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Over half the NFL owners represented on Forbes billionaire list


Apparently, the NFL is a good place to get rich, or at least to play once you’re already rich.

A look at the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires shows plenty of familiar football names.

The list is topped by Seahawks owner Paul Allen (who was Microsoft rich with $17.5 billion, 51st in the world, before he decided to dabble in sports).

But he’s not alone, as more than half the NFL is owned by billionaires, with 16 other owners making the chart.

Forbes lists 1,826 people with a net worth of $1 billion or more (though they obviously left out Florio).

The other NFL names to make the list, with their net worth and rank: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross ($6.5 billion, 216th), Rams owner Stan Kroenke ($6.3 billion, 225th) Jaguars owner Shad Khan ($4.5 billion, 360th), Patriots owner Robert Kraft ($4.3 billion,381st), Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ($4.2 billion, 393rd), Bills owner Terry Pegula ($3.8 billion, 452nd), Browns owner Jimmy Haslam ($2.8 billion, 663rd) Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti ($2.7 billion, 690th), Falcons owner Arthur Blank ($2.5 billion, 737th), Texans owner Bob McNair ($2.4 billion, 782nd), Saints owner Tom Benson ($1.9 billion, 1,006th), Colts owner Jim Irsay ($1.75 billion, 1,105th), Washington owner Daniel Snyder ($1.7 billion, 1,118th), Lions owner Martha Ford ($1.5 billion, 1,250th) Chargers owner Alex Spanos ($1.25 billion, 1,500th) and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie ($1.1 billion, 1,638th).