or managing partners of major sports franchises. They are worth $247 billion collectively. Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, bought the Clippers in 2014 for $2 billion.

Hedge fund titan David Tepper ($12 billion) is the second richest American sports owner. He bought the Carolina Panthers for an NFL-record $2.3 billion last year. It was a record sale price for a sports team. Tepper can afford it. His $12 billion net worth is third-highest among team owners.

Rounding out the top five are Phil Anschutz ($11.5 billion) Stanley Kroenke ($9.7 billion), and Jerry Jones ($8.6 billion). Below are the wealthiest American sports team owners for 2019

  1. Steve Ballmer
    Net worth: $51.7 billion
    Team: Los Angeles Clippers
  2. David Tepper
    Net worth: $12 billion
    Team: Carolina Panthers
  3. Philip Anschutz
    Net worth: $11.5 billion
    Teams: Los Angeles Kings, and LA Galaxy
  4. Stanley Kroenke
    Net worth: $9.7 billion
    Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Arsenal, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids
  5. Jerry Jones
    Net worth: $8.6 billion
    Team: Dallas Cowboys
  6. Micky Arison
    Net worth: $8.1 billion
    Team: Miami Heat
  7. Shahid Khan
    Net worth: $7.8 billion
    Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
  8. Stephen Ross
    Net worth: $7.6 billion
    Team: Miami Dolphins
  9. Robert Kraft
    Net worth: $6.9 billion
    Teams: New England Patriots, New England Revolution
  10. Daniel Gilbert
    Net worth: $6.5 billion
    Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
  11. Robert Pera
    Net worth: $6.4 billion
    Team: Memphis Grizzlies
  12. Tom Gores
    Net worth: $5.6 billion
    Team: Detroit Pistons
  13. Arthur Blank
    Net worth: $5.5 billion
    Teams: Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United
  14. Charles Dolan & family
    Net worth: $5.3 billion
    Teams: New York Knicks, New York Rangers
  15. Ted Lerner & family
    Net worth: $5.1 billion
    Team: Washington Nationals
  16. Tilman Fertitta
    Net worth: $4.9 billion
    Team: Houston Rockets
  17. Charles Johnson
    Net worth: $4.9 billion
    Team: San Francisco Giants
  18. Terrence Pegula
    Net worth: $4.9 billion
    Teams: Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres
  19. Henry Samueli
    Net worth: $4.6 billion
    Team: Anaheim Ducks
  20. Stephen Bisciotti
    Net worth: $4.5 billion
    Team: Baltimore Ravens
  21. Joshua Harris
    Net worth: $4.4 billion
    Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Crystal Palace F.C.
  22. Jeremy Jacobs Sr. & family
    Net worth: $4.3 billion
    Team: Boston Bruins
  23. Mark Cuban
    Net worth: $4.1 billion
    Team: Dallas Mavericks
  24. Janice McNair
    Net worth: $4 billion
    Team: Houston Texans
  25. Joe Mansueto
    Net worth: $3.9 billion
    Team: Chicago Fire
  26. Marian Ilitch
    Net worth: $3.7 billion
    Team: Detroit Red Wings
  27. Herbert Simon
    Net worth: $3.4 billion
    Team: Indiana Pacers
  28. John Middleton
    Net worth: $3.3 billion
    Team: Philadelphia Phillies
  29. Arturo Moreno
    Net worth: $3.3 billion
    Team: Los Angeles Angels
  30. Mark Walter
    Net worth: $3.3 billion
    Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
  31.  Denise York & family
    Net worth: $3.2 billion
    Team: San Francisco 49ers
  32. Gayle Benson
    Net worth: $3.1 billion
    Teams: New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints
  33. James Irsay
    Net worth: $3 billion
    Team: Indianapolis Colts
  34. Jimmy Haslam
    Net worth: $2.9 billion
    Teams: Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew SC
  35. Glen Taylor
    Net worth: $2.9 billion
    Teas: Minnesota Timberwolves
  36. Anthony Ressler
    Net worth: $2.8 billion
    Team: Atlanta Hawks
  37. John Henry
    Net worth: $2.7 billion
    Team: Boston Red Sox, Liverpool, Roush Fenway Racing
  38. Jeffrey Lurie
    Net worth: $2.7 billion
    Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  39. Dan Snyder
    Net worth: $2.6 billion
    Team: Washington Redskins
  40. John Fisher
    Net worth: $2.5 billio
    Teams: Oakland Athletics, San Jose Earthquakes
  41. Ray Davis
    Net worth: $2.3 billion
    Team: Texas Rangers
  42. Vincent Viola
    Net worth: $2.2 billion
    Team: Florida Panthers

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