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The 15 richest billionaire NFL club owners, and how they made their fortune

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The 15 richest club owners in the NFL have a combined worth which exceeds $85 billion.
The wealthiest is the Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, who is worth $12 billion.
Here is the full list, ranked in ascending order by their individual net worths according to Forbes, as well as an explanation as to how they each made their fortunes. 
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15. Dan Snyder — Washington Redskins ($2.6 billion)
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Age: 54

Nationality: American

How he made his fortune: A dropout from the University of Maryland, Snyder started his own marketingbusiness, Snyder Communications, in 1989.

A decade later, the company had more than 12,000 employees and had boasted over $1 billion in annual revenues, according to the Washingtonian. He sold it to French firm Havas in 2000 for $2.1 billion worth of stock.

Titles won as owner: NFC East Division (1999, 2012, 2015)

14. Jeffrey Lurie — Philadelphia Eagles ($2.7 billion)
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Age: 68

Nationality: American

How he made his fortune: Lurie began as an executive at his family business, General Cinema Corporation, in 1983, before founding his own movie company, Chestnut Hill Productions, two years later.

In 1994, Lurie and his mother took a $190 million loan to buy the Eagles, backed mostly by stocks in his businesses. 

Titles won as owner: NFC East Division (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2017), NFC Conference (2004, 2017), Super Bowl Championship (2017)

13. Jimmy Haslam — Cleveland Browns ($2.8 billion)
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Age: 65

Nationality: American

How he made his fortune: Haslam was named CEO of his father’s truck stop company, Pilot Flying J, in 1980. At the time he took over, annual sales were around $50 million. In 2018, that figure was $29 billion, according to Forbes.

Titles won as owner: AFC North Division (2014, 2016, 2017)

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