The Incredible Women Behind The World’s Richest Sports Team Owners

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They’ve worked hard for decades, founding companies, building professional networks, and investing their money in all the right places. These sports team owners are now reaping the benefits of their tedious efforts, with their beautiful wives by their side every step of the way.

Yvette Prieto- Wife Of Michael Jordan

Yvette Prieto met Michael Jordan, the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets, in 2008. Prieto was once a model for Alexander Wang. Prieto and Jordan have twin daughters together and Prieto is a stepmom to Jordan’s three children from his previous marriage.

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Linda Pizzuti Henry- Wife Of John Henry

Linda Pizzuti Henry is the wife of John Willian Henry II. In addition to running his own investment management firm, John W. Henry & Company, Henry owns The Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox baseball organization, and the Liverpool Football Club. He is also the co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing. Linda Pizzuti matches beauty with intelligence, as she has studied both at MIT and Babson University. Henry married Pizzuti, his third wife, in 2009. Together, they have a daughter and a son.

Linda Pizzuti Henry

Dasha Zhukova- Wife Of Roman Abramovich

At the 11th-richest person in Russia, Roman Abramovich is the primary owner of Millhouse LLC, his private investment company. Abramovich’s investment success allowed him to purchase the companies which control the Chelsea Football Club of the Premier League in 2003. In 2008, Abramovich married the then-25-year-old Dasha Zhukova. Together, the Russian power-couple share a son, Aaron Alexander, and a daughter, Leah Lou. Unfortunately, in August of 2017, less than ten years after getting married, Abramovich and Zhukova announced their separation.

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Christina DiTullio- Wife Of Hal Steinbrenner

Following the death of George Steinbrenner in 2010, Steinbrenner’s MLB team, the New York Yankees, fell into the arms of George’s two sons, Hal and Hank Steinbrenner. Together, the Steinbrenner brothers are making their father proud, maintaining the Yankee’s winning tradition. Hal Steinbrenner first married Christina Therese Lavery in 1995. Two months after his divorce from Lavery, Steinbrenner was set up through a mutual friend to go on a blind date with Christina DiTullio. The two hit it off, and the rest is history.

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Tavia Hunt- Wife Of Clark Hunt

Clark Hunt is the co-owner, chairman, and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Hunt was also one of the original investors in Major League Soccer. Hunt also runs all operations of Hunt Sports Group, with his current responsibilities focused on the FC Dallas team of the MLS. He previously oversaw operations of the MLS’s Columbus Crew. Hunt is married to Tavia Shackles, the mother of his three children, and former Miss Missouri Teen USA and Miss Kansas USA.

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Marion Feichtner- Girlfriend Of Dietrich Mateschitz

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz is a co-founder of the Red Bull energy drink company and the 49th richest person in the world. In recent years, Mateschitz has spread his wings and has steadily been taking over the world of sports. He owns the Red Bull Racing Team, Red Bull Ring, and the New York Red Bulls. Mateschitz is currently dating Marion Feichtner. The adorable couple are frequently photographed in public together, leading us to think things must be getting pretty serious.

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Eugenia Jones- Wife Of Jerry Jones

With his fortune made through Jones Oil and Land Lease, Jerry Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys NFL team in 1989 for $140 million. During his first few years as the Cowboys’ owner, Jones faced criticism for firing Tom Landry, and coaching legend and fan-favorite in Dallas. Since buying the team, Jones has become one of the most visible and media-involved NFL team owners. Jerry is married to Eugenia Jones. Jerry and Eugenia have three children, Stephen, Charlotte, and Jerry Jr.

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Jennifer Gilbert- Wife Of Dan Gilbert

Dan Gibert is the owner the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, the AFL’s Cleveland Gladiators, and the NBA G League’s Canton Charge. Gilbert is married to Jennifer Gilbert. The two live in Franklin, Michigan along with their five Children. Jill works with the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., in addition to serving on the boards of ORT America and with the Israeli and Overseas Committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

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Tanya Snyder- Wife Of Daniel Snyder

Businessman Daniel Snyder is the current majority owner of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins. He is also the founder of Snyder Communications as well as the biggest investor in Red Zebra Broadcasting, the station which hosts Redskins Radio ESPN. Snyder married his longtime girlfriend, Tanya Ivey back in 1994. An Atlanta native, Tanya is a former fashion model and today works as a national spokesperson for Breast Cancer Awareness. Tanya and Daniel Snyder are the parents of three children.

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Whitney Epstein- Wife Of Theo Epstein

At 28 years old, Theo Epstein became the youngest general manager in the history of Major League Baseball when the Boston Red Sox brought him on board in 2002. Two years later, the Sox won their first World Series since 1918. In 2011, Epstein left Boston to become President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, who, in 2016, won their first World Series, in over a century. In 2007, Epstein married Marie Whitney, the founder and creative director for Two Penny Blue.

