Net Worth: $100 million Owns: New York Mets The sharp-tongued and witty Bill Maher has made his career as a social commentator and comedian. Known for the HBO political talk show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, the New-York born satirist is known for his somewhat caustic commentary. Starting out in showbiz in the late 1970s, he’s on our list because he owns a stake in the New York Mets.
Maher calls his investment “one of his all-time best decisions” – and we couldn’t agree more! We’d be pretty pleased with ourselves if we were worth $100 million, too.
Jeanie Marie Buss
Net Worth: $500 million Owns: Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) Jeanie Marie Buss is one of the leading ladies in the sports world: not so much for her athleticism, but rather for the fact that she heads up one of the most well-loved and famous basketball teams in the world. The president of the LA Lakers, Buss is a bit of a badass, too – did you know she owns WOW? (Women of Wrestling).
But Jeanie’s ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers stems from her father’s family trust. Jerry Buss, businessman, investor, and chemist, was the majority owner of the team, during the team’s Showtime era in the 1980s. When her father passed in 2013, his 66% controlling stake was divided among his children, with Jeanie taking the reins and leading the business operations of the team.
Net Worth: $4.8 billion Owns: Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United The founder of every dad’s favorite store, Home Depot, Arthur Blank has certainly pulled in quite a few decent sized paychecks. Founding it alongside his investment banker buddy, Ken Langone, the pair embarked on creating a one-stop-shop for home projects.
Blank enjoyed presiding over the helm of the company for almost twenty years before retiring and sitting as co-chair. Starting up in the late 1970s, the pair made their fortune then, acquiring a net worth which allowed him to purchase the NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons.
Net Worth: $7.2 billion Owns: Memphis Grizzlies At 41 years old, many folks would be super happy just to be millionaires. Robert Pera, well, he’s totally eclipsed that – at 41 years of age he’s a billionaire. One of the world’s youngest billionaires, Pera’s claim to fame is his founding of the company Ubiquiti Networks. The global tech company was floated in 2011 when Pera opened it up to the public for an IPO.
Formerly an employee of Apple, he decided to split and start his own company. Seems it’s been mighty successful and a great business decision. He adds to his fortune the Memphis Grizzlies, after purchasing it from Michael Heisley back in 2012. Stay in school kids, and go work in Silicon Valley. Your bank account will thank you.
Net Worth: $140 million Owns: St. Paul Saints Bill Murray is not only one of our favorite actors, but he’s also a part-owner of the St. Paul Saints baseball team! The Illinois native rose to fame on 'Saturday Night Live', a show that earnt him his first Emmy! Venturing into acting, Murray hit the big-time, with roles in films such as 'Caddyshack', 'Ghostbusters', 'What About Bob?', 'Stripes' and many others.
Deciding he’d go for more serious roles, it was 'Lost in Translation' that won him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. Peep Shawn Mendes’ clip for “Lost in Japan” if you want a fresh take on the whole movie in just three minutes. But yes, actor, sports-team owner and all-around legend just about sums up Bill Murray.