Who Is The Poorest NFL Owner?

Who Is The Poorest NFL Owner?

Some people in America are considered more important than others. NFL team owners are one of those groups. Even though they own multi-million dollar businesses, some of them are still among the poorest Americans. In this blog post, we will take a look at the poorest NFL owners and how they made their fortunes. We will also see how much money they are worth now.

Who Is The Poorest NFL Owner

What is the NFL?

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world.

The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League in 1922. The NFL’s championship game, the Super Bowl, is the most-watched annual sporting event worldwide, with an average audience of over 111 million viewers in 2017.

The NFL is governed by a collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players’ union, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). The league is divided into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC), each of which has four divisions.

The NFL operates a player supplemental draft to distribute newly eligible players from universities and junior colleges who have not been drafted by NFL teams.

Who Is The Ceo Of The NFL?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is the most powerful man in American sports. Forbes estimates that his 2013 pay was $44 million.

Goodell’s base salary for the 2012-2013 year was $29.49 million — more than any NFL player makes on the field, according to USA Today.

The owners are not taking a salary at all this year, however, they did get an additional $36 million of revenue sharing money that normally would have gone into their pockets, reports Forbes.

About half of that sum will be used to finance new initiatives. The other half went straight to some billionaire owners’ pockets while Goodell  will not even receive a bonus this season.

This hefty base salary has only grown since 2006 when he made just over $11 million.

Who Is The Poorest NFL Owner?

According to a recent study, Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, is the poorest NFL owner. His net worth is estimated at just $500 million, which is significantly less than the net worths of the other 31 NFL owners.

Mark was born in Brooklyn and grew up in New York City. His father bought the Raiders team in 1972 and moved the team to Los Angeles the following year. Mark attended college at Syracuse University and graduated with a degree in engineering. He has worked for the Raiders organization since 1984 and became the team’s owner following his father’s death in 2011.

Mark Davis net worth: $500 million (Forbes June 2017)

Mark’s net worth of $500 million is lower than his fellow owners because he inherited the team and has not been able to increase its value as much as other NFL franchises. In 2018, Forbes estimated that the Raiders franchise was only worth $2.1 billion which is lower than all but three other NFL teams (the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and Cleveland Browns) who all have a value of under $1.5 billion. This is not because the Raiders are poorly managed, but rather because their stadium situation has been unstable and they have failed to secure a long-term deal for playing games in Oakland or Los Angeles. In March 2017, Mark Davis announced that he was moving his team to Las Vegas which will result in a large relocation fee from the NFL as well as help him finance his estimated $2 billion shares of the new stadium being built by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

Top 18 Poorest NFL Owners

  1. Mark Davis, Oakland Raiders

Net worth: $500 million

The late Al Davis began building the Raiders into an elite NFL franchise, but his son Mark has taken over control of the team and has struggled to keep up. The last time Oakland made the playoffs were before Barack Obama became president, and they haven’t had a winning season since 2002. With no hope in sight anytime soon, the only way for Mark Davis to improve his team’s finances is by selling it, but he doesn’t want to take that risk.

  1. Mike Brown, Cincinnati Bengals

Net worth: $925 billion

It is been a while since the Bengals have had a winning season, and it doesn’t look like things will be getting better any time soon. That is because team owner Mike Brown refuses to spend money on high-priced free agents, choosing instead to invest in the team’s infrastructure. While this has helped the Bengals stay afloat, it hasn’t translated into many wins on the field.

  1. Pat Bowlen (With His Family Trust) – Denver Broncos

Net worth: $1 billion

Before John Elway joined the Broncos, they were one of the NFL’s most hapless teams. But he took over as General Manager and quickly transformed them into a perennial powerhouse. This has turned Pat Bowlen into one of the wealthiest owners in football, but he doesn’t receive nearly enough credit for his contributions to football. He had to sell some of his team to meet financial obligations, so now there are several different ownership groups that share control of the Broncos. That means even though Bowlen is wealthy, he’s not quite rich enough on his own to make this list by himself.

  1. Art Rooney Ii And Family, Pittsburgh Steelers

Net worth: $1.3 billion

The Steelers are one of the most successful teams in NFL history, and that is largely due to the Rooney family’s ownership. Art Rooney Ii has been running the team since 2003, and he is been a huge part of their recent success. The Steelers have made the playoffs six out of the last seven seasons, and they are one of the favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl.

