ⓘ List of professional sports team owners. This is a list of individuals, groups of individuals, and companies who have owned and operated a professional sports o ..

                                     

ⓘ List of professional sports team owners

This is a list of individuals, groups of individuals, and companies who have owned and operated a professional sports organization. The list is organized first by sport, then by franchise or team, then by Owner. If an organization has gone through a significant change, that information is noted after the years of ownership.

                                     

1. Association football club owners

Football League Championship owners

Middlesbrough
  • Steve Gibson 1986–1993 as head of consortium; 1993–present as majority owner
Reading
  • John Madejski

Greek Superleague owners

Olympiacos
  • Evangelos Marinakis
Panathinaikos
  • Giannis Alafouzos
PAOK
  • Ivan Savvidis
AEK Athens
  • Dimitris Melissanidis
Skoda Xanthi
  • Christos Panopoulos
                                     

1.1. Association football club owners Football League Championship owners

Middlesbrough
  • Steve Gibson 1986–1993 as head of consortium; 1993–present as majority owner
Reading
  • John Madejski
                                     

1.2. Association football club owners La Liga owners

Athletic Club, CA Osasuna, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF: these four clubs are not organised as limited companies, but remain as registered associations due to a grandfather clause of the late 1980s. Unlike a limited company, it is not possible to purchase shares in these club, but only membership. Each club member socio has a vote to elect democratically the club president and board of directors. The club president cannot invest his own money into the club and the club can only spend what it earns, which is mainly derived through merchandise sales, television rights and ticket sales. This means that each club is owned by its own registered supporters. FC Barcelona has over 150.000 socios, Real Madrid counts over 100.000 socios, Athletic Club over 40.000 and Osasuna over 15.000.

Atletico de Madrid: major shareholders are the Gil Marin family which owns 50% of the shares, these used to belong to former club president Jesus Gil y Gil; israeli businessman Idan Ofer, 33%; current president Enrique Cerezo 10% and the chinese Wanda Group a 2%.

SD Eibar: more than 11.130 shareholders located across 65 countries due to a crowdfunding campaign in 2014. There is no major shareholder with an owenership over 5%.

Real Sociedad: Due to clubs statutes no shareholder has vote rights over 2% of the shares.

Real Valladolid
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1.3. Association football club owners Ligue 1 owners

Girondins de Bordeaux
  • Groupe M6
En Avant de Guingamp
  • Noel Le Graet
LOSC Lille
  • Gerard Lopez
FC Lorient
  • Loïc Fery
Olympique Lyonnais
  • Jean-Michel Aulas
Olympique de Marseille
  • Frank McCourt
AS Monaco FC
  • Dmitry Rybolovlev
Montpellier Herault SC
  • Louis Nicollin
Paris Saint-Germain
  • Qatar Investment Authority
FC Nantes
  • Waldemar Kita
Stade Rennais
  • François Pinault
Toulouse F.C.
  • Olivier Sadran
                                     

1.4. Association football club owners Major League Soccer MLS owners

Atlanta United FC
  • Arthur Blank – 2014–present
Chicago Fire
  • Andrew Hauptman Andell Holdings – 2007–present
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group – 1997–2007
Colorado Rapids
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group – 1995–2003
  • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment – 2003–present
Columbus Crew
  • Anthony Precourt Sports Ventures LLC – 2013–2018
  • Dee Haslam, Jimmy Haslam, JW and Whitney Johnson, Dr. Pete Edwards – 2019–present
  • Clark Hunt – 2006–2013
  • Lamar Hunt – 1995–2006
D.C. United
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group – 2001–2006
  • William Chang D.C. United Holdings – 2006–2012
  • William Chang, Erick Thohir and Jason Levien – 2012–present
  • Washington Soccer, LP – 1995–2000
FC Cincinnati
  • Carl Lindner III – 2018–present
FC Dallas
  • Lamar Hunt – 2001–2006
  • Major League Soccer – 1995–2001 Source
  • Clark Hunt – 2006–present
Houston Dynamo
  • Gabriel Brener, Oscar De La Hoya, Jake Silverstein, Ben Guill – 2015–present
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group, Oscar De La Hoya and Gabriel Brener – 2008–2015
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group – 2005–2008
Los Angeles FC
  • Peter Guber Executive Chairman, Henry Nguyen, Tom Penn, Ruben Gnanalingam, Vincent Tan, Brandon Beck, Larry Berg, Will Ferrell, Nomar Garciaparra, Mia Hamm, Chad Hurley, Magic Johnson, Tucker Kain, Kirk Lacob, Mark Leschly, Mike Mahan, Irwin Raij, Tony Robbins, Lon Rosen, Bennett Rosenthal, Paul Schaeffer, Brandon Schneider, Mark Shapiro, Allen Shapiro, Jason Sugarman, Harry Tsao – 2014–present
Los Angeles Galaxy
  • L.A. Soccer Partners, LP – 1995–1997
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group – 1998–present
Minnesota United FC
  • Bill McGuire, Jim Pohlad, Robert Pohlad, Glen Taylor, Wendy Carlson Nelson – 2015–present
Montreal Impact
  • Joey Saputo – 2010–present
New England Revolution
  • Robert Kraft – 1995–present
New York City FC
  • City Football Group majority & Yankee Global Enterprises minority – 2013–present
New York Red Bulls
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group – 2001–06
  • John Kluge and Stuart Subotnick – 1995–01
  • Red Bull GmbH – 2006–present
Orlando City SC
  • Flavio Augusto da Silva – 2013–present
Philadelphia Union
  • Keystone Sports & Entertainment, LLC – 2008–present
Portland Timbers
  • Merritt Paulson – 2009–present
Real Salt Lake
  • Dell Loy Hansen – 2012–present
  • Dave Checketts SCP Worldwide – 2004–12
San Jose Earthquakes
  • Robert Kraft – 1999–2000
  • Major League Soccer – 1996–1998
  • Lewis Wolff and John J. Fisher Earthquakes Soccer, LLC – 2007–present
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group – 2003–2005
  • Silicon Valley Sports Entertainment – 2001–2002
  • Silicon Valley Sports Entertainment and Anschutz Entertainment Group – 2002–2003
Seattle Sounders FC
  • Hanauer Futbol ; estate of Paul Allen; Drew Carey; and a group of 11 families, among them Terry Myerson, Macklemore, and Russell Wilson and Ciara – 2019–present
  • Joe Roth majority, Adrian Hanauer, Estate of Paul Allen and Drew Carey minority – 2007–2019
Sporting Kansas City
  • Lamar Hunt – 1995–2006
  • Sporting Club – 2006–present OnGoal, LLC from 2006–2010
Toronto FC
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment – 2006–present
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett, Steve Nash – 2009–present
                                     

1.5. Association football club owners Future MLS Owners

Inter Miami CF
  • David Beckham, Simon Fuller, Marcelo Claure, Jorge and Jose Mas, Masayoshi Son – 2014–present
Nashville SC
  • John Ingram, Mark Wilf, Zygi Wilf, Leonard Wilf, David Dill, Marcus Whitney, Christopher Redhage – 2017–present
Austin FC
  • Anthony Precourt Sports Ventures – 2018–Present
St. Louis
  • Carolyn Kindle Betz, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, Jim Kavanaugh – 2019–Present


                                     

1.6. Association football club owners National Womens Soccer League NWSL owners

Chicago Red Stars
  • Arnim Whisler 2012–present
Houston Dash
  • Gabriel Brener, Oscar De La Hoya, Jake Silverstein, Ben Guill 2015–present
North Carolina Courage
  • Stephen Malik 2017–present
Orlando Pride
  • Flavio Augusto da Silva majority and Phil Rawlins minority 2015–2018
  • Flavio Augusto da Silva majority, Phil Rawlins minority, Albert Friedberg minority 2018–present
Portland Thorns FC
  • Merritt Paulson 2012–present
Reign FC
  • Bill and Teresa Predmore 2012–2019
  • OL Groupe 89.5%, Bill and Teresa Predmore 7.5%, Tony Parker 3% January 2020–present
  • Bill and Teresa Predmore majority, The Baseball Club of Tacoma LLC, Adrian Hanauer, Lenore Hanauer minority 2019–January 2020
Sky Blue FC
  • Phil Murphy majority, Steven Temares, Thomas Hofstetter 2012–present
Utah Royals FC
  • Dell Loy Hansen 2017–present
Washington Spirit
  • Steve Baldwin majority and Bill Lynch minority 2018–present
  • Bill Lynch 2012–2018


