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How NFL Team Owners Really Made Their Money (32 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   14 Sep 2015   / 5536 views

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

Natural gas

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.

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