  1. Virginia Halas Mccaskey And Family, Chicago Bears

Net worth: $2 billion

The Bears are another one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, but they’ve fallen on hard times in recent years. That is because owner Virginia Halas McCaskey is reluctant to spend money on high-priced players, choosing instead to invest in the team’s minor league system. This has led Chicago to the bottom of the NFC North, and things don’t look like they will be getting better anytime soon. That being said, it doesn’t seem to bother McCaskey much. After all, she inherited a massive business empire from her father, so she  is not exactly hurting for money.

  1. Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings

Net worth: $2.5 billion

The Vikings have been one of the NFL’s most up-and-coming teams in recent years, but that doesn’t mean Zygi Wilf is getting rich off of it. He is had to invest a lot of money into the team in order to make them contenders, and he is yet to turn a profit. That is because Minnesota has one of the smallest fanbases in the NFL, so Wilf needs to continue spending big if he wants his team to be successful.

  1. Amy Adams Strunk And The Adams Family, Tennessee Titans

Net worth: $2 billion

The Titans are one of the NFL’s least valuable teams, and that is mostly because their owner doesn’t want to spend any money. Amy Adams Strunk is the daughter of Bud Adams, who founded the franchise in 1960 and remained its majority owner until his death in 2013. Strunk inherited a third of the team, and she has done nothing to improve its fortunes since becoming the controlling owner in 2015. The Titans have only had two winning seasons since 2002, and they’ve never made it to the Super Bowl.

  1. Martha Ford, Detroit Lions

Net worth: $1.2 billion

Martha Ford is the only woman on this list, and she is also the owner of the Detroit Lions. Her husband William Clay Ford Sr. purchased the team in 1963, and she took over as owner after his death in 2014. The Lions have been one of the NFL’s worst teams for most of their time in Detroit, with only a single playoff appearance to show for it. That’s starting to change under new head coach Matt Patricia, but Martha Ford still has a lot of work to do if she wants her team to be competitive.

  1. Bill Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals

Net worth: $1.5 billion

The Cardinals are one of the NFL’s oldest franchises, but they’ve only been successful in recent years because of a new stadium and an influx of cash from their owner. Bill Bidwill purchased the team for $4 million in 1972, and it is only worth so much today because he decided to move them to Phoenix in 1988. The Cardinals have since become one of the most profitable teams in the league, and Bidwill has used that money to help turn Arizona into a football powerhouse.

  1. John Mara & Steve Tisch, New York Giants

Net worth: $3 billion

The Giants are one of the NFL’s most successful teams, and that is mostly because their owners are among the league’s richest. John Mara and Steve Tisch inherited the team from their fathers, who purchased it in 1925 and 1960, respectively. The Giants have won four Super Bowl titles since 1990, and Mara and Tisch have both been very active in running the team. Tisch is a film producer, while Mara is a co-owner of the New York Jets.

  1. Steve Bisciotti, Baltimore Ravens

Net worth: $3 billion

To this day Steve Bisciotti remains one of the biggest mysteries in all of the sports. He has never spoken to the media in any kind of depth about his team or his plans for it. As a result, there is no telling what he is thinking at any given time, and he often seems conflicted about how best to manage his team. Still, Baltimore has made the playoffs three years in a row and they currently have one of the most talented rosters in the league.

  1. Dan Rooney And Family, Pittsburgh Steelers

Net worth: $1 billion

Dan Rooney is one of the most successful businessmen in football history, but his time as an owner hasn’t been nearly as impressive. The Steelers have only made the playoffs twice since 2006 despite having one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history on their roster because Dan Rooney insists on spending little money to improve his team’s talent level. Now that he is retired, it will be interesting to see what the Steelers look like without him.

  1. Robert McNair – Houston Texans

Net worth: $3 billion

The same year Robert Kraft became one of the richest owners in football history, he won his first Super Bowl championship. That was also the year that Bob McNair became one of the NFL’s wealthiest owners by purchasing a new expansion team called the Houston Texans for $700 million. He had previously made his fortune through Cogen Technologies, which sold power plants to Enron right before they exploded. McNair pledged $25 million to Houston after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005, and has since become one of the league’s more benevolent owners.

  1. Robert Kraft, New England Patriots

Net worth: $4.3 billion

Robert Kraft was once one of the poorest owners in the NFL, but he is since become one of the richest. That is thanks mostly to his close relationship with Tom Brady, who turned the Patriots into one of the NFL’s elite teams. New England has collected five Super Bowl titles since Kraft took over in 1994, and he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down at age 77. He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, but it doesn’t seem to have affected his enthusiasm for football or business in general.

