Jerral Wayne Jones
October 13, 1942
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (BA)|
|Occupation||Owner, President, and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys|
|High school:||North Little Rock (AR)|
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Jerral Wayne “Jerry” Jones (born October 13, 1942) is an American billionaire businessman and has been the owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) since 1989.
Awards and honors
- Three-time Super Bowl champion – XXVII, XXVIII, XXX (as owner/president/GM of the Dallas Cowboys)
- 2014 NFL Executive of the Year
- Pro Football Hall of Fame (class of 2017)
- 1964 FWAA College Football National Championship (as a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks)
- 2010 NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas Distinguished Texan Award
- 1993 Outstanding Team ESPY Award (as owner/president/GM of the Dallas Cowboys)
- 1993 Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement
- 2013 Horatio Alger Award
- Ducks Unlimited (Arkansas branch) Jerry Jones Sportsmans Award named in his honor
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- The former co-captain of University of Arkansas 1964 national championship team, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has long had football in his blood.
- His most valuable holding is the Dallas Cowboys, which he bought for $150 million in 1989. The team is currently valued at $5.5 billion.
- Jones made a name for himself as an oil wildcatter, making his first million in oil investments in the 1970s.
- He still invests in drilling opportunities as well as retail and residential real estate projects in Dallas.
- After a 2018 deal, Jones became the controlling shareholder in Comstock Resources, a publicly traded Texas oil and gas company.
- An avid art collector, Jones’ collections includes Norman Rockwell’s “Coin Toss” as well as paintings by Picasso, Renoir and Matisse among others.
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“The Dallas Cowboys fans are the greatest fans on Earth. But I love Jag fans, I love Eagle fans, I love Redskin fans, Massillon High School fans, Canton McKinley fans…you’re here tonight because you love the game, I am here because I love it too.”
11 Richest NBA Players – Ranked by 2021 Net Worth
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- Regarded by most as the NBA’s greatest all-time player, Michael Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls.
- His salary during his career totaled $90 million, but he has earned $1.8 billion (pre-tax) from such corporate partners as Nike, Hanes and Gatorade.
- MJ joined sports-betting firm DraftKings as a special advisor to the board and an investor in September 2020.
- He also became a NASCAR team co-owner in late 2020.
- Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets, agreed to sell a minority stake in a 2019 deal that valued the NBA team at $1.5 billion.
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I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot…and missed. I’ve failed over, and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and businessman. His biography on the official NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” He was integral in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process. He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Jordan played college basketball for three seasons under coach Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tar Heels. As a freshman, he was a member of the Tar Heels’ national championship team in 1982. Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick, and quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring while gaining a reputation as one of the game’s best defensive players. His leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in Slam Dunk Contests, earned him the nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”. Jordan won his first NBA championship with the Bulls in 1991, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a “three-peat“. Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the 1993–94 NBA season to play Minor League Baseball but returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three more championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. He retired for the second time in January 1999 but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.
Jordan’s individual accolades and accomplishments include six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten scoring titles (both all-time records), five MVP Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors (joint record), fourteen NBA All-Star Game selections, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, three steals titles, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the 20th century’s greatest North American athlete by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press‘ list of athletes of the century. Jordan was twice inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, once in 2009 for his individual career and again in 2010 as part of the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team (“The Dream Team”). He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.
One of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation, Jordan is also known for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike‘s Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1984 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred as himself in the 1996 live-action animated film Space Jam, and is the central focus of the Emmy Award-winning documentary miniseries The Last Dance (2020). He became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats (now named the Hornets) in 2006, and bought a controlling interest in 2010. In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history.
Spotrac estimates that by the time that the 2020-21 season is completed, Curry will have made over $208 million in his career. Curry is due to make $45.7 million in 2021-22, the final season of a five-year pact in Golden State. They say the shot is the last thing to go, which should bode well for Curry, who is still only 32.
Curry’s most notable endorsement deal is a shoe deal with Under Armour. Though some on the internet have been known to clown his signature shoes, he’s believed to make $20 million a year from the Maryland-based company, so he gets the last laugh.
A six-time All-Star, Curry is estimated to be worth $130 million, meaning someday he could find himself among the wealthiest current or former NBA players. He’s not quite there yet, though.
Courtesy of Celebrity Net Worth, here’s a look at the 11 richest basketball players current or former NBA stars for 2021:
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11 (tie). Dwyane Wade Net Worth – $170 Million
During more than a decade-and-a-half in the NBA, Wade made more than $196 million, most of which was paid by the Miami Heat. Wade has previously been endorsed by Converse and Jordan, but now makes $12 million a year from the Chinese company Li-Ning. For good measure, Wade’s wife, actress Gabrielle Union, is worth $40 million herself.
