Richest Owners of NFL Teams

In NFL, Arthur Blank, Stephen Ross, Robert Kraft, Shahid Khan, Jerry Jones, Stan Kroenke, and Rob Walton are the few richest owners of NFL teams.

Arthur Blank

Arthur Blank is one of the richest NFL team owners. He is the current owner of the Atlanta Falcons, but that isn’t the only team he helped found. 

Making soccer popular in Atlanta was one of his most notable accomplishments. He did so by establishing Atlanta United FC. He has made professional soccer a big deal in the city by investing heavily in it.

Blank attended Babson College before becoming wealthy. To help pay for school and other expenses, he offered landscaping and laundry pick-up services while in college. He later worked at a hardware store. He was eventually fired, but he saw an opportunity with a co-worker, Bernie Marcus, who had also been let go from the store. They established their own hardware store, The Home Depot. Blank was The Home Depot’s co-chairman for several years before retiring in 2001. He used his newfound wealth to purchase the Atlanta Falcons a year later.

He paid USD 545 million for the purchase. The current value of the team is USD 1.8 billion. Blank is worth USD 7.4 billion.

Stephen Ross

Ross was studying to become an attorney before becoming the owner of the Miami Dolphins. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, his master’s degree in law from New York University, and his doctorate in law from Wayne State University. Ross used his education to become a tax attorney for a few years. It enabled him to amass enough wealth to launch his own company, Related Companies.

The company concentrated on the creation of affordable housing. It was a huge success, and Ross began building or acquiring homes from California to Abu Dhabi. He also has some projects in Shanghai. Ross is an investor in addition to running his own business. He owns stock in Equinox Fitness, SoulCycle, and several fast-casual restaurants. In 2008, Ross purchased a portion of the Miami Dolphins’ ownership. He paid USD 550 million for it. He then paid an additional USD 450 million for the remainder of the ownership for the upcoming fiscal year 2022-23.

In addition to having full ownership of the team, Ross also paid for the team’s stadium, Sun-Life Stadium. The Miami Dolphins are currently valued at USD 3.42 billion. Ross has a net worth of about USD 8.2 billion.

Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft is another self-made billionaire. Selling newspapers outside the Braves Stadium was one of his first jobs. He was able to attend college and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Columbia University and Harvard University, respectively. Kraft made his fortune by starting a paper and packaging company when he was young. Demand for his company skyrocketed, and he quickly accumulated wealth. In 1994, he purchased the New England Patriots. At the time, it cost him USD 172 million.

The team would go on to win six Super Bowls under Kraft’s leadership. However, Kraft owns more than just a football team and a successful business. He also entered the professional gaming ring in 2017 by purchasing a gaming team league. They compete in Overwatch esports games. He also uses his fortune to combat hate crimes and antisemitism. The New England Patriots are currently valued at $5.88 billion USD. Kraft has an estimated net worth of USD 8.3 billion.

Shahid Khan

Khan saw an opportunity and purchased Flex-N-Gate in 1980. The business sold auto parts to mechanics and other businesses. Khan took advantage of his newfound wealth to launch a product he had invented. He created a one-piece truck bumper. Many trucks had bumpers that came in a few pieces prior to the design. It made repairs difficult because mechanics had to wait for various parts to arrive in order to repair the bumper. Khan’s invention made bumpers much more affordable and quicker to repair. The company’s success was solely due to this invention.

Khan used his newfound wealth to purchase the Jacksonville Jaguars. He paid USD 770 million for it. Khan’s passion for sports did not end with the Jaguars. He went on to purchase another team in the United Kingdom. He owns Fulham Football Club, which he purchased in 2013. He and his son also founded the All Elite Wrestling organization. It competes directly with WWE. The Jaguars are currently valued at USD 2.07 billion USD. Khan has an estimated net worth of USD 7.3 billion.

Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones is another wealthy NFL team owner. Jones has long been the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. He purchased the team in 1989 for USD 150 million. He was just a kid working at his parents’ grocery store before that. He began his career as a greeter before enrolling at the University of Arkansas. At the University of Arkansas, he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. His fortune came from a lucky pick for oil. He struck oil and became wealthy. Jones continues to invest in oil drilling, but he also has a few retail and real estate businesses.