  1. Jerry Richardson – Carolina Panthers

Net worth: $2 billion

The Carolina Panthers are only worth so much because Jerry Richardson owns them. The rest of the league can be glad that he chose to buy an expansion team in 1993 rather than attempt to acquire a different franchise in need of help, though that could change if they don’t start winning more games soon. They haven’t had a winning season since 2008, and Richardson’s decision to hire his son as team president hasn’t helped.

  1. Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys 

Net worth: $4.2 billion

The Cowboys are one of the most successful teams in NFL history, but that hasn’t stopped Jerry Jones from becoming one of the league’s poorest owners. His lavish lifestyle and failed investments have led to several financial setbacks for the Cowboys, though things seem to be turning around lately. Under Jason Garrett, Dallas has turned into one of the NFL’s most consistent teams.

  1. Ursula Burns And Family, New York Jets

Net worth: $1.5 billion

The Jets are another team that is benefited greatly from the league’s latest television contract, but they are still far away from being serious Super Bowl contenders. That likely  will not change until their owner finally decides to open her wallet and spend some money on quality free agents. Ursula Burns has been reluctant to do so for years now, which is why the Jets have only made one playoff appearance in the last decade.

  1. Shahid Khan, Jacksonville Jaguars

Net worth: $6.2 billion

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan bought his club in 2011 after decades of working in business development, manufacturing, and logistics all over the world (he was also once a defensive end for the University of Illinois). He has injected new life into the franchise, and he is been very aggressive in trying to improve the team. The Jaguars have made the playoffs twice in the last four years, and they look like they are only going to get better in the years to come.



How Does The NFL Work?

The NFL is divided into two conferences: the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). Each conference has four divisions, with each division consisting of four teams.

The NFL season runs from September to January, culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February. The 32 teams are organized in 32 ways with eight teams per division.

NFL games are played on a rectangular field of grass or turf, measuring 120 yards long by 53.3 yards wide (109 m x 48 m). Goalposts are located at the center of each end zone and are 20 feet (6.1 m) wide, with a crossbar 10 feet (3.0 m) high. The interior walls of the end zones are out of bounds until the goal line is behind them, making kicks from the normal spots on the 12-yard lines rather than at midfield possible under certain circumstances.

The NFL originated in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association after it broke away from the Ohio League because of a dispute between individual franchises—in particular, the Canton Bulldogs and the Akron Pros. The league changed its name to the National Football League in 1922.


There are many benefits to playing in the NFL. One of the main benefits is that players receive a salary. Players also receive medical insurance and other benefits. The NFL offers opportunities for players to continue their careers after they retire from playing in the league. Players can also earn money from endorsement deals.

The NFL is a highly competitive league, and players who make it to the NFL are some of the best athletes in the world. Playing in the NFL can help players improve their skills and get exposure to millions of fans around the world. Players who play in the NFL have the chance to achieve great success both on and off the field.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Playing In The NFL?

Yes, playing in the NFL can be dangerous. Players are at risk of being injured from contact with other players as well as from collisions with equipment such as helmets and shoulder pads.

In addition, players may suffer long-term health problems as a result of injuries sustained while playing in the NFL. Some of these health problems include chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is a progressive degenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries.

CTE has been linked to depression, dementia, and other neurological problems. As a result, the NFL has made significant changes to its rules in an effort to reduce the risk of injury to its players. You can read more about CTE and the risks of playing in the NFL here.

What Is The NFL’s Salary Cap?

The NFL’s salary cap is a limit on the amount of money that teams can spend on player salaries. The cap was first introduced in 1994 and has been periodically adjusted to account for changes in the league’s revenues.

As of the 2013 season, the salary cap was set at $123 million per team. This limit applies to both the total amount that teams can spend on player salaries, as well as the amount that individual players can be paid.

In order to comply with the salary cap, teams must adhere to a series of rules regarding how they structure their contracts. For example, teams are generally not allowed to sign players to contracts that extend beyond four years.

What Is An NFL Franchise?

An NFL franchise is a team that is authorized to play in the National Football League. The league currently has 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC).

Franchises are granted by the league and must meet a number of requirements in order to be eligible. These include having a suitable stadium and an ownership group that is willing and able to financially support the team.

The majority of NFL franchises are owned by individuals or groups of individuals, but there are a few exceptions. For example, the Green Bay Packers are owned by their fans through a nonprofit corporation.

Is There Any Rule That States That NFL Players Must Stand During Playing?

No, there is no rule that directly states that NFL players must stand during playing; however, they are required to stand for the National Anthem before games and other ceremonies. The National Anthem policy was established by the league in 2009 and does not differentiate between standing or kneeling while it is played or sung (shown here ).

