Meet The Richest NFL Team Owners

The richest NFL team owners are billionaires who have accrued substantial net worths over the years. They are Rob Walton, David Tepper, the Hunt Family, Jody Allen, Stanley Kroenke, and more.

Recently, the NFL teams have seen their values catapult, with the Dallas Cowboys sitting on top with an estimated value of $9 billion. That is far more than any other sports team in the world, and suffice it to say that the NFL is the richest/most valuable sports league not just in America but in the world, beating the NBA, MLS, NHL, and even the widely-loved EPL.

The rapid rise in the NFL team values also means their owners are getting even richer. And while these owners were already rich before owning NFL teams, their choice to invest big in the franchise has more than paid off, helping them stay afloat as billionaires. According to Forbes, here are the ten richest NFL Team owners.

10. Jimmy Haslam

  • NFL Team: Cleveland Browns
  • Net worth: $8.8 billion

Richest NFL team owners

Jimmy Haslam made his billions as CEO of truck stop company, Pilot Flying J, a company he inherited from his father. He snapped up the Cleveland Browns franchise for $1 billion in 2012. The franchise, worth $977 M, is now valued at $4.62 B. As revealed in the rather slow rise in value, the team’s performance has been relatively poor, but Haslam whose company enjoyed an amazing 25% profit in the past year doesn’t seem overly bothered. There are rumors that fans of the team are making plans to buy up the whole franchise to better its performance.

9. Stephen Ross

  • NFL Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Net worth: $10.1 billion

Stephen Ross richest nfl team owners

Stephen Ross is a renowned real estate magnate, having the famous One57 among his assets. He isn’t showing signs of slowing down, he has a $15B ongoing real estate project slated for completion in 2024, but sadly in football terms, it isn’t the same success story. The billionaire opened up to getting fed up with his side’s mediocrity. However, regardless of the team’s failures, his Miami Dolphins have made a 42% rise in profit, netting the franchise a value of $5.7 B.

8. Robert Kraft

  • NFL Team: New England Patriots
  • Net worth: $11.1 billion

In 1995, after his eponymous conglomerate made huge profits, Robert Kraft bought the New England Patriots for $175 million, considering the team’s current $6 billion value, the purchase was a brilliant one. However, Kraft owes the substantial value of his team to the numerous successes they have achieved under his era, which includes 14 AFC titles, 6 Super Bowl titles, and 27 playoff appearances. He also owns the MLS side New England Revolution.

7. Shahid Khan

  • NFL Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Net worth: $12 billion

Shahid Khan richest nfl team owners

Shahid Khan is also a newcomer to the list. After buying the franchise in 2012 for $770 M the team is now valued at $4 B. Despite not winning any season since he acquired the side, the team has seen a 53% rise in profit in the past year. The Pakistani-American made most of his wealth from his automobile manufacturing industry Flex-N-Gate. He also owns the English side Fulham.

Recent rumour has it that he plans to sell the English side to acquire another English side Tottenham Hotspur, a deal that will send his NFL side over to White Hart Lane, which of course will be good for business as the NFL has declared interest in having a team abroad, but at the same time it will surely leave Jacksonville fans fuming.

6. Jerry Jones

  • NFL Team: Dallas Cowboys
  • Net worth: $13.9 billion

Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys for $150 M in 1989 and today at a value of $9 B, it isn’t just the most valuable NFL team but also the most valuable sports team in the world, taking the former position for the 9th consecutive time. His team makes millions every year from sponsors and its AT&T stadium’s luxury suites. In pop culture, the billionaire has been featured in Papa John and Pepsi commercials, and also in Season 18 Episode 1 of the animated sitcom, South Park.

5. Stan Kroenke

  • NFL Team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Net worth: $15.7 billion

Stan Kroenke richest NFL team owners

Stan is an ardent sports lover, and his money is clearly where his mouth or should I say the heart is. No billionaire on the list comes close to having the sporting empire he has built. His Kroenke Sports Enterprises includes franchises in the NHL, NBA, NLL, MLS, EPL (Arsenal), and of course the NFL, all of which are worth a combined $4.1 billion. Wondering where he gets his money from to invest in these franchises?

Stanley Kroenke owns one of the largest real estate empires and is one of America’s biggest landowners. He is married to Ann Walton, heir to the ever-growing Walmart empire.

4. Jody Allen

  • NFL Team: Seattle Seahawks
  • Net worth: $20.3 billion

Richest NFL team owners

The current owner of the Seattle Seahawks is Jody Allen. She is a trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust and has been the chairperson of the team since the death of Paul Allen in 2018. The team was initially owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of the giant tech company Microsoft. So you don’t have to be surprised that he also owns the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers and is also part of MLS’s most valuable team, the Seattle Sounders, which Jody Allen also runs.

