Jerry Jones is the present owner and president of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. As reported by “Forbes”, his net worth is now estimated to be $ 5.2 Billion. In 1989, for $ 140 million Jerry had bought the Cowboys from H.R. “Bum” Bright. Immediately after purchasing the football team, he asked the longtime coach, Tom Landry, to leave. Thereafter in order to completely revamp the team control, he also fired Tex Schramm, who had served as a general manager for many years.
Due to his aggressive style of managing the team and being over-involved, Jones has often been criticized by the football fans. With one online poll, “Sports Illustrated” named Jones as the least favorite sports personality in 2003.
Jerry Jones net worth: $ 5.2 Billion
Born on October 13, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, Jerry spent his formative years in North Little Rock, Arkansas. At first, he attended North Little Rock High School, where he was a running back. Later for further studies, he attended the University of Arkansas, where he joined Kappa Sigma fraternity. Even during his college years, he showed much interest in sports and eventually turned his passion into his business. However, after completing his formal education, he first borrowed some money and invested in some restaurants in Missouri. Soon his first business failed and in order to make his ends meet, he joined an insurance company. Later he did post-graduation and started some other ventures. However even, this time, his ventures could not survive for long. Eventually, he set up a business in Arkansas, that explored oil and gas. This time with his experience and favorable conditions, his company flourished.
- 2013 Horatio Alger Award
- 2014 NFL Executive of the Year
- Three-time Super Bowl winner – XXVII, XXVIII, XXX
- 2010 NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas Distinguished Texan Award
- 1993 Outstanding Team ESPY Award
- 1964 FWAA College Football National Championship