Jerry Jones is an American businessman who is the owner of Dallas Cowboys National Football League team. He also serves as the president and the general manager of the team. Jerry Jones has been inducted into the ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’ in 2017. As the owner of Dallas Cowboys, Jones has held the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl three times. He also had success as a football player himself in the 1960s. He was the co-captain of National Championship football team in 1964. The estimated net worth of Jerry Jones is $5.2 billion US dollars. In 1964, he won the FWAA College Football National Championship.
Jerry Jones Biography
Jerral Wayne Jones Sr. known as Jerry Jones was born on October 13, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. He was born to parents Arminta Jones and J.W. “Pat” Jones. He went to North Little Rock High School and the University of Arkansas. In college, he became a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He also served as the football co-captain of the 1964 National Championship. He was also a lineman in Southwest Conference.
His team mates then used to be Jimmy Johnson, Glen Ray Hines, Jim Lindsey, Ken Hatfield, and Loyd Phillips. He is one of the very few NFL owners who had success as a football player. In 1965, he graduated from his college and in 1970 he got his master’s degree in business. He did several unsuccessful business ventures and was also provided a job at the insurance company of his father. He then started to do gas and oil exploration business in Arkansas.
Jerry Jones got married to J.W. “Pat” Jones and has three children. All his children namely Jerry, Jr. Stephen, Charlotte, and Stephen are associated with the Dallas Cowboys in various capacities.
Jerry Jones made many attempts to buy AFL’s (American Football League) San Diego Charger’s, however, he did not succeed. In February 1989, he bought the Dallas Cowboys for $140 million from H.R. “Bum” Bright. After buying the club, he fired the coach and asked Jimmy Johnson to fill the post. He also fired the general manager and took full control over the affairs of the football.
In 1992, the Cowboys won the Super Bowl Championship and this was again followed in 1993. He was then replaced by Barry Switzer and even in Switzer’s tenure, the Cowboys clinched the Super Bowl again in 1995. The success of the Dallas Cowboys has been credited to Jerry Jones.
H.R. “Bum” Bright claimed that he was losing $1 million a month on the franchise and so he decided to sell the club. In Jerry Jones’s tenure, the estimated value of Dallas Cowboys turned to be $4.2 billion. Jones was in the process to be a billionaire soon. It was Jerry Jones who gave Fox the right to broadcast NFC and accepted the TV rights fees. Today, the NFL is one of the richest sports league in the world only due to the increased TV revenues. The revenue of NFL has been estimated at $10 billion per season.
As an owner, president, and general manager of Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones has won the Super Bowl three times in his career. In 1993, he won the ESPY Award for Outstanding Team. He was conferred with the NFL Executive of the Year in 2014. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Horatio Alger Award.
What is net worth of Jerry Jones?
Jerry Jones has established himself as one of the successful NFL club owners. By doing so, he has accumulated huge income in his career as an owner. Jerry Jones’s net worth is an estimated $5.2 billion US dollars as of 2017. In 2015, his net worth was reported to be $5 billion by Forbes. He is one of the wealthiest club owners in the world. The Dallas Cowboys is also the most valuable sports team in the world with $4 billion USD. In his career, he has held the Super Bowl Championship three times as the boss of Cowboys. His performance made him named as the NFL Executive of the year. In 2013, he appeared in the commercial of Pepsi. He also owns a home in Destin in Florida.
In 2009, he was fined $100,000 for the violation of gag order. Jones has been an inspiration to many including Baxter Cain and has appeared in several TV shows.