                                     

1.7. Association football club owners Greek Superleague owners

Olympiacos
  • Evangelos Marinakis
Panathinaikos
  • Giannis Alafouzos
PAOK
  • Ivan Savvidis
AEK Athens
  • Dimitris Melissanidis
Skoda Xanthi
  • Christos Panopoulos
                                     

2.1. Auto racing owners & team principals Formula One team principals

Listed by Constructor

Ferrari
  • Ferrari S.p.A.
Haas F1 Team
  • Gene Haas
McLaren
  • McLaren Group – Mumtalakat Holding Company 57%, Mansour Ojjeh 14%, Michael Latifi 10%
Mercedes Grand Prix
  • Ross Brawn team principal, Nick Fry - collectively owned 24.9%
  • Aabar Investments
Racing Point F1 Team
  • Lawrence Stroll
Red Bull Racing
  • Red Bull GmbH
Scuderia Toro Rosso
  • Red Bull GmbH
Sauber
  • Peter Sauber 66%
  • Monisha Kaltenborn 33%
Williams Grand Prix Engineering
  • Sir Frank Williams 51%
  • Brad Hollinger 12%
  • Patrick Head 9%
                                     

2.2. Auto racing owners & team principals IndyCar Series team owners

A.J. Foyt Enterprises
  • A. J. Foyt – 1973–present
Andretti Autosport
  • Barry Green – 1995–2010
  • Michael Andretti – 2001–present
Arrow McLaren SP
  • Sam Schmidt – 2001–present
  • Davey Hamilton – 2011–2016
  • Ric Peterson – 2013–present
Bryan Herta Autosport
  • Bryan Herta – 2009–present
Carlin Motorsport
  • Trevor Carlin – 2018–present
Chip Ganassi Racing
  • Chip Ganassi – 1989–present
Dale Coyne Racing
  • Dale Coyne – 1986–present
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
  • Robbie Buhl – 2000–present
  • Dennis Reinbold – 2000–present
Ed Carpenter Racing
  • Ed Carpenter – 2012–present
Harding Steinbrenner Racing
  • George Michael Steinbrenner IV – 2018–present
  • Mike Harding – 2017–present
Juncos Racing
  • Ricardo Juncos – 2017–present
Michael Shank Racing
  • Michael Shank – 2018–present
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
  • Bobby Rahal – 1991–present
  • David Letterman – 1996–present
  • Mike Lanigan – 2010–present
  • Carl Hogan – 1991–1996
Team Penske
  • Roger Penske – 1968–present


                                     

2.3. Auto racing owners & team principals NASCAR Cup Series team owners

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  • Teresa Earnhardt – 2009–2014
  • Felix Sabates – 1988–present
  • Chip Ganassi – 2001–present
Gaunt Brothers Racing
  • Marty Gaunt - 2017–present
  • Maurice Gaunt - 2017–present
FAS Lane Racing
  • Frank Stoddard – 2011–present
  • Archie St. Hillaire – 2014–present
Front Row Motorsports
  • Bob Jenkins – 2005–present
Germain Racing
  • Bob Germain – 2004–present
Hendrick Motorsports
  • Rick Hendrick – 1984–present
Leavine Family Racing
  • Bob Leavine – 2011–present
  • Sharon Leavine – 2011–present
Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Joe Gibbs – 1992–present
  • J.D. Gibbs - 1992-2019
JTG Daugherty Racing
  • Jodi Geschickter - 1995–present
  • Brad Daugherty – 2007–present
  • Tad Geschickter – 1995–present
Premium Motorsports
  • Jay Robinson - 2000–present
Penske Racing
  • Roger Penske – 1972–present
Richard Childress Racing
  • Richard Childress – 1969–present
Richard Petty Motorsports
  • Richard Petty main interests – 2009–present
  • Boston Ventures minority interests – 2009–present
Roush Fenway Racing
  • Jack Roush 50% – 2007–present
  • Jack Roush – 1988–2007
  • Fenway Sports Group 50% – 2007–present
StarCom Racing
  • Matthew Kohler - 2017–present
  • William Woehlemann - 2017–present
  • Derrike Cope - 2017–present
  • Michael Kohler - 2017–present
Stewart Haas Racing
  • Tony Stewart – 2009–present
  • Gene Haas - 2002–present
Wood Brothers Racing
  • Glen Wood and Leonard Wood – 1953–2019
  • Leonard Wood – 2019–present
                                     