Paul Allen bought the Seattle Seahawks in 1997 for $288 million to prevent the club from moving after many talks with Seattle’s local politicians. In the past year, the franchise has seen a 41% rise in profit, bringing its value to $1.87 billion. However, despite the team’s progress, Jody Allen is set to sell off the teams owned by Paul Allen, including the Seattle Seahawks, by 2025, with all of the proceeds going to charity.

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3. Hunt Family

  • NFL Team: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Net worth: $20.5 billion

Richest NFL team owners

The Hunt Family ranks on the list of the richest NFL owners with a net worth of $20.5 billion, thanks to Clark Hunt who is the CEO and part owner of Kansas City Chiefs. The team was initially purchased by his father, Lamar Hunt in 1963 for $25,000 and headed by him till his death in 2006. Clark Hunt took over the affairs of the team after the death of his father and has increased its worth over the years to $4.3 billion as of 2024.

2. David Tepper

  • NFL Team: Carolina Panthers
  • Net worth: $20.6 billion

Richest NFL team owners

David Tepper Stephen Ross is a renowned fund manager who founded Appaloosa Management in 1993. Being a sports lover, he purchased the Carolina Panthers in 2018 for $2.3 billion. Not only did he purchase the football team, but he also invested millions of dollars in its management which yielded a positive result, making it a number-one pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. With his efforts and financial support, the team has risen to be one of the most valued at $4.1 billion as of 2024.

1. Rob Walton

  • NFL Team: Seattle Seahawks
  • Net worth: $65.4 billion

Richest NFL team owners

Rob Walton is an American business tycoon well-known as the son of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. The businessman, who is currently the richest NFL team owner with a $65.4 billion net worth, took over the family’s business upon the death of his father in 1996 and ran the company for years before retiring as a chairman in 2005, but together with the rest of the heirs of Walmart, they own half of the stock of the company.

Together with a group of people, including Mellody Hobson, Greg Penner, and Carrie Walton Penner, they purchased the Denver Broncos NFL team in June 2022 for $4.7 billion, which is the highest paid for a team so far. The team has recorded success in the past years and is worth about $5.1 billion as of 2024.

List of the Richest NFL Team Owners 

  1. Rob Walton- Seattle Seahawks ($65.4 billion)
  2. David Tepper- Carolina Panthers ($20.6 billion)
  3. Hunt Family- Kansas City Chiefs ($20.5 billion)
  4. Jody Allen- Seattle Seahawks ($20.3 billion)
  5. Stanley Kroenke- Los Angeles Rams ($15.7 billion)
  6. Jerry Jones- Dallas Cowboys ($13.9 billion)
  7. Shahid Khan- Jacksonville Jaguars ($12 billion)
  8. Robert Kraft- New England Patriots ($11.1 billion)
  9. Stephen Ross- Miami Dolphins ($10.1 billion)
  10. Jimmy Haslam- Cleveland Browns (8.8 billion)


Who is the Richest NFL Team Owner?

The richest NFL owner as of 2024 is Rob Walton, who co-owns the Denver Broncos with Mellody Hobson, Greg Penner, and Carrie Walton Penner. With a net worth of $65.4 billion, he purchased it in 2022 for $4.7 billion, and it is currently valued at $5.1 billion.

Who is The Richest Professional Sports Team Owner in the World?

The richest professional sports team owner in the world is Mukesh Ambani, the owner of the Mumbai Indians. He has a net worth that is estimated at $99.9 billion as of 2024.

Who is the Richest Professional Sports Team Owner in the USA?

The richest professional sports team owner in the USA is Steve Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The former CEO of Microsoft has a net worth pegged at $111.6 billion as of 2024.

Are All NFL Owners Billionaires?

Yes, all NFL owners are billionaires, with the highest being Rob Walton of the Denver Broncos, with a $65.4 billion net worth, and the least being Art Rooney II of the Pittsburgh Steelers, with a $1.2 billion net worth.

How Many Billionaire Owners are there in the NFL?

There are 32 billionaire owners in the National Football League, with the richest worth $65.4 billion and the poorest worth $1.2 billion

Which NFL Team Has the Poorest Owners?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the poorest owners. The owner of the NFL team, Art Rooney II, has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, which is the lowest in the list of 32 NFL team owners.

Uwa Echebiri
Uwa Echebiri
Reading about the luxe lives of celebrities is something many find too vain to indulge in, however, Uwa’s expert analysis on celebrity wealth would pique the curiosity of the most uninterested folk.


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