Net Worth: $400 million
Owns: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Racing Team
It seems that Letterman has the “Need for Speed” – why, you ask? Well, he owns Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (a part owner, as it were), which collectively owns a team that races in what was formerly known as the American Le Mans Series. Fast forward a few years and the tournament is now called the United SportsCar Championship.
The prolific TV host, who was once acknowledged as “king of late night” shows, still keeps his finger on the pulse – did you know he has a Netflix series where he interviews celebrities? He’s got his fingers in many pies, owning a production company, the show ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, as well as part of the racing team!
Net Worth: $4.4 billion
Owns: Baltimore Ravens
The Philadelphia-born Bisciotti founded Aerotek, a home health and medical staffing company based out of Columbia, Maryland, where Bisciotti now resides. He also cofounded Allegis Group, an international talent management firm. There’s a whole chain of businesses contained under Bisciotti’s umbrella, but we know you’re here for the sport.
Bisciotti owns the Baltimore Ravens, and his ownership of the team comes from a history of watching sports games and being interested in the NFL. He’s ranked in the Forbes 400, coming in at number 150, since we last checked!
Net Worth: $8.4 billion
Owns: Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
Born in Los Angeles, Jerry Jones is one of those untouchable billionaire businessmen. He’s also owned the Dallas Cowboys since 1989! Now that’s a long time with one team. After Jones graduated in 1965, he sought out a number of business ventures before he began oil and gas exploration in Arkansas. This proved very successful, and his privately held company is now moving into natural resource prospecting.
Anyway, he purchased the Cowboys for an easy $140 million, fired the long-time coach Tom Landry, fired the general manager and set off in a new direction. But it seems that it paid off – the Cowboys are worth roughly $4.2 billion now!
Net Worth: $7.8 billion
Owns: Los Angeles Rams (NFL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Arsenal F.C. (Premier League)
Any sports fan will know who Stan Kroenke is. The owner of teams in the NFL, MLS and Premier League, Kroenke is a bit of a mogul. With close to $8 billion to his name, Kroenke’s fortune has only increased with owning sports teams. His fortune came from a mixture of sporting interests, real estate and now he even owns a winery!
If you’re ever curious and a little thirsty, check out the Screaming Eagle winery. Now, they say money meets money to make more money – and this is certainly the case with Kroenke. Did you know he’s married to Ann Walton of the Walmart fortune? Yeah. Big bucks.
Net Worth: $350 million
Owns: LA KISS
The God of Thunder himself, Gene Simmons, is one of those iconic rockstars who just keeps on rockin’. “The Demon” and member of the glam-rock band KISS is just amazing. A musician, songwriter and cool guy, he’s known for his careless attitude and social commentary. While he can pack on the makeup and transform, he’s also a family guy, as seen on his reality TV show, 'Family Jewels'.
But Simmons has other endeavors, including owning a film company, Erebus Pictures, and owning the LA KISS, and Arena Football team based out of Florida.