3.1. Baseball franchise owners Major League Baseball owners

Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Jerry Colangelo – 1998–2005
  • Ken Kendrick – 2005-present
Atlanta Braves
  • John Dovey – 1909–1910: Doves
  • William Bartholomay – 1962–1976: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves
  • Percy Haughton – 1915–1918
  • John Conkey – 1872–1873: Red Stockings
  • George & John Dovey – 1907–1909: Boston Beaneaters/Doves
  • Liberty Media – 2007-present
  • Charles Porter – 1873–1874: Red Stockings
  • George W. Grant – 1919–1922
  • William Hepburn Russell – 1911: Boston Rustlers
  • James Gaffney – 1912–1915: Boston Braves
  • Time Warner – 1996–2007
  • Arthur Soden – 1876–1909: Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters
  • Nicholas Apollonio – 1875–1876: Red Stockings
  • Lou Perini – 1945–1962: Boston/Milwaukee Braves
  • Ted Turner – 1976–1996
  • Ivers Whitney Adams – 1870–1872: Boston Red Stockings
  • Bob Quinn – 1935–1945
  • Emil Fuchs – 1922–1935
Baltimore Orioles
  • Eli Jacobs – 1989–1993
  • Richard Muckerman – 1945–1948
  • Jerold Hoffberger & James Keelty – 1955–1959
  • Edward Bennett Williams – 1979–1988
  • Donald Lee Barnes – 1936–1945
  • Jerold Hoffberger – 1965–1979
  • Jerold Hoffberger & Clarence Miles – 1954–1955 Baltimore Orioles
  • Bill DeWitt – 1948–1951
  • Peter Angelos – 1993-present
  • Jerold Hoffberger & Joe Iglehart – 1959–1965
  • Bill Veeck – 1951–1953
  • Phil Ball – 1915–1933
  • Henry Killilea – 1901–1902 Milwaukee Brewers
  • Robert Hedges – 1902–1915 St. Louis Browns
Boston Red Sox
  • JRY Trust – 1992–2002
  • Joseph Lannin – 1913–1916
  • Jean R. Yawkey – 1976–1992
  • Harry Frazee – 1916–1923
  • Jimmy McAleer – 1911–1913
  • Charles Somers – 1901–1903
  • Fenway Sports Group formerly New England Sports Ventures – 2002-Present
  • Tom Yawkey – 1933–1976
  • Henry Killilea – 1903–1904
  • Bob Quinn – 1923–1933
  • John I. Taylor – 1904–1914
Chicago Cubs
  • The Wrigley family – 1921–1981
  • William A. Hulbert – 1876–1882
  • William Wrigley, Jr. – 1921–1932
  • Charles W. Murphy – 1905–1914
  • Philip K. Wrigley – 1932–1977
  • William Wrigley III – 1977–1981
  • Albert G. Spalding – 1882–1902
  • Charles Weeghman – 1916–1921
  • Charles Phelps Taft – 1914–1916
  • James Hart – 1902–1905
  • Tribune Company – 1981-2009
  • Joe Ricketts family trust, with Tom Ricketts exercising day-to-day control 2009–present
Chicago White Sox
  • Jerry Reinsdorf – 1981–present
  • Arthur Allyn, Jr. & John Allyn – 1961–1969
  • Aaron Cushman – 1975–1981 *
  • Bill Veeck – 1958–1961
  • John Allyn – 1969–1975
  • Grace Comiskey – 1940–1956
  • Bill Veeck – 1975–1981
  • J. Louis Comiskey – 1931–1940
  • Dorothy Comiskey Rigney & Chuck Comiskey – 1956–1958
  • Charles Comiskey – 1900–1931
Cincinnati Reds
  • Carl Lindner, Jr. – 1998–2006
  • Sidney Weil – 1929–1933
  • Louis Nippert – 1973–1980
  • John T. Brush – 1890–1902
  • Robert Castellini – 2006-present
  • William & James Williams – 1980–1984
  • Powel Crosley, Jr. – 1933–1961
  • C. J. McDiarmid – 1927–1929
  • August Herrmann – 1902–1927
  • Bill DeWitt – 1961–1967
  • Justus Thorner – 1882–1890
  • Francis L. Dale – 1967–1973
  • Marge Schott – 1984–1998
Cleveland Indians
  • Nick Mileti – 1972–1975
  • Ted Bonda – 1972–1978
  • Richard Jacobs – 1986–1999
  • Alva Bradley – 1927–1946
  • Vernon Stouffer – 1966–1972
  • Larry Dolan – 1999-present
  • Ellis Ryan – 1949–1952
  • William R. Daley – 1956–1962
  • Charles Somers – 1901–1916
  • Jim Dunn – 1916–1922
  • Gabe Paul – 1962–1966
  • Bill Veeck – 1946–1949
  • Myron H. Wilson – 1952–1956
  • Steve ONeill – 1978–1983
Colorado Rockies
  • Monfort brothers – 2005-Present
  • Jerry McMorris – 1993–2005
Detroit Tigers
  • Walter Jr. – 1952–1956
  • Bill Yawkey & Frank Navin – 1908–1919
  • James D. Burns – 1901–1902
  • George Vanderbeck – 1894–1900
  • Bill Yawkey – 1903–1908
  • Frank Navin – 1919–1935
  • The Briggs Family 1935–56
  • Walter Sr. – 1935–1952
  • Samuel F. Angus – 1902–1903
  • Christopher 2017–present
  • Tom Monaghan – 1983–1992
  • Mike 1992-2017
  • Fred Knorr & John Fetzer – 1956–1961
  • Ilitch Holdings – 1992-Present
  • John Fetzer – 1961–1983
Houston Astros
  • Drayton McLane, Jr. – 1992-2011
  • General Electric & Ford Motor Company – 1975–1979
  • Jim Crane – 2011-Present
  • Roy Hofheinz – 1962–1975
  • John McMullen – 1979–1993
Kansas City Royals
  • David Glass – 2000–2019
  • Ewing Kauffman – 1969–1993
  • John Sherman – 2019–present
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation 1993–2000
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Arturo Moreno – 2003-Present
  • The Walt Disney Company – 1996 – 2003
  • Gene Autry – 1961 – 1996
Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Stephen McKeever, heirs of Charles Ebbets and Brooklyn Trust Company – 1925–45
  • Charles Ebbets, Ed McKeever, Stephen McKeever – 1912–1925
  • Charles Ebbets, Ferdinand Abell – 1897–1898
  • News Corporation – 1998–2005
  • Peter OMalley – 1970–1997
  • Charles Byrne, Ferdinand Abell, George Chauncey – 1891–1897
  • Guggenheim Baseball Partners – 2012–present – principal partner Mark Walter; minority partners Magic Johnson, Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly.
  • Charles Ebbets, Ferdinand Abell, Henry Medicus, Ned Hanlon – 1905–1906
  • Charles Ebbets, Ferdinand Abell, Harry Von der Horst, Ned Hanlon – 1899–1904
  • Frank McCourt – 2005–2012
  • Branch Rickey Other minority owners included: John A. Smith, and the heirs of Steve McKeever – 1945–1950
  • Charles Ebbets, Henry Medicus – 1907–1912
  • Walter OMalley – 1950–1970, majority owner, at 75 percent, with the Mulvey family representing the McKeever interest
  • Charles Byrne, Ferdinand Abell – 1883–1890
Miami Marlins
  • John W. Henry – 1998–2002
  • Wayne Huizenga – 1993–1998; Florida Marlins
  • Bruce Sherman – principal partner; Derek Jeter – non-controlling 2017-present
  • Jeffrey Loria – 2002–2017; Florida/Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
  • Bud Selig – 1970–2005
  • William Daley – 1969–1970 - Seattle Pilots
  • Wendy Selig-Prieb 1992–2005; acting owner of the team in place of her father
  • Mark Attanasio – 2005-present
Minnesota Twins
  • Calvin – 1955 – 1984
  • Jim – 2009-present
  • Clark – 1920 – 1955 – Washington
  • The Pohlad Family 1984 - present
  • Carl – 1984-2009
  • Thomas C. Noyes – 1904 – 1912 – Washington
  • The Griffith Family 1920–84
  • Benjamin Minor – 1912 – 1920 – Washington
  • Ban Johnson & Fred Postal – 1901 – 1903 – Washington
New York Mets
  • Joan Whitney Payson – 1962–1975
  • Nelson Doubleday, Jr. & Fred Wilpon – 1986–2002
  • Doubleday & Co. – 1980–1986
  • Fred Wilpon – 2002-present
  • Charles Shipman Payson – 1975–1980
New York Yankees
  • William Devery and Frank Farrell, co-owners – 1903–1915
  • Tillinghast LHommedieu Huston and Jacob Ruppert, co-owners – 1915–1922
  • Ed Barrow β, team president – 1939–1944, chairman 1945
  • Heirs of Jacob Ruppert – 1939–1945
  • Jacob Ruppert, sole owner - 1922–1939
  • Columbia Broadcasting System – 1964–1973
  • Del Webb, co-owner – 1945–64
  • Larry MacPhail β, co-owner - 1945–1947
  • Team presidents: Dan Topping, 1964–1966; Michael Burke – 1966–1973
  • Dan Topping, co-owner – 1945–64
  • The Steinbrenner Family – 1973–present
  • George, 1973–2010 Principal Owner, Chairperson
  • Walter Haas – 1981–1995
  • YankeeNets, 1999–2004 Formed after a merger of the business operations of the Yankees and New Jersey Nets.
  • Arnold Johnson – 1954–1960 - Kansas City Athletics
  • Yankee Global Enterprises LLC, 2004–present - Philadelphia Athletics
  • John J. Fisher – 2016–present
  • Connie Mack – 1922–1954
  • Charlie Finley – 1960–1981 - Kansas City/Oakland Athletics
  • Lewis Wolff – 2005–2016
  • Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann – 1995–2005
Philadelphia Phillies
  • Robert Carpenter – 1950–1972
  • William D. Cox – 1943
  • Gerald Nugent – 1931–1942
  • William Baker – 1913–1930
  • R. R. M. Carpenter – 1943–1950
  • Bill Shettsline – 1905–1909
  • Ruly Carpenter – 1972–1981
  • John Rogers – 1899–1903
  • Al Reach & John Rogers – 1883–1899
  • James Potter – 1903–1905
  • John S. Middleton, David Montgomery, and Jim & Pete Buck - 2013–present
  • Horace Fogel – 1909–1913
  • Bill Giles & David Montgomery – 1981-2013
Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Barney Dreyfuss – 1900–1932
  • John W. Galbreath – 1946–1985
  • Denny McKnight 1881–1887 – Alleghenys
  • Pittsburgh Associates – 1985–1996
  • Kevin McClatchy – 1996–2007
  • Robert Nutting – 2007–present
  • Bill Benswanger – 1932–1946
  • William A. Nimick 1887–1891 – Alleghenys/Pirates
  • William Kerr & Phil Auten 1891–1900
San Diego Padres
  • Ray Kroc – 1974–1984
  • Ron Fowler – 2012–present
  • John Moores – 1994–2012
  • C. Arnholt Smith – 1969–1974
  • Tom Werner – 1990–1994
  • Joan Kroc – 1984–1990
San Francisco Giants
  • C. C. Van Cott – 1893-1895
  • John Day – 1882-1893
  • John Brush – 1902–1912
  • Harry Hempstead – 1912–1919
  • Peter Magowan – 1993–2008
  • Charles Stoneham – 1919–1936
  • Horace Stoneham – 1936–1976
  • Andrew Freedman – 1895-1902
  • Bob Lurie – 1976–1993
  • Bill Neukom – 2008–present
Seattle Mariners
  • Jeff Smulyan – 1989–1992
  • First Avenue Entertainment 2016–present
  • Nintendo – 2013–2016
  • Danny Kaye – 1977–1980
  • George Argyros – 1980–1989
  • Hiroshi Yamauchi – 1992–2013
St. Louis Cardinals
  • Anheuser-Busch – 1953–1995
  • Frank & Stanley Robison – 1899–1911
  • Fred Saigh – 1947–1953
  • William DeWitt, Jr. – 1995-present
  • Helene Hathaway Britton – 1911–1917
  • Chris von der Ahe – 1882–1899
  • Sam Breadon – 1917–1947
  • Robert Hannegan – 1947–1949
Tampa Bay Rays
  • Stuart Sternberg – 2005–present
  • Vince Naimoli – 1998–2005
Texas Rangers
  • James Lemon – 1967–1968
  • Elwood Richard Quesada – 1961–1963
  • Eddie Chiles – 1980–1989
  • Brad Corbett – 1974–1980
  • Tom Hicks – 1998–2010
  • Ryan sold his interest in the team to the other partners in 2013.
  • James Johnston & James Lemon – 1963–1967)
  • Rangers Baseball Express – 2010–present
  • Bob Short – 1968–1974
  • Richard Rainwater and George W. Bush managing general partner – 1989–1998
Toronto Blue Jays
  • John Labatt Limited 10%; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 10% – 1991–1995
  • Rogers Communications – 2004–present
  • Interbrew S.A. 90%; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 10% – 1995–2000
  • Labatt Brewing Company 45%; R. Howard Webster chairman/President, The Globe and Mail 45%; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 10% – 1976–1991
  • Rogers Communications 80%; Interbrew S.A. 20% – 2000–2004
Washington Nationals
  • Theodore N. Lerner – 2006-present
  • Jeffrey Loria – 1999–2002 Expos
  • Charles Bronfman – 1969–1991 Montreal Expos
  • Major League Baseball – 2002–2006
  • Claude Brochu – 1991–1999 Expos


