David Tepper Of The Panthers Tops The List Of Richest NFL Owners, And It’s Not Even Close

David Tepper Of The Panthers Tops The List Of Richest NFL Owners

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So you want to own an NFL team, huh? Welp, considering that the 15th richest NFL owner is worth a whopping $2.6 billion, you better get to work because you’re going to need a whole lot more money.

Especially if you plan on paying straight cash, homie, for an NFL team like Panthers owner David Tepper did when he purchased the Carolina franchise in 2018 for $2.275 billion.

In fact, that $2.275 billion in cash that Tepper shelled out for the Panthers was almost as much as the 15th richest NFL owner is worth… total.

According to Forbes’ 2020 list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, Tepper is the 41st richest person in the entire United States.

Other NFL owners to crack the Forbes Top 400 include Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (56th), Rams owner Stan Kroenke (59th), Bills owner Terry Pegula (129th), Stephen Bisciotti of the Ravens (154th), Texans owner Janice McNair (197th), Gayle Benson of the Saints (249th), Colts owner Jim Irsay (278th), Jimmy Haslam of the Browns (295th), the Eagles’ Jeffrey Lurie (319th), and Washington’s Daniel Snyder (327th).

So how did Tepper get so dang rich?

According to Forbes, the 62-year-old Carolina Panthers owner who founded Appaloosa Management ranks 6th on the 2020 list of the Richest Hedge Fund Managers of 2020, and is considered by many to be “arguably the greatest hedge fund manager of his generation.”

That’s how.

Check out the rest of the 15 NFL owners to make the Forbes 400 richest people in America for 2020 and how much each one of them is worth.

1. David Tepper, Carolina Panthers – $13 billion
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2. Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys – $8.6 billion
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3. Stan Kroenke, Los Angeles Rams – $8.3 billion
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4. Shad Khan, Jacksonville Jaguars – $7.8 billion
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5. Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins – $7.4 billion
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6. Robert Kraft, New England Patriots – $6.6 billion
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7. Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons – $6.1 billion
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8. Terry Pegula, Buffalo Bills – $5.5 billion
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9. Stephen Bisciotti, Baltimore Ravens – $4.6 billion
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10. Janice McNair, Houston Texans – $3.9 billion
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Honorable mention: Gayle Benson, Saints – $3.3 billion; Jim Irsay, Colts – $3 billion; Jimmy Haslam, Browns – $2.9 billon; Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles – $2.7 billion; Dan Snyder, Football Team – $2.6 billion.

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[Pro Football Talk]