Who is Jimmy Haslam, the owner of Columbus Crew, and what is his net worth?
Jimmy Haslam is the owner of franchises including the Columbus Crew and the Cleveland Browns.
Columbus Crew are preparing for another MLS Cup final, as they take on LAFC on Saturday. The club’s success can be attributed to the management team led by Jimmy Haslam and his wife Dee Haslam, both of whom own the Ohio-based franchise.
It was in 2018 when it was announced that the Crew would pass into Haslam’s hands, but it was not until 2019 that the American businessman’s period at the helm began.
One year was all it took for Columbus Crew to be crowned champions of the MLS Cup, as they won the title in 2020 after beating Seattle Sounders in the final.
The first international success for the club came in 2021 under Haslam, as the team won the Campeones Cup by defeating Cruz Azul in the competition that brings together the champions of MLS and Liga MX.
What is the net worth of Columbus Crew owner Jimmy Haslam?
Jimmy Haslam, in addition to owning the Columbus Crew among his franchises, also owns the Cleveland Browns of the NFL, a team that despite its lack of sporting success, has sought to stay in the fight in the American Conference.
Haslam and his wife, Dee, are also co-owners of the Milwaukee Bucks. Outside of sports, Haslam also has significant wealth as president of Pilot Flying J, a company he inherited from his father that owns hundreds of refueling stops and auto supplies across the United States.
According to Forbes magazine, Haslam has an estimated net worth of $8.8 billion. He is also ranked number 567 on Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires for 2023.