The NFL has players like David Johnson (quarterback), Von Miller (linebacker) or Cam Newton (Quarterback). Some other players are supported by very rich owners, like Tom Brady (quarterback), who is backed up by Robert Kraft, owner of The New England Patriots. But who is the wealthiest NFL player?
Jerry Jones, owner of Dallas Cowboys. Entire National Football League is one big business that has a yearly revenue close to about 14 billion dollars. This huge number means that if a player works very hard and does well on the field, he can become super rich. However, becoming really rich from sports isn’t a rule. Of course if you are Cristiano Ronaldo or Lebron James, you can become super rich from sports because of various reasons.
However, there is one man who became super rich not just from playing football but also because of another source that he used for his benefit – owning the National Football League team. This man name is Jerry Jones, owner of Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry Jones became super rich because he isn’t just a player or just an owner – Jerry is both! In 1989, Jerry Jones bought Dallas cowboys from previous owner H.R. “Bum” Bright for $140 million. After this purchase, the value of team grew year after year and reached more than 4 billion dollars. By the end of 2017, Dallas Cowboys is worth more than 5 billion dollars which makes Jerry owner of one of the most valuable sports team in the world.
Jerry Jones became super rich because he owns National Football League team and not just any other but Dallas Cowboys – one of the richest NFL teams.
What does Jerry Jones do with this huge amount of money? According to some sources, Jerry Jones is one of the most extravagant people. He likes luxury and wants everything that is luxurious. For example, he had an idea to make penthouse suite in Dallas Cowboys headquarters (AT&T Stadium) but because there was no space for it, he bought apartment next to his and knocked out the wall so he could create his dream suite.
He also bought a private jet in 2006 which was worth $40 million and made it his own luxury yacht. Currently, Jerry Jones is one of the richest sports team owners in the world with net worth around 4 billion dollars.
Jerry Jones isn’t just super rich from owning sports team but also because of his wife – Gene. In 2007, Jerry bought a penthouse in New York that was worth $11 million and then he added more luxurious things to it. There is something special about this penthouse – Jerry has married there with his wife!
Gene Simmons is one of the richest rock stars in the world and has a net worth of hundreds of millions. So it is not strange that their wedding was very luxurious and expensive. Thanks to Gene Simmons, Jerry Jones became even richer than before!
They still live at this penthouse and say they love luxury and spending money fast for example for cars or travel. It seems that Jerry spends almost all his money on himself but there are some things he does to help the society. For example, in 2010 he donated $1 million for new football field called “The Jones Fields” which was built thanks to Jerry’s donation so kids of Dallas could have great place for practicing football.
At first sight, Jerry Jones doesn’t seem like very accessible person and he is right – Jerry does not like to spend time with his fans. However, there was one man who has succeeded in getting the attention of Jerry – Barack Obama.