Who is Jerry Jones?
He is a billionaire based in the USA. He was born in October 1942. He is known for owning the NFL team Dallas Cowboys. He is married to Eugenia “Gene” Jones. They have three children: Stephen, Charlotte, and Jerry, Jr.
Jones was born in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Arkansas. With the financial help of his father, he started a business in the oil and gas industry. He sold this company in the 1980s for US$ 175 million. He used the money to buy the Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in Dallas. They are competing in the National Football League. The head coach is Jason Garrett.
Jones purchased the Cowboys in 1987 for US$ 150 million. The team is now valued between US$ 4.2 and US$ 5.6 billion dollars.
The Dallas Cowboys is the world’s most valuable sports team. It’s not just a team but also a brand. They won their last Super Bowl Title in 1996.
Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
Source of Wealth
The main source of wealth is the increased value of his Dallas Cowboys team. But he was wealthy before he bought the team. His parents owned a successful insurance company named Security Life Insurance.
The insurance company was sold in 1971. A few years before that the family had purchased the Buena Vista Ranch. The ranch is situated in the Ozark Mountains in Missouri.
Jerry’s father set aside 400 acres of his Buena Vista Ranch to create the Buena Vista Animal Paradise. Tourists could visit exotic animals there.
Blue Star Company
Jones is also active in real estate development through his Blue Star Development company. Blue Star is referring to the Dallas Cowboys’ logo: a blue star.
And he is also active in the oil and energy business. Through his Blue Star Exploration Company and Blue Star Oil and Gas Ltd.
He is also a controlling shareholder in Comstock Resources. Comstock is a Texas-based oil and gas company.
Jerry Jones Net Worth
His net worth is now estimated at $10.5 billion. He is considered to be one of the richest NFL Team owners.
He has a large contemporary art collection. He owns paintings by Matisse, Renoir, and Picasso. A small part of the collection is based in their Dallas house.
Most of Jones’ art collection is available for public view at AT&T Stadium, the football field, and the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry and his wife Eugenia (or Gene) Jones are active philanthropists. They have founded the Gene and JerryJones Family Foundation. And the Gene and JerryJones Family Center for Children.
They have donated tens of millions of dollars to good causes. Their philosophy is to help ‘those who don’t have the strength, the resources or the means to help themselves.
12 Facts about Jerry Jones you probably didn’t know
1. His parents were rich: they owned a large insurance company.
2. In high school, he was a football player in the school’s team.
3. His father helped him financially to start an oil and gas company.
4. He sold the gas company in the 1980s for US$ 175 million.
5. He used US$ 150 million to buy the Dallas Cowboys in 1987.
6. The Dallas Cowboys team is now worth US$ 4 billion.
7. His net worth is now US$ 8 billion.
8. His new yacht is one of the largest yachts built in The Netherlands.
9. He named the yacht Bravo Eugenia, after his wife Eugenia Jones.
10. He also owns a Gulfstream G-IV private jet (N1DC).
11. His art collection includes the work of Picasso and Renoir.
12. He made picks for the 2020 NFL draft from his superyacht
Jerry and his wife Eugenia Jones live in a large house in Dallas. It is one of the most expensive homes in Dallas.
They also own a large beach mansion in West Florida. With 11,500 square feet, the house is very big.
Jerry Jones Yacht Bravo Eugenia
He is the owner of a Gulfstream G-
He also owns an Airbus helicopter with registration N945DC. The heli has its own Twitter account. With just 3 followers ;-