Carolina Panthers: Jerry Richardson
Richardson was the CEO of the company that ran every Denny’s in the country.
San Diego Chargers: Alex Spanos
Apartment and commercial building construction.
Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Blank
Co-founded Home Depot.
Arizona Cardinals: Bill Bidwill
Bill inherited the Cardinals from his dad, who was a Chicago lawyer and had connections to Al Capone.
Houston Texans: Robert C. McNair
Sold a power plant to Enron in 1999.
Tennessee Titans: KSA Industries
Bud Adams owned the team after making his money in oil. After dying in 2013 the team is now owned by the private holding company he set up.
Kansas City Chiefs: Clark Hunt
Clark’s grandfather was an oil tycoon.
Washington Redskins: Dan Snyder
Telemarketing and direct marketing in medical supplies.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Glazer Family
Trailer parks, shopping malls, and a watch business.
Green Bay Packers: Green Bay Packers, Inc.
360,760 shareholders currently own the Packers, the only team to have this banned ownership method grandfathered in.
San Francisco 49ers: Jed York
Construction and real estate.
Philadelphia Eagles: Jeffrey Lurie
Movie theaters, bottling companies, and clothing retailers.
Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones
Indianapolis Colts: Jim Irsay
Heating and air-conditioning companies.
Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Haslam
CEO of Pilot Flying J truck stop company.
New York Giants: John Mara and Steve Tisch
Bookkeeping at horse racing circuits, a cool $500 back in 1925.
Oakland Raiders: Mark and Carol Davis
Inherited control of the Raiders after Al Davis passed away.
Detroit Lions: Martha Ford
Ford Motor Company
Cincinnati Bengals: Mike Brown
Football, Mike’s father coached the Browns before co-founding the Bengals.
Denver Broncos: Pat Bowlen
Successful lawyer and oil driller.
Seattle Seahawks: Paul Allen
Founded Microsoft with Bill Gates.
New England Patriots: Robert Kraft
Packaging, real estate, and entertainment ventures.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Shahid Khan
His company supplied bumpers to General Motors, and now all of Toyota.
St. Louis Rams: Stan Kroenke
Real estate with many ties to Wal-Mart.
Miami Dolphins: Stephen M. Ross
Tax attorney and real estate.
Baltimore Ravens: Stephen Bisciotti
Staffing firms for engineering and tech companies.
Buffalo Bills: Terry Pegula
New Orleans Saints: Tom Benson
Car dealerships and banks.
Chicago Bears: Virginia Halas McCaskey
Her father George Halas was the founder, coach, coordinator, and owner of the Bears.
New York Jets: Robert Wood Johnson
Heir to the Johnson & Johnson company.
Minnesota Vikings: Zygi Wilf
Building houses, shopping malls, and retail space.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Dan Rooney
Dan’s father started the team in 1933 with $2500.