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11 (tie). Kevin Durant Net Worth – $170 Million
While playing for the Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors and now the Brooklyn Nets, Durant has established himself as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, which has allowed him to collect nearly $265 million in his career so far. Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, will make $40.9 million in 2021-22, and has a player option for $42.8 million in 2022-23. He also makes $26 million a year as part of his shoe contract with Nike.
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9. Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth- $200 Million
“The Dream,” made nearly $100 million during his illustrious playing career. Additionally, he had an endorsement deal with Spalding, one though that wasn’t as lucrative as it potentially could have been, because Olajuwon wanted his shoes to be available to lower and middle-class kids. A two-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer, Olajuwon’s wealth has grown steadily since his retirement after the 2001-02 campaign.
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8. David Robinson Net Worth – $200 Million
Robinson, per Spotrac, collected $110.7 million during his Hall of Fame career as a player. On top of that, Celebrity Net Worth reminds us that “The Admiral” has started two successful private equity firms. As it turns out, those that attend the United States Naval Academy tend to do pretty well in life.
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7. Grant Hill Net Worth – $250 Million
For all the “what-ifs?” surrounding how Hill’s career would be viewed if he didn’t deal with so many injuries in his late 20s, he still hung around in the NBA for nearly two decades and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2018. The No. 3 overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft made more than $140 million as a player, and is now a part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks.
5 (tie). Vinnie Johnson Net Worth- $400 Million
Make no mistake, Johnson – affectionally referred to as “The Microwave” – had a pretty impressive playing career, winning two champions with the Detroit Pistons. However, he’s an example of someone on this list that has made significantly more money after his playing career concluded. Johnson made a few million dollars during his 13-year NBA career, but the overwhelming majority of his wealth comes from being the owner of Piston Group, which bills itself as “the world’s largest value add assembly supplier.”
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5 (tie). Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq) Net Worth – $400 Million
There’s a decent chance if you asked Shaq to film a commercial with you in your basement, he’d come, so long as he left with a worthwhile amount of money. One of the most dominant big men in NBA history, O’Neal made more than $285 million as a player, and has found quite a bit of post-career success. Shaq can currently be seen on ads for The General and Goldbond, but has also been part of endorsements with Burger King, Pepsi and Reebok, among others. It’s also fair to assume that O’Neal commands a pretty hefty salary for his work on TBS’ “Inside the NBA.”
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4. LeBron James Net Worth – $500 Million
It’s only a matter of time before James is a billionaire. LeBron entered the NBA at age 18, and has made over $340 million in his career to this point. He’s under contract through the 2022-23 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and has a shoe deal believed to be worth over $1 billion with Nike. The four-time NBA MVP collected $30 million from Apple when they purchased Beats By Dre in 2014, a company in which James had a 1% stake in. James is currently estimated to make $100 million per calendar year when you combine his NBA salary and other endorsements/investments, which means he very well could top this list someday.
2 (tie). Junior Bridgeman Net Worth – $600 Million
Bridgeman averaged 13.6 points per game during his 12-year NBA career, but like Roger Staubach, the majority of his earnings came after he stopped playing. As noted above, Bridgeman acquired much of his wealth through owning local Wendys and Chilis, which he sold in 2016. He’s since also become a bottler for Coca-Cola and bought the magazine Ebony, so the 67-year-old continues to seek out new challenges in the business world.
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2 (tie). Magic Johnson Net Worth – $600 Million
It’s crazy to think about, but Johnson made less than $40 million during one of the most dominant playing careers ever. No problem, Johnson has used his incredible personal skills and smarts to find a ton of business success. Celebrity Net Worth says that Magic Johnson Enterprises is worth more than $1 billion, and he’s part of the ownership group for the defending World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Johnson has sold equity in the Lakers, along with quite a large investment in Starbucks. Johnson has had one of the more interesting lives you can imagine, and has made his fair share of money in the process.
Who is the richest basketball player of all time?
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1. Michael Jordan Net Worth – $2.2 Billion
Viewed by many as the greatest player in NBA history, Jordan has turned his basketball acumen into a multi-billion dollar enterprise. The six-time NBA Champion made over $90 million as a player and makes $130 million a year from Nike, as part of his iconic “Air Jordan” brand. Not only does Jordan own his hometown Charlotte Hornets, but 23XI racing with NASCAR star Denny Hamlin.