Dean Spanos is an American businessman who is the controlling owner for the Los Angeles Chargers franchise in the National Football League. His father Alexander Gus Spanos is the majority owner of this team and founder of the AG Spanos Companies. Keep reading to know more about Dean Spanos’s net worth in 2019.
Dean Alexander Spanos was born on 26th May 1950 in the home of Faye Spanos and Alex Spanos. Both of his parents are of Greek ancestry. He completed his schooling at the Lincoln High School. Here, Dean receives varsity letters in golf and football. Additionally, he also gets the Lincoln High Hall of Fame Award.
He completed his graduation from the University of the Pacific in 1972. Spanos continue playing golf during college days.
In the early part of 1994, he was named as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the team Los Angeles Chargers by his father. It was the first major boost in the career of Dean Spanos. His team’s rankings increase within the first year when they have the most memorable season in the team history and qualify for the Super Bowl XXIX. However, his team tastes one-sided defeat by the San Francisco 49ers.
The team won 113 games from 2004 to 2014 during the leadership of Spanos. It consists of playing four playoff games and winning five AFC West Championships. He transferred the control of the team to his sons Gus and John in May 2015 but stayed as the Chairman.
Dean’s father Alex Spanos is a billionaire who owned many companies and an NFL team. He is married to Susi Spanos and together they have two sons.
He launched the Chargers Community Foundation in a collaboration with his father Alex Spanos for supporting the non-profits in the community in 1995. After five years, his family started another foundation Chargers Champions for helping the local schools in the community.
Also, Spanos and his wife support the Huntington’s Disease Society of America for a long time. Additionally, he led his team during a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for honoring his wife Susie who survived the breast cancer.
Awards & Achievements
During his career, Spanos has received numerous awards for his contribution to the NFL community. In 2016, he was included in the list of 100 most important individuals in the NFL by USA Today. Additionally, Dean was an honoree at the Annual Awards Gala organized by the American Hellenic Council.
That’s not all, he receives the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award (2002), Distinguished American Award (2005), and Jose A. Cota Award (2004). Also, he receives the Community Champions Award from the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum along with his wife in 2001.
Net Worth of Dean Spanos
The Dean Spanos net worth is $100 million. A hefty portion of his earning is coming from the management duties that he performed for the Los Angeles Chargers for the past three decades. Also, his father is a billionaire that allows Dean to get lots of money as a legacy. All these things together helped him to increase earnings to such a higher extent.
Dean Spanos has contributed to a great extent for the success of Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL. Under his leadership, the team has won many titles and become successful in reaching the playoffs multiple times. Now, he is relieved of his duties and living a happy life with his family. We wish him success in the upcoming life.