Jeanie Buss is an American businesswoman who is a controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Associations. She is also the owner of Los Angeles Blades, a professional roller hockey team. To know more about Jeanie Buss and her net worth in 2018, read the following article.
Jeanie Marie Buss was born on September 21, 1961, in Santa Monica, California. She was born to her father, Jerry Buss, and mother, Joana Buss. Her father is a real estate investor who later owed LA Lakers and other sports business. Her parents got divorced when Buss was eleven years old. She grew in Santa Monica with three siblings.
At a very young age, Buss attended World Team Tennis with her dad. She always favoured her dad, so after the divorce, she moved in with him to Pickfair. In school, she was a brilliant student and excelled in sports. Along with her studies, she took a huge interest in her father’s real estate business. After graduating from high school, she went to attend the University of Sothern California where she majored in business and graduated with honours.
Buss was a pretty looking female who had many followers and worshipers in high school as well as college. She dated many guys in her prime time. Her first marriage was with Steve Timmons, a volleyball player. The couple were married for almost three years and got divorced as Buss always gave first priority to her business.
After that, Buss started dating a former New York Knicks President, Phil Jackson. They dated for many years and then decided to take their relationship to the next level. They were engaged for many years, but it was Phil who terminated their engagement due to their personal reasons.
Buss is a very attractive lady, and she rocked the world of business in her prime. There were many celebrities and sports personalities, who wanted to date her. She has done modelling for few magazines, and her biggest photo shoot was when posed nude for the May ’95 issue of Playboy magazine.
Buss’s father owned Los Angeles Strings, a team tennis franchise in World Team Tennis. When World Team Tennis was shut down, her father bought a second incarnation of the Strings and named Buss a General Manager when she was studying at the USC. But sadly, it didn’t last long, and she then bought professional roller hockey to Los Angeles and formed a team called ‘Los Angeles Blades’. Soon, the league named her the executive of the year.
Before, Great Western Arena was the home of the Los Angeles Lakers where Buss has served for four years. She did an excellent job by fully focusing on her work. She worked hard to grow her business, and her sheer dedication made her the executive vice-president of business operations for Los Angeles Lakers.
When Buss’s father died, his shares were equally divided among his six children. That year, she became president of the Lakers and continued to lead the team’s operations. Buss then made some crucial decision including terminating Mitch Kupchak as General Manager and her brother Jim as VP.
Awards & Achievements
Jeanie Buss has never been nominated for any major awards for her contribution to the world of business. ‘Sporting News’ named her one of the ‘Top 20 Influential Women in Sports’ and also Forbes called her ‘One of few powerful women in Sports Management’. She was also named ‘One of the most powerful women in NBA’ by ESPN.
Net Worth of Jeanie Buss
The estimated net worth of Jeanie Buss is approximately $540 million. Her main source of income has been her business ventures in sports management of Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Blades.
Jeanie Buss was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She lived a luxurious life when she was a kid and still living the same. It is the dedication and commitment to her father’s business helped her to achieve the success, she is enjoying today. Currently, she is living a single yet posh life and is fully focused on expanding her business to a new horizon.