Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tampa Bay Left Out By Forbes 400 List

Forbes's annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans includes a record 44 sports team owners.

The Glazer family has not made the cut since patriarch Malcolm passed away in 2014.  Nor has the Steinbrenner family.

But Clippers owner Steve Ballmer ($27.5B) made the list, as did Seahawks/Trail Blazers owner Steve Allen ($18.9B).  Kings owner Philip Anschutz ($10.9B), Rams owner Stan Kroenke, and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross ($7.4B) round out the top five, according to Forbes.

Ross, of course, has been asking the state of Florida for three years to help pay for his Dolphins Stadium renovations (to no avail...yet).

Other Florida subsidy-seekers making the billionaire's list include the Miami Heat's Mickey Arison ($7.2B), Jags owner Shahid Khan ($6.9B), and the Magic's Richard DeVos ($5.9B).

Neither the Rays' Stu Sternberg nor the Lightning's Jeff Vinik made the Forbes 400 list...yet.

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  1. Interesting to note that Arison, Khan, and DeVos have all received substantial public subsidies for their "home" venues.

    It's the rare billionaire who comes to his or her money without being a sociopath.

    1. Kai, as one that spends a lot of time in Jax, the city is thrilled to have someone spend hundreds of millions on the city owned facility. I'm sure if I was willing to pay half the cost to install a pool at your house you would be thrilled and willing to...

  2. If the Glazers were still accounted for as a family, they would easily make the list. The cutoff for 400 is $1.7 billion. The Glazer family is worth around $4.5 billion, which would slot them in at about #124 on the current list.

    1. It's too bad they are so low on the list. I'm sure they cry all the way to the bank.