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NFL: who is the owner of each team?

Thirty-two franchises make up the National Football League (NFL) in the United States; we take a look at each team's owner and their net worth.

NFL: who is the owner of each team?

NFL owners in 2021: team by team

American Football League (AFL)

AFL East:

Buffalo Bills: Kim Pegula and Terry Pegula

Billionaire partnership with sports, property and entertainment interests.

Reported net worth: $5.1bn

Miami Dolphins: Stephen M. Ross

American tax attorney-turned-real estate developer, who founded housing firm Relating Companies in 1972.

Reported net worth: $7.2bn

New England Patriots: Robert Kraft

Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, which focuses on sports, manufacturing and real-estate development.

Reported net worth: $6.6bn

New York Jets: Woody Johnson and Christopher Johnson

Businessmen and great-grandsons of Johnson & Johnson co-founder Robert Wood Johnson I. Woody served as US ambassador to the UK from 2017 to 2021.

Johnson family reported net worth: $10.7bn

AFL North:

Baltimore Ravens: Steve Bisciotti

Recruitment and talent-management businessman.

Reported net worth: $4.6bn

Cincinnati Bengals: Mike Brown

Son of Paul Brown, the Bengals’ co-founder and first coach; took over as owner after his father’s death in 1991.

Reported net worth$925m

Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Haslam and Dee Haslam

Jimmy Haslam is the CEO of the Pilot Flying J chain of truck stops, while Dee Haslam is the founder of TV production company RIVR Media.

Haslam family reported net worth: $6bn

Pittsburgh Steelers: Rooney family

The Steelers were founded by Art Rooney in 1933; his grandson, Art Rooney II, is the team’s current president.

Rooney family reported net worth: $1.2bn

AFL South:

Houston Texans: Janice McNair

Widow of former owner Robert McNair, who sold his power generator firm Cogen Technologies for $1.5bn in 1999.

Reported net worth: $3.9bn

Indianapolis Colts: Jim Irsay

Son of former Colts owner Robert Irsay, who founded successful heating and air-conditioning companies.

Reported net worth: $3bn

Jacksonville Jaguars: Shahid Khan

Owner of automotive company Flex-N-Gate, also owns Premier League soccer club Fulham.

Reported net worth: $7.9bn

Tennessee Titans: Amy Adams Strunk

Daughter of Titans founder Bud Adams, Adams Strunk is the controlling owner with a 50% stake in the franchise; other family members hold the remaining half.

Reported family net worth: $1.3bn

AFL West:

Denver Broncos: Pat Bowlen Trust

Since the death of oilman Bowlen in 2019, the Broncos have been under the control of the three-person Pat Bowlen Trust.

Reported net worth: $1bn

Kansas City Chiefs: Hunt family

A family whose fortune stems from oil tycoon HL Hunt, and which has enjoyed business success in energy, real estate, hotels and sports.

Reported family net worth: $15.5bn

Las Vegas Raiders: Mark Davis (principal owner)

Son of long-term former Raiders owner and general manager Al Davis, Mark is the franchise’s principal owner. His mother, Carol Davis, is co-owner.

Reported net worth: $500m

Los Angeles Chargers: Dean Spanos

Son of Alex Spanos, the founder of apartment developers AG Spanos, who died in 2018. Dean and brother Michael took over AG Spanos in 2005.

Reported family net worth: $2.4bn

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Joel Glazer holds the Lombardi Trophy after the Bucs' Super Bowl LV win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Joel Glazer holds the Lombardi Trophy after the Bucs' Super Bowl LV win over the Kansas City Chiefs.Patrick SmithAFP

National Football Conference (NFC)

NFC East:

Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones

Jones made his fortune in oil investments, before purchasing the Cowboys in 1989.

Reported net worth: $8.6bn

New York Giants: John Mara and Steve Tisch

Mara is the grandson of Giants founder Tim Mara and son of former co-owner Wellington Mara. Tisch is the son of Preston Robert Tisch, who bought a 50% stake in the team in 1991.

John Mara reported net worth: $500m

Steve Tisch reported net worth: $1.1bn

Philadelphia Eagles: Jeffrey Lurie

Motion-picture executive who, after working for his father’s General Cinema Corporation, founded Chestnut Hill Productions in 1985.

Reported net worth: $2.7bn

Washington Football Team: Daniel Snyder

Snyder made his fortune after founding the marketing company Snyder Communications, selling the firm for $2bn in 2000.

Reported net worth: $2.6bn

NFC North:

Chicago Bears: Virginia Halas McCaskey

Halas McCaskey is the daughter of Bears founder and former co-owner George Halas.

Reported family net worth: $1.3bn

Detroit Lions: Sheila Ford Hamp

A descendant of the Ford and Firestone family fortunes, Ford Hamp succeeded her mother, Martha Firestone Ford, as principal Lions owner in June 2020.

Reported net worth: $2bn

Green Bay Packers: Green Bay Packers, Inc

The Packers are run by Green Bay Packers Inc, a publicly-held, non-profit corporation with thousands of shareholders. They are the only publicly-owned team in the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings: Zygi Wilf, Leonard Wilf and Mark Wilf

Real-estate developers whose parents, Joseph and Elizabeth, took the Wilf family to the United States in the mid-20th century after surviving the Holocaust.

Reported family net worth: $5bn

NFC South:

Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Blank

Blank co-founded Home Depot with Bernie Marcus in 1978.

Reported net worth: $6.2bn

Carolina Panthers: David Tepper

Former Goldman Sachs hedge-fund manager whose firm, Appaloosa Management, manages $13bn.

Reported net worth: $13bn

New Orleans Saints: Gayle Benson

Billionaire businesswoman who took over as Saints owner from her husband, Tom Benson, when he died in 2018.

Reported net worth: $3.3bn

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Glazer family

Real-estate magnates who also own Premier League soccer club Manchester United.

Reported family net worth: $4.7bn

NFC West:

Arizona Cardinals: Michael Bidwill

Bidwill inherited ownership of the Cardinals from his father, Bill Bidwill, who was either co-owner or sole owner of the franchise from 1962 to his death in 2019.

Reported family net worth: $1.4bn

Los Angeles Rams: Stan Kroenke

Real-estate mogul who owns several other sports teams, including NBA franchise the Denver Nuggets and Premier League soccer side Arsenal.

Reported net worth: $8.3bn

San Francisco 49ers: Denise De Bartolo York

Billionaire businesswoman York, whose father, Edward DeBartolo Sr, bought the 49ers in 1977, took over control of the franchise from her brother, Edward Jr, in 2001.

Reported family net worth: $3.2bn

Seattle Seahawks: Jody Allen

A businesswoman, entrepreneur and philantrophist, Jody Allen is the sister of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and took over ownership of the Seahawks following his death in 2018.

Reported net worth: not available