How The Owners Got Rich Enough To Own Their NFL Teams

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How Every NFL Owner Made Their Money

”  Arizona Cardinals: Bill Bidwill

Owner since: 1972
The numbers:Forbes estimates the Cardinals are worth $961 million, making them the 24th-most-valuable team in the NFL.
Moving man: Bill Bidwill moved the team from St. Louis after his demands for a new stadium weren’t met.
How he got rich: Bidwill inherited the Cardinals from his father, Charles. Charles was a wealthy Chicago lawyer, and according to the book From Sandlots to the Super Bowl: The National Football League, 1920-1967, he had connections to Al Capone.

  Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Blank

Owner since: 2002
The numbers: The Falcons are estimated to be worth $933 million, placing them 26th in the NFL franchise financial rankings. Arthur Blank reportedly bought the team for $545 million.

More teams on the way? Blank has expressed interest in bringing a Major League Soccer team to Atlanta.
How he…

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