                                     

3.2. Baseball franchise owners Nippon Professional Baseball owners

In Japanese baseball, teams are traditionally owned by companies and bear that companys name. Only one team in recent years has not borne a corporate name - the Yokohama BayStars went without a corporate name from 1993 through 2011 because its owner chose not to attach its name to the team. The company identifier is indicated in bold type in the owner list.

Chiba Lotte Marines
  • Lotte Group
Chunichi Dragons
  • Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  • Daiei 1988–2005
  • SoftBank Corporation 2005–present
  • Nankai Electric Railway 1938–1988
Hanshin Tigers
  • Hanshin Electric Railway
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
  • The "Toyo" name comes from the former corporate name of Mazda, Toyo Kogyo.
  • Matsuda family the founding family of Mazda - about 60%; Mazda 34.2%; other minority shareholders
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
  • Kyuei Flyers 1948 – To kyu and Dai ei 50-50
  • Nippon-Ham Fighters 1974–2003, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2004–present – Nippon Ham
  • Tokyu Flyers 1947 – Tokyu Corporation 100%
  • Senators 1946 – Did not use a corporate name. Owned by retired Japanese statesman Kinkazu Saionji.
  • Toei Flyers 1954–1972 – Toei Company
  • Nittaku Home Flyers 1973 – Not directly owned by a corporation, but bore a corporate name nonetheless. The team was owned that season by Akitaka Nishimura, owner of Nittaku Home.
  • Tokyu Flyers 1949–1953 – Tokyu 100%
Orix Buffaloes
  • Orix
Saitama Seibu Lions
  • Prince Hotels a part of the Seibu Group
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  • Rakuten
Tokyo Yakult Swallows
  • Sankei Atoms 1965–1968 – Sankei Shimbun
  • Sankei Swallows brief period in 1965 – Sankei Shimbun
  • Yakult Atoms 1970–1973, Yakult Swallows 1974–2005, Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2006–present – Yakult
  • Atoms 1969 – Sankei Shimbun chose to drop its corporate name from the team
  • Kokutetsu Swallows 1950–1965 – Japanese National Railways, known as Kokutetsu in Japanese
Yokohama DeNA BayStars
  • Taiyō Whales 1954–1977, Yokohama Taiyō Whales 1978–1992 – Taiyō 100%
  • Yokohama BayStars 1993–2011 – Taiyō changed its name to Maruha Corporation, and chose to drop its corporate name from the team.
  • Yokohama DeNA BayStars 2012–present – DeNA
  • Yō-Shō Robins 1954 – Tai yō and Shō chiku 50-50
  • Taiyō Whales 1950–52 – Taiyō Fishing Company 100%
  • Taiyō-Shōchiku Robins 1953 – Taiyō and Shōchiku 50-50
Yomiuri Giants
  • Yomiuri Group
                                     

