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Forbes: U.S. richest includes 32 sports owners

09/16 7:45 PM

The Forbes' Richest 400 Americans list published Monday features owners of 32 professional sports teams. It's a group led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks.

There are 32 professional sports teams owned by those on Forbes' Richest 400 Americans list, which was published Monday.

The richest sports team owner is Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Allen is the 26th-richest American and is worth $15.8 billion, according to Forbes.

The list features more NFL owners than any other league.

There are 14 NFL owners among the top 400 richest Americans. Besides Allen, they include:

• Stan Kroenke (Rams, $5.3 billion)

• Stephen Ross (Dolphins, $4.8 billion)

• Malcolm Glazer (Buccaneers, $4.5 billion)

• Shahid Khan (Jaguars, $3.8 billion)

• Jerry Jones (Cowboys, $3 billion)

• Robert Kraft (Patriots, $2.9 billion)

• Stephen Bisciotti (Ravens, $2.1 billion)

• Bob McNair (Texans, $2 billion)

• Arthur Blank (Falcons, $1.7 billion)

• Jim Irsay (Colts, $1.6 billion)

• Jimmy Haslam (Browns, $1.45 billion)

• William Ford Sr. (Lions, $1.4 billion)

• Tom Benson (Saints, $1.3 billion)

The richest NBA owner is Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos, who comes in at No. 60 on the list with a net worth of $6.8 billion.

There are 12 other NBA owners on the list, including Kroenke (Nuggets), Micky Arison (Heat, $5.9 billion), Dan Gilbert (Cavaliers, $3.9 billion), Charles Dolan (Knicks, $3.3 billion), Tom Gores (Pistons, $2.7 billion), Mark Cuban (Mavericks $2.5 billion), Josh Harris (Sixers, $2.5 billion), Robert Pera (Grizzlies, $1.95 billion), Herb Simon (Pacers, $1.95 billion), Donald Sterling (Clippers, $1.9 billion), Glen Taylor (Timberwolves, $1.7 billion) and Benson (Pelicans).

NHL owners include Kroenke (Avalanche), Harris (Devils), Terry Pegula (Sabres, $3.1 billion) and Jeremy Jacobs (Bruins, $2.8 billion), while the only baseball owners on the list are Ted Lerner (Nationals, $4 billion) and John Henry (Red Sox, $1.7 billion).

The richest person involved in the sports world is Nike chairman Phil Knight, who Forbes says is the 24th-richest American at $16.3 billion, $55.7 billion behind Bill Gates, who topped the list for the 20th year in a row.

Other notables on the list include Rupert Murdoch ($13.4 billion), chairman and CEO of News Corp and 21st Century Fox; Michael Rubin ($2.3 billion), owner of Fanatics, one of largest online sports retailers in the country; James France ($2 billion), vice chairman and executive vice president of NASCAR; Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ($1.7 billion); and Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta ($1.3 billion, each), who co-own the UFC.


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