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Judy Tanenbaum- Wife Of Larry Tanenbaum

A Cornell University Alum, Canadian businessman Larry Tanenbaum is the chairman of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). The MLSE group has ownership of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the National Basketball Association’s Toronto Raptors, and Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC. Larry Tanenbaum is married to Judy Tanenbaum. They have two daughters and a son. The Tanenbaums are highly-active in community outreach initiatives and philanthropy projects. For this, Tanenbaum was granted the title of Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007.

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Renee Bisciotti- Wife Of Steve Bisciotti

Steve Bisciotti became the majority owner of the NFL Baltimore Ravens organization in 2004. During the first years as the team’s owner, Bisciotti built the Ravens’ new state-of-the-art training and practice facility. The Ravens also went on to with Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 against the San Fransisco 49ers. Steve is the husband of Renee Foote Bisciotti. Steve and Renee Bisciotti live together with their two sons, Jason and Jack, in their family home in Maryland along the Severn River.

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Becky Mulvihill- Wife Of Glen Taylor

Best known as the majority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team, Glen Taylor is a billionaire businessman with an MBA from Harvard Business School. Taylor purchased the Timberwolves back in 1994 and bought the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team five years later. He was considering purchasing the Minnesota Viking NFL team in 2005 but was unfortunately outbid by Zygi Wilf. Taylor is currently married to Becky Mulvihill. The two have five children together, Jean Terri, Taylor Moor, Jeff, and Kendahl.

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Connie Snyder- Wife Of Steve Ballmer

In 2014, Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers. Prior to purchasing the Clippers, Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft for four years. Ballmer is known among his former Microsoft employees for his eccentric and energetic personality. At the time, Ballmer’s $2 billion bid for the Clippers was the second highest bid for a North American sports franchise. Baller married Connie Snyder back in 1990. The two met while they were both working at Microsoft. They now have three sons together.

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Julliana Holt- Wife Of Peter Holt

Peter Holt is the CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, a company which owns the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars, the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, and the NBA Developmental League’s Austin Spurs. After high school, Holt served in the US Army, where he spent a year in Vietnam as an infantryman. Peter married Julianna Hawn in 1985, and the couple have worked together with the Spurs organization since 1996. Unfortunately, Julianna filed for divorce in early 2018.

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Ann Carlson Khan- Wife Of Shahid Khan

Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan currently owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in addition to the Fulham F.C. English Football League Championship soccer team. In 2012, Khan became the first ethnic minority to own an NFL team when he bought the Jaguars for $760 million. In 2013, Khan purchased Fulham for an undisclosed amount, stating the price was “highly confidential.” Shahid is married to his college sweetheart, Ann Margaret Carlson. The two tied the knot back in 1981 and have been happily married ever since.

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Linda Hendrick- Wife Of Rick Hendrick

Rick Hendrick fell in love with NASCAR from the young age of 14, when he first started his career in auto racing. Today he is the owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team. He is also the founder of the Jendrick Automotive Group and the Hendrick Marrow Program. Rick is married to Linda Hendrick. Together, the two are highly involved with the Be The Match Foundation. They were even honored in 1999 with the organization’s Leadership for the Life Award.

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Holly Gores- Wife Of Tom Gores

Tom Gores earned his fortune by founding a private equity firm called Platinum Equity. Gores and his company took ownership of the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons in 2011. The reported sale price for the Pistons along with their old arena, The Palace of Auburn Hills, was about $325 million. In the seven years since Gores bought the team, the Pistons value has ballooned to $1.1 billion. Tom’s wife is Holly Gores. The two live in Beverly Hills with their three children.

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Nancy Anschutz- Wife Of Philip Anschutz

American entrepreneur Philip Anschutz is married to Nancy Anschutz. Philip co-founded Major League Soccer in addition to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes, and the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. Anschutz is also invested financially in the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, as well as venues such as the Staples Center, The O2, London, and the StubHub Center. Phillip and Nancy have known each other since high school and now have three children together.

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Madeleine Arison- Wife Of Mickey Arison

Israeli-American businessman Mickey Arison is the former CEO of Carnical Corporation & pic, and current owner of the NBA’s Miami Heat. Arison bought the team back in 1995. Since then, the Heat have won the 2006, 2012, and 2013 NBA Finals. Mickey is married to Madeleine Arison. They have two kids together, one of which, Nick Arison, is the current CEO of the Miami Heat. The Arison family is highly involved with charity and hurricane relief efforts, especially in the South Florida communities.