4.1. Basketball team owners National Basketball Association owners

Atlanta Hawks
  • Ben Kerner 1948–1968, Tri-Cities Blackhawks/Milwaukee Hawks/St. Louis Hawks
  • Tom Cousins/Cousins Corporation, Carl Sanders 1968–1976
  • Tony Ressler 2015–present
  • Ted Turner/Turner Broadcasting 1977–2004; Time-Warner subsidiary, 1996–2004
  • Atlanta Spirit, LLC 2004–2015
Boston Celtics
  • Ballantine Brewery, subsidiary of Investors Funding Corporation 1971–1972
  • Paul Gaston 1993–2002
  • Robert Schmertz/Leisure Technology May 1972–January 1975
  • Ballantine Brewery, subsidiary of Investors Funding Corporation 1968–1969
  • Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1979–1983
  • Marvin Kratter/Knickerbocker Brewing Company, subsidiary of National Equities June 24, 1965 – 1968
  • John Y. Brown, Jr. and Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1978–1979
  • Irv Levin and Harold Lipton November 1975 – 1978
  • Irv Levin and Harold Lipton April 1972-May 1972 Sale not approved by NBA
  • Trans-National Communications 1969–1971
  • Lou Pieri and Marjorie Brown, wife of team founder
  • Robert Schmertz/Leisure Technology, Irv Levin, and Harold Lipton January 1975–November 1975
  • Don Gaston, Alan N. Cohen, Paul Dupee 1983–1993
  • Boston Basketball Partners L.L.C. - consisting of Wycliffe Grousbeck, Stephen Pagliuca, and H. Irving Grousbeck 2002–present
  • Walter A. Brown, team founder and original owner 1946–September 7, 1964
Brooklyn Nets
  • Arthur Brown 1967–1969
  • Mikhail Prokhorov principal owner 2010–2019
  • Local real estate developers Raymond Chambers and Lewis Katz 1998–1999
  • The "Secaucus Seven", a group of local New Jersey businessmen led by Jay Taub and Alan Cohen 1978–1998
  • In October 2017, billionaire businessman Joseph Tsai announced he agreed to buy a 49% stake in the Nets from Prokhorov. At the time, Tsai also took an option to buy the remaining 51% of the team no later than October 2021.
  • Bruce Ratner principal owner 2003–2010, Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z and other minority owners
  • Jay-Z sold his interest less than 1% in 2013 so that his management company, Roc Nation Sports, could represent NBA players.
  • YankeeNets, a joint venture between Chambers and Katz, and New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner 1999–2003
  • Roy Boe 1969–1978 New York Nets/New Jersey Nets
  • Joseph Tsai 2019–present – Tsai exercised his option to buy Prokhorovs share of the Nets in August 2019, and the sale closed the next month.
Charlotte Hornets
  • Michael Jordan majority owner, 2010–present; Johnson retained a minority interest, and Nellys interest is not known to be affected by Jordans purchase
  • Robert L. Johnson principal owner 2004–2010; Michael Jordan, Cornell Haynes, Jr. aka Nelly later purchased minority interests
Chicago Bulls
  • Bill Wirtz 1983–1985
  • Jerry Reinsdorf 1985–present
  • Arthur Wirtz 1972–1983
  • Dick Klein 1966–1972
Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Joe Zingale minority owner,?-1979; majority owner, 1979–1980
  • Dan Gilbert, Usher Raymond, Gordon Gund 2004–present
  • Gordon and George Gund III 1983–2004
  • Ted Stepien 1980–1983
  • Nick Mileti 1970–1979
Dallas Mavericks
  • Mark Cuban 2000–present
  • H. Ross Perot, Jr. 1996–2000
  • Don Carter 1980–1996
Denver Nuggets
  • Peter Bynoe, Bertram Lee, and Comsat Video Enterprises 1989–1997
  • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment 2000–present
  • Stan Kroenke, previously a minority owner of the NFLs Rams, acquired full ownership in 2010. Under the NFLs then-current cross-ownership rules, principal team owners were prohibited from owning controlling interests in teams in any other professional sport except soccer in a different NFL market. From late 2010 until the cross-ownership ban was permanently lifted in October 2018, his wife Ann Walton Kroenke technically held a controlling interest in order to comply with these rules; their son Josh runs the teams day-to-day affairs.
  • Red McCombs 1978–1985
  • Liberty Media 1997–2000
  • Sidney Shlenker 1985–1989
Detroit Pistons
  • Fred Zollner 1948–1974
  • Tom Gores 2011–present
  • Karen Davidson 2009–2011
  • William Davidson 1974–2009
Golden State Warriors
  • Eddie Gottlieb 1952–1962, Philadelphia Warriors
  • Peter Guber and Joe Lacob 2010–present
  • Franklin Mieuli 1962–1986, San Francisco/Golden State Warriors
  • Chris Cohan 1995–2010
  • Jim Fitzgerald 1986–1995
  • Pete Tyrell 1946–1952, Philadelphia Warriors
Houston Rockets
  • Tilman Fertitta 2017–present
  • James Talcott Incorporated 1975–1976
  • Charlie Thomas 1982–1993
  • George J. Maloof, Sr. 1979–1980
  • Gavin Maloof 1980–1982
  • Leslie Alexander 1993–2017
  • Kenneth Schnitzer 1976–1979
  • Billy Goldberg, Wayne Duddlesten, Mickey Herskowitz 1971–1973, Houston Rockets
  • Robert Breitbard 1967–1971, San Diego Rockets
  • Irvin Kaplan 1973–1975
Indiana Pacers
  • Herbert Simon and Melvin Simon
Los Angeles Clippers
  • Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1976–1978, Buffalo Braves minority owner
  • John Y. Brown, Jr. 1976–1978, Buffalo Braves majority owner
  • Paul Snyder 1970–1976, Buffalo Braves
  • Donald Sterling 1981–2014, San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers
  • Steve Ballmer 2014–present, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Irv Levin 1978–1981, Buffalo Braves/San Diego Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group minority owner, 1999–present
  • Jack Kent Cooke 1965–1979
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong 2010–present; acquired Johnsons former interest
  • Bill Daniels minority owner, estimated timeframe early 1980s to early 1990s
  • Earvin "Magic" Johnson 4.5% stake, 1994–2010
  • Jerry Buss principal owner, 1979–2013
  • Buss family trust principal owner, 2013–present – basketball operations run by Jim Buss and business operations run by Jeanie Buss
  • Bob Short 1957–1965, Minneapolis-Los Angeles Lakers
  • Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen 1948–1957, Minneapolis Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies
  • Michael Heisley 2000–2012
  • Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment 1995–2000 Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Robert J. Pera 2012–present
Miami Heat
  • Micky Arison 1995–present
  • Ted Arison 1987–1995, as the majority owner, with minority shareholders Billy Cunningham and Lewis Schaffel running day-to-day business operations.
Milwaukee Bucks
  • Wesley Edens & Marc Lasry 2014–present
  • Aaron Rodgers bought a minority stake in the team in 2018.
  • Jim Fitzgerald principal owner, 1976–85
  • Milwaukee Professional Sports and Services, Inc. aka Milwaukee Pro, headed by Wesley Pavalon and Marvin Fishman 1968–1976
  • U.S. Senator Herb Kohl 1985–2014
Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Marv Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner 1989–1994
  • Glen Taylor 1994–present
New Orleans Pelicans
  • George Shinn 100%, 1988–2007; Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets
  • Tom Benson 2012–2018
  • Gayle Benson is also the owner of the NFLs New Orleans Saints. At the time of Tom Bensons death, NFL rules allowed team owners to own teams in other sports if the other teams were in the same media market. In 2013, Gayles late predecessor and husband Tom Benson announced that the New Orleans Hornets would permanently change their team nickname to the Pelicans.
  • Gayle Benson 2018–present
  • National Basketball Association 2010–2012 - The NBA purchased the team in December 2010 after a planned sale of Shinns interest to Chouest fell through.
  • George Shinn 75% and Gary Chouest 25% 2007–2010
New York Knicks
  • James Dolan
Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Professional Basketball Club, LLC - principal owner Clay Bennett, minority owners Jeffrey Records, Jr. and George Kaiser
  • Howard Schultz – 2001–2006 SuperSonics
  • Barry Ackerley – 1983–2001 SuperSonics
  • Sam Schulman – 1967–1983 Seattle SuperSonics
Orlando Magic
  • William du Pont III, Jim L. Hewit, and Robert Hewitt 1989–1991
  • Richard DeVos 1991–present
Philadelphia 76ers
  • Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. 1976–1981
  • Harold Katz 1981–1996
  • Comcast Spectacor 1996–present
  • Irv Kosloff 1963–1976
  • Daniel Biasone 1946–1963, Syracuse Nationals
Phoenix Suns
  • Jerry Colangelo 1987–2004
  • Larry Fitzgerald bought a minority stake in the team in January 2020.
  • Robert Sarver 2004–present
Portland Trail Blazers
  • From 1997 to 2018, Paul Allen was also the principal owner of the NFLs Seattle Seahawks. At the time he purchased the Seahawks in 1997, the NFL had a blanket prohibition of cross-ownership apart from soccer, but the league soon modified the rule to allow NFL owners to own teams in other leagues under either of the following conditions
  • The other team is in the same market as the owners NFL team.
  • Estate of Paul Allen 2018–present
  • Larry Weinberg 1975–1988
  • Paul Allen 1988–2018
  • Herman Sarkowsky, Robert Schmertz, and Larry Weinberg 1970–1972
  • The other team is in a market without an NFL team, as is the case with Portland.
  • Herman Sarkowsky & Larry Weinberg 1972–1975
Sacramento Kings
  • Gregg Lukenbill and Joe Benvenuti 1985–1992
  • Jim Thomas 1992–1999
  • Vivek Ranadive 2013–present
  • Maloof family 53%, Bob Hernreich 12%, and other minority investors operated by George, Joe and Gavin Maloof 1999–2013
San Antonio Spurs
  • Julianna Holt 2016–present
  • Angelo Drossos 1973–1988
  • Peter Holt 1993–2016
  • Red McCombs 1988–1993
Toronto Raptors
  • Allan Slaight 81%, Bank of Nova Scotia 10%, Isiah Thomas 9% 1996–1997
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. 1998–present
  • John Bitove, Allan Slaight, Bank of Nova Scotia, Isiah Thomas 9% 1995
  • John Bitove 44%, Allan Slaight Communications 44%, Bank of Nova Scotia 10%, David Peterson 1%, Phil Granovsky 1% 1993–1995
Utah Jazz
  • Larry Miller 100%, 1986–2009
  • Sam Battistone 1974–1985, New Orleans/Utah Jazz
  • Greg Miller and Gail Miller 2009–present
  • Sam Battistone and Larry Miller 50-50, 1985–1986
Washington Wizards
  • David Trager 1961–1964 - Chicago Packers/Zephyrs, Baltimore Bullets
  • Abe Pollin 100%, 1968–1999 - Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, Washington Wizards
  • Abe Pollin 56% and Ted Leonsis 44% 1999–2009
  • Ted Leonsis 2010–present
  • Estate of Abe Pollin and Ted Leonsis 2009–2010
  • Abe Pollin majority owner, Earl Foreman, and Arnold Heft 1964–1968 - Baltimore Bullets
                                     

