Steve Ballmer is by far the richest owner in sports
We all knew that Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is one of the richest owners in the entire NBA. However, it is still quite staggering once we have an actual look at the numbers.
As detailed by Front Office Sports in a recent tweet, Ballmer is not only the richest among all NBA owners, but that he actually has the biggest net worth in all of sports. What’s even more jaw-dropping is the fact that the “competition” isn’t even close.
With a net worth of $51.7B, Steve Ballmer is the richest owner in sports, according to @Forbes.
His net worth is more than the combined net worth of the next five of the richest owners.
2. Tepper: $12B
3. Anschutz: $11.5B
4. Kroenke: $9.7B
5. Jones: $8.6B
6. Arison: $8.1B pic.twitter.com/4vdljjQ7wQ
— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) October 3, 2019
To be clear, Ballmer has been filthy rich even before he became the owner of the Clippers franchise. The 63-year-old has a ton of other investments, and perhaps his biggest claim to fame is his time as Microsoft’s CEO between 2000 and 2014. According to his Wikipedia profile, Ballmer is the 19th richest person in the entire world.
There’s no denying that Ballmer’s wealth has had a significant impact on the Clippers organization ever since he took the helm. He is one of the most active owners in the entire league, and he is a regular fixture in his team’s home games.
While the NBA controls each team’s spendings throughout the year, it’s quite difficult not to think that Ballmer’s billions of dollars has been quite influential not only for his team, but for the rest of the NBA as well. Just this summer, the Clippers successfully engaged the biggest coup in their entire history by signing two bona fide superstars in the span of one day. It would be foolish to think that Ballmer and his widespread influence did not have anything to do with the same.