• Forbes: U.S. richest includes 32 sports owners

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 16, 2013
    There are 32 professional sports teams owned by those on Forbes' Richest 400 Americans list, which was published on Monday. 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. The usual suspects from Minnesota are among the 400 richest Americans, according to the list released Monday by Forbes magazine, but there is one well-known person from New Jersey whom Minnesotans won’t find on the roster. 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. The richest sports-team owner is Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks. There are 11 other NBA owners on the list, including Kroenke , Micky Arison , Charles Dolan , Mark Cuban , Tom Gores , Josh Harris , Robert Pera , Herb Simon , Donald Sterling , Glen Taylor and Benson . Nowhere to be found is Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, whose net worth has netted a lot of attention as final negotiations inch along on a state-supported Vikings stadium and his family’s legal troubles over alleged financial misdeeds continue in New Jersey.
    Source: ESPN.com
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