4.2. Basketball team owners National Basketball League Australia owners

Adelaide 36ers
  • Grant Kelley March 2017–present
Illawarra Hawks
  • Simon Stratford
Perth Wildcats
  • Jack Bendat
                                     

5.1. Gridiron football franchise owners National Football League owners

Arizona Cardinals
  • Chris OBrien 1898–1929 - Morgan Athletic Club Chicago, 1898–1899?, Racine Normals still in Chicago, 1899?–1901, Racine Cardinals 1901–1921, Chicago Cardinals 1922–1929
  • Bill Bidwill and Charles Bidwill, Jr. 1962–1972
  • Dr. David Jones 1929–1933
  • Violet Bidwill Wolfner 1947–1962 - Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals
  • Michael Bidwill 2019–present
  • Charles Bidwill 1933–1947
  • Bill Bidwill 1972–2019 - St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
  • Rankin M. Smith Sr. – 1966–1997
  • Taylor Smith – 1997–2002
  • Arthur Blank – 2002–present - owns over 90%; seven minority partners own the rest, with Warrick Dunn the latest addition in March 2010
Baltimore Ravens
  • Steve Bisciotti – 2004–present
  • Art Modell – 1996–2004
Buffalo Bills
  • Estate of Ralph Wilson 2014
  • Ralph Wilson – 1959–2014
  • Terrence Pegula and Kim Pegula – September 2014 – present
Carolina Panthers
  • Jerry Richardson – 1995–2018
  • David Tepper – 2018–present
Chicago Bears
  • A. E. Staley 1919–1921 - Decatur/Chicago Staleys
  • George Halas 1933–1983
  • Virginia McCaskey daughter – 1983–present
  • George Halas and Dutch Sternaman – 1921–1933
  • The Halas Family – 1933–present
Cincinnati Bengals
  • The Brown family
  • Paul – 1968–1991
  • Mike – 1991–present
Cleveland Browns
  • Al Lerner – 1998–2002
  • Randy Lerner – 2002–2012
  • Mickey McBride – 1946–1953
  • Jimmy Haslam – 2012–present
  • Operations suspended franchise held in "Cleveland Browns Trust" 1996–1998. See Cleveland Browns relocation controversy for more details.
  • Art Modell – 1961–1995
  • David Jones – 1953–1961
Dallas Cowboys
  • Clint Murchison – 1960–1984
  • Bum Bright – 1984–1989
  • Jerry Jones – 1989–present
Denver Broncos
  • Edgar Kaiser – 1981–1984
  • Pat Bowlen – 1984–present
  • Bob Howsam – 1959–1961
  • Gerald Phipps – 1961–1981
Detroit Lions
  • William Clay Ford family
  • George A. Richards – 1934–1940
  • Edwin J. Anderson – 1948–1964
  • Fred Mandel – 1940–1948
  • Martha widow – 2014–present
  • William Clay Sr. – 1964–2014
Green Bay Packers
  • J.E. Clair, Earl "Curly" Lambeau, George Whitney Calhoun – 1919–1923
  • Green Bay Packers, Inc.
Houston Texans
  • Robert C. McNair – 2002–2018
  • Janice McNair – 2018–present
Indianapolis Colts
  • The Irsay family – 1972–present
  • Robert 1972–1997 - Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
  • Carroll Rosenbloom – 1953–1972
  • Jim 1997–present
Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Shahid Khan – 2012–present
  • Wayne Weaver – 1995–2012
Kansas City Chiefs
  • Lamar 1960–2006 - Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs
  • Family, led by son Clark – 2006–present
  • The Hunt family – 1959–present
Las Vegas Raiders
  • Mark and Carol Davis – 2011–present – Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders
  • Valley, McGah and Al Davis – 1966–1976
  • Al Davis 1983–2011 - Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
  • F. Wayne Valley and Ed McGah – 1961–1966
  • Limited partnership led by Y. Charles Chet Soda – 1959–1960
  • Al Davis and McGah 1976–1983 – Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Note: This list reflects the actual control of the franchise. The ownership structure is considerably more complicated. Notably, it was reported that Al Davis owned only a 47% stake in the team when he died in 2011, although he exercised near-total control as the president of the teams general partner. His widow Carol and son Mark inherited his interest in the team, with Mark exercising day-to-day control. See the relevant section of the team article for more details.

Los Angeles Chargers
  • Barron Hilton 1959–1966 - Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers
  • Dean Spanos – 2018–present
  • Gene Klein majority owner and Sam Schulman 1966–1984 - San Diego Chargers
  • Alex Spanos – 1984–2018
Los Angeles Rams
  • Robert Irsay – 1971–1972
  • Georgia Frontiere 1979–1995 - Los Angeles Rams
  • Dan Reeves 1941–1971 - Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams
  • Carroll Rosenbloom – 1972–1979
  • Chip Rosenbloom, Lucia Rodriguez combined 60%, and Stan Kroenke 40% – 2008–2010
  • Georgia Frontiere 60% and Stan Kroenke 40% 1995–2008 - St. Louis Rams
  • Stan Kroenke – 100%, 2010–present
  • Homer Marshman 1936–1941? - Cleveland Rams
Miami Dolphins
  • Stephen M. Ross 50% and Huizenga 50% – 2008–2009
  • Robbie family and Wayne Huizenga – 1990–1993
  • Joe Robbie and Danny Thomas – 1965–1966?
  • Ross up to 95% and Huizenga 5% 2009–present - unknown, but likely small, percentages also owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, Fergie, and Serena and Venus Williams
  • Joe Robbie – 1966?–1990
  • Wayne Huizenga – 100%, 1993–2008
Minnesota Vikings
  • Winter, Skoglund family and Boyer family – 1977–1988
  • Bill Boyer, H. P. Skoglund, Max Winter, Bernie Ridder, and Ole Haugsrud – 1960–1973
  • Skoglund, Winter, Ridder, and Boyer family – 1976–1977
  • Zygi Wilf and family – 2005–present
  • Roger Headrick and nine equal partners – 1991–1998
  • Skoglund family, Winter, Boyer family, Carl Pohlad, and Irwin Jacobs – 1988–1991
  • Red McCombs – 1998–2005
  • Skoglund, Winter, Ridder, Haugsrud and Boyer family – 1973–1976
New England Patriots
  • James Orthwein – 1992–1994
  • Billy Sullivan – 1960–1987
  • Victor Kiam – 1987–1992
  • Robert Kraft – 1994–present
New Orleans Saints
  • John W. Mecom, Jr. – 1967–1985
  • Tom Benson – 1985–2018
  • Gayle Benson – 2018–present
New York Giants
  • Wellington – 1930–2005
  • The Mara Family – 1925–present; 100 percent ownership, 1925–1991, 50 percent ownership since 1991
  • Tim J. – 1925–1959
  • Jack – 1930–1965
  • John – 2005–present
  • Tim – 1965–1991
  • Bob – 1991–2005
  • The Tisch Family – 1991–present; 50 percent ownership
  • Jonathan – 2006–present
New York Jets
  • Leon Hess, Townsend B. Martin – 1976–1981
  • Leon Hess, Townsend B. Martin, Philip H. Iselin – 1968–1976
  • Harry Wismer 1959–1963 - New York Titans
  • Woody Johnson – 2000–present
  • Leon Hess, Donald C. Lillis, Townsend B. Martin, Philip H. Iselin – 1968
  • Leon Hess – 1981–1999
  • Estate of Leon Hess – 1999–2000
  • Sonny Werblin, Leon Hess, Donald C. Lillis, Townsend B. Martin, Philip H. Iselin – 1963–1968
Philadelphia Eagles
  • Leonard Tose – 1969–1985
  • Thompson and 63 stockholders – 1946–1963
  • Jerry Wolman – 1963–1969
  • Bell and Alexis Thompson – 1940–1946
  • Jeffrey Lurie – 1994–present
  • Bert Bell and Lud Wray – 1933–1940
  • Norman Braman and Ed Leibowitz – 1985
  • Norman Braman – 1986–1994
Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Art – 1933–1988
  • Dan – 1988–2017
  • Art Rooney II – 2017–present
  • The Rooney family
San Francisco 49ers
  • Tony Morabito, Victor Morabito, Allen E. Sorrell and E.J. Turre – 1946
  • Tony and Victor Morabito – 1947–1953
  • Josephine Morabito, Elizabeth Morabito, and Ruffo – 1964–1977
  • Josephine Morabito, Victor Morabito, and Ruffo – 1957–1964
  • Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. and Denise DeBartolo York – 1977–2000
  • Morabito, Morabito, and Al Ruffo – 1953–1957
  • Denise DeBartolo York and John York – 2000–present
  • Jed York – 2008–present
Seattle Seahawks
  • Paul Allen – 1997–2018
  • Ken Behring – 1988–1997
  • Nordstrom family – 1976–1988
  • Estate of Paul Allen – 2018–present
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. – 1994–1995
  • Hugh Culverhouse – 1976–1994
  • Bryan Glazer, Joel Glazer, and Ed Glazer – 1995–present
  • Malcolm Glazer – 1995–2014
  • The Glazer family – 1995–present
Tennessee Titans
  • Amy Adams Strunk daughter – 2013–present
  • Thomas and Susie Smith son-in-law and daughter – 2013–present
  • Kenneth S. Adams, Jr. family – 1959–present
  • Kenneth S., IV grandson – 2013–present
  • Kenneth S., Jr. Bud 1959–2013 - Houston/Tennessee Oilers, Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins
  • Jack Kent Cooke and Edward Bennett Williams – 1974–1985
  • Jack Kent Cooke – 1985–1997
  • Edward Bennett Williams – 1969–1974
  • Jack Kent Cooke foundation – 1997–1999
  • Daniel Snyder – 1999–present
  • George Preston Marshall 1932–1969 - Boston Braves, Boston/Washington Redskins
                                     