His extensive art collection is another source of wealth. He enjoys collecting art in addition to football. The Dallas Cowboys are currently worth USD 7.64 billion USD. Jones has an estimated net worth of USD 12.5 billion.

Stan Kroenke

Kroenke’s primary source of wealth is the vast amount of real estate he owns. He owns ranches totaling over 1.5 million acres. They extend across both the United States and Canada. He also owns a number of commercial real estate areas. The majority of them are in high-demand areas near Walmart stores. It also helps that his wife, Ann Walton, is an heir to the Walmart fortune. Kroenke owns several sports teams in addition to real estate.

He owns the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. One of the most important things he did as team owner was to relocate the team to California. They had previously lived in St. Louis, but he relocated them to California in 2016. He is also the owner of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, and Colorado Avalanche. Aside from the United States, he also owns the famous football club Arsenal in the United Kingdom. The Rams are currently valued at $5.91 billion USD. Kroenke is worth a total of USD 10.7 billion.

Rob Walton

Rob Walton is one of the newest NFL team owners. He and his daughter, Carrie Walton-Penner, and son-in-law, Greg Penner, purchased the Denver Broncos. Rob Walton is the eldest son of retail mogul Sam Walton. Before acquiring the Denver Broncos, he was a Walmart heir with deep pockets. Walton succeeded his father as chairman of Walmart after his father died. When he stepped down, his son-in-law, Greg Penner, took his place. The Denver Broncos are currently valued at USD 4.65 billion. Walton has an estimated net worth of USD 57.6 billion. As a result, he is the richest NFL team owner.

Revenue of National Football League (NFL) teams

The statistic ranks all National Football League franchises in terms of revenue in 2021. The Dallas Cowboys earned the most money in the NFL that year, earning USD 1.09 billion.

The Dallas Cowboys are the highest-grossing franchise in the NFL, with 800 million US dollars in revenue in 2020. The Cowboys are also the most valuable NFL franchise, with a 2021 valuation of $8 billion US dollars. The Dallas Cowboys are not only wealthy, but they are also extremely successful on the field. The Cowboys have five Super Bowl victories (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, and 1995) and several Pro Football Hall of Famers, including Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.

Some of the NFL’s most important revenue streams are sponsorships, media, partnerships, and ticket and concession sales. The combined revenue of all 32 NFL teams in 2020 was USD 12.2 billion, a low figure compared to recent years due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In 2020, NFL regular season ticket revenue accounted for approximately 1.25% of the league’s total revenue, while NFL league and team sponsorship generated USD 1.47 billion.

NFL Valuations 2022



Current Value

1-yr Value Change



Operating Income


Dallas Cowboys

USD 8 Billion



USD 1.08 billion

USD 466 million


New England Patriots

USD 6.4 billion



USD 651 million

USD 231 million


Los Angeles Rams

USD 6.2 billion



USD 628 million

USD 203 million


New York Giants

USD 6 billion



USD 584 million

USD 178 million


Chicago Bears

USD 5.8 billion



USD 520 million

USD 156 million


Washington Commanders

USD 5.6 billion



USD 544 million

USD 130 million


New York Jets

USD 5.4 billion



USD 519 million

USD 136 million


San Francisco 49ers

USD 5.2 billion



USD 575 million

USD 142 million


Las Vegas Raiders

USD 5.1 billion



USD 563 million

USD 116 million


Philadelphia Eagles

USD 4.9 billion



USD 547 million

USD 145 million


Houston Texans

USD 4.7 billion



USD 571 million

USD 211 million


Denver Broncos

USD 4.65 billion



USD 526 million

USD 143 million


Miami Dolphins

USD 4.6 billion



USD 533 million

USD 160 million


Seattle Seahawks

USD 4.5 billion



USD 518 million

USD 123 million


Green Bay Packers

USD 4.2 billion



USD 543 million

USD 138 million