Jerry Jones, an American Businessman, known for being the owner of the Dallas Cowboy’s has an estimated net worth of $5 billion. He has been the owner of this NFL team since 1989. Now let’s have a close look at Jerry Jones’s net worth in 2018.
Born on October 13, 1942, in Los Angeles California, Jones played football right from his high school days in North Little Rock High School.
After graduating High school, he studied at the University of Arkansas where he was part of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
His stellar college football career involved him being one of the captains during the 1964 National Football Championship. Coach Frank Broyles also made him an offensive lineman. He has been teammates with the likes of Jimmy Johnson, Ken Hatfield, Glen Ray Hines, Jim Lindsey, and Loyd Phillips.
In 1965, after he had graduated from college, Jones reportedly borrowed one million dollars from Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters union to set up a chain of pizza restaurants in Missouri. However, this venture failed, and he was hired by his father’s company.
In 1970, he received his degree in business. He started quite a few unsuccessful business ventures before finally starting Jones Oil and Land Lease in Arkansas which became hugely successful.
Jones married Eugenia in 1963. They have three children together, Stephen, Charlotte, and Jerry, Jr.
Jerry bought the Dallas Cowboys from H.R. Bright on February 25, 1989, for $140 million. After his purchase, he fired the coach, Tom Landry and hired Jimmy Johnson in his stead. Eventually, he also fired Tex Schramm, who was the general manager. He ultimately took over all matters in his hands.
His hires worked out quite successfully for him because the Cowboys were considered one of the best teams the NFL had seen in the 1990’s. Jerry’s team won the Superbowl both in 1992 and 1993. Johnson was replaced by Barry Switzer. Under him, the Cowboys emerged victorious in 1995 as well.
Jones secured the team’s financial future as well as his own when he managed to get Fox channel on board as the team’s primary broadcaster.
Jones has made Tv appearances as well. In 1989, he made a cameo as himself in the movie, Dallas: War of the Ewings.
He also appeared himself in the TV series, Coach, Entourage, and Dallas as well as a commercial for Diet Pepsi MAX.
Jones has even narrated a documentary for the fellow player and business partner, Jim Lindsey in 2013. In the same year, he also appeared in a commercial for Pepsi.
He has also made an appearance in South Park.
Awards and Achievements
While he played for the Arkansas Razorbacks, he won the 1964 FWAA College Football National Championship.
As Owner of the Dallas Cowboys, his team has won the Superbowl thrice.
In1993, the Dallas Cowboys received the Outstanding Team ESPY Award.
In 2014, he was declared as the NFL Executive of the year.
He is also the recipient of the Horatio Alger Award.
In 2017, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones net worth stands at a staggering $6 billion. Most of his income comes from his role as the owner and the manager of the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry Jones is one of the richest NFL owners that the world has seen till date. He started quite a few unsuccessful ventures before he stumbled into oil, which led him to create the vast fortune. This enabled him to purchase the Dallas Cowboys. Thereafter, he has stuck with his team and has shaped them up into the formidable players that they are today.