5.2. Gridiron football franchise owners Canadian Football League owners

BC Lions
  • David Braley 1996–present
Calgary Stampeders
  • Calgary Sports and Entertainment N. Murray Edwards, chairman 2012–present
Edmonton Eskimos
  • Publicly owned 1949–present
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Bob Young 2003–present
Montreal Alouettes
  • Canadian Football League 2019–present
  • Bob Wetenhall 1997–2019
Ottawa Redblacks
  • Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group Jeff Hunt, chairman 2012–present
Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Publicly owned 1911–present
Toronto Argonauts
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. 2017–present
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Publicly owned 1930–present
                                     

6.1. Hockey franchise owners National Hockey League owners

Anaheim Ducks
  • Henry & Susan Samueli – 2005–present
  • The Walt Disney Company – 1993–2005
Arizona Coyotes
  • National Hockey League – 2009–2013
  • IceArizona – 2013–2017 team rebranded as Arizona Coyotes in 2014
  • Steven Gluckstern and Richard Burke – 1996–1998
  • Andrew Barroway – 2017–2019
  • Steve Ellman, Wayne Gretzky, and Jerry Moyes – 2001–2006
  • Barry Shenkarow – 1979-1996 in Winnipeg
  • Wayne Gretzky and Jerry Moyes – 2006–2009
  • Alex Meruelo – 2019–present
  • Richard Burke – 1998–2001
Boston Bruins
  • Boston Garden-Arena Corporation – 1951–1973
  • Storer Broadcasting – 1973–1975
  • Jeremy Jacobs – 1975–present
  • Charles Adams – 1924–1947
  • Weston Adams, Sr. – 1947–1951
Buffalo Sabres
  • National Hockey League – 2002–2003
  • Seymour H. Knox III and Northrup Knox – 1970–1996
  • John Rigas – 1996–2002
  • Terrence Pegula – 2011–present
  • Tom Golisano and Larry Quinn – 2003–2011
Calgary Flames
  • Calgary Sports and Entertainment – 1980–present
  • Tom Cousins – 1972-1980 in Atlanta
Carolina Hurricanes
  • Richard Gordon and Don Conrad – 1988-1989 in Hartford
  • Thomas Dundon – 2018–present
  • Peter Karmanos, Jr. – 1994–2018 Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes
  • Richard Gordon – 1992-1994 in Hartford
  • Richard Gordon, and Colonial Whalers Benjamin J. Sisti, Johnathan N. Googel and Frank Shuch – 1989-1992 in Hartford
  • Howard Baldwin, Don Conrad and 14 other Hartford based partners – 1979-1988 in Hartford
Chicago Blackhawks
  • William Rockwell Wirtz – 2007–present
  • James E. Norris and Bill Tobin – 1946–1952
  • Wirtz Corporation 1966–present
  • James D. Norris and Arthur Wirtz – 1952–1966
  • Estate of Frederic McLaughlin – 1944–1946
  • Frederic McLaughlin – 1926–1944
  • William Wadsworth Wirtz – 1966–2007
Colorado Avalanche
  • Charlie Lyons – 1995–2000
  • As noted in the NBA section, Stan Kroenke has technically transferred a controlling interest in the Avalanche to his son Josh Kroenke in order to comply with NFL cross-ownership rules.
  • Marcel Aubut – 1990-1995 in Quebec
  • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment – 2000–present
  • Carling OKeefe – 1979-1990 in Quebec
Columbus Blue Jackets
  • The McConnell Family – 2000–present
  • John P. – 2008–present
  • John H. – 2000–2008
Dallas Stars
  • Norman Green – 1991–1995 Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars
  • Walter Bush and W. John Driscoll – 1967-1991 in Minnesota
  • Tom Gaglardi – 2011–present
  • Tom Hicks – 1995–2011
Detroit Red Wings
  • Charles A. Hughes – 1926–1931
  • Marguerite Norris – 1952–1955
  • James E. Norris – 1933–1952
  • Bruce Norris – 1955–1982
  • Christopher Ilitch – 2017–present
  • Mike Ilitch – 1982–2017
  • Creditors Committee – 1931–1933
  • The Ilitch family – 1982–present
Edmonton Oilers
  • Daryl Katz – 2008–present
  • Peter Pocklington – 1979–1998
  • Edmonton Investors Group Limited Partnership – 1998–2008
Florida Panthers
  • Wayne Huizenga – 1993–2001
  • Vincent Viola – 2009-Pres.
  • Alan Cohen and Bernie Kosar – 2001–2009
Los Angeles Kings
  • Jack Kent Cooke – 1967–1979
  • Joseph Cohen and Jeffrey Sudikoff – 1994–1995
  • Bruce McNall – 1987–1994
  • Jerry Buss – 1979–1987
  • Philip Anschutz and Edward Roski, Jr. AEG – 1995–present
Minnesota Wild
  • Craig Leipold – 2008–present
  • Bob Naegele, Jr. – 1997–2008
Montreal Canadiens
  • Hartland Molson and Tom Molson – 1957–1964
  • Joseph Cattarinich and Leo Dandurand – 1930–1935
  • George N. Gillett, Jr. – 2001–2009
  • Molson Brewing Company – 1978–2001
  • Geoff Molson, Andrew Molson, and Justin Molson – 2009–present
  • J. Ambrose OBrien – 1909–1910
  • George Kennedy – 1910–1921
  • Edward Bronfman and Peter Bronfman – 1971–1978
  • Donat Raymond and William Northey – 1940–1957
  • David Molson, Peter Molson, and William Molson – 1964–1971
  • Ernest Savard, Maurice Forget, and Louis Gelinas – 1935–1940
  • Joseph Cattarinich, Leo Dandurand, and Louis Letourneau – 1921–1930
Nashville Predators
  • David Freeman – 2007–present
  • Craig Leipold – 1998–2007
New Jersey Devils
  • Edwin G. Thompson – 1974-1976 in Kansas City
  • Joshua Harris – 2013–present
  • Jack Vickers Jr. – 1976-1982 in Colorado
  • YankeeNets – 2000–2004
  • John McMullen – 1982–2000
  • Jeffrey Vanderbeek – 2004–2013
New York Islanders
  • Charles Wang – 2006–2016
  • Howard Milstein and Steven Gluckstern – 1997–2000
  • Jon Ledecky and Scott D. Malkin, minority owner Charles Wang – 2016–present
  • Roy Boe – 1972–1978
  • John Spano – 1997
  • Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar – 2000–2006
  • John Pickett – 1978–1997
New York Rangers
  • Madison Square Garden, Inc. – 1926–present
Ottawa Senators
  • Rod Bryden – 1992–2003
  • Eugene Melnyk – 2003–present
  • Bruce Firestone – 1992
Philadelphia Flyers
  • Ed Snider – 1967–1996
  • Comcast Spectacor and Ed Snider – 1996–2016
  • Comcast Spectacor – 2016–present
Pittsburgh Penguins
  • National Hockey League – 1975
  • Jack McGregor and Peter Block – 1965–1968
  • Al Savill, Otto Frenzel, and Wren Blair – 1975–1976
  • Al Savill and Otto Frenzel – 1976–1977
  • Howard Baldwin, Morris Belzberg, and Thomas Ruta – 1991–1997
  • Donald Parsons – 1968–1971
  • Peter Block, Elmore Keener, and Peter Burchfield – 1971–1975
  • Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle – 1999–present
  • Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. – 1977–1991
  • Howard Baldwin, Morris Belzberg, Thomas Ruta, and Roger Marino – 1997–1999
San Jose Sharks
  • Gordon Gund and George Gund – 1991–2001
  • San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises – 2001–present
St. Louis Blues
  • Ralston Purina – 1977–1983
  • Michael Shanahan, Sr. – 1986–1999
  • Bill Laurie and Nancy Walton Laurie – 1999–2005
  • Sid Salomon, Jr., Sid Salomon III, and Robert Wolfson – 1967–1977
  • Harry Ornest – 1983–1986
  • Dave Checketts – 2005–2012
  • Tom Stillman via SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC – 2012–present
Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Arthur L. Williams, Jr. – 1998–1999
  • Jeffrey Vinik – 2010–present
  • William Davidson – 1999–2007
  • Kokusai Green – 1992–1998
  • Oren Koules and Len Barrie – 2007–2010
Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Charles Querrie – 1919–1927
  • Toronto Arena Company – 1917–1919
  • Steve Stavro – 1991–1996
  • Stafford Smythe, Harold Ballard, and John Bassett – 1961–1970
  • Estate of Harold Ballard – 1990–1991
  • Harold Ballard – 1972–1990
  • Steve Stavro and Larry Tanenbaum – 1996–1998
  • Stafford Smythe and Harold Ballard – 1970–1972
  • Conn Smythe – 1927–1961
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. – 1998–present
Vancouver Canucks
  • Frank Griffiths – 1974–1988
  • John McCaw, Jr. and Francesco Aquilini – 2004–2006
  • Thomas Scallen – 1970–1974
  • John McCaw, Jr. – 1997–2004
  • Francesco Aquilini – 2006–present
  • Arthur Griffiths – 1988–1997
Vegas Golden Knights
  • Black Knight Sports & Entertainment: Bill Foley 85%, Maloof family 15% – 2017–present
Washington Capitals
  • Abe Pollin – 1974–1999
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment – 1999–present
Winnipeg Jets
  • Ted Turner and Time Warner – 1999-2003 in Atlanta
  • True North Sports and Entertainment – 2011–present
  • Atlanta Spirit Group – 2003-2011 in Atlanta
                                     