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Jill Glazer- Wife Of Avram Glazer

Avram Glazer is the son of Malcolm Glazer and prominent member of the Glazer family, who collectively own the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Manchester United Soccer Club. Glazer is married to Tulane University graduate and current board of trustees member Jill Henkin Glazer. Along with his wife, Avram contributes greatly to the Glazer Family Foundation, a group which aims to help the youth in the West Central Florida region. They also helped to fund the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa.

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Audrey Wilf- Wife Of Zygi Wilf

With an epic mustache and equally epic name, it’s no surprise to us that Zygmunt “Zygi” Wilf is the owner of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Wilf, along with five partners, bought the Vikings back in 2005 for about $600 million. In 2014, just nine years after Wilf’s purchase, Forbes estimated the team’s value to be around $1.007 billion. Zygi is married to Audrey Wilf. In 2011, the couple bought a $19 million apartment in New York’s Park Avenue.

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Kara Ross- Wife Of Stephen Ross

Stephen M. Ross is the principal owner of the Miami Dolphins as well as the teams home stadium, the Hard Rock Stadium. Ross is also a big donator to his alma mater, the University of Michigan. He has reportedly given a total of $378 million to the university. In 2009, Ross closed out his deal with the Dolphins organization, buying the team for about $1.1 billion. Stephen is married to Kara Ross who works as an entrepreneur and jewelry designer.

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Kimbra Walter- Wife Of Mark Walter

Mark Walter serves as the CEO of Guggenheim Partners, a private global financial firm. In 2012, Walter aided Geggenheim Baseball Management, LLC in their purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.15 billion. In 2014, Walter, along with his partners, also purchased the Los Angeles Sparks basketball team. Mark is married to Kimbra Walter, an attorney and trustee of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Kimbra also works with the Chicago Hope Academy and Urban Students Empowered. Mark and Kimbra have one daughter together.

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Tina Lai- Wife Of Jeff Lurie

As a successful motion picture producer and businessman, Jeffrey Lurie was able to purchase the Philadelphia Eagles NFL organization back in 1994 for $195 million. Today the Eagles are worth an estimated $2.4 billion. As a lifetime Boston sports fan, Lurie probably found the Eagle’s 2018 Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots to be bittersweet. In 2013, Lurie married his second wife, Tina Lai, who previously owned and worked at a Vietnamese cafe restaurant in West Philadelphia.

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Paige Fertitta- Wife Of Tilman Fertitta

Billionaire businessman Tilman Fertitta is not only the CEO of Landry’s Inc., one of America’s largest restaurant corporations, but he’s also the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets. He was also involved in the initial investments which led to the creation of the Houston Texans National Football League team. Tilman is married to Paige Fertitta, and the two have four children together, Michael, Patrick, Blayne, and Blake. The Fertittas live happily in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston.

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Cecelia Ricketts- Wife Of Tom Ricketts

A graduate of the prestigious University of Chicago, Thomas S. Ricketts has been a long-time Chicago Cubs Fan and is the current chairman and owner of the MLB organization. In January 2009, Rickets was elected as the winning bidder for the organization, paying upwards of $875 million. As the owner of the Cubs, it took Rickets just seven years before the organization won their first World Series Championship in 108 years. Tom is married to Cecelia Ricketts and together they share five children.

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 Emilia Fazzalari- Wife Of Wyc Grousbeck

Wycliffe K. Grousbeck, AKA Wyc, is the co-owner of the National Basketball Association’s Boston Celtics. Grousbeck got his first college degree from Princeton University and went on to study law at the University of Michigan. He would later receive an MBA from Stanford. Wyc built his fortune as a venture capitalist before co-founding the Boston Basketball Partners L.L.C. group which bought the Celtics for $360 million in 2002. In 2017, Wyc married Emilia Fazzalari with whom he shares two children.

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Danielle Belluomini- Wife Of Jed York

Jed York is the current CEO of the San Fransisco 49ers. On top of his success in business and with his NFL franchise, York is known for his philanthropy work and advocacy for gun control. While many NFL owners either spoke out against Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest, York took a firm stand in support of Kaepernick and his social justice efforts. York is married to the beautiful Danielle Belluomini, a former San Francisco Unified teacher. The couple married back in 2011.

Danielle Belluomini

Tiffany Stewart- Wife Of Mark Cuban

Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban is also the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks. Cuban worked hard for his fortune, initially funding his own company, MicroSolutions, which he sold in 1990 for $6 million. Cuban bought the Mavericks in 2000 for $285 million and has since tried to purchase teams in the MLB, and NHL without luck. In 2002, Cuban marries Tiffany Stewart in Barbados. They live together in and area of Dallas called Preston Hollow with their three children.

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