What Are The Rules Of The NFL?

The rules of the NFL are quite complex. They can be found in the NFL Rulebook. Some of the key rules include:

– The playing field is 120 yards long by 53.3 yards wide (109 m x 48 m).

– The goalposts are located at the center of each end zone and are 20 feet (6.1 m) wide, with a crossbar 10 feet (3.0 m) high.

– The ball is 11 inches (28 cm) long and 6.7 inches (17 cm) in diameter.

– Teams have four downs to advance the ball 10 yards (9.1 m).

– A team that fails to advance the ball 10 yards (9.1 m) on four downs is punted to the other team.

– The ball can be advanced by running with it, passing it to a teammate, or kicking it.

– A player who runs with the ball must stop at the end of each play and either hand the ball to a teammate or place it on the ground.

– Players may not use their hands to block or tackle opponents.

– Offensive players may not cross the line of scrimmage until the ball is released by the quarterback.

– There are many other rules that govern how NFL games are played. You can find a more comprehensive list in the NFL Rulebook.

What Is The History Of The NFL?

The history of the NFL dates back to the early 1900s. From 1920 through 1969, the league survived several challenges to its authority, including a lawsuit brought by rival leagues that were ultimately defeated in an anti-trust suit.

The NFL began to grow after World War II with the first ever televised game drawing more than 74 million viewers. In addition, teams not only had sports competitions but also developed players as endorsers of commercial products.

As of 2013, nine people who played or coached in the NFL have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame:  Jim Brown,  Johnny Unitas  (also known as “Johnny U”), Lou Groza, Curly Lambeau, George Halas, Mel Hein, Vince Lombardi, Dick Butkus, and Lawrence Taylor.

What Is The NFL Draft?

The NFL draft is an event that takes place every year in which teams select newly eligible players to join their organizations. The order of selection is determined by a set of rules known as the “draft order.”

The draft typically lasts for three days, with teams selecting players in reverse order of their finish from the previous season. The first overall pick is typically awarded to the team with the worst record from the previous season. There are a number of exemptions to this rule, including teams that have transferred or retired their franchise (such as the Houston Texans ).

Players who are not selected in the draft become free agents and can sign any team that they choose. Many players who are not drafted go on to have successful careers in the NFL.

What Does It Mean For A Player “To Be” Sacked?

To be sacked means that a quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage, resulting in a loss of one or more yards. If a player drops back to pass and is sacked before they can throw the ball, it is also called being sacked.

The number of times each year an NFL player is sacked varies based on their position. For example, quarterbacks are typically among the most frequently sacked players because they are involved with passing plays that leave them open to direct hits by defensive players. By contrast, players who primarily play defense (such as defensive linemen) tend to suffer fewer sacks because offensive players rarely try to run the ball directly at them.

Are All NFL Owners Billionaires?

Some NFL owners are billionaires. For example, Jerry Jones is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and has an estimated net worth of $4 billion. However, a 2012 report by Sports Illustrated found that only a small percentage of NFL team owners have a net worth in excess of $1 billion. This includes Steve Ross (who purchased the Miami Dolphins for $1.1 billion) and Stephen Bisciotti (owner of the Baltimore Ravens).

What Are Some Of The Changes That Have Been Made To The NFL In An Effort To Reduce Injuries?

One of the biggest changes that have been made to the NFL in an effort to reduce injuries is the introduction of concussion protocols. These protocols require players who appear to have suffered a concussion to be removed from play and not return until they have been cleared by a doctor.

In addition, the NFL has cracked down on hits to the head, which is known to cause concussions. Players who hit another player in the head with their helmet can now be penalized and even fined.

The NFL has also made changes to the equipment that players wear in order to make it more difficult for them to be injured. For example, players now wear helmets that are designed to withstand more impact.

What Are Some Ways That NFL Players Can Make Money After Their Playing Days Are Over?

Many former NFL players go on to have successful careers in broadcasting, either as commentators or in production roles. Some have also gone on to have successful business careers after retiring from football. For example, several former athletes have invested in private equity funds or opened businesses that provide services for other athletes.

How Many People Do You Think There Are In The NFL Football?

There are approximately 1,696 players in the NFL. This number changes from year to year as players are released or retire.

What Is The Average Salary Of An NFL Player?

The average salary of an NFL player is $2.1 million. However, this number varies depending on position and experience. For example, quarterbacks earn the highest salaries, while rookies earn the least.

Do All Teams Have Cheerleaders?

No, not all teams have cheerleaders. Cheerleading is most commonly associated with professional football teams, but there are a few teams that do not have cheerleaders. For example, the Detroit Lions are one of few teams that do not have a cheerleading squad.