6.2. Hockey franchise owners Future NHL Owners

Seattle
  • David Bonderman, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Tod Leiweke – 2018–present
                                     

7. Rugby League Football club owners

National Rugby League owners

Brisbane Broncos
  • News Corporation Majority ownership of the Brisbane Broncos 68.9%
Melbourne Storm
  • News Corporation Full ownership
Newcastle Knights
  • Wests Leagues Club Newcastle
South Sydney Rabbitohs
  • Peter Holmes à Court
  • Russell Crowe
                                     

8.1. Rugby Union Football club owners Aviva Premiership England

Bath
  • Andrew Brownsword?–2010
  • Bruce Craig 2010–present
Bristol
  • Stephen Lansdown 2012–present
Gloucester
  • Tom Walkinshaw 1997–2010
  • Martin St Quinton minority interest, 2008–2016
  • Owned by a large number of investors until 1997
  • Ryan Walkinshaw majority interest, December 2010–February 2016
  • Martin St Quinton majority interest, February 2016–present
Newcastle Falcons
  • Dave Thompson 1999–present
  • John Hall 1996–1999
Sale Sharks
  • Brian Kennedy?-present
Wasps
  • Steve Hayes?–2013
  • Derek Richardson and minority investors 2013–present
                                     

8.2. Rugby Union Football club owners Guinness Pro14

Aironi operated from 2010–12; now defunct
  • After the formation of Aironi, Gran Parma, Viadana and Colorno merged to form GranDucato Rugby Parma, and Rugby Parma and Noceto merged to form Crociati Parma Rugby.
  • Eight rugby clubs in Italy: Rugby Viadana 54%, Colorno 15%, Gran Parma Rugby 10%, Rugby Parma 10%, Noceto 5%, Reggio Emilia 2%, Modena 2% and Mantova 2%.
Benetton Rugby
  • Benetton
Cardiff Blues
  • Cardiff RFC
Cheetahs joined in 2017
  • Free State Rugby Union
Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster
  • All are owned and operated by the respective provincial branches of the Irish Rugby Football Union, the sports governing body throughout the island of Ireland.
Dragons
  • Newport RFC and the Welsh Rugby Union 2003–2017; 50-50 partnership
  • Welsh Rugby Union 2017–present, 100%
Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors
  • Both are owned and operated by the Scottish Rugby Union, the sports governing body in Scotland.
Ospreys
  • Neath RFC and Swansea RFC 50-50 partnership
Scarlets
  • Llanelli RFC
Southern Kings joined in 2017
  • Eastern Province Rugby Union
Zebre took Aironis place in the league in 2012
  • Italian Rugby Federation
                                     

8.3. Rugby Union Football club owners Top 14 and Pro D2 France

Brive
  • Daniel Derichebourg
  • Derichebourg has put the club up for sale.
Castres
  • Pierre Fabre
Montpellier
  • Mohed Altrad
Perpignan
  • Paul Goze
Racing 92
  • Jacky Lorenzetti
Stade Français
  • Hans-Peter Wild May 2017–
  • Jean-Pierre Savare majority owner, June 2011–May 2017
  • Max Guazzini majority owner, 1992–June 2011; unknown percentage also owned by Christophe Dominici in the last years of Guazzinis ownership
Toulon
  • Mourad Boudjellal
                                     

9. Cricket club Owners

Indian Premier League owners

Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Juhi Chawla
  • Jay Mehta Group
  • Shahrukh Khan Red Chillies Entertainment
Chennai Super Kings
  • Varun Manian India Cements
Delhi Daredevils
  • Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao GMR
Kings XI Punjab
  • Preity Zinta PZNZ Media
  • Mohit Burman Dabur Group
  • Ness Wadia Bombay Dyeing
Mumbai Indians
  • Teesta Retail
  • Mukesh Ambani Reliance Group
Rajasthan Royals
  • Shilpa Shetty
  • Raj Kundra UK Tradecorp Ltd
  • Lachlan Murdoch Emerging Media
Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Vijay Mallya UB Group
Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Kalanidhi Maran Sun Group
                                     
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