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 owners in 2021: team by team
American Football League (AFL)
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
National Football Conference (NFC)
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
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
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
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