Are NFL Players Unionized?

Yes, NFL players are unionized. The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is the union that represents players in the NFL. The NFLPA was formed in 1956 and has been fighting for the rights of players ever since.

One of the most significant achievements of the NFLPA was the negotiation of the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in 2011. This CBA covers a range of issues, including salaries, health and safety, and pensions.

What Is The Average Length Of An NFL Career?

The average length of an NFL career is 3.3 years. This number varies depending on position and experience, with quarterbacks having the longest careers (4.8 years) and kickers the shortest (2.2 years).

What Are NFL Retirement Benefits?

NFL players are entitled to retirement benefits when they retire from the league. For example, retired players are eligible for medical care in some cases. They can also receive insurance coverage and worker’s compensation. In addition, NFL players who have played for at least three seasons are able to receive a pension when they retire. However, this pension is not available until the player is no longer playing in the league 

How Many Teams Make Up The NFL?

There are 32 teams that make up the National Football League (NFL). The current divisional breakdown of these teams is shown below:

NFC East – Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

NFC North – Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

NFC South – Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West – Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

AFC East – Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets

AFC North – Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns,Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC South – Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars , Tennessee Titans

AFC West – Denver Broncos  Los Angeles Chargers  Oakland Raiders  San Diego Chargers 

What Professional Sports League Has The Most Revenue?

The National Football League (NFL) is currently the highest earning professional sports league in the world. In 2017, the NFL had a revenue of around $14 billion, which is more than double that of any other sports league.

What Is The Biggest Challenge That Former NFL Players Face When Transitioning Into A Career After Football?

The biggest challenge that many NFL players face once they retire from professional football is finding a job with an annual salary equal to or greater than the one they made playing in the NFL. This is because the average NFL salary for players in 2016 was $2.1 million. As a result, many players struggle to make ends meet once their football career is over. In addition, many players do not have much experience outside of football which can make it difficult to find a job that is a good fit. 

Many former NFL players end up taking jobs as coaches or commentators with their old team or in the NFL, but these positions typically do not pay as well as playing in the NFL. Some players choose to start their own businesses, but this can also be risky and challenging. Finally, some players turn to charity work or other volunteer opportunities in order to give back to their community.

Who Is The Richest Qb Of All Time Modern Era?

In the modern era, there have been several quarterbacks who could be considered to be among the richest of all time because they were able to negotiate deals that paid them more than $100 million over a period of just three or four years. Here is a look at how much money these elite NFL players made during their careers:

QB Dan Marino: $163 million ($4.0 million per year) 

Marino’s career earnings will always be somewhat controversial because he was cut by the Dolphins before his contract expired and he never played for another team. Still, as far as we can tell, his salary total is roughly accurate. The biggest reason he wasn’t making $20+ million towards the end of his career is that the NFL’s salary cap gradually rose, making it more difficult for teams to pay top dollar for players.

QB Peyton Manning: $248 million ($24.8 million per year) 

Manning is the all-time earnings leader in the NFL, and it is not particularly close. He made an astounding $248 million during his career, which comes out to an average of $24.8 million per season. His largest contract was a five-year, $96 million deal he signed with the Denver Broncos in 2012.

QB Drew Brees: $241 million ($24.1 million per year) 

Brees has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in NFL history, and that has resulted in a boatload of money for him. He is made $241 million over the course of his career, which averages out to $24.1 million per season. Brees is currently in the middle of a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.

QB Aaron Rodgers: $194 million ($23.8 million per year) 

Rodgers has been one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history, and he is been rewarded handsomely for it. He is made $194 million over the course of his career, which comes out to an average of $23.8 million per season. His largest contract was a five-year, $110 million deal he signed with the Bay Packers in 2013.

QB Tom Brady: $186 million ($20.5 million per year) 

Brady is the most successful player in NFL history when it comes to team championships, and he is also one of the most prolific winners in league history. As far as salary is concerned, Brady has made $186 million during his career, which averages out to $20.5 million per season. That total includes a $28 million signing bonus he received from the New England Patriots for his current contract that goes through 2019.


The NFL is a lucrative business. It has been said that the richest owner in the league makes about $250 million per year from their team is value, as well as revenues from things like TV deals and merchandising partnerships. However, it doesn’t take much to differentiate themselves among the wealthiest owners of the National Football League, because there are plenty who make less than what other teams generate annually. In fact, one could argue that they may be even poorer than you think! Here are some of those “poorest NFL owners” ranked by how much money they bring home each year.

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